Download Nik Collection plugins for free, Google says
If you were looking for some plugins to improve the look of your photos, your search has just ended. Google has officially announced that the Nik Collection bundle can be downloaded for free. The collection consists of seven plugins and they were previously available for almost $150.
Google Array virtual reality project revealed at I/O 2015
Google has made an interesting announcement for action camera and virtual reality fans at the I/O 2015 event. The announcement consists of the Google Array virtual reality rig. It has been developed alongside GoPro and it consists of a 16-camera array created for capturing 3D videos at high-resolution for virtual reality enthusiasts.
Google Desert View comes to life courtesy of a camel
Google has expanded its Street View services by documenting more interesting locations across Earth. Now you can refer to this project as Google Desert View, as the company has explored the Liwa Desert in the UAE. Everything has turned into a reality thanks to a camel, which has carried a Trekker Camera on its back.
Android L to support RAW DNG and full manual camera controls
The recently-announced Android L has received positive early reviews from users and developers alike. Google has unveiled this new update at the Google I/O conference and will release it later this year. Meanwhile, the developer preview documentation is available and it has revealed that the Android devices will support RAW DNG files soon.
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Improved RAW-to-JPG conversion now available on Google+
There have been a lot of naysayers regarding Google’s acquisition of Nik Software last year. However, the search giant has actually done something good with the maker of the powerful Snapseed editing application. The latest development consists of improved RAW-to-JPG conversion technology on Google+, now supporting 70 cameras.
Google Glass firmware update XE6 adds new photo features
Google has released a new firmware update for Glass. The new upgrade is automatically available for the users and it is here to bring several photography improvements. According to the search giant, the camera will capture several shots in a short amount of time, in order to take brighter and sharper pictures.
Facial recognition software now available on Google Glass
Google Glass has been the subject of privacy concerns ever since it has been announced. The wearable computer, which features a 5-megapixel camera, is a threat to one’s identity, many people say. Their beliefs will be further fueled by a new application from Lambda Labs, which allows Glass to recognize faces.
Before and after satellite photos of the Oklahoma tornado released by Google
A powerful tornado has paid a visit to Oklahoma city and the surrounding areas on May 20, 2013. The vortex has killed more than 20 people, including 10 children, while destroying 13,000 homes and causing $2 billion damages. The storm has passed and Google has released before and after satellite photos of the Oklahoma tornado.
Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other apps reach Google Glass
Google has revealed that Glass wearers now have access to more applications. The company has published six apps, extending the Glassware list with the help of Facebook, Tumblr, CNN, Twitter, Evernote, and Elle. The new software comes packed with interesting functionality, that will make the Glass experience more enjoyable.
Recon Jet, a Glass-like HUD, unveiled at Google I/O
Recon Instruments has been manufacturing heads-up displays for a long time. However, the company says that its product have failed to gain traction, until Google Glass came along and started to raise HUD awareness. Recon has been present at the Google I/O 2013 event, where it has unveiled an Android-powered HUD, called Jet.
Google Glass banned by Caesars Palace casino
Google Glass has been banned from another location. The Caesars Palace casino has announced that Glass wearers will not be allowed to gamble while wearing the device because the company’s policy is to ban all gamblers who are using computers and recording devices. Beside privacy concerns, there is also a major fear of cheating.
Earth changes over the past 28 years shown in Google Timelapse
A lot of people claim that Google does awesome things. This company may not be considered amazing by a lot of people, but its new Timelapse platform is definitely worth looking at in your lifetime. Google has gone through millions of images and it has compiled Earth time-lapses to show what’s changed over the past 28 years.
Google Glass firmware update XE5 released for download
Google Glass has just begun shipping, but the wearable computer is already upgradeable to a new firmware version. The search giant has released the first software update for the Explorer edition, adding new features to Glass, while providing some much needed bug fixes, including battery status and Google+ improvements.
Google Glass users get Instagram-like filters, courtesy of Glassagram
Google Glass is the device of the moment and it just keeps on getting better and more useful. The search giant is inviting developers to do awesome things with it and the devs are responding. Users of the Explorer edition can now apply Instagram-like filters to photos taken with Glass and then share them with their friends.
Google Glass Winky app allows users to take photos by winking
Google Glass eye gestures are a reality. Although it has been said that the Explorer edition does not support eye gestures, developer Mike DiGiovanni has created an application which allows users to capture photos by winking. After some calibration, the wearer can simply wink and Glass will not require voice commands to take an image.
Google Glass hacked in a matter of hours
Google Glass Explorer edition has begun shipping in mid-April. Among the buyers we can find a lot of hackers, including the creator of Cydia, called Jay Freeman. Saurik and another hacker have made two separate claims of hacking Google Glass. They accomplished this treat just a few hours after they had received the device.
Google Glass eye gestures allow users to take pictures by winking
Google Glass Explorer edition has begun shipping to some lucky users and developers. It appears that the augmented-reality glasses have some gems hidden beneath the MyGlass companion application, as a Reddit user has discovered that the device will allow wearers to capture photos using eye gestures, such as winking.
Google Glass infographic shows how the whole system works
How does Google Glass work? This is a question that many people have asked themselves. The answer is here, courtesy of graphic designer Martin Missfeldt, who has compiled a detailed infographic, revealing the placement of each component and how the system projects a layer over the reality in front of your eyes.