m3n4.net
m3n4.net July 22, 2018


Google wants you to try its new photo apps

12 December 2017, 05:21 | Brenda Erickson

Welcome to the 221st edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the headlines from this week

Android Apps Weekly featured image

Under the Appsperiments umbrella, the company has launched three apps, which are fully functional in their own right but are based on new technology that Google will continue to build out over time.

The new applications are Storyboard which is only for Android, Selfissimo! which is both for Android and iOS, and Scrubbies which is exclusively for iOS.

Space Policy Directive 1: NASA Told To Return To The Moon
The President said he was taking a giant step toward "reclaiming America's proud destiny in space". He signed the directive at the White House Monday.

Google has introduced three new AI-powered photography apps namely Storyboard, Selfissimo and Srubbies under its new "appsperiments" programme. Each name refers to the app's primary function, though you won't be able to use all three on the same device.

Google's Pixel phones have shown that the company is big on AI and photography. Tap the screen to start a photo shoot.

Spectacular photo of supermoon over Liberty Building in Buffalo goes viral
This is because the previous two were around the time of a new moon, which isn't visible in the sky . The Supermoon, or Full Cold Moon, made its first and last appearance of 2017 on Sunday night.

Google released a trio of "appsperiments" that'll let users have more fun with their photos and videos. The app will encourage you to pose and as soon as you stop moving, a photo will be taken. Well, it means that these technologies are still in the development stage and Google has integrated them into the apps to test them further and fix the shortcomings. It will let you review the images by saving individual images or the whole shoot. In a nutshell, it takes a video clip and uses artificial intelligence to transform it into a comic-style storyboard. This app plays to the video loop trend that has been popular for years now.

Scrubbies is up for grabs for iOS users via the App Store.

Human Rights Day 2017: What Is Universal Declaration Of Human Rights
This will be the first formal gathering of federal, provincial and territorial ministers on the topic of human rights since 1988. Governmental and non-governmental organisations active in human rights conduct special events to commemorate the day .

Just like Motion Stills, these new apps - Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies, are developed by researchers at Google that relies on object recognition, person segmentation, stylisation algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding technologies, and of course, fun. But these are interesting apps and if they get good reception it is even possible that they may become permanent part of Android camera app in future. This means that you can create stylish video loops that highlight actions, capture amusing faces, and replay moments; sort of like mixing the video by scratching it sort of like what DJ does to music. "Swipe back and forwards on the video to 'remix" it. Swipe the video with two fingers to record the playback.



Other News

Trending Now

Iowa fans revel in keeping Ohio State out of College Football Playoff
Favoring a one-loss team without any substantial wins costs the fans more than it even costs the Buckeyes in the long term. Clemson (12-1) held onto the top spot and the playoff's top overall seed following its convincing 38-3 win over then-No.

This could be a bad flu season
Roberts said it is too early to tell if the flu vaccine is working but said that even a little protection helps in the long run. Martinello says the flu shot may not be as effective as in years past, but getting it minimizes the severity of the symptoms.

Bill O'Reilly Sued for Allegedly Defaming One of His Accusers
Fox News ended its association with O'Reilly in April due to sexual harassment allegations against the TV host and commentator. The statement by Fox News is deliberately misleading and in breach of Fox's agreement not to disparage Ms.

4.4 magnitude DE natural disaster shakes Philly, South Jersey region
Among the areas that reported shaking on Thursday included New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC. Carberry, who is from the West Coast, said she told co-workers, "I'm pretty sure this is an natural disaster ".

Longest-serving USA congressman quits after sex harassment claims
Ian Conyers did not go into detail with the Times on the allegations against his family member, but said he would stand with him. Grubbs also claimed that Conyers "walked out of his bathroom, knowing she was in the room", when they were at his house.

North Korea says United Nations envoy expressed willingness to ease tensions on peninsula
He also said that neither Washington nor Pyongyang want a real war "but such scenarios exist", according to RIA news agency. South Korea and the USA have meanwhile been carrying out large-scale military drills in a show of force.

Apple reportedly may buy music identifying app Shazam for $400M
One source puts the price of the acquisition around US$401 million, although Shazam was once valued at US$1 billion dollars. The London-based company boasts more than 100 million monthly users, and hit one billion total downloads previous year .

USA Olympic doctor Nassar jailed for 60 years over child porn
Some of the Maroneys' most cutting words went to Team USA and Michigan State, which previously employed Nassar. Federal Judge Janet Neff followed the government's recommended sentence Thursday.

Jimbo Fisher leaving FSU for Texas A&M job
Confirmed: ESPN had a spot months ago that featured a UL-Monroe Warhawks fan getting Fisher out of the picture at Florida State. Florida State had the running game going as they totaled 302 yards between Jacques Patrick and Cam Akers.

US, allies push for United Nations meeting on North Korea rights abuses
The other was the "testing of a long-range ICBM", the implication being this had been achieved with the most recent launch . Every missile test , every underground test of a nuclear weapon, means the marriage is more likely.