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Google Clips update improves expression recognition, adds Timelapses

Google Clips update improves expression recognition, adds Timelapses

Google's tiny smart camera, Google Clips, has received a big update that improves its ability to recognize facial expressions, among other things. The changes come in Version 1.6, which also brings a new Timelapses feature, though it's not quite the same as a timelapse you'd create using a regular camera. The update is live now on the Google Play Store and iTunes.

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NVIDIA AI scrubs noise and watermarks from digital images

NVIDIA AI scrubs noise and watermarks from digital images

NVIDIA researchers are back with yet another digital image technology that pushes the limits of traditional image manipulation. Unlike Adobe's recently disclosed project, which involved a neural network trained to spot digitally altered images, NVIDIA's newest creation can scrub digital sensor noise and watermarks from digital images. Thanks to the artificial intelligence powering it, the feature is far more effective than existing denoising tools.

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AI-powered instant camera prints doodles, not photographs

AI-powered instant camera prints doodles, not photographs

Digital cameras are old news. Instant film cameras are back in vogue, but hardly inspiring. The market needs something fresh, and that something may be doodles. A newly detailed camera powered by artificial intelligence brings a twist to the photography industry, snapping "doodles" instead of actual images. The camera is a DIY project involving a Raspberry Pi and some Google magic.

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Kodak Pixpro AZ901 Astro Zoom 90x super-zoom camera now available

Kodak Pixpro AZ901 Astro Zoom 90x super-zoom camera now available

Kodak has launched a point-and-shoot superzoom camera that it first revealed back during CES 2016. Two years have passed since that unveiling, finally bringing the digital camera to retailer shelves. This camera, the Kodak Pixpro AZ901 Astro Zoom, boasts a massive telephoto lens that enables users to get detailed shots of distant objects, as well as dabble in astrophotography.

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This new Samsung camera could restart the smartphone megapixel war

This new Samsung camera could restart the smartphone megapixel war

Samsung smartphone cameras are about to get a big improvement in low-light performance, with a new image sensor technology, ISOCELL Plus, promising better color and less blow-out. The improvements are likely to be visible in Samsung's next-generation smartphones but, since the company also provides CMOS image sensors to other phone-makers, won't just be limited to upcoming Galaxy S and Galaxy Note handsets.

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Snapchat Spectacles now export clips in a much more useful way

Snapchat Spectacles now export clips in a much more useful way

Snapchat's Spectacles can now export video in a much more usable format, ditching the circular shape and making footage captured with the camera-toting sunglasses play nicer with other social networks. Until now, exporting a video captured by Spectacles with Snapchat's app would do so in a circular format, with a white border around the footage.

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Hot Wheels Zoom In GoPro mount is the action cam’s best $1 accessory

Hot Wheels Zoom In GoPro mount is the action cam’s best $1 accessory

Hot Wheels has unveiled a new GoPro mount that allows users to get a first-person-view of their toy as it races along its track. The mount looks like a car, but with a slot in which the GoPro action camera is placed, enabling the camera to record an FPV of the "trip." The only catch? You need GoPro's smallest cube-shaped camera to use it.

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Canon officially ends sales of film cameras

Canon officially ends sales of film cameras

It's the end of an era over at Canon today, as the company has announced that it's ending sales of film cameras. More specifically, it's ending sales of the final film camera it offered commercially, the EOS-1V. Of course, most of us knew this day was coming, but the mainstream's migration to digital cameras wasn't the only indicator of Canon's eventual plans to stop selling film cameras.

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Wyze Cam Pan 1080p security camera brings pan and tilt for $30

Wyze Cam Pan 1080p security camera brings pan and tilt for $30

Wyze is back with a new security camera, the budget-friendly Wyze Cam Pan. This model features a rectangular, rather than cube, shape and the same general aesthetic as the Wyze Security Camera. Unlike the first two models, though, Cam Pan offers pan and tilt with motion tracking and waypoint support. The best part? It only costs $30.

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Skydio R1’s first major update brings new cinematic modes

Skydio R1’s first major update brings new cinematic modes

Drone company Skydio has announced its first major software update for R1, its "self-flying camera." With this software update, which arrives today, Skydio R1 owners get access to a new feature called Car Follow that enables the drone to follow vehicles. That is joined by other new cinematic modes, improving the device's usefulness as an aerial production camera.

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Fujifilm X-T100 mirrorless digital camera is designed for newbies

Fujifilm X-T100 mirrorless digital camera is designed for newbies

Fujifilm has officially launched its new X-T100, an entry-level mirrorless camera with a reasonable price and features simple enough for beginners to figure out. The X-T100 is the latest addition to Fuji's X Series of mirrorless digital cameras, one packing things like a phase detection AF system, a 24.2MP sensor, and a retro design.

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Google Clips’ AI is learning to be a better photographer

Google Clips’ AI is learning to be a better photographer

Google Clips, the AI-enhanced camera that promises to capture moments you'd miss with your smartphone, is getting a brain upgrade. A new update for the hands-free camera promises to make it smarter at spotting the sort of activities users probably want to have records of, like hugs and dancing.

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