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Canon cameras can upload directly to Google Photos with a catch

Canon cameras can upload directly to Google Photos with a catch

Camera makers are pushing DLSRs, mirrorless ILCs, or even point-and-shoot cameras as the next step after graduating from smartphone cameras. But what they offer in power and quality, they often lose in convenience, especially in posting to social media or even transferring photos to the cloud. To their credit, they are doing their best to make those activities easier and Canon and Google have just made the ultimate next step in making Google Photos backups as painless and as seamless as possible.

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Dropbox Passwords, Vault, and Backup go live for paying users

Dropbox Passwords, Vault, and Backup go live for paying users

Jobs that bosses insisted couldn't be done at home are now being done at home, as are jobs that normally done at home. The sudden rise in remote working setups has naturally resulted in a rise in the use of collaboration software and services, from video conferencing apps like Zoom to cloud storage services like Dropbox. The latter has recently announced new features that offer to keep your personal and work digital lives from descending into chaos and those tools can now be yours if you can pay the literal price.

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Google One “free” phone backup now a reality, but beware the limits

Google One “free” phone backup now a reality, but beware the limits

Google released a phone backup system to Android and iOS users "wherever Google One is available" this week. This system is free, so long as you're using less than the 15GB storage that comes free with a Google Account. You can attain a Google Account for free, and back up your smartphone's data for free, so long as you use less than 15GB to do so.

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Google Stadia’s latest experiment adds support for gaming on 5G

Google Stadia’s latest experiment adds support for gaming on 5G

Google Stadia, the cloud-based game streaming service, requires a fast network to support the type of low-latency gameplay subscribers expect. This makes gaming over cellular networks questionable at best, but times are changing and mobile broadband speeds are quickly evolving. In its latest update, Google says that Stadia players can now stream their game over 4G and 5G networks, but only if they enable the experimental feature.

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Google sinks new tech to avoid Gmail outages

Google sinks new tech to avoid Gmail outages

Google today announced plans to lay a new transatlantic undersea cable that connects the United States to two different points in Europe. The cable, which is named after computer scientist Grace Hopper, will connect New York to the town of Bude in the United Kingdom and the city of Bilbao in Spain. This private cable will be used to bolster Google's services around the world.

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Chromebook owners now get 100GB of Dropbox cloud storage for free

Chromebook owners now get 100GB of Dropbox cloud storage for free

Google offers various perks in exchange for buying one of its Chromebooks, something that adds a bit of incentive for those who may be on the fence about these small, fairly limited devices. The available perks are updated semi-regularly to add new opportunities, something that recently happened and involves cloud storage company Dropbox. As of now, Chromebook users have the opportunity to get 100GB of cloud storage for free.

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Huawei 5G ban could affect Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud the most

Huawei 5G ban could affect Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud the most

For all the promises and hype generated by proponents last year, the rollout of 5G networks even in major markets has been too slow to truly take hold of consumers' consciousness. That already slow rollout, however, may have hit another hump with more and more countries pushing Huawei out of their 5G infrastructure and plans. These will inevitably delay 5G adoption even further but its overall impact on mobile and Internet use will be minimal, except for one still rising industry, game streaming services from Google, Microsoft, and NVIDIA.

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Wyze Person Detection is coming back, but with a huge change

Wyze Person Detection is coming back, but with a huge change

Last year, Wyze announced that it was removing Person Detection from its Wyze Cam after a disagreement with the company that powered the feature. Ultimately, Wyze removed the feature in January, but said that this was merely a temporary measure and that the feature would be returning someday. Wyze is about ready to send Person Detection live again, but there's going to be a big change shipping along with it.

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Gmail redesign makes work-from-home unification a reality

Gmail redesign makes work-from-home unification a reality

Google revealed a big unification redesign for Gmail and services like Google Docs, Chat, and Meet calling, making the future of work a top priority. This redesign was revealed during the Google Cloud "Cloud Next '20 OnAir" streamed event, before the fact, in the "Productivity & Collaboration" category. This system looks like it'll target the present and near future of work as "your new home for work - right in Gmail."

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Google Sheets will soon auto-complete your data for you

Google Sheets will soon auto-complete your data for you

Some people might laugh at it but spreadsheets are still the most popular and most widely-used tools for handling data. That's sometimes even when dealing with tons of data, which is definitely no walk in the park. But while the concept of a table of data is admittedly old-school, it doesn't mean spreadsheets have to stay locked in the past. In fact, Google is announcing three new features for Google Sheets that makes it feel like it has a mind of its own, one that's fortunately designed to help you.

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This new Livescribe smart pen does something Apple left out of iPadOS 14

This new Livescribe smart pen does something Apple left out of iPadOS 14

It's been a little while since we last heard from the folks at Livescribe, but today they're back with a new smart pen. Dubbed Symphony, this new pen is unique not only because it can transcribe the notes you take digitally, but because those notes can be paired with audio that was captured at the time you wrote them down.

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Crayta Stadia “free” launch better battle Fortnite, Minecraft, and Roblox

Crayta Stadia “free” launch better battle Fortnite, Minecraft, and Roblox

Crayta is a game that'll be launched on Google Stadia first, for free, just so long as you have a Stadia Pro subscription. You can also purchase the game on its own, on Stadia, for approximately $40 USD. But why would you want to buy this game you might never have heard of before right this minute?

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