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Google Recorder now lets you upload and search like Google Photos

Google Recorder now lets you upload and search like Google Photos

Google Recorder got a bump this week with a web interface for search. This means the Google Recorder system is an audio recording and playing interface with a cloud-based storage system. This makes it effectively the same as Google Photos. At the moment, the official Google Recorder app is only supposed to work on Google Pixel smartphones.

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Xbox Game Pass xCloud streaming to get 1080p, Windows support

Xbox Game Pass xCloud streaming to get 1080p, Windows support

Although it is far from conceding defeat, some have considered the shuttering of Stadia's first-party game development studio as a moment of weakness. Naturally, its competitors in that still young market are taking the opportunity to show their strength. NVIDIA finally published its long list of GeForce NOW supported titles and Amazon Luna has gone invite-free on Fire TV devices. Microsoft's Project xCloud, now formally Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Cloud Gaming Streaming Service, is also stepping up with a few developments coming to subscribers soon.

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Google Photos High Quality might not be near-identical to original

Google Photos High Quality might not be near-identical to original

When Google launched its Google Photos cloud storage, not to be confused with the app of the same name, it was hailed as the ultimate way to save space on your phone and preserve your digital memories almost forever. It came with a rather generous offer of nearly unlimited photo storage space, provided they uploaded only in High Quality. Nothing lasts forever, as they say, and it seems that Google is revising its earlier statements in favor of taking up more space towards a Google One subscription.

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Xbox Live outage in the cloud: It’s not just you

Xbox Live outage in the cloud: It’s not just you

This afternoon Xbox services had a few outages and/or issues. This included what Microsoft marked as a "Major Outage" for items like "Account & Profile", "Store & Subscriptions", Multiplayer gaming, and Cloud gaming. Together those basically make up the biggest bits of the online space for Xbox players of multiplayer games - chances are you felt the impact of this set of issues.

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VW and Microsoft are building an autonomous car platform with Azure at its heart

VW and Microsoft are building an autonomous car platform with Azure at its heart

Volkswagen and Microsoft are collaborating on autonomous vehicles, with the two behemoths planning to work on an Automated Driving Platform. Announced today, the deal will see the VW Group and Microsoft create a cloud-based system for self-driving vehicles as well as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), all tapping Microsoft Azure for compute, AI, and storage.

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MetaHuman Creator: Did Epic just leap the Uncanny Valley?

MetaHuman Creator: Did Epic just leap the Uncanny Valley?

Epic just revealed an Unreal Engine-related piece of software and system called MetaHuman Creator. This system allows users to create "truly convincing digital humans." This software is cloud-streamed and designed to "take real-time digital human creation from weeks or months to less than an hour."

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Photoshop, Illustrator, Fresco updated with Invite to Edit

Photoshop, Illustrator, Fresco updated with Invite to Edit

Several key Adobe Creative Cloud apps, including Illustrator, Photoshop, and Fresco, were given significant updates this week. One key element updated and integrated into each of these apps was asynchronous editing, AKA a new feature called "Invite to Edit". With this feature, users will be able to work with asynchronous editing among friends and associates "on all surfaces." That includes desktop apps, iPad, and iPhone too - no Android mention as yet.

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Google Drive for desktop will be the one app to rule them all

Google Drive for desktop will be the one app to rule them all

Although not as terrible as its messaging apps and services, Google's narrative for cloud syncing on the desktop isn't exactly as clear-cut as it could or should be. There is only one Google Drive, of course, though you can pay for storage through a variety of subscriptions and offers. There is also just one Google Drive app for mobile but when it comes to the desktop, the situation can be a bit confusing and, thankfully, Google is finally changing that.

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If Apple iCloud is down right now, you’re not alone [Update: iMessage & iWork outage]

If Apple iCloud is down right now, you’re not alone [Update: iMessage & iWork outage]

If you've been having trouble with some of Apple's online services today, you're not alone, with the company confirming numerous ongoing outages as well as more that have been fixed. Issues are being reported across iCloud in particular, with Backup, Mail, Notes, Calendar, and Keychain all among the services affected.

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Ford and Google team on Android in the dashboard and the cloud everywhere else

Ford and Google team on Android in the dashboard and the cloud everywhere else

Ford and Google have inked a deal on connected cars, with new models set to get Android-powered dashboards, while Team Upshift will be a new collaborative group to explore new ways to build, connect, and sell cars, SUVs, and trucks. Meanwhile, the Google Cloud will be Ford's preferred cloud provider - though not its only cloud provider - with implications for owners, dealers, and the automaker as it begins production of new models.

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Nothing revealed by OnePlus founder Carl Pei

Nothing revealed by OnePlus founder Carl Pei

There's a company called Nothing in the works, courtesy of Carl Pei. This is one of the people that made OnePlus happen a few years ago - he left OnePlus recently. Now, Carl Pei's aiming to make something interesting. The company's name, Nothing, works with the description of said company and all the details offered up thus far. It's all intentionally vague and intriguing.

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Google developing new Android called MicroDroid

Google developing new Android called MicroDroid

A new version of Android is in the works over at Google with the name MicroDroid. This new operating system is apparently a bare-bones version of Android made specifically for virtual machines. It would SEEM that Google is making way for the future - a future where even a smartphone operating system needs an iteration that can be operated in the cloud!

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