Lilbits: Pixel 5 custom ROMs, GPD Win 3 gameplay, and Plasma Mobile updates

Less than a month after the Google Pixel 5 began shipping to customers, developers have created the first custom ROM for the phone. GPD’s next handheld gaming computer probably won’t ship until Q2, 2020, but the company is starting to show off gameplay on a prototype of its new Tiger Lake-powered handheld. And a group […]

Google releases Gallery Go: a lightweight, offline version of Google Photos

Google Photos has become immensely popular over the past four years, having recently crossed the billion-user line. The service lets you automatically back up your photos to the cloud, where they’re automatically organized and made searchable. You can also use Google’s tools to edit and share your photos with others. Now Google is bringing many […]

Google Photos will use AI to suggest edits, colorize B&W photos, convert documents to PDF

Google Photos already uses machine learning in some pretty cool ways to do things like let you search for all the photos with a certain friend, family member, or pet just by tagging them once and then searching by name. Soon it’ll get a whole bunch of new artificial intelligence features, including the ability to […]

If you take a lot of photos, the original Pixel has a perk the Pixel 2 does not

Google’s Pixel smartphones have some of the best cameras available on any phone. The 2016 model was one of the best available at the time… and the 2017 model is said to have an even better camera. If you use those cameras to snap a lot of photos, Google also offers a bonus feature: if […]

Google Photo Book: buy a a printed book with your best photos (made with machine learning)

Odds are that you take a lot of photos with your smartphone camera… but getting them off your phone can be a bit of a pain. Google Photos helps by offering an option to automatically back up your pictures to the web. But if you want to print them and store them in a photo […]

Google PhotoScan app digitizes your analog photo collection (Android and iOS)

Odds are that most photos you snap these days are shot on your phone or a digital camera. But if you took a lot of pictures a few decades ago… they’re probably in a shoebox or photo album. Google’s new PhotoScan app is designed to make it easy to digitize those pictures and save them […]

Goodnight Picasa (Google shutters its first photo sharing service)

Before there was Google Photos, there was Picasa. Originally developed as a desktop app by Lifescape, Google acquired Picasa in 2004 and eventually added a photo sharing component called Picasa Web Albums. But now Google is pulling the plug on Picasa. The company says it will be retiring Picasa “over the coming months” to focus […]