Pixel Night Sight also works in daylight, reducing noise and boosting resolution

Turns out that Google's new Night Sight mode for Pixels, formally released just earlier today, has a bit of non-night utility. In a bit of a twist, you can use it in the daytime as well for "denoising and resolution improvements" inherited from another Google Camera feature: Super Res Zoom. The results demonstrated look pretty good, so long as you're willing to hold your Pixel steady.

Photo by Florian Kainz, via Google

The info comes courtesy of a caption attached to a promotional gallery of Night Sight snapshots put together by Google.

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Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the attention they deserve. We’ve shown in the past that this community can discover great apps and propel them to new heights. Our weekly Fresh Meat column highlights new apps with fewer than 100,000 installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.

Rivet Beta: Better Reading Practice

Rivet

Description: Hi parents! Rivet is a fun, easy, kid-friendly reading app. With 1,500+ free, leveled books, getting quality reading practice for your kids in K-2 has never been easier. This app is currently in beta, which means we’re testing new features and fixing up bugs before an official release.

 

Simple Notes Pro

Simple Notes Pro

DescriptionNeed to take a quick note of something to buy, an address, or a startup idea? Then this is the app you’ve been looking for! No complicated setup steps needed, just type in what you came for. Comes with autosave, so you will not discard your changes by mistake. Supports creating multiple independent notes.

 

BFAds: Black Friday 2018 Sales

BF Ads

DescriptionWant a sneak peek at Black Friday 2018 ads? Get BFAds to discover the best deals & sales for your favorite stores FIRST! Deal hunt like a pro and check out hundreds of ads as soon as they leak. Shop BFAds all year!

 

Meme stickers for WhatsApp

Meme stickers for WhatsApp

DescriptionDownload this app to get meme stickers for WhatsApp (WAStickers), to send to your friends and family. For now the app contains a sticker pack with classic memes (rage faces) but more will be coming every week. 

 

easyUp – Async video standups for teams

easyUp

Description: Enable your team to collaborate more efficiently by carrying out regular video standups with easyUp – any time, from anywhere. easyUp is built for modern teams and facilitates keeping everyone in the know. easyUp uses the popular “Story UI” which your team is already familiar with. You can restrict the length of standup videos to anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes.

 

Reachability Cursor: one-handed mode mouse pointer

Reachability Cursor

DescriptionUse a computer-mouse-like cursor/pointer to control big smartphones like the Note series effortlessly with one hand. The perfect app for power users that make extensive use of swipe gestures for navigation and glide typing keyboards.

 

Sticker Store by jooas – WAStickerApps

WAStickerApps

DescriptionEvery 24 hours, we are featuring new sticker packs for you to download. And you can decide which ones are next! Join our Discord Server and vote: https://ift.tt/2Tdlhaf This app is not endorsed or affiliated by WhatsApp. Most of the sticker packs are user generated. If you believe that content infringes your copyright, please send us an e-mail: hi@jooas.com

 

Simple Contacts Pro

Simple Contacts Pro

DescriptionA simple app for creating or managing your contacts from any source. The contacts can be stored on your device only, but also synchronized via Google, or other accounts. You can display your favorite contacts on a separate list.

 

ET Live – Entertainment News

ET Live

DescriptionFREE access to live-streaming entertainment news and up-to-the-minute Hollywood headlines –no sign-in required. Breaking celebrity content anytime, anywhere, across devices. Original reporting, celebrity interviews, behind-the-scenes access, set visits, parties, and premieres. Non-stop coverage of TV, movies, and music.

 

NOOX – Unlimited News and Discussions

NOOX

DescriptionNOOX is a smart app, it collects news from only trusted news sources and let all users to share their opinion and express what they think about what’s happening right now. Get it you too and start joining the discussions.

 


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Supercell's Brawl Stars is globally launching in December, and you can pre-register right now

Back in June Supercell soft launched Brawl Stars on the Play Store for a few select regions, and today the studio has announced that the game will finally open its doors to the rest of the world this December. You can pre-register for the upcoming release right now, and there are even a few rewards you can earn by doing so.

The trailer doesn't show any gameplay, but it does indeed announce a global release date for December, all with a little bit of style.

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Google’s Night Sight is rolling out to Pixel phones

When Google introduced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL earlier this year, they also unveiled a brand new feature for the cameras in those smartphones called Night Sight.

This feature brightens images taken in low-light scenarios. There is a lot more involved in the process, which Google goes into great detail in its public blog post today, but the results are pretty stunning. And while Google announced the feature alongside its newest flagship smartphones, Night Sight is actually available for all three generations of the Pixel lineup.

Now Night Sight is beginning its global rollout for all of those smartphones. The process begins today, but it may take some time before it arrives on all the Pixel smartphones out there in the wild. Keep an eye out for it!

Google goes into why photography in general is difficult at night, and then turns things into a bit of a lesson as it explains how Night Sight works. The company says the feature is constantly adapting to not just how you are holding your phone, so that it can prepare for a steady surface or your shaking hand, but also with the environment you’re shooting in as well. As a result, the camera will automatically change tactics depending on the scenario.

Pixel3-NightSight-skyline

The company explains that if the device is stable, it will take more time in capturing light to minimize noise in the photo. Meanwhile, if there is “significant scene motion” or the Pixel is moving, the feature will use “shorter exposures, capturing less light to minimize motion blur”.

Night Sight also uses machine learning to adapt to the various lighting situations that might be present. With this, Night Sight “balances the color of your photo” so that the results seem far more natural, even in low-light.

Here are some additional tips that Google outlined for when you want to use Night Sight:

  • If you’re taking a photo of someone, ask them to hold still for a few seconds before and after you press the shutter button.
  • Hold the phone steady. If you can, try propping it against a stable surface.
  • Make sure the camera lens is clean. It can accumulate oil from fingerprints, creating blurry and soft photos.
  • Try tapping on or around your subject to help your camera focus when taking photos in very dark conditions.
  • Avoid pointing your camera at bright light sources, which may cause unwanted reflections in your photo.
  • Cameras don’t work in complete darkness, so you’ll still need some light to capture a photo.

Night Sight is rolling out now. Are you excited to give this feature a shot?


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Google's Night Sight launches for all Pixel phones today - get it now [APK Download]

At the Pixel 3 launch event in NYC, Google showed off what it called "Night Sight," a feature that produced incredible looking photos in a near-absence of light. Modified versions of the Google Camera app gave everyone willing to sideload them an early taste at the feature, but the wait is now over. And according to Google, Night Sight is rolling out for all Pixel devices, past and present, in the coming days.

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Niantic teases Pokémon Go-inspired Harry Potter: Wizards Unite in trailer

Last year, almost to the day, we learned about Niantic's plans for an augmented reality Harry Potter game. Details have been few and far between over the last year, though the title was expected to release sometime in 2018. Today Niantic has finally broken its silence to release a teaser trailer for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. We have also learned that the game has been pushed back to a 2019 release date and that there's a new website available for those of you that would like to sign up for future news about the project.

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23 temporarily free and 38 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday. Today's list is much smaller than Monday's, though it has fewer items of note. Still, take a look through what's on offer today to see if anything catches your eye.

Free

Apps

  1. Converter - Offline Material Unit Measurements $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 hours
  2. Mindroid PRO Unlock $2.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 hours
  3. TODO New Missions :Gamy TODO list Professional App $2.49 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 hours
  4. Ray Watermark - Watermark Photos with QR,Logo,Text $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 1 day
  5. Speed Math 2018 - Ad free $1.49 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 days
  6. SoundMAX - Equalizer & Music Booster $1.49 -> Free; Sale ends in 3 days
  7. Sticker Packs For Chat $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
  8. Tabkhaty $1.49 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
  9. Private Browser Pro incognito anonymous browsing $2.49 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days
  10. Ray Financial Calculator Pro $2.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days

Games

  1. Rolly Egg (No Ads) $1.49 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 hours
  2. CashKnight ( Gem Event Version ) $9.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 1 day
  3. Pepoland: TSW - Gansta Life Simulator [Premium] $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 1 day
  4. I Monster-pro Roguelike RPG(Dreamsky) $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 days
  5. Can You Escape - Rescue Lucy from Prison PRO $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
  6. Mystery of Fortune 2 $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 5 days
  7. Stone Of Souls 2: Stone Parts $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
  8. Stone Of Souls HD $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days

Icon packs & customization

  1. Halloween Cemetery 3D LWP $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 hours
  2. Real Space 3D Pro lwp $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 1 day
  3. Native American 3D Pro $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 days
  4. Earth 3D Live Wallpaper $1.09 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
  5. Broken Glass Icon Pack $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days

Sale

Apps

  1. Random Dungeon Generator for D&D and Pathfinder $2.99 -> $0.99; Sale ends in 6 hours
  2. Need to do!
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Samsung intros Exynos 9820 processor for on-device AI

Samsung’s been in the news a lot this past week, but the tech giant isn’t slowing down. Today, Samsung unveiled the Exynos 9820 chipset, a new flagship processor that will likely see its market debut in the Galaxy S10. The Exynos 9820 is notable for the inclusion of a neural processing unit (NPU), which will allow for on-device AI applications and 7x faster AI processing than the Exynos 9810. NPUs are already in use by Huawei with its Kirin chip line and Apple with its Bionic A12 processor.

Samsung has outfitted the Exynos 9820 with eight cores, including two custom cores, dual A75 cores, and quad A55 cores, balancing power and efficiency. Notably, the Exynos 820 features a 20% increase in single core performance and 15% increase in multi-core performance over its predecessor. Additionally, the Mali-G76 GPU offers a 40% increase in performance, further strengthening this latest chipset.

Finally, power consumption is cut by 10% and new connectivity options have been added. The Exynos 9820′s integrated modem supports LTE Cat 20, download speeds of up to 2Gbps, and upload speeds of 316Mbps.

Samsung is putting the Exynos 9820 into mass production by the end of this year, lining up perfectly with a February launch date for the Galaxy S10. As a reminder, U.S. Galaxy S10 variants will likely use a Snapdragon processor, rather than the Exynos chip.

For more information, check out the official announcement linked below.


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