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    Adding Google Camera to the Play Store has resulted in many wins for Google, including the fact that it can now send out app updates without reliance on full Android version bumps. The latest update (to version 2.2) adds a bunch of new nifty features, some of which are returning from older versions of the app. First and foremost, you can finally choose between full-frame images and cropped images again on some devices. For the Nexus 5, the former yields a 4:3 image and the latter a 16:9. There also now is a timer available for when you want to join in a shot without letting someone else ...

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    Yesterday we saw Google deliver a pretty substantial update to Maps, not just for Andorid, but iOS as well. And while that was a well-appreciated update, it also felt like it landed a tad bit early; as we mentioned at the time, Wednesdays tend to be Google's big days for app updates. Well, Maps may have jumped the gun, but Google's still got some new software it was saving for us today, and we're hearing about new updates on their way for both Google Wallet and Google Camera. Wallet's changes aren't too major, but we think they're worth mentioning nonetheless. The UI sees some tweaking, ...

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    Skipping listener mail for two weeks in a row? We know, we know ... unconscionable. But we also know you'll forgive us in exchange for two things: a packed review schedule, and an awesome podcast guest. We're bringing you both of those as the week winds down to a close. In addition to the usual news segment narrated by the soothing voice of Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck, we've got additional insights on Samsung's new Galaxy S5: how it compares to its forebears, how well it fares against competition like the HTC One M8, and a debate on the merits of standout features like the ...

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    "Once we’ve got the 3D pose of each photo, we compute the depth of each pixel in the reference photo using Multi-View Stereo algorithms. MVS works the way human stereo vision does: given the location of the same object in two different images, we can triangulate the 3D position of the object and compute the distance to it. How do we figure out which pixel in one image corresponds to a pixel in another image? MVS measures how similar they are -- on mobile devices, one particularly simple and efficient way is computing the Sum of Absolute Differences (SAD) of the RGB colors of the two ...

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