Here’s some good news for those who love taking travel photos with their iPhone: Google’s VR picture-taking app, Cardboard Camera, is finally available on iOS. Best of all, it’s still free!
Three-dimensional shots taken with Cardboard Camera are a lot more immersive than the panoramas you’re used to seeing. For one, you may record sound while taking the picture, and secondly, you can experience the photos with audio in a virtual landscape on Google Cardboard or any compatible VR headset.
Shooting the VR photos is as straightforward as can be: simply hold your phone in portrait position, tap on record, and capture as much of the landscape as you can. Sharing is just as easy; select all the photos you want on the app, and then choose the method you’d like for showing off your work. It’s all cross-platform, so users of iOS, Android, and desktop computers can send links seamlessly to one another.
Apple iOS users can download the app on the App Store right now, and Android users can find their Cardboard Camera app in the same place. To get the most out of it, Google suggests building or buying a VR viewer. The simple ones aren’t that expensive, and have a ton of fun apps to partner with to boost your investment.
[irp posts=”5022″ name=”Google officially shuts down the Nexus program”]
Image credit: Maurizio Pesce
Twitter expands character limit to 4,000 characters
But not for everyone
Despite the traditional limitations, the platform’s users have always found a way to express themselves beyond Twitter’s character limits. Whether broken through extensive threads or third-party sites, strict limitations don’t exist anymore. Now, Twitter is essentially getting rid of the character limit by introducing its biggest expansion to date.
Announced today, Twitter will allow users to post tweets with up to 4,000 characters. That’s a gigantic leap from the original 140-character limit and the expanded 280-character limit in 2017. But, of course, some good things come with a price.
need more than 280 characters to express yourself?
we know that lots of you do… and while we love a good thread, sometimes you just want to Tweet everything all at once. we get that.
so we're introducing longer Tweets! you're gonna want to check this out. tap this 👉… https://t.co/lge9udRzLE
— Twitter Blue (@TwitterBlue) February 8, 2023
Not everyone will have access to the new feature. Currently, only Twitter Blue subscribers in the United States can create tweets of up to 4,000 characters. Besides original tweets, subscribers can also quote tweet with the same expanded limit.
Thankfully, the new feature will not inundate everyone’s feeds with an ocean of text. Any tweets going beyond 280 characters will be cut off with a “show more” prompt.
Through the past few months, the platform has changed a few fundamental elements before Musk took over. Most importantly, Twitter Blue, the platform’s paid subscription service is now much more expansive. Among other things, subscribers now get the coveted blue checkmark attached to their profiles. Now, they also get a massive boost in capabilities when it comes to tweeting.
Alibaba is working on its own ChatGPT alternative
Joins Microsoft and Google
The United States isn’t the only country interested in language learning software. After the widespread success of ChatGPT, a few other companies — including Microsoft and Google — are developing their own versions of the popular software. Today, a new contender is joining the fray. Alibaba has officially announced the development of its own chatbot.
Reported by CNBC, the Chinese giant is currently testing its alternative to ChatGPT. Unfortunately, the announcement did not come with any more details or a timeframe for its release. However, the company does assure enthusiasts that it has been working on generative AI since 2017.
Within only a few months, ChatGPT created a maelstrom of hype for language learning models. The software can generate lengthy but comprehensible essays about any topic. Though there is some debate as to how ethical it is, remarkably intelligent software is slowly finding its niche in today’s world.
To compete with ChatGPT, Microsoft and Google have announced their own software this week. Microsoft is infusing the technology into Bing and Edge. Meanwhile, Google has its own software called Bard.
Also, besides Alibaba, Chinese search engine Baidu is also testing a chatbot called “Ernie bot.” With several companies working on generative AI, the technology is undoubtedly here to stay.
Google will blur NSFW photos soon
Turned on by default
When I search for “food porn” in Google, I’m looking for enticing photos of food to whet my appetite for dinner. Sometimes, Google has other plans and shows me more than what I bargained for. Finally, the search engine is implementing a way to save us from those awkward moments. Google will soon blur explicit images from search results.
For Safer Internet Day, Google has announced the feature to help protect users from accidentally seeing graphic images — including both gore and pornography — from a search. The feature, which will start rolling out in the coming months, will turn on by default. Instead of showing the images directly, users will face the blurred version and a prompt to view the image despite the warning.
If you don’t mind an accidental shower of NSFW imagery, you can turn the feature off at any time. Alternatively, as always, users can also choose to filter out all explicit search results, blurred or otherwise.
Though the feature is easily adjustable, Google will not offer the same flexibility to supervised accounts. Any accounts supervised by a parent or a school will not be able to change how they view explicit content. Parents can add supervision to the accounts of their children.
ChatGPT Explained: Should we be scared of AI?
OnePlus 11 Review: Flagship Killer is Back!
OPPO Reno8 T: Ultra Night Portrait
Zelda sequel Tears of the Kingdom has a release date
Nintendo adds Game Boy titles to Switch Online
Best of CES 2023
LG just launched a limited edition NewJeans laptop
Razer working on surround sound head cushion for gaming chairs
Genshin Impact v. 3.4: New area, two more characters revealed
LG OLED Flex: Price, availability in Singapore
Deals2 weeks ago
Buy AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series-Star Wars Jedi: Survivor bundle
Accessories1 week ago
TWICE x CASETiFY collection officially dropping on Feb 9
Hands-On1 week ago
Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra Hands-On
Accessories2 weeks ago
2023 Minimal Desk Setup
Gaming1 week ago
It’s easier to get a PlayStation 5 now, Sony says
News1 week ago
Samsung Galaxy S23 Series: Focused refinement
Apps2 weeks ago
Finally! Grab users may now pay directly using GCash
Gaming1 week ago
Concept Nyx: Dell working on intelligent game controller