Google’s standalone Photos service is reportedly almost here
For some time now, Google has been working to split off its terrific photo backup and enhancement service from the rest Google+, and it sounds like the fully standalone version of Google Photos is nearly ready. Bloomberg is reporting that the company is making final preparations to unveil the new product, and the upcoming I/O conference keynote seems like a perfect venue for the big reveal.
The existing photo service has long been one of Google+’s biggest draws. It allows for unlimited photo uploads (so long as you don’t mind a max width of 2048 pixels) and can automatically apply effects to your shots or turn a sequence of them into a GIF without any effort on your part. Like similar services from Flickr and Amazon, Google also offers free backup of your smartphone’s camera roll. And since it’s finally being divorced from Google+, the revised Photos service will allow for easier posting of your images directly to Facebook and Twitter, according to the report. Google’s Sundar Pichai all but confirmed the plan to liberate Photos back in February, and it’s likely he’ll have far more to say on the subject when Google’s I/O presentation kicks off on May 28th at 12:30PM ET.
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Geek this Week
Aaron – Storium fun with ending a game. Magic helping me with vinyl shopping on Friday.
Gozer – Mad Max review
MPow iSnap X Selfie-Stick + giveaway!
On the radar
Gozer – selling my PS Vita, game fire sale: SF Alpha 3, Terreria, Walking Dead Season 1
Ghostbusters Movie Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! After years of producing a variety of quality Ghostbusters products, DST is finally tackling 7-inch-scale Select action figures! With 12 releases planned in the line, the first three will be Ray Stanz, Winston Zeddemore and Louis Tully, each with detailed sculpts, exacting likenesses and character-specific accessories. Each figure will also include a diorama piece – collect all twelve to build the rooftop battle scene from the end of the film! Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and comes packaged in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine art for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! Coming in Series 2: Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler! (Item #MAY152168, SRP: $24.99/ea.)
Aaron – The new Steve Jobs film.
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