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As the TechLead for the Google Camera I am immensely proud to announce the launch of the unbundled Google Camera app for Android. We have completely redone the application to not only make it look better, but also take better pictures.

You have to try out our new mode Lens Blur, which lets you shoot photos that look like they have been taken with a DSLR due to their shallow depth of field. Check out the attached example.

Before I joined the Google Camera team I worked on Photo Sphere. That team made panorama taking even better this time. First of all you can take 50 megapixel panorama photos with your phone (yes, you read this correctly!), second of all you can now use the brand new Panorama mode to quickly snap a wide angle mode either horizontally or vertically. Check out the super cool wide-angle panorama I shot two weeks ago. It’s 21 megapixels taken with my Nexus 5! With this size you can easily print a really big poster from it and hang it on your wall! :)

The last thing I want to mention is the viewfinder. You might wonder why the capture button fills up so much space… people complained a lot about the previous camera’s viewfinder cropping pixels - meaning that when you took a photo, the final result would contain more pixels than what you saw on the screen. This means it was impossible to carefully frame a shot exactly the way you wanted it. We heard you, so this is now a thing of the past! With the new app, what you see if what you get (WYSIWYG).

I hope you enjoy this new camera app and the new possibilities it gives you. I am curious to hear what you like and what you don’t like. Now that we are on the Play Store we will work hard on pushing new updates more often than in the past. So stay tuned for more improvements and new features in the near future.

If you have a Nexus 4, 5, 7 or 10 with KitKat, you should get the update automatically. If you have another KitKat phone, head over to the Play Store and get the app now:

And now go out to take and share some cool photos, videos, photo spheres, panoramas or Lens Blur photos :)

Follow me, +Evan Rapoport and others to see some of the amazing things we were capturing in the last few weeks while testing. Also make sure to follow +Adam Lasnik  for updates on Google Maps Views.

#lensblur   #photosphere   #googlecamera   #newgooglecamera   #panorama   #tinyplanet  
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Hope it doesn't start off as horrible as Civ5 before the first round of DLC and patches.  I've been playing SMAC recently so I'm pretty stoked as well ... but Civ5 had some major blunders :(

When I can beat the AI on a fairly high level, somethings not right.
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I could get used to this as a regular breakfast spot...
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Then just put your bike in you kitchen... It is as simple as that :D
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I'm in North Carolina for a few days, so I am resurrecting the Craigslist project bike! It's my first time with a crank puller: what could possibly go wrong?
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Hey, we're living right by Lenoir now, FYI. Will get my IM stuff up on this thing shortly. Next time you are in the area we should go for a hike, or go see a show, or maybe just hang out and catch up.
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It's been far too long.
Our favorite internet personality, Homestar Runner, gets an update after four years.
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American Tobacco Trail - I am in you.
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Nice picture.
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Forget anything bad I have ever said about cycling here - the greenways are an amazing ride! Serene, beautiful, natural.

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The Craigslist Zombie bike is back!

It's my 1983 Nishiki Olympic 12, with the gears torn off, and spray-painted green. I keep it in North Carolina for fun, but now with my 670 mile AIDS/LifeCycle ride coming up, it's my quirky trainer bike.

I've put in bold the changes I've made this week.

* Sugino Single Speed 172.5mm Road 48T crankset
* Shimano PD-M540 SPD MTB Pedals
* Vuelta Zerolite Track Wheelset w/ 16T fixed cog and freewheel
* Serfas Seca 700x23 tires
* Tektro R559 Long Reach Road Calipers
* Shimano BL-R400 Road Drop Brake Levers
* Avenir Adjustable Angle Quill 1" Stem, 85mm
* Zefal Tru-Gel Bike Seat and Seat Pack
* Timbuk2 Goody Box Bike Accessory Case
* Cygolite Expilion 700 Headlight (duct-taped on)
* 2 x Two Fish Quick Frame Cages for water bottles
* Profile Design 2008 Aqua Rack for even more water!
* Topeak Road Morph G Bike Pump with Gauge
* A can of Rustoleum Green Apple spray paint.

Next up is installing a shorter bottom-bracket and trying an 18T rear freewheel.
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I left a nice but banged up nishiki 12 at my last place. Great bike but a little small, I got it around the beginning of puberty and when my groqwth spurt stopped it looked like a kid's bike. Loved the light weight and design though. We have a couple of mountain bikes that we should see soon and I'm toying with a 50cc scooter that if I get frustrated might look into putting on a strong bike frame.
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It looks like the IKEA in Uppsala lets you freely borrow a cargo bicycle to take furniture home. It looks like they are Larry vs Harry BULLITT bikes, too! 

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+Martin Gumucio - Not there yet, but will be in December. How about a rain check until then?
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Top 10 things everyone knew in the 70s that turned out not to be true:

* The bubonic plague was spread by rats
* It's dangerous to swim within 2 hours of eating
* Aspirin is good for kids
* Passive smoking is not dangerous
* Car sickness is caused by static electricity buildup
* Glass is a very slow flowing liquid
* Easter Island was settled from South America (and there was something mysterious about their statues)
* It's dangerous to let babies sleep on their backs
* Vikings had horns on their helmets
* Christopher Columbus had to face many doubters who thought the world was flat
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Where was I? Never heard most of that. Only the last one about Columbus.
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