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‘Art Zoom’ provides guided tours of masterpieces from music stars w/ Google Arts & Culture app - 9to5Google
The latest series of "Art Zoom" utilizes Google Arts & Culture to offer guided tours of famous artworks by equally famous musicians and performers.
Google’s Arts & Culture app is a great way to learn about famous art, locations, music, and cultural phenomena. The latest series of “Art Zoom” utilizes Google Arts & Culture to offer guided tours of famous artworks by equally famous musicians and performers. Art Zoom pairs Google Arts & Culture with stars such as Grimes, FKA twigs, Ellie Goulding, The 1975’s Matt Healy, J.Balvin, and Twice lead-singer Chaeyoung as they narrate you through some of the world’s most famous masterpieces. This is actually the second season of the Art Zoom series, which featured Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Feist, Maggie Rogers, Lolo Zouaï, and Girl in Red. Using Google’s “gigapixel” ridiculously high-resolution robotic camera, you can zoom into selected artwork at a literal brushstroke-level, helping you uncover hidden details that you may never notice even when face-to-face with such masterpieces. This second season of Art Zoom, sees your musical guides managing a world tour across art history starting from the European Renaissance with Bruegels daunting vision of hell to Boteros modern Columbia and Youngkuks Korean mountains. Journey through Renaissance Belgium with Grimes, who takes us on a lively exploration of Pieter Bruegel the Elders The Fall of Rebel Angels an apocalyptic yet comic vision of monsters invading Earth as angels struggle to repel them.
- Join FKA twigs expedition to brighter spaces as she takes on Artemisia Gentileschis Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy. She observes Mary Magdalene as she appears to enjoy a moment of peaceful oblivion.
- Explore love, peace and calm with Ellie Goulding through her musings on escapism in Julie Mehretus piece to strength with Yves Klein and chaos with Cy Twombly.
- Fast forward in time with Matty Healy to the 20th century. Starting in Italy, we dive into Piet Mondrians Grande composizione A con nero, rosso, grigio, giallo e blu. Healy sees this abstract masterpiece as an infinite portal of interpretations, taking us beyond the real world into the corners of our mind.
- Transport to Medellin, Colombia with J.Balvin, who shares the untold story behind Fernando Boteros July 20th. Beyond the joyful colors, he sheds light on the gloomy faces of the paintings characters, and the role of art as a safe space in dark times. Travel to Korea, with Twice lead-singer Chaeyoung hiking to the top of Yoo Youngkuks Mountain, where she questions his interpretation of nature, one made of strong colors, shades, flowy lines and touchable textures.
Google Pixel ‘5G’ teaser leaks, shows Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G - 9to5Google
A leaked teaser image hints at plans from Google for 5G-capable Pixel smartphones coming this year, including a potentially larger 4a 5G model.
2020 has been a weird year for the Google Pixel lineup, and as we’ve learned more, things have only felt more complicated. Today, a leaked teaser image is giving us a bit more context on Google’s plans, as this “Pixel 5G” teaser hints at two phones packing the connectivity. Ishan Argawal shared the image below which teases that there are two Google Pixel smartphones coming with 5G connectivity. There’s not a lot to see here, but we can make some conclusions based on previous leaks and common sense. For one thing, we know we’re not looking at a Pixel 4a in this image because that device has a green power button and nether of these devices do. So, what are we looking at? I’d bet the Google Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G. Looking at the clear texture difference let’s assume the Pixel 5 will use the same matte as the Pixel 4 did we can probably assume that the 4a 5G is the bigger device here (on the right) with the Pixel 5 being the smaller one (on the left). This makes some sense, too, as 5G devices on the affordable end of the spectrum are typically on the larger side because it’s a bit easier to build out that support in a larger casing. Considering detailed spec leaks have confirmed that the Pixel 4a will be a pretty small device, a larger Pixel 4a 5G might be a good option for a lot of people who would have preferred an XL model too. There’s another interesting tidbit to note here, the size of the cameras. It’s a little hard to tell, but both camera modules look roughly the same size. This would line up with some findings from an app teardown earlier this year which hinted a Pixel 4a would come with two cameras, something we know the 4a obviously doesn’t have. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra pops-up in apparent real-life images [Gallery] - 9to5Google
We're in the midst of a deluge of new information about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series — the latest being real-life images.
We’re in the midst of a deluge of new information about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series the latest being real-life images of the as-yet-unannounced flagship. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has already appeared in CAD-based renders, even briefly appearing on Samsung’s Russian website but seeing the phone in the flesh showcases the upcoming design exponentially better than a computer-powered render ever will. Alleged hands-on images of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra were obtained by YouTuber Jimmy Is Promo, with this device having all the hallmarks of the next Note series handset. We get to see the device in a mirror or glossy black finish, with the S Pen also making an appearance. The YouTuber also shared some interesting information about the actual design and software of the device too. It looks as though the Note 20 series will ship with Samsung’s One UI 2.5 skin pre-installed which isn’t too much of a shock. He also notes in his tweets that the upcoming superphone will have a slightly adjusted S Pen placement. The S Pen holster and loudspeaker appear to have been moved to the left side of the device. Around the edges of the display, it’s hard to accurately tell if the bezels have decreased but it does look as though they have been shaved down ever so slightly. Compared to the Note 10+, the images of the Note 20 showcase sharper-looking edges and an even smaller punch-hole notch. You can also see from the images of this supposed Note 20 below that the bulbous camera nodule is far more refined than the Galaxy S20 Ultra domino rear panel is. The trio of lenses includes that periscope zoom lens, with a fourth unknown addition also visible. One would imagine that this will be a 3D Time-of-Flight sensor or equivalent. The close-up images also showcase the Note 20 series upcoming Infinity-O display, which is still in that familiar middle portion of the upper display edge. There isn’t a great deal more we can glean from this brief glimpse but we expect to see more of the handset over the coming weeks in the lead-up to the proposed August launch. What do you think of the Note 20 images? Are you happy with the upcoming design, let us know down in the comments section below. More on Samsung: FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:
Google has fixed a Gmail issue that broke the spam filter for some users - 9to5Google
An issue with Gmail led to the service's spam filter temporarily breaking for a number of users. Luckily, though, the issue has been resolved.
Gmail is the email service of choice for billions of people around the world, so any issues affecting even a portion of users are a relatively big deal. Over the past week, some Gmail users have noticed that the spam filter isn’t working properly, but Google has since fixed the issue. UserreportsfromTwitter, Reddit, and other platforms reveal that an issue popped up during the last week of June and the first week of July 2020 where Gmail’s spam filter wasn’t working as intended. As a result, some emails that would have been captured by the filter and kept away from the user’s eyes instead showed up directly in the inbox. Whatever the cause of this issue, Google has apparently fixed it. The company offered a statement to the folks over at Android Police that reads: We have identified and since fixed the issue of a small number of promotional emails and spam being incorrectly sent to users’ primary inboxes. During this time, scans to filter malware and the most egregious spam and harmful content remained fully operational. Additionally, Gmail users remained protected by the many other features such as link protections and download time security scans which apply for messages in the inbox. We have no reason to believe any accounts were compromised as a result. If you happen to notice a suspicious email, we encourage you to report it as spam. More information on how to report spam can be found by visiting our Help Center. There’s no cause for concern regarding what happened here, thankfully. If your account was affected, simply delete the spam emails that breached your inbox and you’ll be good to go. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:
Android 11 Beta wallpaper recreated, here's a download link - 9to5Google
The Android 11 Beta debuted with some new features, but a wallpaper seen in Google's screenshots wasn't present on Pixel. Here's a download link.
Google’s Android 11 Beta finally dropped recently, and in the various official coverage of the release, there’s a slick-looking wallpaper that strangely isn’t in the current release. Now, there’s a way to get it… kind of. If you take a peek in Google’s developer-focused videos for new features in Android 11 or even some of the official assets the company handed out to press, there’s a slick purple/blue wallpaper. It’s not uncommon by any means for Google to release a new stock wallpaper alongside a new version of Android, but in this case, the wallpaper has been pretty elusive. If you install the Android 11 Beta on a Google Pixel smartphone, this new wallpaper simply isn’t present. On a OnePlus 8 device, though, it is. Still, despite our efforts in digging through the beta release on a OnePlus device, we just couldn’t find that original file. Still, there is a way to get this wallpaper, at least in spirit. A designer recently posted on Twitter a re-creation of the Android 11 Beta wallpaper, bringing in the same colors and shape to really embody the original work. The colors are a bit off, but they’re really close! Unless you look side-by-side, they’re essentially identical. So enjoy! The designer is hosting the 3168 x 1440 file on Google Drive, and we’ve created a mirror here as well. That same designer, too, is a source of some pretty awesome other wallpapers, too. Definitely take a scroll down his Twitter account. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news: