Head of Google Lens engineering teases upcoming features for the platform

<p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_google-lens.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-455196" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_google-lens-728x308.png" alt="" width="668" height="283" /></a></p> <p>Google Lens is one of the more incredible examples of machine learning in action. It's one thing to take a picture, but it's entirely another when you can use it as a means of learning more about the world around you. If you haven't used it, you'll just have to trust us - or read some of of our <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/07/new-features-google-assistant-lens-shown-off-gdd-europe-day-2-keynote/">previous</a> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/13/hands-google-lens-promising-early-judge/">coverage</a> - when we say that it's highly nifty. And Google plans on making it even more useful in the future, with improvements for shopping, nature,...

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Samsung Galaxy A8 will have dual front cameras and infinity display, according to leaked manual

<p id="Odxxsqk"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-463751 " src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/img_5a300549844aa.png" alt="" /></p> <p>Samsung's most recent <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/01/02/samsung-new-galaxy-a-2017-series-water-resistance/">Galaxy A-series models</a> were released at the start of this year, way back in January, so it's safe to assume the next generation will make an appearance around the same time early next year. There have been plenty of rumors about the mid-range lineup, and we're pretty sure the naming convention will be changing, with this year's A5 and A7 becoming the A8 and A8+.</p> <p><span id="more-463743"></span></p> <p>New information coming from a <a href="http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201712/20171208135409436/SM-A530_A730_UM_LTN_Nougat_Eng_Rev.1.0_171205.pdf">leaked user manual</a> confirms that the new A-series devices will have dual front-facing cameras and a Galaxy S8-esque...

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[International Giveaway] Win a Pixel 2 and a free copy of PowerDirector 16 from CyberLink and Android Police

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Cyberlink-Pixel-2-giveaway-hero1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-463220" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Cyberlink-Pixel-2-giveaway-hero1-728x473.png" alt="" width="668" height="434" /></a></p> <p>The new Pixel 2 is Google's latest and greatest flagship, packing together excellent performance, a truly incredible camera, and some of the best software out there. Now, thanks to CyberLink and Android Police, our readers have a chance to snag one for free. That's right, we're finally giving away a Pixel 2. Even better, the winner will also get a copy of Cyberlink's PowerDirector 16.</p> <p><span id="more-463219"></span></p> <p>CyberLink is, of course, the well-known developer behind <a href="http://t.sidekickopen08.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XZsRzwDnVd7qvb3My3kdW4Y95BM56dB5Mf8WQdWM02?t=https%3A%2F%2Fplay.google.com%2Fstore%2Fapps%2Fdetails%3Fid%3Dcom.cyberlink.powerdirector.DRA140225_01%26hl%3Den&si=5894404316594176&pi=f889fdb8-02c9-4091-b6d1-8320ee4c3c5f">PowerDirector</a>, <a href="http://t.sidekickopen08.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XZsRzwDnVd7qvb3My3kdW4Y95BM56dB5Mf8WQdWM02?t=https%3A%2F%2Fplay.google.com%2Fstore%2Fapps%2Fdetails%3Fid%3Dcom.cyberlink.photodirector%26hl%3Den&si=5894404316594176&pi=f889fdb8-02c9-4091-b6d1-8320ee4c3c5f">PhotoDirector</a>, and <a href="http://t.sidekickopen08.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XZsRzwDnVd7qvb3My3kdW4Y95BM56dB5Mf8WQdWM02?t=https%3A%2F%2Fplay.google.com%2Fstore%2Fapps%2Fdetails%3Fid%3Dcom.cyberlink.youcammakeup%26hl%3Den&si=5894404316594176&pi=f889fdb8-02c9-4091-b6d1-8320ee4c3c5f">YouCam Makeup</a>—all of which are highly rated apps...

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Instagram now lets you follow specific hashtags in your main feed

After announcing new features for Stories last week, Instagram is now rolling out support for following hashtags. This capability has been hitting accounts over the last 24 hours and makes it easier for users to follow a specific topic or person they might have interest in. Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover The Verge reports […]

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Synaptics announces in-display fingerprint sensor, launching with a ‘top 5’ smartphone maker

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_customer-phone-Synaptics-Clear-ID-press-render_0.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-463747" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_customer-phone-Synaptics-Clear-ID-press-render_0-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Getting the fingerprint sensor inside a display has been the next logical step for years (unless you're Apple). It has proven hard to crack the code on that, though. As displays keep getting bigger, it's time for someone to take the plunge, and Synaptics says it has the technology to make it happen. Its new Clear ID in-display fingerprint sensors are coming soon in partnership with a "top 5" smartphone OEM. That's a bit cryptic.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/12/synaptics-announces-display-fingerprint-sensor-launching-top-5-smartphone-maker/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/12/synaptics-announces-display-fingerprint-sensor-launching-top-5-smartphone-maker/'>Synaptics announces in-display fingerprint sensor, launching with a 'top 5' smartphone...

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iMac Pro comes with a special black Apple Lightning cable

Apple has just announced that the iMac Pro will be available to order from Thursday, December 14. The company gave a unit to Marques Brownlee for some pre-release impressions and it includes a couple new tidbits. MKBHD says that Apple is including a black Lightning cable with the iMac Pro, something that you can’t (yet?) […]

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Lightroom CC adds auto settings powered by Adobe Sensei, watermarking support, more

Adobe’s December release of Lightroom CC for iPad and iPhone includes a few new interesting features that will be helpful to amateur and professional photographers alike. The update comes after Adobe significantly overhauled the Lightroom experience earlier this fall, bringing closer integration between the Creative Cloud desktop application and mobile experience. Tweetbot For iOS Version […]

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