Morning, Austin! Here's today's latest tech news:
Google's new PhotoScan app
Google Photos' mission is to store all of your photos, including old, non-digitized ones. But the new app PhotoScan takes it a step further. When opening the app, users are asked to take a picture of their photos from four different angles, a strategy that effectively "eliminates light glare." Introduced by Google engineers today, PhotoScan is available in the app store.
Google Translate improvements
Google announced yesterday that the translating software is now equipped with "neural machine translation," which means it can translate whole sentences at a time instead of breaking them into phrases and individual words. This will make all translations more natural with better syntax and grammar. The new method cuts down errors from 55 percent to 85 percent.
Social media's actual role in the election
According to President-elect Donald Trump's digital director yesterday, Facebook was massively influential during the election--not because of fake news posts, but because it helped generate the majority of the campaign's $250 million in online fundraising. Mark Zuckerberg came out in defense of Facebook on Saturday.
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