GOOGLE CLIPS REVIEW A new way to control
GOOGLE CLIPS REVIEW A new way to control

GOOGLE CLIPS REVIEW A new way to control

Google Chrome 79: A new way to control videos and songs

Chrome 79 was launched more than a week ago. This new version includes news like real-time phishing protection,

websites with TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 marked as unsafe,

. Now, they have released a new multimedia control panel for videos that will make it easy to control the videos and music that we are playing in the background.

Universal media controls: GOOGLE CLIPS

the new Chrome 79 Videos and Songs panel
For those who do not, you have dozens of tabs open,

and you are listening to YouTube music in one of them. If you wanted to pause the song or switch to another song, you had to manually search for the tab. This day ends,

because when we play a video or song,

we will now have a new button to the right of the Chrome profile photo.

If we click on this button,

a small window will be displayed in which we can go back to the previous song,

go back,

pause, move forward or switch to the next song.

The option to move forward or backward jumps from 5 seconds, as if we were giving it with the arrow keys. In order to skip the song’s YouTube buttons,

you must be in a playlist. In the upper right corner, we also see the close icon Close the video tab without having to go to it.

The color and background of the popup adapts to the content to be able to recognize it more easily, along with the display of thumbnails if the video contains it,

as in the case of YouTube. In addition,

we will open the largest possible number of pop-ups such as video clips or multimedia content that we open,

Clips camera

so that we can control all the videos that we have opened from the same site.

That’s the main problem that Google is trying to solve with its new Clips camera, a $ 249 device available starting today that uses artificial intelligence to automatically capture important moments in your life.

Google says it’s for all of the in-between moments you might miss when your phone or camera isn’t in your hand.

to take the picture. The other issue Google is trying to solve with Clips is letting you spend more time interacting with your kids directly,

without having a phone or camera separating you, while still getting some photos.

camera separating

One thing that I’ve discovered is that people know right away it’s a camera and react to it just like other any camera. That might mean avoiding its view when they see it, or, like in the case of my three-year-old, walking up to it and smiling or picking it up. That has made it tough to capture candids, since, for the Clips to really work, it needs to be close to its subject. Maybe over time, your family would learn to ignore it and those candid shots could happen, but in my couple weeks of testing, my family hasn’t acclimated to its presence.

makes Clips special

Inside is what supposedly makes Clips special: it’s running Google’s people-detection algorithms to recognize familiar faces and “interesting” activity and then automatically capture moments that you might care about. But Clips isn’t recording video or sound; it’s technically shooting a bunch of still images, which it then stitches into seven-second “clips.” You can then edit those down or pull stills out of them with the Clips app on your phone. It’s basically making high-resolution GIFs out of the sequences of images.

The big button on the front of the camera can be used to manually take a photo (or “clip”), or you can use the app on your phone to see what the camera is viewing and take shots there. But the point of Clips is to let the camera and Google’s algorithms take pictures automatically so you can just enjoy your time and then look at the memories it captures later on.

Once the camera has captured a bunch of clips

you use the app to browse through them on your phone, edit them down to shorter versions, grab still images,

or just save the whole thing to your phone’s storage for sharing and editing later. The Clips app is supposed

to learn based on which clips you save and deem “important”

and then prioritize capturing similar clips in the future.

You can also hit a toggle to view “suggested” clips for saving, which is basically what the app thinks you’ll like out of the clips it has captured.

The camera’s ultra-wide-angle field of view (it captures something similar to what a 10mm lens on a full-frame DSLR sees)

makes it easy to position without a screen and be assured that you’ll get something in the frame, but it’s bad for pictures of people,

as it distorts facial features in an unflattering way.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Likewise,

anything near the sides of the frame is wildly distorted. Your subjects also have to be within roughly 10 feet of the camera,

lest they are tiny in the resulting image. But the Clips’ fixed-focus lens has a range of about three feet to infinity,

so nothing close to the camera is ever sharp. Even then, subjects within its range never really look sharp, either. That wouldn’t be an issue if the Clips were capturing heartwarming moments that I wouldn’t otherwise be able to get, but as I mentioned earlier,

that hasn’t been the case in my experience.

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