Google’s hidden treasure [Google Art Project]

Let me guess…Like everybody else, you also have a passion for something and that is arts and culture? but don’t have enough time or money to travel around the world to visit and see what a beauty it is either natural or made by humans.
Every now and then comes a time where people adore artistic and cultural things but their affection towards it faint over the period of time as they don’t experience the events.
In this busy world, not everyone can travel to museums around the globe to see the beautiful art, designs, and craftsmanship. So Google just as before didn’t disappoint us and helped by bringing those astonishing crafts within our fingertips as they launched Google Art Project. The main purpose of Google Art Project was to bring the artworks at the museums all over the world within everyone’s reach.

What is Google Art Project?

Launched in the year of 2011 on February 01, the basic incentive for this project was to enable users to view artworks collected from different museums in different cities across the globe, to virtually tour the museums from the user itself.

Portraits, images or contextual information can be virtually visited with the help of this product allowing a user to view his/her favorite art-piece and compile them into their own collection.
Google recently collaborated with 151 art museums and galleries to publish the work by many artists. With tens of thousands of artworks residing on this platform. Google allows a museum or an art gallery to select one artwork which will be captured in ultra-high resolution, a gigapixel image containing a large number of pixels as compared to average digital camera

Technology Used:

To bring this project to us Google used multiple technologies mainly involved street view and Picasa. An indoor version of street view was created by Google the camera which was placed on a trolley could be moved around rather than a camera placed on top of a car.
Panoramic heads CLAUSS RODEON VR Head HD and CLAUSS VR Head ST made it possible to capture a highly dense Pixeled image for perfect viewing of the portraits.


The features provided by this platform are to make sure that the user’s experience isn’t compromised and enjoyed to the fullest. Features listed below are from both website and application of Google Art Project available at Google play store.

Zoom In and Out: To experience every detail within a user’s angle, a user can zoom in and zoom out within any particular picture he may like.

Virtual Reality (VR): If experiencing this product through a phone, VR can also be connected to the application for completely indulging a user at whatever he may look.

Explore by time and color: Explore artworks by filtering time and color

Virtual tours: The most stunning feature apart from some others, is this allowing you to visit the landmarks virtually.

Artists: Search results of different artists by artist name or time whichever you may like.

Daily Stories: Learn something new every time you open the application some new stories you may find interesting to be viewed.

Art Recognizer: This feature allows you to learn more about any artwork just by pointing your camera at towards it.

Collection:  Whichever artwork you may like just collect them and share with your friends. Make a collection of your own artworks.

Historical Events: Some of the most iconic events occurred in our world through time can be relived.

: By turning your location ON, you can find museums and cultural events around you.
Exhibits: Take guided tours organized by experts.

Notifications: Updates on the top arts & culture stories can be received just by subscribing.

Final words: Google Art Project is a product we’ve all been waiting for in our lives, because of the affection and curiousness every person feel whether related to past events, pictures, sculptures, or famous portraits that we are not able to visit and see with our bare eyes.
Allowing us to virtually visit the museums or spectate the guided tours organized by experts. A product that you can’t hate and to the admirers of art, this is just the place for you.

Google’s Pixel 2- The Review

Fasten your seatbelts as Google launched its 2nd edition of Pixel phones this year and they look even more impressive than ever,
Dominating the Android phone market previously with its striking features and one of the best camera phones ever, new Google pixel 2 and pixel 2 XL is even better with handful amount of improvements made.                                         
Design: The design of the Google Pixel 2 and XL phone does not differ much from its ancestor. The rear end of the phone consists aluminum back and a smooth glass panel which doesn’t cover the fingerprint sensor this time. The camera is at the top corner of the frame with Google’s logo placed at the bottom. The panel covering the lens and flash is smooth whereas the other half of the back case is rough and won’t be slipping off the table. The volume and unlock buttons are on the right side of the phone.
The front design in both models is slightly different as one is a 5-inch phone with more bezel than new phones of this generation and the other is 6-inch mobile phone consisting more of a screen.
Specifications & Performance: Both Google Pixel 2 and XL have same specs with the latest version of Android Oreo 8.0 is integrated into the new Pixel 2 phones making it 2x times faster than before and allowing you to see multiple apps at once without force-quitting or hanging. 
Introducing the most Eye-Gazing feature of the Pixel phone which people kept buzzing about is its camera.
The 12MP rear with the f/1.8 aperture which shoots up to 4k video making it astonishing and impressive among the fellow smartphones. With 8MP at Front and f/2.4 aperture, this camera is hard to beat in a world full of camera featured phones. Never worry about your phone’s storage as this phone allows you to save an unlimited amount of photos and videos that will be stored and you can have whichever you may like. The Chip in this phone is a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 and 2.3 GHz of a processor for faster and enhanced usage combined together with 4gb of ram with an option of 64gb & 128gb of storage.
The bigger Pixel 2 phone(XL) is a 3520 mAh battery and the smaller one comes in 2700 mAh not so quite impressive in the little one.
This phone comes in three different colors, Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue, on the other hand, the XL comes in Just Black and Black & White.
Major Changes: Google Pixel 2 becomes water-resistant this time after some backlashes they got on the phone launched the previous year. It has IP67 water and dust-resistant technology which means it can last up to 30 minutes in 1m of depth in water.  No 3.5mm headphone jack which has been removed making the users edgy as they won’t be able to connect headphones.
Pricing: Talking about the price of both, as the two phones are almost of the same hardware and features but drastically change in terms of pricing Google Pixel 2 is starting at $649 and XL starts at $849. The cost varies with the storage capacity.                                                        
Pros: Pictures and videos take up the major part of the storage on a phone and this problem is eradicated by Google Pixel 2 as you get unlimited free space for saving loads and loads of photos and videos. The camera is one of the many reasons people waited for and it didn’t disappoint.
Cons: The bezels in the Pixel 2 are simply the downgrade in its competitive market leaving huge spaces at top and bottom of the screen making it more like a 2015 phone as its competitors are moving towards edge-to-edge screens.
No headphone jack feature may have upset some customers as they won’t be able to connect headphones rather than Google pixel 2  Earbuds.

Final verdict: Tech news today features Google Pixel 2 as it was one of the most awaited mobile phones of the year 2017. Its camera inspires people to capture miniature events and allowing amateurs to take a professional photo. While its striking features doesn’t disappoint its users either, every feature lures the customer towards buying it. This mobile phone of 2017 was a technological advancement to Google itself and to the world of Android users.