Google is making machine learning faster and more consistent across Android

Following yesterday’s main presentation at Google I/O 2021, the company held several sessions that are now available on-demand via YouTube. One of the sessions covered what’s new in machine learning for Android and how Google is making it faster and more consistent for developers. Machine learning is responsible for powering features Android owners use every … Read more

Vulkan Video API could help video editors be less terrible

The Vulkan API was an important milestone in computer graphics when it was first released in 2016. It provided a cross-platform competitor to Microsoft’s DirectX framework, becoming the true successor to the aging OpenGL architecture. Vulkan 1.2 was finalized over a year ago, and now a minor update is introducing something new — video support. … Read more

Google Duo uses a new codec for better call quality over poor connections

Update 1 (04/09/2021 @ 03:45 PM ET): Google has released the source code for Lyra, the new low-bitrate speech codec used by Google Duo. Click here for more information. The article, as published on March 1, 2021, is preserved below. While U.S. carriers are busy marketing their new 5G networks, the reality is that the … Read more