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Google Clips – a camera designed to capture ‘genuine and spontaneous’ moments


* Google Clips rely on machine learning to detect the best time to capture pictures and record videos

* It also has a shutter button for manually capturing moments of choice

* Designed specifically with parents and pet owners in mind, it is available from December for $250


One of the stars at the Made by Google event in San Francisco is the Google Clips. A hands-free camera that can capture special moments in photos or video automatically.

The lightweight, square device can be attached to any stationary object so that it can capture those more “genuine and spontaneous” moments of people and pets – if you’ve been wondering what they are up to when you step out of the house.

The device depends on machine learning to detect the best time to snap or record videos. There is also a shutter button both on the camera and the corresponding app, should you wish to capture any moment of your choosing.

The Google Clip app is available both to Android and iOS devices, and moments captured by the camera are wirelessly sync to the corresponding app on your phone within seconds

Concerning privacy, Juston Payne, Product Manager, Google Clips said: “We know privacy and control really matter, so we’ve been thoughtful about this for Clips users, their families, and friends. Clips was designed and engineered with these principles in mind.

“It looks like a camera, and lights up when it’s on so everyone knows what Clips does and when it’s capturing.

“It works best when used at home with family and close friends. As you capture with Clips, the camera learns to recognise the faces of people that matter to you and helps you capture more moments of them.

“Finally, all the machine learning happens on the device itself. And just like any point-and-shoot, nothing leaves your device until you decide to save it and share it.”

The device will sell for $250 when it becomes available in December. The Google Clips is designed specifically with parents and pet owners in mind.

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