If there wasn't already a mountain of pressure on Apple to deliver something spectacular with this year's iPhone update, there surely is now. If you haven't noticed, Samsung has released the Galaxy S8 and S8, and they're pretty remarkable. As a former iPhone 7 Plus user, the S8 might very well be the best phone I've ever used, with a stunning screen, speedy processor, and, yes, a gorgeous design.
I've been reading about Gcam, the Google X project that was first sparked by the need for a tiny camera to fit inside Google Glass, before evolving to power the world-beating camera of the Google Pixel. Gcam embodies an atypical approach to photography in seeking to find software solutions for what have traditionally been hardware problems. Well, others have tried, but those have always seemed like inchoate gimmicks, so I guess the unprecedented thing about Gcam is that it actually works. But the most exciting thing is what it portends.