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Japanese company Tone Mobile has released a very… special… new smartphone. Aimed at parents who want to keep their kids from making bad choices, the TONE e20 has an AI-powered “Smartphone Protection” feature that prevents users from shooting or saving “inappropriate” photos (read: naked pictures). The official Tone Mobile press release (translated) hails the TONE
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A San Francisco-based photographer is facing some legal backlash from the Golden Gate Bridge District over a photo that they claim he took from a restricted area. The photographer says the District is simply “hunting for money” by searching the Internet for pictures that they believe were taken from restricted areas. Bruce Getty is a
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Yesterday, Topaz Labs—the software company behind popular photo editing plugins and software like DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, and Gigapixel AI—announced that it will start charging for product upgrades. Users are understandably upset. The announcement was made by CEO Eric Yang through the Topaz Labs community forum, and as of this writing, it’s already generated 444
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Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain—the world’s biggest trade show for smartphone makers—has officially been cancelled for 2020. The news comes after several of the biggest exhibitors pulled out of the show at the last minute due to fears about the spread of the Coronavirus. According to Bloomberg, the 2020 expo was officially cancelled less
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The National Park Service is warning that Yosemite’s famous Horsetail Fall may not deliver for this year’s natural “Firefall.” Though the park is preparing for an influx of photographers by implementing significant restrictions, an alert on the NPS site says the fall has “little to no water” right now. The annual “Firefall” happens in mid-February
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Free Lightroom alternative RawTherapee just released version 5.8. And in addition to the usual compatibility and performance improvements, the open source software has also added an impressive new feature called “Capture Sharpening.” According to the release notes, Capture Sharpening specifically addresses detail that is lost to lens blur (AKA diffraction). “It takes place right after
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Fujifilm has apparently dropped ambassador Tatsuo Suzuki from its X Photographer program after Suzuki’s “in your face” street photography shooting style sparked controversy over the past week. It all started after Fujifilm announced the new X100V and released a series of videos showing photographers using the camera. One of them featured street photographer Tatsuo Suzuki:
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After many accurate rumors and leaks over the past couple of weeks, Fujifilm has officially unveiled the long-awaited X100V: a fixed-lens APS-C camera with a redesigned lens, the latest generation of X-Trans sensor, a 2-way tilting rear LCD screen, “optional” weather resistance, and much more. The new Fujifilm X100V is replacing the X100F that came
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Late last week, controversial free stock photography website Unsplash announced that the Library of Congress, CDC, the New York Public Library and 10 other major institutions would be adding hundreds of scientific and historic images from their collection to the site’s archive. While Unsplash is best known as a source of free stock photography uploaded
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We crossed the 1 trillion frames-per-second barrier a while back, but a group of Caltech scientists just made another leap. Their new camera doesn’t just shoot up to 1 trillion fps, it can do it while capturing transparent objects like neurons and invisible phenomena like shockwaves. The camera does something called phase-sensitive compressed ultrafast photography
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