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Apple Acquires Camera Sensor Startup Behind QuantumFilm: Report


Apple has quietly acquired Invisage, the camera sensor startup company behind QuantumFilm, according to a new report. Image Sensors World reports that Apple closed a deal to acquire InVisage back in July 2017, and that some of the employees of InVisage have joined Apple while others were let go. We ...

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This Music Video is a Weird Photoshop Editing Timelapse


Here’s the new official music video for the song “Do I Have to Talk You Into It” by Spoon. If you’re a photographer who has watched post-processing tutorials online, the concept of this music video will be strangely familiar to you: it’s a Photoshop editing timelapse. The 4.5-minute video shows ...

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This Neural Network Enhances Phone Photos to ‘DSLR-Quality’


Want to turn your smartphone snapshots into DSLR-quality photos? A group of scientists in Switzerland is trying to help make that possible. They’ve created a neural network that aims to automatically enhance low-quality phone snapshots into “DSLR-quality photos.” The research group at ETH Zurich detailed their new artificial intelligence photo ...

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Nikon Closes Camera Factory in China, Blames Rise of Smartphones


Nikon announced today that it will be shutting down its digital camera factory in the Jiangsu province China, blaming the rise of smartphones for the demise of the compact digital camera market. The decision, made by Nikon’s board of directors at a meeting today, closes Nikon Imaging (China), a subsidiary ...

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Incredible Chemical Reactions Caught on Camera


Beauty of Science is a project that wants to engage people with science through stunning macro photos and videos of chemical reactions. Photographer Wenting Zhu of Hefei, China, captures the incredible sequences of chemistry in action. Here are two videos show gas-generating reactions taking place. Each clip is annotated with the ...

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This is the Chaos Caused by Flying a Drone Near an Airport


On July 2nd, 2017, Gatwick Airport in the UK was forced to suspend its runways for a total of 14 minutes because a drone was flown in restricted airspace. This 2-minute visualization released by NATS shows the chaos that ensued. An approaching aircraft reported a sighting of a drone in ...

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