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NVIDIA’s AI Can Magically Transfer One Photo’s Style to Another


NVIDIA has unveiled a new AI algorithm called FastPhotoStyle that can transfer the style from any photo to another photo, producing impressive, photo-realistic results seemingly by magic. The algorithm was developed by a team of scientists at NVIDIA and the University of California, Merced. It was published last month in ...

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The $399 Laowa 25mm Macro Lens vs the $1,050 Canon MP-E 65mm


In January 2018, I had the opportunity to test a pre-production version of Laowa’s first lens in 2018, the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x. It is a niche high magnification macro lens touted to be the answer or alternative to the Canon MP-E 65mm for non-Canon users (especially Nikon macro photographers). ...

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This New Instagram Shadowban Tester Examines Your Last 10 Posts


Instagram has been accused of “shadowbanning” users and posts starting about a year ago, preventing tagged content from properly appearing in searches for those tags. After photographers and others complained last year, someone made a tool for checking to see if you’ve been shadowbanned. Now there’s a new and improved ...

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Google to Buy Lytro for ~$40M: Report


Google is reportedly in the process of acquiring the light field camera startup company Lytro with a price tag somewhere in the range of $25 million to $40 million. TechCrunch reports that despite receiving no official comment from Google and Lytro, “several” people familiar with the deal have confirmed it. ...

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This Robot is Made of Canon DSLR Gear


If you ever completely total a pricey collection of camera equipment, perhaps you should consider turning it into a one-of-a-kind robot sculpture for your home or office. Craig of Canon Rumors was visiting the Canon Canada customer service center earlier this month when he came across the strange sight above: ...

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This Guy Flew His Camera Drone to 33,000 Feet


People commonly send up cameras on weather balloons these days to shoot photos and videos from extreme altitudes, but one Russian man recently did something different: he flew a camera drone to 33,000 feet (~10km). The pilot, Денис Корякин, was flying a hobbyist drone that weighs 2.34 pounds (1.06kg) and ...

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