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

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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

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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

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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

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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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