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The future of photography is code

What’s in a camera? A lens, a shutter, a light-sensitive surface and, increasingly, a set of highly sophisticated algorithms. While the physical components are still improving bit by bit, Google, Samsung and Apple are increasingly investing in (and showcasing) improvements wrought entirely from code. Computational photography is the only real ...

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Researchers create virtual smells by electrocuting your nose

The IEEE has showcased one of the coolest research projects I’ve seen this month: virtual smells. By stimulating your olfactory nerve with a system that looks like one of those old-fashioned kids electronics kits, they’ve been able to simulate smells. The project is pretty gross. To simulate a smell, the ...

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Memory raises $5M to bring AI to time tracking

Memory, a startup out of Norway and maker of time tracking app Timely, has raised $5 million in further funding. Leading the round is Concentric, and Investinor, with participation from existing investor SNÖ Ventures. The company had previously raised $1 million in 2016 from 500 Startups, and SNÖ. Founded by ...

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Telcos flailing against tide to turn into dumb pipes

(Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet) It’s a funny quirk of 21st century economics that public companies can be profitable, but just not profitable enough, and few sectors feel the need to reinvent themselves into super-profit machines more than telecommunications carriers. In the modern day, it is an exceptional listed company that is ...

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iPhone XR Australian pricing

Pricing for the iPhone XR has been revealed alongside pre-orders ahead of launch on October 26 by Australia’s three mobile carriers, as well as by Apple Australia. Buying the iPhone XR outright from Apple will cost Australians AU$1,229 for the 64GB model, AU$1,299 for the 128GB version, and AU$1,479 for ...

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