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iPhone 11's Deep Fusion camera: Is this all there is? (Tom's Guide)

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Apple’s newest contribution to the smartphone computational-photography arms race came wrapped in a fuzzy sweater, just in time for autumn. Deep Fusion is a method that, by all accounts, generates remarkably detailed photos on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. How? By fusing 12-megapixel multiple camera exposures into a single image, with every pixel of the image given the once-over by intense machine-learning algorithms.

Like so many camera phone innovations of the last few years, it’s a remarkable combination of sensor technology, optics and software that’s transforming how we take pictures.

And yet … Deep Fusion and its sweater also say a lot about the perplexing era the smartphone industry currently finds itself in. What does it say about a feature that creates appreciably better photographs, but in details that are hard to notice unless you zoom in all the way and carefully toggle back and forth between samples? Why is it that the best picture Apple could use to show off Deep Fusion was an awkward shot of a dude in a sweater? And what does it mean that Deep Fusion received a clever name and several slides in Apple’s biggest media event, but it’s invisible to users of the iPhone’s camera app?

What I’m saying is, this sweater raises a lot of questions.

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MotherHydra
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Apple: we use our customer base as beta testers. Fuck off Apple.
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Apple Card Offers a Disaster Relief Program

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Those who use the Apple Card and live in an area impacted by a natural disaster are being offered access to a new Apple Card Disaster Relief Program that might be welcome in trying financial times.

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Oh look, virtue signaling. It won’t help your disastrous software and hardware quality Apple.
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Beware Mail Data Loss in Catalina

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Here’s yet another reason to hold off on upgrading to macOS 10.15 Catalina—reports of data loss in Mail after updating its data store from Mojave to Catalina and when moving messages between mailboxes.

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Apple software quality folks. Fuck Apple. I’ll suffer with Windows if this is how it’s going to be.
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Blizzard Forcibly Changes Gay World of Warcraft Guild Name

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Blizzard Forcibly Changes Gay World of Warcraft Guild Name
World of Warcraft Classic
jlerman Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:55
WoW Classic Guild "GAY BOYS" Name Deemed Inappropriate

Blizzard changed the name of a World of Warcraft Classic guild with the name "GAY BOYS" after mass user reporting.

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MotherHydra
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More dumb chicom Blizzard shit.
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Fortnite Players Won’t Be Banned For Supporting Hong Kong, Says Epic Games

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We’ve reached a point in time where companies proudly boasting about not censoring or ruining the lives of gamers is...

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This is the right move.
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U.S. Blacklists 28 Chinese Entities While China Retaliates With U.S. Visa Restrictions

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China’s human rights abuses have not gone unnoticed by the Trump administration, despite it seeming like they’re giving them a...

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MotherHydra
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Who wants to go to a country where they put malware on your phone anyway? Fucking Chicoms.
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