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The mapping app can provide surprising solace for grieving loved ones

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At last, the end of sketchy compression

Credit: Eric Ravenscraft

We went stargazing with product manager Alex Schiffhauer to learn more about the new phone’s astrophotography mode

Illustration: crimson_bones-animations

Old tech like disposable cameras inadvertently reinforced the vitality of real life, but modern cameras now create a superior virtual world we don’t feel good enough for

John William Waterhouse, “Echo and Narcissus.” Public domain.

Sharing photos outside of social media made me feel good about photography again

Credit: Priscilla Du Preez/Unsplash

A program just can’t tell what’s ‘interesting’

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By systematically distorting the images we see and create, A.I. is shifting perceptions and ultimately changing our relationship with the physical world

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As smartphones increasingly compete on photography, an additional lens gives the iPhone significantly more information about the world around it

Apple executives present the new photography features on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro line at the company’s keynote event on Tuesday.


Our shared photographs now create nostalgia in real time

Photo by Rachael Crowe on Unsplash

The company’s first action cam is a rugged winner

The front-facing screen makes life easy for the action star. Photo by Lance Ulanoff

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