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GoPro's new Quik app makes highlight reels from your favorite photos


Since 2019, GoPro has worked to streamline its two mobile apps into a single experience. As of today, that project is complete, with the company merging its GoPro and Quik apps into a single offering named after the latter. In its newest iteration, Quik also has a new purpose. According to the company, the app is something anyone can use, whether they have a GoPro camera or not, to manage their media library and rediscover their favorite memories. At a time when so many photo library apps are adding AI components to help people cull and organize their best shots and clips, GoPro's approach is refreshingly old-school.

Samsung launches new flagship Galaxy S21 range

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Samsung has unveiled its latest range of flagship smartphones, with three models ranging in price from £769 ($799) to £1,149 ($1,199). The S21 range from the South Korean tech giant features an entry-level model, the mid-range Plus, and the Ultra – which is the first S Series phone to be compatible with the Samsung's S-Pen stylus. The stand-out feature on all three devices is the upgraded rear camera system, which was heavily leaked ahead of today's announcement and features night and portrait mode as well as its 100x'space zoom'. Pre-orders of the handsets open today, and the phones will be available as of January 29. The Ultra also comes with S-pen compatibility, the first Galaxy device to do so.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 is an AI and computer vision powerhouse


Although Apple's latest A14 Bionic chip enabled the iPhone 12 family and iPad Air tablets to deliver impressive performance improvements, Qualcomm is making clear that the next generation of Android devices will rely heavily on advanced AI and computer vision processors to retake the performance lead. Teased yesterday at Qualcomm's virtual Tech Summit, the Snapdragon 888 is getting a full reveal today, and the year-over-year gains are impressive, notably including the largest jump in AI performance in Snapdragon history. The Snapdragon 888's debut is significant for technical decision makers because the chip will power most if not all of 2021's flagship Android phones, which collectively represent a large share of the over two billion computers sold globally each year. Moreover, the 888's increasing reliance on AI processing demonstrates how machine learning's role is now critical in advancing all areas of computing, ranging from how devices work when they're fully on to what they're quietly doing when not in active use. From a high-level perspective, the Snapdragon 888 is a sequel to last year's flagship 865 chips, leveraging 5-nanometer process technology and tighter integration with 5G and AI chips to deliver performance and power efficiency gains.

In 2020, neural chips helped smartphones finally eclipse pro cameras


When photographer Chase Jarvis coined the famous saying "The best camera is the one you have with you," he was revealing an unspoken truth: Even professionals carried point-and-shoot cameras despite owning DSLRs and dedicated video cameras. His message was that great photographers create compelling images with whatever they have on hand, but the sentiment wound up setting the stage for a massive disruption of traditional imaging -- one that saw famed portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz embrace Google's Pixel still cameras and filmmaker Steven Soderbergh start shooting movies with iPhones. The year 2020 will be remembered for many negative reasons, but it should also be marked as the time when technology caught up with and redefined Jarvis' saying. Thanks in large part to improved sensors and the neural cores in mobile processors made by Qualcomm and Apple, this was the year when standalone photo and video cameras were surpassed by smartphones in important ways, such that "the one you have with you" will now actually be either your best or most capable camera. Unlike single-purpose cameras, the latest smartphones now create 3D scans of objects and rooms, AI-optimized images, and cinema-quality Dolby Vision HDR videos that even professional cameras can't replicate.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya on the Inherent Intimacy of Photography


In the interview, Paul breaks down the difference between artist and photographer, shares what it was like to get recognized for his work at an early age, and explains why critical praise doesn't always translate to monetary success. After the interview, Rumaan and co-host Isaac Butler talk about why it's so difficult to sum up visual art with language. Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to

Improving my iPhone photos with ShiftCam's lens case


I used to carry a pocket camera everywhere I went. For many years it was a 110 Instamatic camera that came free when collecting enough cans of fizzy pop. Then it was a classic 35mm pocket camera, before I switched to my final film format APS. When digital came along I was a quick convert, using Casio, Canon, Ricoh, and Nikon devices for when a DSLR was too big. It was easy to throw a small camera in my backpack and be ready for anything.

The Death of the Photo Studio


How GPT-3, your smartphone and Augmented Reality can disrupt a dinosaur industry. The earliest photographic studios made use of painters' lighting techniques to create portraits. In my country, generations of Indians would assemble under the studio lights to get that perfect family portrait. We have come a staggering distance since then. Today, these photo studios that were responsible for many families and their portraits, have all but disappeared.

Sony, Microsoft strike deal on tiny AI chip with huge potential

The Japan Times

Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. have partnered to embed artificial intelligence capabilities into the Japanese company's latest imaging chip, a big boost for a camera product the electronics giant describes as a world first for commercial customers. The new module's big advantage is that it has its own processor and memory built in, which allows it to analyze video using AI tech like Microsoft's Azure, but in a self-contained system that's faster, simpler and more secure to operate than existing methods. The two companies are appealing to retail and logistics businesses with potential uses like optimizing warehouse and factory automation, quantifying the flow of customers through stores and making cars smarter about their drivers and environment. At a time of increasing public surveillance to help rein in the spread of the coronavirus, this new smart camera also has the potential to offer more privacy-conscious monitoring. And should its technology be adapted for personal devices, it even holds promise for advancing mobile photography.

Oldest Recorded Film "Roundhay Garden Scene" from 1888 Gets Boosted to 60FPS by AI – TechEBlog


Up Your Game: The Mavic Air 2 camera drone takes power and portability to the next level. It combines a powerful camera with intelligent shooting modes for stunning results. Push your imagination to its limits because aerial photography has never been this easy. Next-Level Content: Capture impressive 48MP photos with a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor while the 3-axis gimbal provides 4K/60fps video. The secret to incredible HDR video is a high-performance Quad Bayer image sensor.

How does your smartphone use artificial intelligence (AI)? Descrier News


Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most exciting technological growth areas in recent years, with some investors like technologically-focused entrepreneur Tej Kohli predicting the sector will be worth $150 trillion (£125tn) by 2025, but why do we need the technology in our phones? Flagship devices today all come equipped with specialised AI processing chips, known and neural engines or neural processing units, from Apple's A12 Bionic CPU to Huawei's Kirin 980 or Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, and more and more tasks are using their advanced processing capabilities. The most obvious artificial intelligence in our phones are the voice assistants that learn to understand our voice commands and then act appropriately from telling us the weather to playing our favourite song or adding an appointment to our calendar. Google, Apple, and Amazon have steered clear of labelling their services as AI so as not to scare away users fearful of a robot takeover, but these services rely on machine learning to function – understanding what you are telling them to do and then performing the right action. Possibly the most advanced implementation of any digital assistant is Google's Duplex service that will make calls and interact with other people and businesses on your behalf.