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The OnePlus 6T is a Harder Sell Now Nightscape Mode Has Come to OnePlus 6

As I noted in my review, there aren't a whole lot of differences between the OnePlus 6 and 6T, especially where software is concerned. Aside from a few small features the two ran nearly identical versions of Oxygen OS, all of which make upgrading from a OnePlus 6 a very hard sell. Now Nightscape mode, one of the major selling points of the 6T's camera, has come to the OnePlus 6, making the chance people will upgrade even less likely. Read More >>

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Flickr Is Going to Delete a Bunch of Photos—Back Up Yours Now

Flickr is under new ownership and that means new rules. Now it’s time to back up all those photos that you just assumed would be there forever. Read More >>

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See the Glorious Winners of the 2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest

A stunning photograph of America’s Badlands—with the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies in the background—captured the top prize of this year’s Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Read More >>

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Apple Is Fixing at Least One Big Problem With the iPhone XS and XR

The Verge is claiming that Apple plans to fix a major flaw found in the newest iPhones. Dubbed “Beautygate,” the current batch of iPhones including the XS, XS Max, and XR, have a tendency to be overly aggressive in beautifying the subjects of portraits. Read More >>

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These Award Winning Photos Capture Nature’s Most Mesmerising Patterns

Nature hides patterns everywhere. The key is knowing where to look. Read More >>

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Award-Winning Microscopic Video of Growing Zebrafish Embryos Is Mesmerising

A glowing, branching web slowly grows more and more tiny connections, with thin white tendrils reaching in to a black void. It looks like a fractal art piece. But in fact, it’s someone’s science research — the developing nervous system of a zebrafish embryo. Read More >>

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These Photos of Typhoon Trami Are Jaw-Dropping 

Look, I’m as sick of typhoons and hurricanes menacing humanity as you are. They’re planetary bullies and they suck. But I can take a begrudging moment to appreciate how they look from space. Read More >>

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The New GoPro Hero 7 Black Promises Smoother Footage, But That’s About it

Following another round of in-store display leaks that GoPro just can’t seem to avoid, the action cam maker officially announced today a new 7-series line featuring three compact cameras differentiated by scaling features, but now easily distinguished by black, silver, and white housings. Read More >>

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Thanos Faces Horror’s Most Iconic Villains in This Killer Photo

Even with the help of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes couldn’t defeat Thanos. But maybe a bloodier solution would do the trick. What if five icons of horror decided to battle the Mad Titan instead? Read More >>

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The DJI Mavic 2 Is Our New Favourite Drone

The idea behind the DJI Mavic promises that any adventurer can take professional-grade aerial photography with a compact drone. That’s probably why the company called the original model the Mavic Pro, even though the drone had its shortcomings. With the Mavic 2 series, however, that proposition gets more interesting with the introduction of interchangeable camera systems which define each new model. This, combined with some nuanced but meaningful design upgrades, makes DJI’s new flagship drone live up to old promises. Read More >>

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Leaked GoPro Product Display Appears to Show the Unreleased Hero 7

Images of the next line of GoPro cameras, the Hero 7, appear to have been leaked in the form of a product display via Reddit, the Verge reported on Saturday. Read More >>

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This Online AI Tool Takes Your Words And Turns Them Into Nightmares

We’ve seen lots of machine learning systems create strange new phrases and dreamlike images after being trained on large amounts of data. But a new website lets you do the generating, and the results are just as bizarre as you’d expect: Read More >>

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This Visual Effects Artist’s Masterful Age-Reversal Skills Are the Closest Thing We Have to Time Travel

It’s a technique that’s often used for flashback sequences in movies when an older actor plays a much younger version of himself like Kurt Russell did in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But the results are never quite perfect, or at least don’t reach the impressive level of pixel perfection that compositor Rousselos Aravantinos did with this 4K digital touch-up that made this model look 30 years younger. Read More >>

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Watch This Robotic Camera Rig Create 3D Animations With Light

Instead of repeatedly standing in front of a camera and waving an LED bulb to create long-exposure light paintings, Josh Sheldon automated the process with an impressive photography rig that takes orders directly from 3D animation software. The resulting animations, made with precise camera moves and robot-controlled lights, are like nothing you’ve ever seen. Read More >>

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Some of the Most Spectacular Astronomy Images of 2018

Over 4,200 photographs were submitted to this year’s Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, but only these 25 images made it to the shortlist. Read More >>