Samsung Galaxy fakes moon shots
Handset uses AI trickery, not a real picture.
Samsung’s Galaxy phones are supposedly able to take stunning 100x photos of the moon, rendering it in amazing detail.
Oddly, the phones aren’t able to take similarly amazing pictures of other objects at 100x. How come?
Well, it appears the cameras use AI trickery to create false images of the moon — as cleverly documented by a user on Reddit.
Even though Samsung has a trashy reputation, this hits a new low!
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Tim Cook is pushing to launch Apple’s AR/VR headset sooner than later, despite internal pushback.
Momax makes great Apple accessories, and its charging AirBox travel case looks fantastic. (Plus, now it’s on sale.)
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Got Nintendo DS games running on my phone!
Any hidden gems I should play? https://t.co/a7mahvp7Ao
— Pascal Pixel (@PascalPixel)
Mar 13, 2023
This is basically ChatGPT running on a MacBook. I thought that 12 -18 months LLMs would become commoditized and available to any app developer for free. It's happened in < 1 month! The speed of AI advancement is unprecedented.
It's also worth nothing Apple's Neural Engine… https://t.co/x6y6ZojNB2 https://t.co/vTbETTGpW9
— Rajiv Khaneja (@rajivkhaneja)
Mar 12, 2023
Oh yeah this wall a W 🔥🎨 https://t.co/WUB4VM90Tn
— Zachary Anderson (@EzTech231)
Mar 13, 2023
One more thing ...
So if Apple just becomes a place where computers are a commodity item and where the romance is gone, and where people forget that computers are the most incredible invention that man has ever invented, then I'll feel I have lost Apple. But if I'm a million miles away and all those people still feel those things and they're still working to make the next great personal computer, then I will feel that my genes are still in there.
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