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3 January 2018

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at iPhone photos, an Internet hub, a iMac Pro teardown, Photolemur, Nvidia and Scott Everett at DPReview.

  • Rob Dunsford presents The 100 Best iPhone Photos of 2017 from the iPhone Photography School's weekly photo contests. "If you're in need of inspiration for your iPhone photography, there's nothing more inspiring than looking at other people's beautiful images," he writes.
  • Peter Garritano provides a peek at one "of the world's largest and most heavily guarded hubs of global Internet infrastructure" in 22 images.
  • iFixit has published its iMac Pro Teardown. "We dropped $4,999 to get our hands on the hot new space gray Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard -- and Apple was generous enough to throw in a brand-new iMac Pro for no extra charge!" the adventure begins, tongue in cheek. We're coming to believe the iMac may be the platform of the future for photographers. Less expensive than the MacBook Pro and more in touch with the surrounding universe.
  • Derrick Story takes a look at Photolemur 2.2, which "uses image recognition technology that understands different components of a photo, then applies up to 12 different algorithms in an attempt to improve it." Beware of automating artistic decisions, we always say.
  • In How an AI 'Cat-And-Mouse Game' Generates Believable Fake Photos, Cade Metz and Keith Collins present a familiar face. But the woman in this photo is a computer-generated fake celebrity generated by software developed at Nvidia.
  • In A Letter From the Publisher, Scott Everett announces his appointment as general manager and publisher of DPReview, replacing Simon Joinson, who moved to Amazon Lab126 as a principal in device image quality in October. Everett becomes the third publisher of the site founded by Phil Askey and now owned by Amazon.

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