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Canon Purchased a Supercomputer for ‘No-Prototype’ Product Development

According to Fujitsu, Canon Inc. has just placed an order for one of its ultra-powerful PRIMEHPC FX1000 supercomputers with the goal of turning their product development cycle into a “no-prototype” affair where things like impact, functionality, and airflow tests can be run on CAD designs instead of real products. It’s no mystery that, thanks in …

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This ‘AI Camera Assistant’ Has Raised Over $3.7 Million on Kickstarter

Arsenal—the “camera assistant” gadget that uses AI to pick your camera settings for you—is back on Kickstarter. After successfully funding and shipping version 1 to over 15,000 backers, creator Ryan Stout is back with Arsenal 2, and he’s already raised nearly $4 million! Arsenal, and now Arsenal 2, was created by software developer and photographer …

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Newspaper Navigator Lets You Search 1.56M Newspaper Photos Throughout History

The Library of Congress has created something really cool. It’s called the Newspaper Navigator, and it’s an AI-powered image search that lets you browse through over 1.5 million newspaper photos from over 16 million pages worth of digitized newspapers published between 1900 and 1963. The Newspaper Navigator project is the brainchild of Computer Science PhD …

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Samsung Unveils ‘Next-Level’ 980 PRO SSD with 7,000 MB/s Read Speed

Samsung has just unveiled the latest and greatest in NVMe SSD technology with the release of the 980 PRO: the company’s first PCIe 4.0 solid state drive that’s “designed for professionals and consumers who want cutting-edge performance in their high-end PCs, workstations and game consoles.” This SSD is aimed squarely at two groups: gamers and …

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IKEA Used a CGI ‘Influencer’ as the Model for Its New Ad Campaign

IKEA’s transition from photography to all-CGI advertising is almost complete. After moving most of their catalog “photography” over to CGI many years ago, IKEA Japan’s latest ad campaign takes this approach to the next level by using a CGI model. Specifically, the campaign features CGI Instagram ‘Influencer’ Imma. It might all sound a bit Black …

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ON1 Unveils ON1 Photo RAW 2021 and Launches All-New ON1 Portrait AI

Portland-based software company ON1 made three announcements yesterday. It launched a new application called ON1 Portrait AI, pushed a major update to ON1 Photo RAW Mobile for iOS and Android, and unveiled the latest version of the ON1 Photo RAW desktop editor, which will officially launch in October. ON1 Portrait AI As the name suggests, …

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