The Morning After: Leica’s new camera was designed to fight disinformation

In this dizzying world of digital tricks and image manipulation where you can erase objects and alter images with a smartphone swipe, Leica wants photos taken with its cameras to leave a digital footprint, known as a content credential. Is. The M11-P also has a 60-megapixel sensor and the usual layout and Ducati styling.

Content credentials capture metadata about the photo – like the camera used, location, time and more – and lock them in a manifest wrapped with the image using a cryptographic key. Those credentials can be verified online and whenever someone later edits that photo, the changes are recorded in an updated manifest, bundled with the image and updated in the content credentials database.

Users can click on an icon to pull up all this historical disclosure information, and it is being described as "nutrition label" For photos.

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What to expect from Apple’s Scary Fast event?

M3-powered MacBook Pros and new iMacs.

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On All Hallows’ Eve… eve, Apple is hosting another event. It’s been dubbed “scary fast,” which is a good indicator that Apple will have some powerful new hardware (or chips) to show off. It’s been almost 17 months since Apple’s M2 system on a chip (SoC) was launched. Since many chip rivals are following an annual cadence for their chipsets, it may be time for the M3.

Most rumors suggest a new iMac, possibly powered by the new chip, and it’s too late to refresh the 24-inch iMac. Or maybe the company will scare us all by increasing the subscription price even higher.

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The Xiaomi 14 Pro has a faster Leica camera and comes in a Titanium edition

At the moment, it is only headed towards China.

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Xiaomi recently introduced its 13T phone series outside Asia, and the company is already introducing more flagship phones in China. The Xiaomi 14 Pro features a 6.73-inch screen that offers an industry-leading peak brightness of 3,000 nits and a variable refresh rate from 1Hz to 120Hz. Its main camera has a variable aperture ranging from f/1.42 to f/4.0, a telephoto camera capable of 3.2x zoom, and a 50-megapixel f/2.2 camera for ultra-wide shots. The price of Xiaomi 14 Pro starts at 4,999 yuan (about $680), but if you want the Titanium version, it will cost you 6,499 yuan (about $890).

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Spotify looks set to overhaul its royalty model next year

It may enforce minimum play thresholds.

Spotify’s royalty model will be massively revamped next year "working artist" A big cut. It plans three changes, starting with establishing a minimum annual stream that a track must reach to generate royalties. Although these tracks make up a small percentage of the music on the platform, their royalties still cost Spotify millions of dollars per year. The second change is to detect illegal activity, such as using AI tools to repeatedly stream a track and artificially increase the play count. The purpose of the third part is "non-musical noise material," Such as white noise and binaural beats. Many noise tracks on Spotify are only 31 seconds long because the platform pays for each play of more than half a minute. The listener then naturally moves on to another track, and possibly another royalty check. But not for long.

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