The Morning After: Leica’s new digital camera was constructed to battle disinformation

On this dizzy world of digital methods and picture manipulation the place you may erase objects and alter pictures with a smartphone swipe, Leica needs photographs taken on its digital camera to go away a digital footprint, generally known as a Content material Credential. The M11-P additionally has a 60-megapixel sensor, and the standard understated structure and Leica styling.

Content material Credentials seize metadata concerning the {photograph} – just like the digital camera used, location, time and extra— and locks these in a manifest that’s wrapped up with the picture utilizing a cryptographic key. These credentials may be verified on-line and every time somebody subsequently edits that photograph, the modifications are recorded to an up to date manifest, bundled with the picture and up to date within the Content material Credentials database.

Customers can click on on an icon to tug up all of this historic manifest info, and is being described as a "vitamin label" for pictures.

– Mat Smith

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What to expect from Apple's Scary Fast event

M3-powered MacBook Execs and new iMacs.


On All Hallows’ Eve… eve, Apple is internet hosting one other occasion. This one is dubbed “Scary Quick,” which is an efficient indicator that Apple can have some highly effective new {hardware} (or chips) to indicate off. It's been practically 17 months since Apple's M2 system on a chip (SoC) debuted. With many chip rivals following an annual cadence for his or her chipsets, it might be time for the M3.

Most rumors recommend a brand new iMac, probably powered by the brand new chip, and the 24-inch iMac is effectively overdue for a refresh. Or possibly the corporate will scare us all with even more subscription price increases.

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The Xiaomi 14 Pro packs a faster Leica camera and comes in a titanium edition

For now, it’s solely headed to China.


Xiaomi has solely simply launched its 13T cellphone sequence exterior of Asia, and the corporate is already revealing extra flagship telephones again in China. The Xiaomi 14 Professional has a 6.73-inch display providing an industry-leading peak brightness of three,000 nits and variable refresh fee from 1Hz to 120Hz. Its most important digital camera has a variable aperture starting from f/1.42 to f/4.0, a telephoto digital camera able to 3.2x zoom, and a 50-megapixel f/2.2 digital camera for ultra-wide photographs. Xiaomi 14 Professional begins from 4,999 yuan (round $680) however in order for you the titanium version, it'll value you 6,499 yuan (round $890).

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Spotify looks set to overhaul its royalty model next year

It might implement minimal play thresholds.

Spotify's royalty mannequin will get a large revamp subsequent 12 months to offer "working artists" a much bigger minimize. It’s planning three modifications, beginning with establishing a minimal variety of annual streams a observe should attain to generate royalties. Whereas these tracks make up a tiny proportion of music on the platform, their royalties nonetheless value Spotify tens of thousands and thousands of {dollars} a 12 months. The second change is detecting criminality, like utilizing AI instruments to repeatedly stream tracks and artificially enhance play counts. The third half is aimed toward "non-music noise content material," akin to white noise and binaural beats. Many noise tracks on Spotify are solely 31 seconds lengthy as a result of the platform pays for each play over half a minute. The listener then naturally leads onto one other observe, and probably one other royalty test. However not for for much longer.

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