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Apple’s Portrait Lighting function allows for pro studio effects

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Apple wastes no time in showing off what their hardware can do with their newest smartphone features. One specific function caught my eye — and for good reason. The newly introduced Portrait Lighting mode promises casual smartphone users like yours truly to capture photographs and recreate studio lighting effects on the new iPhones.

Portrait Lighting is available on Apple’s newest iPhones, the 8, 8 Plus, and X; the dual-camera technology coupled with the new chips allow for this new capability.

Portrait Lighting feature on iPhone X

How does it work, exactly? According to the announcement, the iPhone cameras sense the scene and create a depth map that separate the subject from the background. Machine learning then creates facial landmarks and changes the lighting on the contours of your face. Apple stresses that the effect isn’t a filter; it’s the result of real-time analysis as the photo is being taken.

Portrait lighting mode

What does that all mean? Simply that iPhone users are about to get portraits with really great lighting — if we can afford the new iPhones.

Portrait Lighting mode choices include natural light, stage light, contour light, and a monochrome light setting.

SEE ALSO: Apple’s Animojis are the future of emojis

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Review: Better than AirPods Pro?

Finally, real Active Noise Cancellation out of the box

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Samsung has unveiled the newest Galaxy Buds Pro alongside the announcement of the latest Galaxy S21 series.

Other than the new design, better sound quality, and surround sound setup, there’s now a real and intelligent Active Noise Cancellation.

But do these earbuds live up to its ‘Pro’ branding? Watch our Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review by clicking the video link right here.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Series Hands-on

Most of the leaks were true after all

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Samsung started 2021 early with their newest Galaxy S21 series.

Unlike last year where the S20 models were announced last February, these new S21 units were unveiled as early as January 2021. Although we’ve covered most of the leaks and rumors about Samsung’s latest flagship trio, we still need to confirm them.

Head over to our latest hands-on video to find out more.

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ASUS ZenBook Duo (2021) Unboxing and Hands-on: Double The Fun!

Is it still the laptop of tomorrow?

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ASUS launched their first first dual-screen laptop, the ZenBook Pro Duo last 2019 at Computex Taiwan.

This 2021, the Full HD LCD display might be a drawback from the 4K OLED display. Still, it has a new and improved ErgoLift Hinge that ASUS is proud of. And with power-packed specs, pen support, and dual displays, this laptop might just be for a creative or content creator like you.

More of ASUS’ latest ZenBook Duo in our latest unboxing and hands-on video right here.

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