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Watch the latest episode of the show below: “Samsung’s Fake Moon Photo Controversy.”

Some clever users have discovered that the photos of the moon captured via space zoom on Samsung Galaxy phones are faked using software algorithms. Is this a problem, or could it have been marketed as a very clever feature? Steve and Ben discuss the controversy of Samsung’s fake moon photos, and discuss the issues around computational photography in smartphones, and asking what is a real photo in today’s world. Steve and Ben also discuss the latest startling images from the James Webb Space Telescope, as well as the media response to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.

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