The New Screen Savers

Feb 17th 2018

The New Screen Savers 144

How Smartphone Photography Works

Tech in smartphone cameras, charging stations, DuckDuckGo, and more.
Records live every Saturday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
Category: Help & How To

On this episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, February 17, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone:

  • What makes smartphone cameras so good? Rishi Sanyal from DPReview joins us to compare two of the best, the iPhone X and Pixel 2 XL, and discuss computational photography. 
  • So many gadgets, where to charge them? Megan has a docking station problem, so we try out several charging stations to see what works, what's the best, and what you need to know to build your own. 
  • Back in 2015 on show #11, we saw amazing images of Pluto from The New Horizons spacecraft. Now the craft just sent back some record-breaking pictures. Megan talks with researcher Simon Porter about the farthest images ever made from Earth and what is in the future for the mission. 
  • Jason Howell has some tips for using the new features in the DuckDuckGo privacy search engine app for Android. 
  • In Call for Help, we find a way to separate your work from personal photos on the iPhone.

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