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Do Lots Of Cameras Make Your iPhone Or Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Any Smarter?

Remember was when smartphones had digital cameras? These days, it seems more like we all carry around digital cameras that, in an emergency, can also make phone calls. Like fashion photographers on a shoot, we accumulate so many pictures that we never even look at most of them. The ones that make the cut get shrunk to one-twentieth their original size when we post them to social media. No one wants your 10-megapixel photo, unless you happen to have caught a terrorism suspect reflected in a store window 100 yards away, CSI-style.

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