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As deepfakes make their way into broadcast-quality productions, filmmakers and artists are facing new questions like how to cast the right actors for a deepfake (Karen Hao/MIT Technology Review)

Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review: As deepfakes make their way into broadcast-quality productions, filmmakers and artists are facing new questions like how to cast the right actors for a deepfake  —  In 2019, two multimedia artists, Francesca Panetta and Halsey Burgund, set about to pursue a provocative idea.

A look at the key characteristics of the Julia programming language, as scientists increasingly adopt the language for tackling large-scale numerical problems (Lee Phillips/Ars Technica)

Lee Phillips / Ars Technica: A look at the key characteristics of the Julia programming language, as scientists increasingly adopt the language for tackling large-scale numerical problems  —  Fortran has ruled scientific computing, but Julia emerged for large-scale numerical work.  —  I´ve been running into a lot of happy and excited scientists lately.

Samsung launches Access, a new service for US users offering an S20 handset, Microsoft 365, 1TB OneDrive, and more, starting at $37/month (Damien Wilde/9to5Google)

Damien Wilde / 9to5Google: Samsung launches Access, a new service for US users offering an S20 handset, Microsoft 365, 1TB OneDrive, and more, starting at $37/month  —  Samsung has now officially launched the extra-care Access program in the United States, which gives you added protection and benefits such as a Microsoft 365 subscription.

Marketing docs for Pixel 4 and 4 XL confirm 5.7" and 6.3" displays, with 90Hz "Smooth Display", 12MP and 16MP rear cameras, and Snapdragon 855 with 6GB of RAM (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Abner Li / 9to5Google: Marketing docs for Pixel 4 and 4 XL confirm 5.7" and 6.3" displays, with 90Hz “Smooth Display”, 12MP and 16MP rear cameras, and Snapdragon 855 with 6GB of RAM  —  Despite the official announcement being on Tuesday, Best Buy in Canada has already listed the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL for pre-order.

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