290: Pure Software Cameras And The End Of The Classic NES

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For some unexplained reason, Nintendo decides to stop selling the super popular Classic NES. It defies all business logic. We also talk about pure software cameras that don’t actually use the picture you took for the final picture found on your phone. It’s an interesting discussion. These articles and many more below.

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Software Cameras Show Notes


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