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The Titan underwater drone promises to go deeper than its rivals

[embedded content] The majority of drones are designed for the sky, hence the phrase UAV (read: “unmanned aerial vehicle”) being used as a synonym. However, there are also a growing number of drones created for exploring underwater locations, too. The latest of these is an underwater drone named Titan, which recently splashed down on Kickstarter […]

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Having regrets? Snapchat adds a tool to delete messages

Snapchat’s appeal comes partially from the ephemeral, self-deleting messages and Stories — and now the social media network has a way to delete that message you regret sending yourself. On Monday, June 11, Snapchat launched a Clear Chats feature that will delete messages, even the ones that haven’t been read yet. The Snapchat update comes […]

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From the 6S Plus to the X, how much did the iPhone camera improve?

The iPhone X features Apple’s latest-and-greatest camera technology, but does the device actually capture better photos than any of the iPhone models that came before it? Here, we pitted the four latest iPhones — from the 6S Plus to the X — to see just how much Apple’s camera technology has improved over the past several years. When […]

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The best camera apps for the iPhone

There’s an old adage amongst photographers: “The best camera is the one you have with you.” The point being that when the perfect scene pops up, any camera is better than no camera at all. And since most of us carry our phones with us everywhere, the best camera we have is more often than […]

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The best free photo-editing software

There’s no argument about it — Adobe Photoshop remains the best photo-editing software on the market. But unless you’ve undergone formal training, it’s a difficult program to master, and it’s not the cheapest of options out there. That’s why we’re taking a look at the best free photo-editing software on the market, each of which provides much of […]

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Photo FOMO: Peak Design says failure is unacceptable; color film aged like wine

Mitchell Wojcik / Lomography Afraid of missing out on the latest photo industry news while you’re out, well, actually taking pictures? Photo FOMO is all the news you might have missed this week, published on the weekends. Alongside the biggest stories of the week, like the new zoom on the Sony RX100 VI, the return […]

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Wacom Intuos review

Research Center: Wacom Intuos CTL6100WLK0 Wacom’s creative pen tablets help bring a physical, hands-on experience to creating digital art. The company is known for its professional tools with accompanying professional grade prices, but Intuos series is designed as an affordable entry to pressure-sensitive control in illustration, design, and photo editing. Priced between $ 80 and […]

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Amazon Echo Look Now Available Without an Invitation

Heads up, fashion lovers: Amazon’s $ 200 hands-free camera and style assistant Echo Look is now available to everyone in the US who wants one. Previously, only those with an invitation could order the fashion-focused Echo Device. Unveiled in April 2017, the Alexa-powered camera is designed to sit on your dresser to take photos and […]

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‘North of Nightfall’ is a first for mountain biking, and a first for filmmaking

Near the tip of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, some 750 miles farther north of where Sir John Franklin’s fabled 1845 Arctic expedition met its end, and just a stone’s throw from the magnetic north pole, lies Axel Heiberg island. Scattered wolves, foxes, and muskoxen roam its surface along with the occasional polar bear, while beluga […]

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JVC waterproofed camcorders for action-camera durability minus the short battery

If an action camera and a camcorder had a baby, it would probably look a bit like the new JVC Everio R camcorders. Announced on Tuesday, June 5, the latest additions to the JVC Everio R series look every bit the part of a camcorder, including the classic body style, flip-out screen, and a zoom […]

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Kodak shows off the first test photos shot on its new Ektachrome film

Five years after ditching its Ektachrome 100 film, Kodak is making final preparations for its relaunch. The iconic photographic company has been working on the production of Ektachrome for more than a year, and has just shown off some of the first images shot with it. “Our development team is still working hard on the […]

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Google Photos can take up less space on your phone with new mobile support

Google Photos can back up images, edit your photos, share albums — and now you may not have to download the full app to get those features. Google Photos online platform is now available as a Progressive Web App, which means the webpage has similar app features without talking up space on your smartphone for […]

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How broke college grads made animation software used in Jurassic Park and Iron Man

Adobe In an unheated, defunct imperial knife factory in Providence, Rhode Island, a small team of young Brown and Rhode Island School of Design grads used task lamps to keep their fingers warm as they typed. The exposed beams and sandblasted brick made for a nice visual atmosphere, but turning on the furnace would cost […]

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The Mito drone captures underwater action without the nausea-inducing footage

Underwater drones open up ocean exploration without getting wet, but placing a drone in the current can create some shaky footage. Startup Navatics is attempting to fight that with an aquatic drone equipped with stabilization. Now on Kickstarter, the Navatics Mito is a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) with a 4K camera and advanced active stabilization. […]