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U.S. government bans drones from all national parks

The use of drones has already been banned in several national parks, and now NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis has signed an order preventing them from being flown in all of the parks across the U.S..

Google’s Nest to acquire video monitoring startup Dropcam

Nest announced Friday it's signed an agreement to acquire video monitoring startup Dropcam for $555 million. The deal was reportedly made without the assistance of Google, Nest's parent company.

Lightbox live-streaming wearable camera reaches Kickstarter goal in 26 hours

A new startup called CA7CH Motion has created the Lightbox, billed as the "smallest live-streaming wearable camera." The device reached its Kickstarter funding goal in just 26 hours.

Out of photo ideas? OkDoThis app has tons of suggestions for you

Running out of ideas for what to shoot with your camera? OkDoThis is an iPhone photo app seeking to break the redundancy of Web images by suggesting what type of image to shoot next.

Look more professional shooting video on iPad with Photojojo’s iOgrapher rig

The iOgrapher video rig from Photojojo provides iPad users with a new way to capture video using various lenses or microphones, or attaching it to a tripod.

Amazon Fire Phone to have free unlimited photo cloud storage

Amazon revealed that the Fire Phone will have free unlimited photo storage through the company's Cloud Drive service.

Adobe releases huge update to Creative Cloud, adds new hardware, mobile apps

Touted as the largest update since Creative Suite 6, Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 offers 14 new products. The announcement also includes new mobile apps, and digital hardware accessories for iPad.

Photos over or underexposed? Learn how to check your camera’s histogram in this video

While indispensable for the professional photographer, the beginner might find the camera's histogram confusing at first. In this video, Creative Live explains how it works, and how you can use it to properly expose your images.

Facebook officially launches Slingshot app, competitor to Snapchat

After accidentally releasing its new Snapchat competitor, Slingshot, Facebook has made its latest mobile app official. Like Snapchat, users can send disappearing photos and videos, but with a catch.

Kanye West’s not-so Instagram wedding photo took 4 days to make

Kanye West, during the Cannes Lions creative festival, said that the famous wedding photo of him and Kim Kardashian, took four days to produce. The reason? Because Annie Leibovitz decided not to shoot it.