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Instagram adds two new rather significant video features in quiet update

Instagram's latest updates comes without a big announcement, but the two new video features are pretty significant -- and still imitate Snapchat. Users can now zoom while shooting video, and iOS users can swap cameras mid-recording.

Excire is a must-have Lightroom plug-in for photographers

Adobe Lightroom users will find searching for images much easier with the new Excire Search plugin. It brings image recognition search technology, making it easier to organize a library.

Rugged is an understatement with Kyocera’s three-camera DuraForce Pro

Kyocera is releasing a successor to the DuraForce XD. The DuraForce Pro has a normal front and rear camera, but it also a Super Wide View Full HD action cam. It brings new meaning to the word "rugged."

Monkey see, monkey sue: Infamous selfie is back in court, thanks to PETA appeal

Can monkeys own the copyright to a photo? PETA is insisting they can with an appeal of a case involving an infamous monkey selfie. The appeal brings photographer David Slater back to court after a monkey snapped a photo with his camera.

Wildlife photographer rescues a drowning eagle, for the second time

Polish wildlife photographer Krzysztof Chomicz often photographs white-tailed eagles, but he has also rescued them. The latest rescue of a young bird trapped in muddy swamp was captured by a camera drone.

Samsung's IBM-powered image processor capable of 2,000 frames per second

Video that boasts 2,000 frames per second is nothing to shake a stick at, especially when it doesn't take a lot of power. That's exactly what Samsung's new Dynamic Vision Sensor is able to do, and it's all thanks to the IBM…

Pilot's camera lodges in controls, causes plane to drop 4,400 feet in 27 seconds

A military pilot is facing severe consequences after his personal camera lodged in the flight controls, causing the plane he was piloting to fall 4,400 feet in less than 30 seconds.

VSCO discontinues popular sync feature, tells users to back up files

The popular social photo editing app VSCO has discontinued the sync feature, which had allowed users to sync photos on multiple devices. VSCO is encouraging users that used the feature to back up their files.

Triller is more than a music video app — it’s now a social network too

Have you ever wanted to create your own music video but didn’t know where to start? Triller, a new app for iOS, makes it easy for users to create their own music videos to their favorite songs, and it's a social network too.
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Researchers develop always-on camera that only responds to certain gestures

Smartphone, smartwatch and now smart camera? A group from Georgia Tech is developing a camera that responds to certain gestures. The switch could allow for solar motion detection cameras that never need a new battery.
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New AI program could help drones avoid flying over big crowds

A startup is looking to make drone flight safer through artificial intelligence that identifies hazardous weather and even crowds of people. Flock is developing a program to help commercial drone pilots choose the safest route.

FEMA’s newly updated app helps you keep first responders in the loop

FEMA's updated app for Android, iOS, and BlackBerry provides a means for users to upload photos of ongoing hazards to an online database. It also serves preparedness reminders and resources.