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Photographers tussle over whether ‘pro Instagrammers’ are visionaries or hacks

Professional photographers are easing into the idea that professional photos can be shot with Instagram or a mobile phone.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R Review

The Sony NEX-5R is a top-notch interchangeable lens camera that offers good performance and lots of features. Just watch out for the slow autofocus, confusing menus, and a bizarre…

  • Pros: Produces great images, even in low light , Good (non-menu)…
  • Cons: Slow autofocus , Confusing menus , Silly “app store”…

Oh snap! Snapchat Leaked is a site full of scandalous ‘secret’ Snaps

A website called Snapchat Leaked shows scandalous pictures sent using the service. It's just the latest in a long line of issues that Snapchat has been having regarding its privacy and security loopholes.

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Say cheese: Duke University to make gigapixel camera available to public via Kickstarter

Once a prototype designed for a U.S. defense agency, Duke University now plans to bring its Aware2 gigapixel camera to the public via a Kickstarter campaign that will allow anyone to rent the camera for a day.

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Jamie Foxx plays director in Canon’s crowdsourced movie project

Jamie Foxx does it all: Act, sing, direct. We go on the set of his latest collaboration with Canon's "Project Imaginat10n" in which five celebrities will direct movies inspired by photographs.

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DT Deals: Dot iPhone Panorama Lens lets you shoot videos in 360 degrees

This cool iPhone lens will allow you to shoot videos from all angles without ever needing to turn your camera around. Today's DT Deals for Dots will save you $11, plus free shipping.

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Photography is not only fun and games at ThinkGeek, but a traffic and sales driver

Reflecting the whimsical nature of its products, online geek-chic retailer ThinkGeek has a lot of fun with its product photography, but it's also good business, helping to contribute to the company's increased sales and revenue.

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Review

The Canon Powershot SX280 HS is the latest in Canon’s SX line of megazooms and it comes with a slew of nice features. For a user looking for an advanced point-and-shoot with a…

  • Pros: Powerful 20x zoom , Sharp images in well-lit/daylight…
  • Cons: Poor placement of built-in flash , Noisy at high ISO…

HP updates Envy printer lineup with 4500 and 5530 e-All-in-One multifunction devices

In addition to built-in wireless connectivity that lets you print from anywhere or from a smartphone, HP's new Envy 4500 and 5530 multifunction printers also feature a new subscription service that ensures you never run out of ink.

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This thesis project makes real-life animated GIFs! Wait … what?

Indulge your GIF obsession in real-life with a point and shoot camera, printer combo, developed by college student Jiho Jang, called GIFTY.

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Review

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS is a compact camera that’s easy to use, but don’t expect dazzling features or performance from this basic shooter.

  • Pros: 8x optical zoom , Compact, lightweight , No-fuss automatic…
  • Cons: Subpar low-light quality , Overall, not a fast camera , No…

Epson Expression Premium XP-800 Review

Like its namesake, the Epson Expression Premium XP-800 has a premium price, but has desirable features including a large 3.5-inch touchscreen, duplex capability for both printing…

  • Pros: Good print quality and performance , Large 3.5 color…
  • Cons: Small-capacity paper tray , Useful user’s manual isn’t…

Google+ app review: The social network you’re not using gets better

Google+ got a huge update on the Web earlier this week, and now the Android app is getting its own revamping. New photography and location features lead the way on this update to Google's social networking tool.

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Yahoo enlivens Flickr with a Pinterest-esque redesign and 1TB of space

Answering the call to make it awesome again, Yahoo unveiled a redesigned Flickr that's more photo centric. To lure users back, Yahoo is also offering 1TB of storage.

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Samsung HMX-QF30 Review

The Samsung HMX-QF30 camcorder is designed for people who want an affordable, dedicated video recorder with midrange features like optical zoom with image stabilization. But…

  • Pros: Affordable Full HD video-capture solution , Wi-Fi…
  • Cons: Average video quality , Unresponsive touchscreen , Wi-Fi…