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Forget museums, now train services are banning the selfie stick

The selfie stick is picking up plenty of bans at museums and sports stadiums, but train stations? The operator of Japan's bullet train has decided the extendable monopods are an accident waiting to happen, and are warning travelers to…
Cool Tech

UK drone pilot punished for flights over pro soccer games and London landmarks

A U.K. drone enthusiast is believed to have become the first person there to face a criminal prosecution for improper use. Nigel Wilson flew his camera-equipped copter over Premiership soccer matches as well as Buckingham Palace and other…
Photography

Olympus gives new love to E-M1, E-M5 II cameras via firmware updates

For owners of Olympus' O-MD E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II cameras, upcoming firmware updates will add new features. These include focus bracketing for depth-of-field images with greater area of focus, and other enhancements to photos and videos.
Photography

Sony adds 14-bit uncompressed RAW, 5-axis stabilization, to high-sensitivity A7S II camera

The latest Mark II variant in its A7 series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, Sony's A7S II retains its high 409,600 ISO, but has improved video recording specs like in-camera 4K and Full HD slo-mo, and 5-axis stabilization.
Mobile

Guns, explosives, and selfie sticks banned from pope’s visit to DC

Guns we get. Explosives, too. But selfie sticks? The extendable monopod is on a Secret Service list of items banned at events attended in D.C. by Pope Francis next week.
Gaming

Fantasy meets reality: the best ways to entertain yourself in virtual reality

Virtual reality is on the edge of becoming a ubiquitous form of entertainment for consumers and has already begun to shape Sports, Travel, Music, Gaming and Movies.
Social Media

Viral breastfeeding photograph celebrates motherhood in the military

At Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, a nursing room has been established in the Army base, and a decorative photograph showing military mothers breastfeeding their children has since gone viral.
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Flickr will soon let you take gorgeous virtual tours of panoramic photos

Flickr will be improving its experience by adding support for virtual reality devices that'll let you view panorama photos in a radical 360-degree view.
Social Media

Even NASA makes mistakes, confusing the sun and the moon in a recent tweet

The next time you make a typo or commit some textual faux pas in social media, know that you're not alone, and that some of the best and brightest minds have done the same thing. After all, even the scientists at NASA mess up.
Photography

These Instagrammers are so good Getty just gave them $10K each

Impressive work by three Instagrammers who use the photo-sharing site to document stories from under-represented communities has led to each of them being awarded a $10,000 grant from Getty Images to help fund future projects.