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Mobile

See how iPhone 7 Plus' Portrait mode elevates mobile photography

The iOS 10.1 beta is out in the wild, and iPhone 7 Plus owners can get their first stab at the new Portrait mode. While it may not stack up to a "real" camera in a side-by-side comparison, the effect is actually quite good.
Photography

Stocked with gadgets dating back to 1996, Lexar's testing lab is almost a museum

For its 20th anniversary, Lexar invited us to its headquarters and take a tour of the Lexar Quality Lab, where the company houses over 1,100 devices on which it tests its memory cards and USB drives.
Photography

Neural Photo Editor works like magic thanks to machine learning

Neural Photo Editor is an experimental piece of retouching software from researchers at the University of Edinburgh that uses neural networks to act like Photoshop on steroids, applying major changes to a photo in mere seconds.
Photography

GoPro documentary details efforts to save South Africa’s rhinos from poachers

A new GoPro video follows Beverly and Dereck Joubert, filmmakers turned conservationists and founders of Rhinos Without Borders, which works to project South Africa's rhino population from poaching.
Photography

‘Ruin and Rose’ blends high tech and human spirit for a truly unique ski film

Blending a post-apocalyptic, fictional narrative with a documentary ski film, ‘Ruin and Rose’ is a stunning, high-tech, cinematic experience that spans the deserts of Namibia to the mountains of Alaska.
Social Media

Facebook opens profile expression kit as it looks to add more Snapchat-style filters

It's getting harder to tell your various social media networks apart. And now that Facebook is engaging in new efforts to make your profile picture look more like a Snap photo or a Vine video, it's only becoming more confusing.
Cars

Uber’s newest security feature? Selfies that drivers must take before going online

Real-Time ID Check is a new security feature that makes use of Microsoft Cognitive Services in order to keep both riders and drivers safe. On Friday, Uber announced that this feature would be expanded to cities across the U.S.
Photography

Peak Design can tote the title of the second most crowdfunded company in history

Photographers must really love their bags -- the camera bag designer Peak Design is now the second most crowdfunded company in history. The company has raised over $13.7 million in six campaigns.
Home Theater

Your Instagram Stories could make it into CBSN's live coverage of the presidential debates

CBS News’ streaming service CBSN is joining forces with Instagram to feature the app’s Stories within its presidential debate broadcasts. The move marks the first time the feature will be used by a network as part of its live coverage.
Wearables

The company formerly known as Snapchat reveals its video-recording "Spectacles"

Snapchat has finally revealed its first hardware product, and it's not what everyone was expecting (well not quite). “Spectacles,” as the company has branded them, are a pair of video-recording sunglasses that sync with your smartphone.
Photography

Leica adds 50mm prime lens to SL mirrorless system, announces lens roadmap

At Photokina 2016, Leica introduced the Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH, a new, bright prime lens option for its SL mirrorless full-frame camera. In addition, there's a new handgrip, as well as details on upcoming lenses.