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Does the Smashbox’s selfie makeup tutorial mean the death of the instant selfie?

While the history of photography has never been particularly candid, the selfie once seemed to be the most whimsical of photo opportunities. But now, Smashbox has released its selfie makeup tutorial, which may mean the end of spontaneity.


Watch this eagle take down a drone with a spectacular ‘talon punch’

When Aussie Adam Lancaster sent his drone skyward recently, the last thing he expected was for an angry bird to come from nowhere and take it down with a powerful "punch." Despite the high-speed collision, the bird, unlike the drone, was fine.

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Corel adds new brushes, performance boost to Painter 2016 illustration app

Corel Painter 2016 is out, and it comes with new brushes, streamlined workflow, and new performance features. If you're an Adobe Photoshop user, Corel also introduced new brushes via a plugin called ParticleShop.


Keep Sony Weird: Prowling Portland with the disruptive new A7R II and RX10 II

Sony continues to revolutionize the camera industry with the Mark II variants of the A7R and RX10. Both cameras feature brand new tech. Here are our first impressions.


Driver arrested for DUI requests Snapchat selfie with officer

Not exactly the picture you want showing up during job applicant background checks, an Iowa Snapchat-enthusiast thought it would be a brilliant idea to forever remember his DUI arrest with selfies.


Shazam’s digital recognition now found in a Target ad in Vogue

Thanks to Shazam's new digital recognition feature, Vogue readers who like what they see in a Target ad can go straight to the source, taking the print magazine into the digital realm.


Google becomes Alphabet, and Sundar Pichai begins his reign as Google’s CEO

Google is no longer Google. Founders Larry page and Sergey Brin renamed and restructured the company as Alphabet. Alphabet contains Google, Nest, Google X Labs, Calico, and more businesses. Sundar Pichai is now the CEO of Google.


Shooting with GoPro’s Hero4 Black will make you feel like a pro filmmaker

The Hero4 Black is GoPro’s most advanced action camera to date. Besides 4K video, it offers plenty of fine-tuning features pros look for, yet consumers will find it easy to use.

  • Pros: Great picture quality at 4K resolution , Ability to capture…
  • Cons: Battery life is inadequate , No preview screen , Difficult…

Zoom across town with Fujifilm's 50x S9900W

Fujifilm’s FinePix S9900W is a budget megazoom camera that has a 50x optical zoom lens, Wi-Fi, and Full HD video recording.

  • Pros: 50x zoom , Image stabilization works well , Bright…
  • Cons: Noisy photos , So-so videos , No manual focus , Minor…

MyTape for iOS lets you capture and share your favorite moments

MyTape is a new social video app for iOS that lets you shoot awesome videos, follow people, and watch what’s happening around you. It’s pretty similar to Twitter’s live-streaming app, Periscope, so it will be interesting to see if this app takes off.


Nikon rolls out another fancy hot-shoe cover for its DSLRs

Nikon's about to roll out its second fancy hot-shoe cover in four months, offering owners of the company's DSLRs another pricey but stylish alternative to its low-cost plastic alternative.


Disney’s new ‘team rendering’ makes 3D animation easier

Disney Research has come up with a new way to render high-quality visuals for its animation, according to Phys.org. This method was designed to salvage pixel inaccuracies while retaining graphical detail. It's an approach which will reportedly boost…


Live life from a cat’s perspective as Trip chases a laser pointer

In 90 seconds of truly riveting footage on YouTube, Tyler Crompton allows viewers to live the life of a laser-pointer-chasing feline by strapping a GoPro camera to the head of his cat.

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