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Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s short film, made entirely in 4K with Samsung’s NX1

To show off the 4K potential of its new NX1 camera, Samsung partnered with actor/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt on a new short film. Shot entirely in 4K Ultra HD, you can watch the film here.


Instagram user base breezes past 300m mark, overtakes Twitter

Instagram just keeps on growing – the Facebook owned media-sharing service said Wednesday its user base now stands at 300 million, leaving Twitter, with its 284 million users, in the dust.


Oscar-nominated stop-motion director premieres new film shot with Nikon D810 DSLR

PES, an Oscar-nominated director known for his stop-motion animation, used a Nikon D810 DSLR to shoot his latest film, Submarine Sandwich – a surreal short about the making of a popular food item.


Tech gifts for the frequent traveler

Have a frequent traveler on your list? While you may not be able to give them the gift of a vacation, you can supply them with a few items that will help them enjoy their next trip a lot more. (Need more travel gift ideas? Check out .)

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Tech Gifts for the Photographer

For a full photography experience, a camera and lens are only a part of the story. Sometimes you need a few accessories to help you get that perfect shot. Here are a few that will make any photographer on your list happy.

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Lume Cube smart flash shines bright light onto action cams and smartphones

The Lume Cube is a small flash accessory that shines up to 1,500 lumens. Used as a constant source or burst of light, the Lume Cube can be paired with four other modules to provide ample light for action cameras and smartphones.


Kamkop Action Jib helps you shoot smooth videos with action cams and smartphones

The Kamkobp Action Jib is a portable and lightweight camera accessory that helps you shoot smooth videos with actions cameras and smartphones. It also has an optional remote controlled gimbal that can be programmed via smartphone.


Google brings Dubai to Street View

Google's Street View team has just posted imagery for its first Middle East city – Dubai. The panoramic photos take you close to not only the famous skyscrapers and glitzy malls for which the city is famous, but its historical parts, too.


Vimeo opens the door for 4K UHD video, but no streaming yet

Vimeo will begin allowing Vimeo Pro users to offer 4K downloads for videos and sell 4K downloads on the video-on-demand service.

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Body Labs wants to create your virtual doppelganger, and bring it to life

Imagine scanning yourself into a videogame or virtual world. Think of the design possibilities for tailored goods and services if companies had a realistic 3D model of your body. We had a chat with Bill O’Farrell of Body Labs to find out more.


Pre-orders open for Polaroid’s quirky Socialmatic camera

It's been a long time coming, but the Polaroid Socialmatic has finally made the journey from drawing board to reality. You can pre-order the Android-powered digital camera from Amazon for $300.


The best selfie fails: 10 self-portraits gone awry

Every so often, a selfie can capture a spontaneous moment, whether the shot was intentional or merely a victim of precise timing. Check out 10 selfies that went awry the moment the shutter opened.


Body cams aren't just for cops: The Vievu2 is a digital witness you can wear

The Vievu2 addresses a market segment that’s been overlooked by the POV camera industry: prosumers who deal with liability in their work.

  • Pros: Solid aluminum body , Rugged, waterproof , Simple to use…
  • Cons: So-so video quality, no photos , Inconsistent stability with…

Facebook tries again with Slingshot

Facebook launched Slingshot back in June, but the Snapchat competitor has apparently failed to capture the imagination of smartphone users. Now it hopes to change that with a redesigned version introduced on Thursday.


Samsung’s NX1 pro camera, as seen from the eyes of a pro photographer

Photographer Alex Webb is acclaimed for capturing his street scenes. He has collaborated with Samsung as one of the professional photographers to try out the new NX1. Webb shares with us his photos and thoughts on the camera.