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FAA now investigating drones filming fireworks, investigating Nashville incident

The latest drone craze seems to be using them to video fireworks displays, though with the Federal Aviation Administration now taking an interest, it's possible the rules could soon be tightened regarding such shoots.

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Move over Monet: This app-controlled digital canvas will display any art

Electric Objects wants to make your home into a digital art museum with the EO1 digital frame. Using the app, you can decide which painting, photo, art piece, or GIF you want to display at any time.

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Easy out-of-the-box photography tips using common household items

In this video, the Cooperative of Photography shares some clever tricks on how to improve your photography by using everyday household items, such as a beer cozy and lady's pantyhose.

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Want to take the ultimate selfie? Sony says you need the new Xperia C3

Sony has officially introduced the Xperia C3, which it calls the first PROSelfie smartphone, thanks to not only an LED flash above the screen, but a wide variety of apps and features usually seen only on the rear camera.

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Update: World’s tallest waterslide opens July 10, now safe for human riders

Verruckt, which was recently named the world’s tallest waterside by the Guinness Book of World Records, will open on July 10, and it has been tested to be safe for human riders.

First image taken with Sony’s curved sensor technology proves superior image quality

Sony has been working on developing a new curved sensor technology that provides superior image quality, and now we have first proof that it works. The image shows the lack of any vignetting, one of the big benefits.

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Watch fireworks explode all around you in this GoPro drone copter video

Have you ever wondered what fireworks would look like to Superman, if he had flown through them? Now we know, thanks to this GoPro drone copter video.

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Selfie stupidity: Tour de France fans in danger of causing massive pile-up

While it could certainly make for a very interesting selfie, the idea of stepping onto a road with your smartphone as hundreds of cyclists hurtle toward you sounds like a recipe for disaster. Doesn't seem to be stopping fans of the Tour de France, however.

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Rumors hint at Sony light-field camera, Canon 5D Mark IV with 4K

A recent patent hints at a Sony light-field camera, similar to the Lytro Illum. Another rumor suggests 4K video capability could be featured in the Canon 5D Mark IV camera.

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Get a new perspective on life with an Oculus Rift rig that gives you a third-person view

A team in Poland has assembled a wearable device that gives you an out-of-body perspective on life. It uses an Oculus Rift, two GoPro cameras, an Arduino and some other ingredients to offer wearers a third-person perspective.

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Lytro Photo Adventure to send 5 winners to Iceland for exclusive shoot

Lytro, creators of the upcoming Illum light-field camera, launched the complementary Lytro Photo Adventure, which will send winners to Iceland to work a private shoot with photographer Chris Burkard.

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Meet the oddball camera that could usher in the age of 360-degree video

The 360cam is a unique panorama camera that shoots high-definition video, but its creator, Giroptic, has bigger plans than just making cameras.

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Peak Design’s Slide, Clutch put unique spin on camera strap

Peak Design, maker of innovative camera accessories, is currently crowdfunding two new camera straps, the Slide and Clutch. Both promise great durability, versatility, and comfort.

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Turn your Instagram photos into View-Master reels with Reelagram

Remember View-Master, the stereoscopic image viewer? Now you can have your Instagram photos turned into View-Master reels, thanks to Reelagram. The service also lets you create gifts for other Instagrammers.

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Carry lots of your gear in style with Venque’s new DSLR CamPro backpack

Camera bag maker Venque of Toronto, Canada, is currently crowdfunding a stylish, versatile, and durable camera backpack via Kickstarter. The DSLR CamPro backpack has enough room for two cameras, six lenses, and a laptop computer.

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