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It looks like Instagram is testing live video on the beta version of its app

Could Instagram be about to follow parent company Facebook with the launch of its very own live broadcasting function? A user of the beta version of the app has spotted a number of live video features within its camera interface.
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The FAA says to keep drones out of disaster relief areas, major sporting events

The Federal Aviation Administration has some stiff penalties in place for piloting drones into the wrong areas, such as where disaster relief efforts are underway and major sporting events.

Photographers' Instagram hashtag tool Dehaze rebrands itself as Focalmark

Instagram hashtag curation tool Dehaze has officially rebranded itself as Focalmark. In addition to a new name and updated features, it also has a new mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

Watch hockey from the referee’s perspective, thanks to a 360 camera mount

Hockey fans can now watch the game from the referee's perspective thanks to a new partnership with a 360-camera manufacturer. The American Hockey League's Tuscan Roadrunners will share 360 footage throughout the season.

These 10 extreme microphotographs offer an artistic look at a small world

The photography competition that features details too tiny to see with the naked eye has announced its 2016 winners, which feature a stunning collection of microphotography shots, from the scientific to the artistic.

Repair a broken tripod thread in just a few minutes with this DIY tutorial

Cinematographer Tom Antos shows how a $25 kit, available for purchase on Amazon, can be used to fix almost any tripod threads that you may have destroyed on your camera gear from using and abusing it.

BeFunky Visionn for iOS turns videos into real-time animations

BeFunky's new iOS app applies artistic effects to both photos and HD videos in real time thanks to the company's patented Art Engine. Simply swipe left or right to cycle through effects, and each loads instantly.

Nearly 50 years after his Canon was stolen in Vietnam, vet is reunited with it

Photographers, write your name on your gear. Leon Hambree's camera was stolen from his bag while serving in Vietnam. Nearly 50 years later, a stranger gave it back to him, thanks in part to an engraving on the side.

Flickr revamp includes responsive redesign, updated notification system

Yahoo-owned photo sharing network Flickr has released a minor redesign, including a new responsive layout, an updated preview feature, and an improved notification system, which includes the long-awaited group notifications.

Entaniya’s 250-degree lens gives cameras near-VR capability in one shot

Shooting 360-degree shots without stitching is becoming closer to reality. The latest lens from Entaniya captures a 250-degree perspective, which is enough to create VR-like shots if you leave out some of the ground.

Tiny, handmade 28mm f/2 lens by MS Optics is one of the smallest you'll ever see

MS Optics, a one-man operation that makes small, limited-run lenses for Leica M-mount cameras, has unveiled the Apoqualia-G 28mm f/2. At less than 10mm in length, it's smaller than two camera body caps stacked on top of one another.