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Drift’s feature-rich Stealth 2 belies action cam’s output quality

With a very compelling price and a collection of features that impresses, the Drift action cam should be well poised to corner the market. So what’s holding it back? Lots.

  • Pros: Compact size , Rotating lens , Splash-resistant body…
  • Cons: Subpar smartphone app , Video resolution could be stronger…

This super slim 16-megapixel camera module could be headed for the Galaxy Note 5

Samsung has announced a new camera module designed for use in smartphones, that's slimmer than before, yet offers the same degree of image quality. It may find its way into the new Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

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Say hello to Ozo, Nokia’s VR camera ball for professional content creators

Here it is then, Nokia's first major product since Microsoft bought its mobile phone unit 2 years ago. Determined to get into virtual reality early on, the Finnish company has unveiled Ozo, a VR camera ball that helps media pros capture immersive content.

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Canon's Rebel T6s gives beginner photographers a taste of pro control

Canon’s refreshed entry-level Rebel series includes the T6s, a DSLR with a few enthusiast-quality features.

  • Pros: Excellent stills , New 24-megapixel sensor , Status LCD…
  • Cons: 30p videos a bit humdrum , Small viewfinder , Wireless…

Watch mountain biker Brandon Semenuk complete a run, captured in just 1 take

Biker Brandon Semenuk made history recently. He's the first to perform not only the longest shot in action sports history, but it was all captured in one continuous take. The film's creators employed a sophisticated camera system to shoot the scene.

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Can I bring my selfie stick? This website tells you

Can I bring my selfie stick? Probably not, but if you want to check first whether the venue you're visiting will let you extend your pole or ask you to leave it at the door, here's a website that can help.

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Next up from Samsung? Possibly a drone that shoots selfies

The drone market could be worth several biliion dollars in the next five years, so it's no big surprise that Samsung's R&D team is reportedly looking into the possibility of launching an autonomous device for consumers designed primarily for taking selfies.

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Adobe hires former Shutterstock VP to run its new stock photo service

Adobe has brought over Scott Braut, the former VP of content at Shutterstock, to run its Creative Cloud operations. Braut is a veteran of the licensing and content market.

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Man bit while taking selfie with rattlesnake, receives $150,000 hospital bill

Continuing to perpetuate the craze of taking ill-advised photos with dangerous animals, a California man through it would be a brilliant idea to snap a selfie of himself with a rattlesnake.

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To lure millennials, Residence Inn uses booze, food trucks, and augmented reality

Hotel company Residence Inn is experimenting with augmented reality at some of its properties. Using a mobile-based app developed by Blippar, guests can unlock fun interactive experiences. It's all part of a goal to appeal to tech-savvy millennials.

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Woman tries to take selfie with bison, gets flipped into air

Definitely a contender for one of the worst selfie attempts of 2015, a woman visiting Yellowstone Park thought it would be a brilliant idea to stand near a massive bison in order to capture the moment with a photo.

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Here’s how to use your GoPro Hero3 cam for Meerkat live-streaming

Meerkat now supports the GoPro Hero camera for live-streaming video. The integration, currently in beta, marks the first time the app is extending broadcasting outside of a mobile device.

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Welcome back, Flickr Pro: Premium plan returns with improved analytics, no ads

Flickr is reintroducing its Pro subscription plan. For $50 a year, users get access to new and improved analytics, ad-free browsing, and discounts for Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography plan and Flickr merchandise.

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GoPro is working on a new mobile app that will let you edit and share videos

GoPro president Tony Bates announced on Tuesday the company has been working on a new mobile app that will allow users to edit and share videos from their mobile device. The app is in its final phase of testing and should launch by the end of the summer.

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