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Storytelling social network Flipagram signs music licensing deals with majors

Flipagram announced it has signed licensing deals with major record companies and music publishers. Users can now easily add popular music into their photo-video slideshows. For the music industry, it taps into Flipagram's growing user base.

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Yik Yak app steps up its game by introducing photos

Yik Yak, the social app that lets college students anonymously post text-based posts, has announced users will now be able to share photos on the service. Photos must be "mom-safe," and will be approved by moderators before posting.

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Why I hate Amazon Prime Day with a passion

Hooray, it's Amazon's Prime Day! Deals, excitement, and more are promised from the online retailer, and the world can't wait. Except behind all this, Prime Day has a more insidious purpose, and people are in danger of forgetting it.

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Meet Pluto: NASA gives us our first up-close look at our most neglected ‘planet’

On July 14, NASA's New Horizons probe made its closest approach to Pluto after a nine-year, 3-billion-mile journey. The spacecraft has already sent back images – the first ever – and data that could change what we know about the dwarf planet.

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That spike in Instagram followers you had is due to a bug, not newfound popularity

Recently, a bug on Instagram caused some users' accounts to see a marked increase in their follower counts. Instagram is working on fixing it, so enjoy your popularity while you still can.

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Justin Bieber’s gratuitous photo shows Instagram’s ‘no nudity’ policy is broken

How much bare skin can one show before it violates Instagram's strict "no nudity" policy? Justin Bieber was able to get away with a full backside photo, so why didn't the social network enforce its rules?

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Nikon makes a mirrorless camera comeback with the impressive J5

Nikon’s J-series mirrorless cameras always felt lackluster, but its new J5, with a super-fast burst mode, changes everything.

  • Pros: Outstanding burst mode , Solid, quality images , Compact…
  • Cons: Weak battery life , Electronic stabilization, not optical…

More trouble for Nikon’s D750 DSLR as company reveals shutter issue

Six months after dealing with a flare issue on its D750 DSLR, Nikon has now issued a service advisory warning of a problem with the shutter on a number of units that's causing shading to appear on some images.

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Google Glass wants you to feel magical by taking photos using finger frames

Google recently filed and was awarded a patent for finger framing, which will literally allow you to take pictures of what you frame with your thumb and index fingers of each hand.

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PSA: Selfies can kill, Russia says, so make sure you’re only taking ‘safe selfies’

If you thought selfies were just innocuous self-portraits taken in a bathroom mirror or with a selfie stick, think again. Selfies can kill. Russia recently launched a "safe selfie" campaign to combat selfie-related injuries and deaths.

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This is the app you’re looking for: Take selfies with Darth Vader in the official Star Wars app

The Force is strong with the new Star wars app. You can take selfies with Darth Vader, send fund GIFs, practice your lightsaber skills, and more. There's also news on the upcoming movie and trailer.

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