WD’s freshly designed external drives launch new identity for company

Western Digital just re-imagined the boring hard drive with a modern design that WD will incorporate into future products. Along with the new look, the hard drives use strong hardware encryption.

Lensbaby Trio 28 offers 3 creative optics for photographers

The Trio 28 promises to deliver great image quality along with the creative flare that Lensbaby glass is known for. The Trio 28 features three selective focus optics in one compact lens.

Does the Google Pixel really have the best smartphone camera? Judge for yourself

Does the Google Pixel really have the best smartphone camera yet? DxO Mark thinks so -- but you can decide on your own by checking out sample images from the first Google-produced smartphone.

Popular gigapixel panorama tool can craft motion time lapses, too

The panorama head that's popular for creating gigapixel images can now shoot video and time-lapses with orchestrated motion. The new GigaPan Epic Pro V has new motion video and time lapse modes.

If you're a designer, check out this new Google Search color conversion tool

Google has once again come to the rescue, offering an easy way to convert colors between various kinds of color values, including RGB and Hex.

Photo-sharing site Panoramio falls off the map, discontinued in favor of Google Maps

The photo sharing platform based on geo-tagging will be closing it's doors in favor of new Google Maps photo sharing features. The 11-year-old Panoramio closes Nov. 4, with users encouraged to try the Local Guides Google Maps photo sharing…

This blink-to-shoot camera attaches to any pair of glasses

The wink-to-shoot camera that puts what’s arguably the biggest feature from Google Glass into any pair of glasses is now headed to the United States after successfully raising more than $220,000 in crowdfunding in Japan.
Cool Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Mesh antennas, portable AC, and more

From mesh antennas to crazy portable air conditioners, we recap some of our favorite crowdfunding projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo this week. You can't buy these gadgets yet, but we hope you can soon!

Keep your camera gear organized with these 3 do-it-yourself projects

No matter how much gear you have or how little space you have to store it, there are plenty of ways to get the job done. Today, we've gathered three different DIY hacks to help keep your camera gear looking good in storage.
Virtual Reality

How VR can help humanity by putting you in someone else’s shoes

Digital Trends recently spoke with Fugitives Editorial and StoryUP, two creative agencies putting virtual reality to work not just for entertainment, but for actual good.

Palette’s analog controls make digital editing more efficient

Pallette is an accessory that uses physical buttons, dials, and sliders to create a surprisingly efficient way to edit creative content.

Two foolproof ways to remove the background from a photo

Check out this guide to learn how to remove the background from an image - regardless of whether or not you have a copy of Photoshop or not.