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Dropbox adds Bubbli 3D tech to its growing list of photo app acquisitions

Dropbox adds to its list of acquired photo apps with the purchase of Bubbli, a 3D imaging app that creates 360-degree panoramic photos called "bubbles."
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Google+ Stories automatically creates slideshows of your greatest photo, video hits

Google Stories is a new tool that automatically creates personalized slideshows out of your photos and videos.
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Readyaction body mounts turn any smartphone or tablet into a POV camera

The Readyaction mounts attach a smartphone or tablet device to your body, turning your mobile device into a POV camera.
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N.Y. Times photographer creates backpack that wirelessly streams images back to newsroom

Josh Haner discovered TV journalists had the ability to live stream content wirelessly, so he created a backpack that allows photographers to do the same.
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Nikon explains how fluorine coating of new 400mm lens helps protect glass

Nikon has released a short video explaining its new fluorine coating, which is able to repel all types of dirt and moisture from lenses.
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Booq Boa Flow Graphite bag gives roving photographers more storage, protection

Booq's updated Boa Flow Graphite camera bag offers the roving photographer more storage and safety than its predecessor.
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Anyone photographing subjects against a white backdrop may violate Amazon patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Amazon with the "Studio Arrangement" patent, which describes a technique already used by all photographers.
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Are flying camera drones legal? Here are the basics you should know before takeoff

Camera drones are becoming more popular, but could flying one land you in trouble? A federal judge says no, but here is some information to consider .
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Real or fake? Izitru uses forensic analysis to spot bogus images

Izitru is a new online service that allows users to upload images and test them for authenticity, using forensic analysis.
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Not-A-Camera DSLR necklace is more than a fashion accessory, it’s an actual camera

The Not-A-Camera is a custom necklace made out of wood to resemble a DSLR. However, it's also an actual spy camera that can shoot both photos and videos.
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Capture professional-looking product shots affordably with Lightcase mini photo studio

The Lightcase is a mini photography studio made for designers or anyone that need high-quality, professional-looking images of their products.
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Louisiana produces two bills against aerial drones, but one is already grounded

Louisiana's State Senate created two bills intending to outlaw the use of aerial drones for shooting photos and videos. One bill has already been shot down.
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Centr Camera puts 360-degree panoramic perspective in a small package

Centr is a small, palm-sized digital camera that shoots 360-degree panoramas. The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign.
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Fujifilm X-E2 firmware update decreases viewfinder lag time to 0.005 seconds

FujiFilm has released a new firmware update for its X-E2 camera that enhances the electronic viewfinder performance, decreasing the lag time.
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Found! Andy Warhol’s lost art on Commodore Amiga floppy disks from the 1980s

A rare set of computer images created and digitally edited by Andy Warhol on a Commodore Amiga home computer has been recovered, after more than 20 years.
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New online photo marketplace offers buyers high quality art, high revenue for artists

Crated is a new online marketplace allowing photographers and artists to sell their art around the world and take part in high revenue sharing.
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Wondering about your selfie’s popularity potential? Here’s an algorithm to predict that

A researcher from MIT has discovered the properties of the most and least popular images on the Internet.

Getty Images launches to sell its renowned photography as home decor

Getty Images, the stock photo agency, has launched, a collection of creative and renowned photo prints for home and office decor purposes.
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Color TVs? Picture phones? Emerging tech from 1964 N.Y. World’s Fair Remembered

The World's Fair visited New York in 1964, and gave millions of visitors from around the world a glimpse into technology planned for the future.
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Can’t afford to buy a full-frame DSLR or aerial drone? These companies will rent you one

Looking to test out some camera gear before plunging in with the credit card? Try renting first. Several new companies are getting into the rental business.
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Ohio man lands a felony charge for not landing his camera drone

An Ohio man faces a felony for refusing to land his camera drone. The situation highlights the problems regarding aerial drone photography.
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Metabones adapter mounts Olympus SLR lenses onto Micro Four Thirds cameras

The Olympus OM to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster from Metabones lets you mount SLR lenses onto Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.
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Fujifilm TCL-X100 tele-conversion lens increases fixed focal length of X100, X100S

Fujifilm's new TCL-X100 is a tele-conversion lens that's specially designed for the X100 and X100S cameras.
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Latest Pentax medium-format camera utilizes 51.4MP CMOS sensor, delivers more depth

Ricoh's new medium-format Pentax 645Z now utilizes a CMOS sensor, which allows the camera to achieve photos with greater depth, colors, and shadow details.
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Nikon adds revamped 18-300mm telephoto to Nikkor DX-format lens lineup

Nikon gives DX-format DSLR photographers a revamped 18-300mm telephoto lens that's smaller and lighter than its predecessor.
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End of days or stellar photo op? Rare ‘blood moon’ eclipses start tonight

On April 15, the first in a series of four lunar eclipses will occur, in which the moon will appear red.
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Dropbox Carousel app organizes media files on mobile devices, backs up to cloud

Carousel is a new iOS and Android app from Dropbox that can be used to organize your collection of Dropbox photos and videos.
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Scientists developing high-energy camera that detects the faintest atmospheric light

Scientists at SLAC are developing a camera to complement the Cherenkov Telescope Array. The camera can detect the faintest light in the night sky.
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Canon may charge EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C users to repair alleged manufacturing flaw

Due to a possible autofocusing defect in certain full frame Canon DSLRs, customers might end up paying hundreds of dollars to resolve the issue.
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Astronaut Instagrams first selfie from space

On April 8, astronaut Steven Swanson made history by becoming the first person to post on Instagram, from outer space. That photo? A selfie, naturally.
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Booq Python Mirrorless keeps camera at-hand, with extra space for phone or tablet

The new Python Mirrorless camera case from Booq provides durable support for your photo gear and easy access to the camera.
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Great images depend on optimal lighting, Photojojo’s Luxi light meter helps you find it

The Luxi light meter from Photojojo is an inexpensive iPhone accessory that helps you accurately measure the light falling on a subject or room.

Windows XP is officially gone, but lives on forever through this ‘blissful’ image

Windows XP is retiring, but the memory of the OS will live on through Charles O'Rear's iconic "Bliss" image, which served as the iconic background image.