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Cody Brooks

Cody Brooks

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Cody Brooks has written on a variety of topics that address everything from political troubles overseas to who's who of the music industry. He has been published in And Magazine, ChinaTopix, Focus Magazine, and Peter Greenberg Worldwide, among others.

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Lens technology from Harvard research removes need for color correction

A team of Harvard physicists is developing a completely flat lens that receives light with complete accuracy.
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Swann DriveEye Ultra dash cam locks up to protect footage in case of crash

Swann's new DriveEye Ultra is an HD dash cam that doubles as an action camera outside the car.
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Brush up on Photoshop with CreativeLive’s week-long online seminar for free

CreativeLive is hosting its third-annual Photoshop Week, offering free streaming Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials led by industry professionals.
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Turn your iPad into a professional drawing tablet with Astropad

Two former Apple engineers have designed the software Astropad, which turns your iPad into a drawing tablet for your computer.
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A digital dark age may be coming, Google VP warns

Father of the Internet and Google VP Vint Cerf has issued a warning: physically print your data or risk losing it to a digital dark age.
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Find the perfect meme image with Imgur’s new Topics feature

Imgur has introduced a new Topics features that lets users categorize a photo, which in turn helps other Imgur users easily browse and discover content.
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Epson Perfection V19 low-power flatbed scanner comes with Web sharing function

Compact and affordable, Epson's new Perfection V19 scanner shares images directly to social networks and is powered only from a USB cord.
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Canon, Ron Howard tap Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson in new film project

Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson has joined the Project Imagination team; the winning idea will star and be produced by the actor.
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Photojojo’s battery products recharge mobile devices from unlikely places

Photojojo's new Super Charged Bag Divider is a padded divider that also doubles as a battery charger for your mobile devices and camera accessories.
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Turn your self-portraits into something fashionable with Chic Sketch

Chic Sketch is a smartphone app that turns your pictures into a fashion sketch – made by a real fashion illustrator.
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Ricoh launches new K-S2 DSLR, WG-5 rugged compact in March 2015

At the recent CP+ camera show in Japan, Ricoh announced the new Pentax K-S2 DSLR and W-G5 rugged compact, as well as an entry-level Pentax flash.
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Scoopshot photo marketplace adds contests to encourage uploads

If you’ve been looking for a way to casually break into the photography market, mobile app Scoopshot has you covered with its new version 5.0.
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Nikon unveils whopping 9 new Coolpix point-and-shoots, but all with minor updates

At the 2015 CP+ show in Japan, Nikon is showing off nine new Coolpix models that include pocket, megazoom (bridge), and advanced cameras.
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Fashion photographer finds toy camera challenging to use, but not impossible

A couture fashion photographer was tasked with a fashion shoot using a 0.3-megapixel toy camera during a layover in Hong Kong.
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Photographer shoots a most dangerous selfie with hungry sharks

After an assignment turned up unsuccessful, underwater photographer Aaron Gekoski decided to change things up by taking a selfie with dozens of sharks.
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Not just child’s play, 91-year-old grandma flies GoPro-equipped drone

GoPro's newest video doesn't have any extreme sports, but it does have a 91-year-old grandma flying a drone.
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Smartphone photography gets legit with new World Photo Organisation award

The Sony World Photography Awards has added a smartphone category for 2015, recognizing the important of mobile photography.
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Adobe’s next version of Lightroom to end support for 32-bit computers

In an effort to increase functionality and speed, Adobe is making its Lightroom 6 photo editing software compatible with 64-bit operating systems.
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Make temporary tattoos out of your Instagram photos with Picatoo

Instagram photos have gone a weird full circle: Now you can print them as full-color temporary tattoos with Picattoo.
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GoPro hits the rink with NHL to deliver live high-def broadcasts from players’ POV

GoPro and the NHL announced a partnership that will see live broadcasts from players' point of view.
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Belgian artist claims ‘parody’ for copying photo, court isn’t laughing

Belgian artist Luc Tuymans was found guilty of plagiarism for using a photojournalist’s picture to create a similar painting.
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PrintSnap instant camera concept uses receipt paper for low-cost solution

A new instant camera concept called PrintSnap uses thermal printer technology, making it cheaper than instant film.
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Join these amateur photographers to compete in 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards' Open category is coming to a close on January 5. See some of the entries already submitted.
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Adobe Line and Sketch drawing apps add stylus support, auto-save and recovery

Adobe’s mobile apps for drawing, Illustrator Line and Photoshop Sketch, have just put in support for Wacom and Pencil styluses.
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He may never be king, but Prince Harry could have a career in photography

Prince Harry tried his hand at photography while visiting his Sentebale charity in Africa, releasing several photos he took of the children there.
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Time Magazine Instagram Photographer of 2014 puts lens on impoverished California region

Time Magazine has named Matt Black as its Instagram Photographer of the Year 2014. Black focuses his lens on the poverty in California's Central Valley.
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Turn your selfies into ads for clothes, make some money

Stylinity app allows you to get free stuff and cash if someone buys an item from a selfie you tagged with fashion items and uploaded to their site.
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Is photographer Peter Lik’s ‘Phantom’ really the world’s priciest picture?

Photographer Peter Lik sold his work “Phantom” for a world record $6.5 million. But the high price tag has raised questions about the sale’s authenticity.