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    Can Polaroid Snap Make the Instant Camera Cool Again?

    Back during the heady days of the Lady Gaga/Polaroid creative partnership, Polaroid (or Lady Gaga?) figured out how to bring instant photography back from the grave with the introduction of Zero Ink printing, using special paper with embedded color crystals that are activated by heat during the ‘printing’ process. Apparently, Polaroid has had enough success […]

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    Tiny Wearable Spy Camera Packs in Wi-Fi and GPS

    When it was introduced last year, the Narrative Clip set out to solve a big problem for devoted lifeloggers — how to take loads of pictures without living life behind a lens. Their solution was a tiny wearable wide-angle camera that automatically took pictures at 30-second intervals, storing them and making them easy to share […]

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    Scientists Realize Bears Can’t Bare Drones

    In an effort to learn more about animals in their natural habitats, scientists have been turning to drones and other gadgets to unobtrusively gather more data about their daily lives. Drones allow scientists to make their observations from a safe distance, and to potentially cover more distance than they could on foot. But it’s hard […]

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    This is the Smallest Selfie Stick We’ve Ever Seen

    Hey, it’s stick-shaped — good enough for me. This ballpoint pen hides a remote shutter for your phone, and despite being a pen, is far less likely to put someone’s eye out than an actual selfie stick, which are and will remain a global public menace. The Bluetooth Selfie Pen works using a Bluetooth connection […]

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    Simplicam Review

    Are you looking for a home security camera to check up on your kids at home or even keep tabs on your pet while you’re at the office? Arcsoft’s Simplicam looks to be the perfect solution. Out of the box, I had the camera up and running in less than five minutes! Yes, I had a fully […]

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    Z Camera is an Impossibly Small 4K Interchangeable Lens Camera

    We’ll start with a caveat — bad things often happen when you combine ambitious ideas with Kickstarter. It’s why we usually steer clear of the crowdfunding lands, but what Z Camera is promising has gotten our attention. How can we not take notice when someone designs a 4K interchangeable lens camera body that you can […]

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    GoPro Launches Very Tiny Hero4 Session Camera

    GoPro has long been the first name in action cams, but they’ve never been big on being small. That changes this week, with GoPro announcing that they will sell the Hero4 Session, easily their smallest action cam yet, starting next week. The Hero4 Session measures 1.4″ cubed and weighs 2.3 ounces, making it a very […]

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    Disney Bans Selfie Sticks in All Their Amusement Parks

    To be fair, Disney did give the selfie stick a fair shake, unlike the growing number of parks, museums, and tourist attractions that wasted no time banning the things. It doesn’t matter today, though, because Disney has finally come to the conclusion that the rest of the tourism industry has — that the selfie stick […]

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    Polaroid Announces the Cube+, an Update to Its Tiny Action Cam

    Last summer, Polaroid released the Cube, a less-than-palm sized action cam with its own range of mounts and straps. It wasn’t a technical powerhouse, but if you needed something that wasn’t going to get in the way or get knocked around during some of the more extreme of sports, it was a worthy choice. At […]

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    ZTE Spro 2 Gives A Fresh Look to Boring Pocket Projectors

    ZTE is following up their combination pico projector/Wi-Fi hotspot/Android device from last year with the Spro 2 (the previous product wasn’t actually called the Spro, but history is malleable in the information age, yeah?), which they debuted at CES earlier this year. It’s an improvement in most ways from last year’s model, and you’ll be […]

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    Sony Announces Two Cyber-shot Cameras that Resemble the RX Series

    This week, Sony is releasing two new point-and-shoot cameras in its Cyber-shot line. While the entry-level fixed-lens cameras are nowhere near as capable as a DSLR or one of Sony’s mirrorless cameras, a lot of the tech from those higher-end models is trickling down into the cheaps, making the new HX90V and WX500 worth a […]

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    Lenovo Pocket Projector is Tiny but Mighty

    Lenovo is entering the world of pico projectors with the tiny Pocket Projector. It might not be the best pico projector out there, but it does have two very nice things going for it—it’s super small and super cheap. The Pocket Projector has a 50 lumen LED light engine and a native resolution of 854 […]

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    Sony’s 4K Action Cam First Impressions with Sample Video

    At CES last month, Sony announced their 4K Action Cam. Sony’s Action Cam is Sony’s answer to GoPro, but unlike the GoPro, this sports camera is packed with serious Carl Zeiss optics on the inside. We took the 4K Action Cam for a road test over in Crested Butte, Colorado. And by roads – we […]

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    HTC Brings YouTube Livestreaming to their RE Camera

    The HTC RE, the periscope-like action cam, is getting a major upgrade in functionality—starting tomorrow, Android users will be able to livestream video from the RE to their YouTube channel. The Android version of the app will be getting an update including the new livestreaming functionality, which should go live on Google Play tomorrow. Using […]

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    Sony Announces New 4K Action Cam and Handycam

    2015 looks like it’s going to be the year of 4K, and we’re not just talking about TVs. Sony’s keen on letting you record your own 4K content, and they’re making it happen with two impressive new video cameras. The FDR-AX33 is Sony’s new 4K Handycam, and it’s wonderfully small for such a robust device. […]