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  • News: Sony alters point of view with new-concept video cameras

    It's been a while since the camcorder broke out of the narrow confines of family celebrations to embrace extreme photography, GoPro style. But Sony's newest videocams now target a mélange of specific shooting situations and styles to capture shooters' creative aspirations.

  • News: Sony QX transforms smartphone into powerful point-and-shoot

    Sony's new high-concept Cyber-shot QX lens cameras may look like a gigantic lens you place on top of your smartphone screen--which, oddly, you actually can do. But in reality, each of the two models, the higher-end QX100 and the smaller but farther-zooming QX10, is a standalone camera that will fit into a decent-sized pocket all by itself. The real advantage with these lens cameras--announced at the IFA consumers electronics show in Berlin--is that you can use either one with your smartphone to shoot photos with excellent image quality and resolution, in effect transforming your smartphone into a high-quality point and shoot.

  • News: Wacom drops "Bamboo" name for tablets with new Intuos line

    Topping a summer of exciting announcements, on Wednesday Wacom announced a rebranding of its consumer and professional tablet line. The company has taken the Intuos name and applied it to its consumer line of digital drawing tablets, leaving the Bamboo brand for its basic iPad styluses. In addition, Wacom's new tablets have improved multitouch, built-in wireless options, and new designs.

  • Video: Video: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review - Android phone, superzoom camera - a truly niche device

    A camera with a 10-times optical zoom grafted on to the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, the Zoom is both Android smartphone and advanced camera. Watch our Galaxy S4 Zoom video review to find out more.

  • Opinion: How to tweak settings on your webcam

    Here's the setup: You've purchased an HD webcam, either because your Mac doesn't have a camera or you're not satisfied with the camera built into your computer. You jack the thing into your Mac and, sure enough, images from your camera appear in the appropriate applications.

  • News: Twitter acquires Trendrr to get a better handle on tweets about TV

    Twitter has acquired Trendrr, a data analysis company, to better leverage users' tweets about television to draw in more advertisers.

  • News: Sony teases Sept. 4 unveiling of waterproof Xperia Z1 with a super-duper camera

    A brief window between Labor Day in the U.S.--but before the IFA show starts in Berlin Sept. 6--is getting more than its fair share of mobile announcements.

  • News: Sony's new mirrorless cameras strive for enthusiast sweet spot

    In a concerted effort to combat the Canon-Nikon DSLR juggernaut on the consumer market, Sony has released a pair of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras--the Alpha 3000 and the NEX-5T--specifically for the step-up consumer and advanced photo crowd. Both are midlevel models, loaded with features for hobbyist shooters, at competitive prices.

  • News: Intel bringing vision, 3D to laptop and tablet cameras

    From mundane 2D devices, integrated cameras in laptops and tablets in the future will change into powerful 3D tools that can sense movement, track emotion, and even monitor reading habits of children, according to Intel.

  • How-Tos: Saving YouTube videos for offline viewing

    Watching a YouTube video typically requires an Internet connection, but with a little preparation the videos can be saved for later offline viewing.

  • News: Copyright guru claims 'fair use' to fight YouTube takedown notice

    Creative Commons co-founder Lawrence Lessig has filed a complaint in a U.S federal court after he was forced to take down a YouTube video of his lecture which included clips that depicted groups of people dancing to a copyrighted song.

  • News: Google seeks experts for its soon-to-launch Helpouts video service

    Google needs help. More specifically, the Internet giant is looking for people who are experts on basically anything to lead some of the first sessions for its soon-to-launch Helpouts video calling program.

  • News: Hands on: YouTube update brings picture-in-picture to iOS

    If you like to scour the deepest recesses of the Internet for everything from culturally-significant documentaries to the best recipe for a grilled cheese sandwich, you'll be happy to hear that Google has released version 2.0 of its YouTube client for iOS.

  • News: YouTube gets an update on mobile, with Chromecast in mind

    YouTube is adding some new video-playing functions to its mobile app on both iOS and Android devices. Some of the tools are aimed at giving users more control over how they stream video to their television sets using Chromecast, Google's new video streaming device.

  • Opinion: Can you record a Netflix stream for offline viewing?

    Reader Thom wrote in with this question:

  • News: 5 ways your smartphone's 'smarts' have become more important than the 'phone'

    It's been headline news this week that smartphones outsold feature phones for the first time. Huzzah!

  • News: Report: Graphics market grows, thanks to double-chip dipping

    As more laptop makers add both integrated and discrete graphics to their PCs, the prospects for graphics chipmakers appear better than the PC makers themselves.

  • How-Tos: Turn a photo mistake into a great shot

    Not every photo is a keeper. Indeed, a lot of the pictures you take probably turn out to be duds--perhaps the exposure is way off, the white balance turned everything blue, or you accidentally shot into the sun and your subject is in shadow. Whatever the reason, the good news is that it's not hard to rescue many of those shots. The next time you have some photos that you're not happy with, see if any of these tips can help turn a loser into a keeper.

  • News: Lumia 1020 vs Galaxy S4 vs HTC One cameras

    Nokia's brand-new Lumia 1020 Windows Phone packs one of the most unique phone cameras on the market today. Carl Zeiss Tessar lens; 41MP (forty-one-megapixel) PureView camera; 1/1.5" sensor size; f/2.2 aperture; 26mm camera focal length; 15mm minimum focus range; Xenon flash with 4.0 m operating range; yada yada yada.

  • News: Nvidia shows strength in servers, but mobile sales plunge

    Nvidia exceeded Wall Street expectations for its second quarter of fiscal 2014, with strong showings in its desktop, workstation, and especially server businesses. But its Tegra business stumbled badly, even though the company had warned that it would do so.

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