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  • News: Nikon's new long zoom point-and-shoot is smarter than any phone camera

    A smartphone is not a camera. That's the concept Nikon wants to hammer home with its fresh effort to elevate the Coolpix point-and-shoot line above the sea of smarty-pants phones that think they can outshine anything with a fixed lens.

  • News: Nokia takes dig at iPhone 5 in Lumia 925 ad

    Nokia has taken stab at the iPhone 5's photography credentials in a new Lumia 925 smartphone advert.

  • News: Redbox Instant comes to Roku

    Redbox Instant strives to stay relevant amongst an ever-growing number of streaming buffet services as it announces a move onto Roku.

  • How-Tos: How to transfer photos from camera to laptop

    How do you put pictures from your camera to your laptop? We explain step by step what you need to do.

  • News: Samsung SMART Camera gets smarter with Evernote integration

    Dude, you got your Evernote in my digital camera!

  • Opinion: How to manually lower Netflix's streaming bit rate

    True story. Last night, while on an Amtrak train from Chicago to Detroit, I was trying to pass the time by watching Netflix on my laptop. Just one problem: The connectivity wasn't great between cities, so there were a lot of pauses while the stream buffered.

  • News: Photo of Tokyo is 600,000 pixels wide, lets you zoom-enhance all over the place

    Jeffrey Martin, panoramic photographer and founder of photography site 360Cities, just created the world's largest photo of Tokyo. The image 600,000 pixels wide, and it's a composite made from over 8000 photos. It took Jeffery two days to capture the entire scene from the Tokyo Tower's lower observatory roof using a Canon 7D DSLR and 400mm lens mounted on a Clauss Rodeon gigapixel robot.

  • News: Hulu gets animated with Seth Meyers' 'The Awesomes'

    Seth Meyers is, as they say in Hollywood, a busy guy. He's leaving SNL to take over for Jimmy Fallon on Late Night in the fall, but he's also doing a little moonlighting as co-creator, co-star, and co-executive producer of Hulu's first original animated series, The Awesomes. (The other main person involved is Michael Shoemaker, producer of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.) Meyers also is tapping some of his former and current SNL cohorts to come along for the ride.

  • News: Hulu won't crack down on Chromecast's browser-slinging capabilities

    For $35, Chromecast is a handy way to watch Hulu videos on your television without paying for Hulu Plus--and it's going to stay that way.

  • News: Netflix rolls out individual user profiles, offers personalized recommendations for the whole family

    Soon, you won't have to worry about getting recommendations for Barney episodes and romantic comedies mixed in with your superhero cartoons and high-powered action flicks. On Thursday, Netflix said multi-user profiles for single accounts will begin rolling out to all users worldwide. If you don't see the new addition to your account yet, Netflix says you will get it within the next two weeks, though not all devices will support multiple profiles out of the gate.

  • News: Behold, the first point-and-shoot 3D scanner for under $1000

    As the prices on desktop 3D printers begin to reliably fall below $1000, it was only a matter of time before portable 3D scanners would follow. Enter the Fuel3D portable 3D scanner Kickstarter campaign. The company is looking to raise $75,000 to bring its functioning prototype to market by this time next year.

  • Opinion: Make panoramas the easy way

    Some scenes are just too epic to fit into an ordinary picture frame. Consider this: Your usual field of vision is about 200 degrees, but a typical digital camera can only see about a quarter of that--which is why a photo of a breathtaking vista is a lot less impressive than the view you might remember.

  • News: Canon confronts smartphones with the itty-bitty Vixia mini camcorder

    Canon is betting that smartphone users--despite their outward enthusiasm for the all-in-one convenience of built-in cameras and camcorders--are privately pining away for a genuine, dedicated camcorder. On Wednesday, Canon comes to the rescue with the 12.8-megapixel Vixia mini compact personal camcorder--6.3 ounces fully loaded.

  • Opinion: This lens will give your photos and DSLR that 19th century look

    Here's something for those who ever wanted to give photos that old timey look but like for real--without any of that Instagram digital post-processing shader mess. The minds at Lomography have brought back the nearly two-century old Petzval portrait lens that you can stick onto your digital-age SLR camera to create stylish photos like it's the 19th century all over again.

  • News: Zuckerberg says no ads on Instagram -- at least, not yet

    Instagram users fretting about ads clogging up their image feed can breath easy, at least for now. Facebook said Wednesday it has no immediate plans to put ads in its photo-sharing app -- though make no mistake, they are coming eventually.

  • News: Google unveils $35 Chromecast device for TV and music streaming

    Google has introduced a cheaper rival product to the Apple TV set-top box with Chromecast, a small portable device that streams video and music from people's computers and mobile devices to their televisions.

  • News: New QuarkXPress 10: Major overhaul modernizes the publishing package

    Quark has let loose QuarkXPress 10, a massive overhaul of its cross-media publishing package for both Mac and Windows. QuarkXPress has been revamped from top to bottom, starting with an under-the-hood conversion from the Carbon to the Cocoa programming environment and ending with a new cutting-edge graphics engine and a refreshed user interface. More than 50 feature enhancements promise to streamline the design process and improve the user experience.

  • News: Hands on: Corel graces Painter X3 with new visual, brush, and painting features

    There's image editing and then there's fine art--and Corel has always positioned Painter, its flagship professional painting program, on the creative end of the spectrum. With the release of Painter X3 (the 13th version of the famed natural-media software) for Mac and Windows, Corel seeks to augment Painter's position as a leading inspirational tool for creatives working in photographic and traditional art, illustration, Manga and comic art, conceptual art, and design. Even though it emerged roughly around the same time as its image-editing contemporary, Adobe Photoshop, Painter holds a unique place in the art world for its drawing and painting prowess.

  • News: Yahoo confirms departure of media chief Mickie Rosen

    Mickie Rosen, head of global media at Yahoo, who was responsible for properties including Yahoo News, Sports and Finance, is leaving the company effective Sept. 1, Yahoo revealed Monday in a regulatory filing.

  • How-Tos: How to perfect your photo's colors by adjusting white balance

    Most people distinguish good photos from bad photos based on just a handful of factors: the focus, exposure, framing, and color balance. And while the first three are pretty obvious, color balance is the most mysterious. As a result, many snapshooters pay little or no attention to it, and that's too bad--it's easy to adjust, and can have an enormous effect on your photos.

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