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  • News: Apple axes TV show rentals for iTunes, Apple TV

    On Friday, Apple quietly removed the ability to rent TV shows from the iTunes Store. When Apple introduced the reimagined Apple TV in September 2010, the company also began offering television rentals at $1 per episode. But now the rental option for television is gone--and Apple has confirmed to Macworld that it's gone for good.

  • Optoma PK120 pico projector

    Optoma has unveiled a new pico projector that is barely larger than an iPhone and can beam footage on to any available wall and create an image up to 70in across. The PK120 projector will run off battery power long enough to show an average-length movie.

  • News: Is Facebook Bringing Photo Filters to Mobile App?

    Is Facebook looking to take on popular photo filter apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic by bringing its own photo filter feature? According to some anonymous Facebook engineers quoted in The New York Times, yes.

  • How-Tos: Take great underwater shots

    Brightly colored landscapes, intriguing sea life large and small, and the shadowy hulks of rusting shipwrecks are only some of the photographic subjects that await you and your underwater camera. There are few places more beautiful to photograph but, like scuba diving, underwater photography requires an understanding of this strange but intriguing environment.

  • ViewSonic PJD5223 3D projector debuts

    ViewSonic has launched a range of 3D projectors that offer a budget alternative to buying a 3D TV. The ViewSonic PJD5 Series DLP projectors have XGA and WXGA resolutions, operate at 120Hz - ideal for 3D viewing - and HDMI connectors so they can be used with a Sony PlayStation 3 or a 3D Blu-ray player

  • News: Remains of the Day: Ad infinitum, and beyond

    If you thought Apple would just dash off its iPhone 5 commercial at the last moment, then you don't know Apple, my friend. Meanwhile, the Netherlands weighs in on the Apple vs. Samsung case, iTunes gains share for digital movie downloads, and Windows 8 provides more information than you require. Stay on target for the remainders for Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

  • Opinion: Check Out The (Surprisingly Good) Portal Fan Film

    The Portal videogames by Valve are one of my favorite series of all time. After completing the groundbreaking first game I remember walking around thinking of where I would shoot portals to expedite my route. The long-awaited sequel that came out earlier this year exceeded lofty expectations and left fans wanting even more.

  • News: Motion FX uses Lion to add video effects in real time

    Autodesk on Wednesday launched a new video-effects application for Macs, one that uses the face-tracking technology of OS X Lion to create exotic images using your computer’s camera.

  • News: Nikon Introduces Six Cameras

    Nikon ushered six new additions into its Coolpix point-and-shoot lineup today, just in time for the fall, the beginning of the football season, and the holiday camera-shopping playoffs.

  • News: Sony Unleashes New Interchangeable-Lens Camera Lineup

    In a big day for new camera announcements, Sony was one of the busiest companies of all.

  • How-Tos: Choose an underwater housing for your digital camera

    Taking pictures underwater is one of the most exciting (and challenging) photographic adventures you’re likely to undertake. When you’re playing in, on, or under the water, choosing the right equipment is critical when the only thing standing between your camera and water is a few millimeters of plastic or aluminum sealed with a sliver of an O-ring.

  • Opinion: Fox's 8-Day Content Delay Encourages Piracy

    Fox recently decided to stop releasing free online streams of its TV shows on Hulu the day after they air--instead, Fox is delaying free streaming for eight days. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this choice by the network has resulted in an increase in over-100-percent increase in piracy.

  • News: Evernote acquires Skitch, drops price

    Evernote not only wants you to remember everything—it wants you to have the option to annotate it, too. On Thursday, Evernote announced that it had acquired Mac image annotation software Skitch and its two co-founders. The program will also now be available for free on the Mac App Store, eliminating its original $20 price tag.

  • Opinion: Make a Better Black-and-White Photo

    There are a lot of things you can do to your photos with a single click in your photo editing program. Last week, for example, I showed you how you can use the Color Replacement tool in Adobe Photoshop Elements to change specific colors in an image. And in the past, I've explained how easy it is to convert any photo to a stylish black-and-white composition by setting the saturation to zero in any image editor.

  • News: Twitter launches User Galleries

    Twitter has launched a photo galleries function that automatically displays then last 100 images shared by users of the micro-blogging service.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Camera Codec Pack

    One of the best things about digital SLR cameras and higher-end point-and-shoot cameras is the ability to shoot in RAW mode. RAW images give you uncompressed, data-heavy versions of your digital photos that can be used for intensive edits and adjustments without negatively impacting the image quality.

  • News: Pick the best camera for the job

    There is no one perfect camera. But if you need a camera suited to a specific kind of photography, you can get the best camera for your needs by looking for specific features. Obviously, it’s not practical to buy and carry a separate camera for every possible shooting situation, but if you regularly shoot in low light, carry your gear into harsh conditions, capture portraits, or prefer to travel light, then it’s worth buying a camera tailored to your needs. Keep in mind that most of the features we mention can be had with point-and-shoot cameras, through manual controls, but a few are available only on DSLRs or compact interchangeable-lens cameras.

  • News: Techspansion releases free VisualHub updater for Lion

    A strange chapter in the history of Techspansion’s long-ago-retired video conversion tool VisualHub is now drawing to a close with the release of a free update straight from the developer.

  • News: Skype acquiring startup GroupMe for group text messaging

    Internet calling company Skype said Sunday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GroupMe, a startup that offers a free group text messaging and conference call service on mobile phones.

  • News: Skype acquiring startup GroupMe for group text messaging

    Internet calling company Skype said Sunday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GroupMe, a startup that offers a free group text messaging and conference call service on mobile phones.



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