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  • News: Hands-On: Lytro Light-Field Camera Offers Flip Simplicity, Futuristic Features

    Earlier this year, camera start-up Lytro provided an enticing sneak peek of what their first product could do. Using a light-field sensor--the likes of which had previously only been seen in science labs and supercomputer-connected arrays of hundreds of cameras--the camera could record data about light travelling in every direction through 3D space. In practical terms, that means that the camera's photos can be refocused after they're shot.

  • News: Canon announces EOS-1D X DSLR camera for pros

    Canon has announced the Canon EOS-1D X DSLR, a high-speed, 18-megapixel camera that replaces the company’s EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models. Aimed at professional photographers and cinematographers, Canon’s latest offering features increased speed, a brand new image sensor, a high density AF (auto focus) system, and more.

  • News: PlayStation Vita to go on sale in Americas, Europe on Feb. 22

    Sony's PlayStation Vita portable game console will go on sale on Feb. 22 in the Americas and Europe, Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, announced at Web 2.0 Summit.

  • News: Use of BBC iPlayer on tablets surges

    The number of tablet PCs used to access the online catch-up TV service, BBC iPlayer, continue to surge.

  • News: Polycom buys ViVu for Web videoconferencing

    Polycom has acquired ViVu, a provider of software for embedding videoconferencing in websites, for an undisclosed sum.

  • News: Judge boosts ActiveVideo's award against Verizon

    A federal judge has boosted the award to cloud-based TV provider ActiveVideo in its patent lawsuit against Verizon Communications to US$140 million.

  • News: Video Game Uses Brain to Control Action

    Video games often require children to use their hands to control the action, but a new one released by a collaboration that includes an Australian researcher invites kids to use their brains -- literally.

  • News: Throw This Camera Ball to Take a 360-Degree Panorama

    Researchers at the Technische Universität in Berlin have come up with an ingenious Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera. The concept device is a throwable multi-sensor camera about the size of a cantaloupe that snaps a single, instant 360-degree panorama.

  • News: Remains of the Day: No Siri, that's my baby

    The iPhone 4S meets its match in the team at iFixit, Apple may add movies to the cloud, and one Apple executive gets a lengthy write-up. The remainders for Thursday, October 13, 2011 are down for the count.

  • News: Samsung HMX-Q10UN camcorder offers ambidextrous operation

    Once in a blue moon, there's a product with a new feature that’s not only cool, but something people will actually use. Such is the case with the Samsung HMX-Q10UN’s unique ability to let you quickly swap it between hands with barely a pause in shooting.

  • News: Polycom brings video meetings to iPads, Android tablets

    Mobile is the new frontier of videoconferencing, with several vendors bringing mobile devices into the fold for video meetings. Polycom is set to become the latest, with high-definition calling capability on the Apple iPad, Motorola Xoom and Galaxy Tab.

  • News: How to mask soft, undefined edges in Photoshop

    The most difficult objects to mask are those with soft, undefined edges. This is a common issue in photos snapped using a wide aperture (or too close to the object), resulting in an increasingly soft focus as the object extends out of the lens' focal range. Accommodating this variance in focus can be a challenge. To help get your masks just right, I'll show you two advanced masking techniques for Adobe Photoshop CS4 and CS5.

  • News: Adobe Gives a Sneak Peek of Photoshop Motion Blur Correction

    Don’t you hate it when you have the perfect shot lined up and then your hands shake just the tiniest bit at the very last second before the shutter closes? Your picture ends up look messy and out of focus. Adobe says "no more" to blurred shots, as it’s putting together a Photoshop feature that will correct for motion blur.

  • News: Adobe Shows Off Prototype Blur-Fixing Feature

    Adobe Photoshop could soon help salvage all those photographs you keep thinking would be "perfect if they weren't so blurry." Adobe recently demoed an early prototype for a one-click "deblurring" feature, tentatively called "restore sharp image," that turns a blurry image into a clearer and more usable photograph.

  • News: Netflix's Qwikster Backtrack is a Bad Idea

    Netflix's last few months have been a complete disaster.

  • News: Netflix Kills Qwikster DVD Plan

    Netflix announced Monday it is abandoning its plan to spin off its DVD video rentals into a separate service called Qwikster and will instead continue to host on Netflix.com its streaming and DVD-by-mail rentals -- but the unpopular summer price hike remains.

  • News: Web creatives weigh in on Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3

    While HTML5 is replacing Flash for mainstream sites, online games and media-rich apps will get a boost from Flash Player 11 and AIR3.

  • News: Designers respond to Adobe's acquisition of Nitobi, TypeKit

    Creatives at Adobe's MAX 2011 event in Los Angeles respond to Adobe's purchase of two highly-regarded web platforms

  • News: YouTube launches movie rental service in the UK

    Film fans in the UK can now access a range of them via the YouTube video-sharing site. The Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has started offering movie downloads in the UK, following successful launches in the US and Canada.

  • News: OpenWorld 2011: It's all about video - Cisco's Chambers

    Cisco is betting that video-based collaboration will be the foremost driver of productivity -- and customer dollars for the troubled networking vendor -- in the coming decade.



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