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TNW Pick of the Day: Flayvr for Android automatically creates photo & video albums from the camera roll

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We last caught up with Flayvr back in December, just as the startup announced it was making it even easier to share automatically-created photo and video albums. The idea behind Flayvr is simple – it essentially monitors your Camera Roll for photos and videos, and groups them into albums based...
TNW Pick of the Day: Flayvr for Android automatically creates photo & video albums from the camera roll

Extreme Close-Up: Nikon’s Latest CoolPix Camera Has a Whopping 42x Zoom

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Nikon just unveiled a swarm of new compact cameras, but let’s cut right to the chase and target the real highlight: a point-and-shoot model with an incredible 42x optical zoom. According to reports, that makes it the world’s longest zoom of any point-and-shoot. The CoolPix P510, available February for...
Extreme Close-Up: Nikon’s Latest CoolPix Camera Has a Whopping 42x Zoom

Margaret Thatcher's funeral: in search of the totty | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

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Close-ups of the 19-year-old granddaughter Amanda have given this funeral what many seemed to think it needed: a new PippaThose monitoring Margaret Thatcher's funeral on social media this morning will have seen spectators engaged in varied and diverse ways of amusing themselves, from drinking games (do a shot every time...
Margaret Thatcher's funeral: in search of the totty | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Soo Meta, the Storify for online video storytelling, launches to the public

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Let me tell you a little secret about the way online journalism works: Most news sites, GigaOM included, have a repertoire of just a few types of stories. There’s the short news story, the long thought piece, and the hands-on review, complete with a video featuring lots of close-ups. Attempts...
Soo Meta, the Storify for online video storytelling, launches to the public

Getting handsy with the hardware (and the software)

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This week we wrote a lot about all the Apple hardware and software we could get our hands on, and we did a full review of Amazon's Kindle Fire HD. A lot happened this week—maybe everyone finally got back from summer vacation? If you were too busy to keep up...
Getting handsy with the hardware (and the software)
New iPad mini mockup provides the closest look yet at Apple's next 'magical' tablet

Watercolour Flower Paintings by Marney Ward

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Advertise here with BSA Marney grew up in North Vancouver in the sixties and has been interested in perception, consciousness and creativity for most of her life. In the late sixties and early seventies, she earned a Ph.D. from UBC on the art and poetry of William Blake. In...
Watercolour Flower Paintings by Marney Ward

Close-ups, bokeh & short DoF

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Close-ups, bokeh & short DoF

‘Brydge’ MacBook-style iPad case with Apple quality aluminium

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We told you earlier this month about the “NoteBook Case” for iPad—a bluetooth keyboard case that does a good job of turning an iPad into a MacBook-looking netbook. That case is now available in the United States and Europe through CPeel, but today we look at another impressive keyboard case currently on...
‘Brydge’ MacBook-style iPad case with Apple quality aluminium

Lensbaby adds macro converters to its creative optics lineup

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If you like to shoot close-ups with dreamy results, you'll want to check these out....
Lensbaby adds macro converters to its creative optics lineup

HTC's Peter Chou flashes M7 at company gathering, screams the name

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Guess who's super excited about HTC's upcoming flagship phone? Why, Peter Chou, of course! At the company's year end party in Taipei earlier today, the CEO went on stage to thank the M7 team for working overtime last week in order to finalize the device this week, according to...
HTC's Peter Chou flashes M7 at company gathering, screams the name
Full Samsung Galaxy S III launch event now online
Samsung to unveil new Android, Windows devices at June 20th press conference

Sony's next gaming system is an out-of-focus black rectangle

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Back when Sony's February PlayStation 4 unveiling concluded without actually showing what the console itself would look like, I actually defended the company. After all, the look of the plastic shell surrounding the new PlayStation hardware didn't actually matter as much as the games on display. After seeing today's...
Sony's next gaming system is an out-of-focus black rectangle
Here's How Samsung's Galaxy Camera Stacks Up Against An iPhone 4S And A DSLR

11 Tips For Taking Travel Pictures And Videos With Your Phone

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Remember lugging around your Dad's brand-new Nikon & telephoto lens during the family trip to the Kennedy Space Center? Those days are over.  Most mobile phones have 8.0 megapixel cameras. They produce high-definition video and photos that can become beautiful 8 x 10s. And if you really want to accessorize...
11 Tips For Taking Travel Pictures And Videos With Your Phone

Sony's Cyber-Shot RX1 compact camera packs a full-frame sensor, 'fits in your palm' (hands-on)

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Would you believe us if we told you Sony packed a full-frame sensor in a Cyber-Shot-branded camera? It's true! Say hello to the RX1, a "compact" digital camera for pros that's packing the same 24.3MP Exmor sensor introduced today with the A99. Calling the rangefinder-esque shooter small might seem...
Sony's Cyber-Shot RX1 compact camera packs a full-frame sensor, 'fits in your palm' (hands-on)

Nikon debuts new 18-300mm VR lens, brings highest zoom range yet to its DSLRs

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The latest telephoto zoom lens from Nikon packs in the highest zoom ratio we've seen on an APS-C or DX lens. The Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5/6 G ED VR cranks up the zoom to 16.7X, but pairs this with the aperture range of its existing telephoto lenses, ready for some...
Nikon debuts new 18-300mm VR lens, brings highest zoom range yet to its DSLRs

How to rid your close-ups of dust and scratches with Photohsop

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One of the challenges of close-up photography is to capture a small object as pristinely as possible. Human eyesight is no match for a powerful camera lens. Once you import your photos and view them full screen, you'll notice objects that looked spotless to the naked eye are in...
How to rid your close-ups of dust and scratches with Photohsop

BMW i8 Concept Spyder takes to the road, sounds almost as gorgeous as it looks (video)

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It's been less than a year since our first opportunity to get up close and personal with BMW's i8 plug-in electric car, and now the German automaker is back to tease a whole new beast. The Concept Spyder made a static appearance over the weekend, but today the sportier...
BMW i8 Concept Spyder takes to the road, sounds almost as gorgeous as it looks (video)

Troll-Hunting

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The internet is all crazy over Adrian Chen's expose of Reddit mega-troll ViolentAcres. Here's Chen going all "The Next Rhyme I Write Might Be About You" on some of Reddit's more odious characters:Last Wednesday afternoon I called Michael Brutsch. He was at the office of the Texas financial services company...
Troll-Hunting

Facebook's dirty poke app trick gets a thumbs down

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Mark Zuckerberg boasted of copying the Snapchat app in 12 days, but what has Facebook really achieved with its sexting app?Several Yuletides ago, before the novelty of camera phones had worn off, a group of us spent much of Christmas doubled up with laughter after inventing 'hand porn', where we'd...
Facebook's dirty poke app trick gets a thumbs down

"But Good Ideas Are Good Ideas."

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"But Good Ideas Are Good Ideas.": Rachel Dodes looks at the rise of texting onscreen in movies/television. In  House of Cards: Executive producer David Fincher, who directed the first two episodes of the show, decided that he wanted the texts to appear almost as text bubbles with a pale blue...
"But Good Ideas Are Good Ideas."

We Need Internet Access on Mars

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Today's theme is the interplanetary Web. We've reached the point where saying "the Worldwide Web" sounds goofy, and www. in a URL looks outdated. It's still accurate, though. The Internet feels infinite, but it's still limited to our one planet. Not for long, though. There's a conference this week bringing...
We Need Internet Access on Mars

Choosing your Facebook profile photo might have more to do with your culture than your realise

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A lot of thought probably goes into the photo you choose to use for your Facebook profile, but a new study shows that your culture might have far more to do with that decision than you think. Research Digest points to a study which shows that Facebook users in the US...
Choosing your Facebook profile photo might have more to do with your culture than your realise

500px launches Android app, adds iPad update on the side

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Confined to the imposing shadow of a certain filter-heavy Facebook purchase, 500px is another photo-sharing network making the eco-system leap to Android. 500px is built around collections of high-quality images that are automatically updated and streamed, with a full search option to seek out specific images. Alongside the ability...
500px launches Android app, adds iPad update on the side

Ubi-Camera frames photos with fingers, fails to call you fabulous (video)

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Gesture control's no longer restricted to P.K. Dick novels, having firmly broken away from its fantasist scifi roots into practical, everyday use. It's only natural then that those advancements, typically reserved for computing, would bleed into other areas of consumer tech, like digital imaging. For researchers at Japan's Institute...
Ubi-Camera frames photos with fingers, fails to call you fabulous (video)

I Feel It On My Leg!: A Creepy LEGO Spider

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This is a super-creepy spider made entirely out of LEGO by brickster extraordinaire Doctor Mobius. As you can see, it required about two billion of those little lever pieces to make all the hair. Which, fun fact: did you know you can grow hair anywhere on your body using...
I Feel It On My Leg!: A Creepy LEGO Spider

Say 'Cheep'! Bird Photo Booth for high-tech bird watchers

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Your chickadees and finches are ready for their close-ups, Mr. DeMille. Get the drop on backyard birds with a bird feeder and camera-housing combination. [Read more]...
Say 'Cheep'! Bird Photo Booth for high-tech bird watchers

Over/Under: ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ vs. ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’

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Once upon a time, Hollywood was king of the Western and the idea of anybody over in Europe making a movie about the American Southwest as successful as something like High Noon was laughable. Italian-produced films about the west, or Spaghetti Westerns, were largely low budget knock-offs where fading...
Over/Under: ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ vs. ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’
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