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Lumu Is A Digital Light Meter For Photographers That Plugs Into Your iPhone & Tells You What Camera Settings To Use

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 5 display shoot-out: Apple wins again

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Apple may be getting a lot of flack for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 chassis, but not for the iPhone 5′s display. Fanatic attention to detail is evident in the display’s design and its manufacture. DisplayMate’s thorough analysis shows it crushing all competitors in the smartphone market, and only...
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 5 display shoot-out: Apple wins again
Sony NEX-5R review: can the best mirrorless camera get even better?

Here Is A Sneak Peek At Amazon's Newest Kindle (AMZN)

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Amazon is set to debut a new Kindle product line next week. Images of what appears to be the new Kindle Fire leaked yesterday, and today we got our first look at the Kindle. The key feature: 'Paperwhite,' a new technology that improves the display's readability in various lighting conditions. The...
Here Is A Sneak Peek At Amazon's Newest Kindle (AMZN)

Canon EOS-1D X and Nikon D4 ISO 204,800 shooting hands-on (video)

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With mirrorless cameras offering high-resolution APS-C sensors and consecutive shooting speeds of up to 10 frames-per-second, what's left to make a $6,000 full-frame DSLR a compelling purchase, especially for amateur photographers? Low-light performance, for one -- the Canon EOS-1D X and Nikon D4 are both capable of capturing images...
Canon EOS-1D X and Nikon D4 ISO 204,800 shooting hands-on (video)
New iPhones Still Expected to Launch in June/July, Fingerprint Sensor for iPhone 5S?

Google patent filing would identify faces in videos, spot the You in YouTube

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Face detection is a common sight in still photography, but it's a rarity in video outside of certain research projects. Google may be keen to take some of the mystery out of those clips through a just-published patent application: its technique usees video frames to generate clusters of face...
Google patent filing would identify faces in videos, spot the You in YouTube

Amazon apparently discontinues Kindle Touch in favor of Paperwhite

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It appears that Amazon is no longer selling the Kindle Touch, the touchscreen e-reader that preceded the front-lit Kindle Paperwhite. Amazon also seems to have discontinued the large-screen Kindle DX last week. I’ve asked the company for comment, but the Kindle Touch’s product page lists it as “currently unavailable,” and...
Amazon apparently discontinues Kindle Touch in favor of Paperwhite
Leap Motion Hack Brings A Facebook Home Experience To The Desktop

Ultrabooks, Tablets and PCs, Oh My: Acer Unveils Windows 8 Lineup

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The final version of Microsoft’s newest operating system isn’t due for another four months, but that isn’t stopping device manufacturers from showing off their upcoming Windows 8 products. Acer Aspire S7 13.3 At the Computex 2012 trade show in Taiwan yesterday, Acer got things started by revealing two Ultrabooks, two...
Ultrabooks, Tablets and PCs, Oh My: Acer Unveils Windows 8 Lineup

Fujitsu app analyzes zits and skin tone, delivers professional advice to your phone

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That's right, you can finally get rid of that Tamagotchi you've been using to pick those perfect skincare products. Fujitsu is teasing a new app that's capable of measuring specific characteristics of the skin, even with less-than-ideal lighting conditions. We normally have to put up with the hassle of...
Fujitsu app analyzes zits and skin tone, delivers professional advice to your phone

Amazon Looks East: Launches First Japanese Language Kindle And Japanese Kindle Store

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Amazon continues to extend its reach into new markets and increase its focus in Asia: today it announced pre-orders for its first Japanese-language Kindle, the Paperwhite, and, in another first, it has now extended its Kindle Store into Japan, opening it with 50,000 titles in the library. It also today...
Amazon Looks East: Launches First Japanese Language Kindle And Japanese Kindle Store

Budget Archos 80 Xenon tablet surfaces with an 8″ IPS display and stock Android out of the box

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Archos is expanding its range of cheap ‘Elements’ Android tablets today through the Archos 80 Xenon, a new 8-inch tablet with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The slate runs on Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, although it’s worth...
Budget Archos 80 Xenon tablet surfaces with an 8″ IPS display and stock Android out of the box

Consumer Reports: Android Phones Have The Same Camera Problem Everyone Says The iPhone 5 Has (AAPL, GOOG)

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Several iPhone 5 owners have been complaining of an eerie purple haze effect that shows up when photos are taken in certain lighting conditions. A lot of people freaked out, prompting Apple to publish instructions on how to avoid the purple haze in your photos. But as we said when...
Consumer Reports: Android Phones Have The Same Camera Problem Everyone Says The iPhone 5 Has (AAPL, GOOG)

Amazon Acknowledges Uneven Lighting On The Kindle Paperwhite

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The Kindle Paperwhite is an amazing ereader. It’s arguably the best on the market. But it’s not flawless. Some users, including several TechCrunch writers, noticed the lighting on their Paperwhite is not evenly spaced, resulting in odd, slightly distracting gaps at the bottom of the screen (see the pic). Well,...
Amazon Acknowledges Uneven Lighting On The Kindle Paperwhite
Hands On With The Fujifilm X100S And X20: In Stores March 2013 For $1299 And $599 Respecively

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 hits the Mac App Store for $150

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. Along with the $80 Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements and Revel, Adobe now offers its popular prosumer photo management software Lightroom 4 in the Mac App Store for $150. Though it generally gets better reviews than Apple’s own $80 Aperture, it is almost double the price and can be found...
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 hits the Mac App Store for $150

Nokia Lumia 521 launching with T-mobile

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T-Mobile has revealed that it will exclusively offer the Windows 8 powered Nokia 521 device on its 4G network in the U.S.  T-mobile has yet to announce availability and pricing but the 521 is expected to go on the market in late Spring or early summer. Nokia launched four new...
Nokia Lumia 521 launching with T-mobile
Fujifilm X-Pro1 firmware update v2.0 to fix focusing performance and more

Apple Improves Auto Exposure Camera Feature for FaceTime

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On March 21, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals new and improved Auto Exposure techniques for variable lighting conditions that could improve FaceTime image quality. Apple's Patent Background Today, many personal electronic devices come equipped with digital video cameras. Often, the...
Apple Improves Auto Exposure Camera Feature for FaceTime

Obvious Engine augmented reality SDK for iOS made public (demo video)

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We covered English Hedgerow, an interesting augmented reality app for the iPhone, earlier this month, and we've just found out that the engine behind it is being made available to iOS developers. Obvious Engine, developed by Harmonypark "cultural construction company," uses an object’s natural features (including curved surface recognition)...
Obvious Engine augmented reality SDK for iOS made public (demo video)

Panasonic Lumix TZ30 pictures and hands-on

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Up close and personal Panasonic has updated its TZ range of digital cameras and Pocket-lint has already had a play at a secret location behind closed doors. The new model, which will replace the Panasonic Lumix TZ20 will come with a number of improved features including a 20x optical...
Panasonic Lumix TZ30 pictures and hands-on
Gift Guide: Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 Compact Camera

Princeton's nanomesh nearly triples solar cell efficiency

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There is huge potential in solar power. The sun is a giant ball of burning hydrogen in the sky, and it’s going to be sticking around for at least a few more billion years. For all intents and purposes, it’s a free source of energy. Sadly, humanity hasn’t been very...
Princeton's nanomesh nearly triples solar cell efficiency

Floored Generates Customizable 3D Models For Real Estate Using Kinect-Like Sensors

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Floored scans office spaces, apartments and houses using 3D camera technology and proprietary software to build customizable 3D models for real estate purposes. At Disrupt NY 2013, the company launched the platform to create an immersive, interactive and user-friendly experience. Instead of static photos and floor plans, you can move...
Floored Generates Customizable 3D Models For Real Estate Using Kinect-Like Sensors
When Smartphones Are The Wrong Tool For The Wrong Job

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)

Are QR Codes Just A Fad? [Opinion]

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I remember the first time I encountered a QR code. I didn’t have a smartphone yet, so my reaction was “Hey, what’s this weird block of pixels?” It was only when I purchased my first Android phone that I began to take real note of them. I scanned a few...
Are QR Codes Just A Fad? [Opinion]

TourWrist puts a twist on the photo sphere (hands-on video)

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You've heard of Instagram, right? Are you familiar with Microsoft's Photosynth and Google's Photo Sphere on Nexus phones and tablets? How about Apple's brilliant continuous-scan panorama mode on iOS devices? Well mash all this up and you get TourWrist, an app / social network for sharing photo spheres. The...
TourWrist puts a twist on the photo sphere (hands-on video)

The iPhone 5′s Camera Is Faulty, Shows A Purple Haze

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We’ve just learned that the iPhone 5 camera may be faulty, showing a purple haze (yep, I said it) in certain lighting conditions. If you take a picture with the iPhone 5, and there’s a bright light that’s outside of the frame, you’ll see a purple tint come across the...
The iPhone 5′s Camera Is Faulty, Shows A Purple Haze
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