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Google Nest Cam Announcement Analysis

Why the Hell Would I Want a Google Camera Recording Everything in my House?

By on June 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Why the Hell Would I Want a Google Camera Recording Everything in my House?

I’m a big fan of Google services but there are limits to what I’ll subject myself to in the name of convenience. That limit was definitely reached this week with the announcement of the Nest Cam home security camera. The camera itself isn’t anything to freak out about, but I really do not understand why anyone would take Google up on its Nest Aware offer that will record everything in your house and analyze it constantly. More →

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One World Trade Center Timelapse Video

Stunning timelapse video shows One World Trade Center being built from the ground up in 2 minutes

By on June 1, 2015 at 9:40 AM.

Stunning timelapse video shows One World Trade Center being built from the ground up in 2 minutes

It’s taken quite some time for One World Trade Center to be built from the ground up, although an incredible new video posted by EarthCam makes it seem like it happened in just over two minutes. The video takes 11 years’ worth of still photos from the site of One World Trade Center and shows it being gradually built up from the ruins of the old World Trade Center that was destroyed by the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.

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GoPro 1960s Photos

Epic photos of ‘GoPro’ style cameras in the 1960s

By on May 29, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Epic photos of ‘GoPro’ style cameras in the 1960s

These days, if you’re looking to capture some extreme sports action, whether it be Base Jumping or even surfing, you’d be hard pressed to find a better solution than a GoPro camera. Indeed, GoPro cameras are seemingly everywhere these days, even showing up during yesterday’s Google I/O presentation in the form of a virtual reality rig comprised of 16 GoPro cameras.

So while GoPro gets the job done today, what did the adventure seekers of yore do to capture their death defying and adrenaline pumping feats of grandeur? Well, they worked with the tools they had at the time and opted to attach bulky and unwieldy cameras to their helmets.

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HTC One M9 Camera Test

Tests claim HTC One M9’s camera is worse than three-year-old iPhone 4S, Galaxy S III

By on May 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Tests claim HTC One M9’s camera is worse than three-year-old iPhone 4S, Galaxy S III

The HTC One M9 is already looking like a disaster for HTC, which was seemingly caught off guard by all the major improvements that Samsung made with its Galaxy S6 line of smartphones. One of the biggest disappointments with the One M9 has been its camera, which reviewers have claimed is still miles behind flagship devices such as the iPhone 6, the Galaxy S6 and the LG G4. However, Forbes points us to a new study from the imaging experts at DxOMark showing that the One M9’s camera doesn’t even match the cameras of flagship phones released more than three years ago. More →

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Photography Avoid Windows Reflection Algorithm

How one algorithm could fix indoor photography’s biggest annoyance

By on May 13, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

How one algorithm could fix indoor photography’s biggest annoyance

Have you ever seen something just outside your window that you wanted to take a picture of but you couldn’t get a decent shot thanks to the annoyance that is window reflection? Don’t worry: Some researchers at MIT have you covered. Mashable notes that MIT researchers have developed a new algorithm for digital camera software designed specifically remove window reflection from your photos, which means you won’t have to hesitate the next time a rare species of bird is perched right outside your window. More →

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HTC One M9 Vs. Galaxy S6 Edge Camera

Why is it so hard for HTC to make a quality smartphone camera?

By on May 11, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Why is it so hard for HTC to make a quality smartphone camera?

HTC makes wonderful smartphones but they almost always come with disappointing cameras. The HTC One M9 was sadly no exception and a recent blind camera shootout of several different Android phones conducted by Android Authority shows us exactly how disappointing the One M9’s camera really was. More →

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LG G4 Vs. Galaxy S6 Vs. iPhone 6 Camera

Massive camera shootout shows the LG G4 is close to stealing Samsung’s camera crown

By on May 5, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

Massive camera shootout shows the LG G4 is close to stealing Samsung’s camera crown

When it comes to smartphone cameras, there are generally two brands that are contenders for the best in the world: Samsung and Apple. However, a huge new camera shootout conducted by AndroidCentral shows that LG’s new G4 is a legitimate threat to both companies with a camera that’s capable of taking gorgeous pictures in all kinds of different settings. More →

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Galaxy S6 Edge Vs. iPhone 6 Plus Camera

In-depth comparison shows the Galaxy S6 edge has the best smartphone camera ever

By on April 28, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

In-depth comparison shows the Galaxy S6 edge has the best smartphone camera ever

Still debating over which new smartphone you want to buy? While there’s an embarrassment of riches to choose from right now, people who prize having a first-rate camera above all else are going to have a hard time resisting the Galaxy S6 edge. A huge in-depth camera comparison published by DXOMark this week shows that the Galaxy S6 edge easily bests the iPhone 6 Plus, the Galaxy Note 4 and every other flagship phone on the planet to claim the title of best smartphone camera ever. More →

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GoPro Be A Hero Office Job Video

Hilarious: Man makes a GoPro ‘Be A Hero’ video of his insanely boring office job

By on April 21, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

Hilarious: Man makes a GoPro ‘Be A Hero’ video of his insanely boring office job

Let’s face it: Most people who buy GoPro cameras probably aren’t leading the exciting lives that we see in GoPro’s promotional videos. YouTube user Braziliandanny recently wore his GoPro all day while doing his incredibly boring office job and made a hilarious compilation video that shows just how boring day-to-day existence can really be. More →

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GoPro Video

A GoPro camera fell from 10,000 feet and this insane video is the result

By on April 6, 2015 at 4:31 PM.

A GoPro camera fell from 10,000 feet and this insane video is the result

Skydiving is a great example of an ideal use for GoPro’s action cameras; for people who don’t care to jump out of a perfectly functional airplane themselves, GoPro footage gives them a fantastic view of what skydiving looks like from the perspective of a diver.

But as it turns out, there’s another way skydivers can capture video from 10,000 feet up that’s even more heart-pounding for viewers. More →

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Apple iPhone Video Camera Patent

How Apple plans to make future iPhone cameras more powerful than ever before

By on March 24, 2015 at 5:51 PM.

How Apple plans to make future iPhone cameras more powerful than ever before

iPhone cameras are already awesome for taking videos — with the right apps and accessories, we’ve seen that they’re good enough to take professional-grade videos. However, Apple is always working on ways to improve its phones’ cameras and a new patent highlighted by AppleInsider shows Apple has some very ambitious plans to give future iPhones the ability to shoot gorgeous videos that deliver higher color accuracy than ever before. More →

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Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Note 4 Camera

Massive camera shootout pits the Galaxy S6 against the iPhone 6, Note 4, Galaxy S5

By on March 20, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

Massive camera shootout pits the Galaxy S6 against the iPhone 6, Note 4, Galaxy S5

Early reports we’ve read about the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge’s camera are quite good. Now GSMArena has come through with one of its patented smartphone camera shootouts that pits the Galaxy S6 not only against the rival iPhone 6 but also against Samsung’s own Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S5. The results found the Galaxy S6’s camera offered some significant improvements over the other devices used, although as always there’s still room for improvement. More →

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