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Samsung 960 Pro and EVO SSDs deliver up to 3500MB/s writes

Samsung 960 Pro and EVO SSDs deliver up to 3500MB/s writes

At first glance these might look like sticks of RAM, but they are actually Samsung's latest storage devices the 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs. Both of the drives are M.2 form factor SSDs that use Non-Volatile Memory Express technology. Both of the SSDs also use Samsung Magician software package. Samsung is aiming the new SSDs are users who want higher bandwidth and lower latency for gaming or moving large 4K files.

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Phase One IQ1 100MP digital back and new blue ring lenses debut

Phase One IQ1 100MP digital back and new blue ring lenses debut

Phase One has announced some new lenses and a new digital back that are aimed at demanding photographers. The new products include the IQ1 100MP Digital Back and a new wide-angle and fast telephoto blue ring lenses. The new digital camera back has mounting options for the XF and H cameras and supports a range of technical systems.

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Destination: Mars uses Microsoft HoloLens to bring the Red Planet to life

Destination: Mars uses Microsoft HoloLens to bring the Red Planet to life

Visitors to the Kennedy Space Center Complex will get to walk on the surface of Mars thanks to some slick virtual reality features that take advantage of Microsoft HoloLens tech. The new experience is called Destination: Mars and it allows users to walk on Mars using real images from the Curiosity Rover. Destination: Mars is a Kennedy Space Center Visitor complex exclusive, will be located in a pop-up theater, and will be available for viewing through January 1, 2017.

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Hasselblad X1D “4116 edition” and V1D 4116 concept celebrate brand’s 75th anniversary

Hasselblad X1D “4116 edition” and V1D 4116 concept celebrate brand’s 75th anniversary

As part of the celebration of its 75th anniversary, Hasselblad has rolled out a new medium format digital camera called the X1D "4116 edition" that is described as the next phase of the world's first compact mirrorless medium format camera. This X1D camera first launched in June and is less than half the weight of a normal digital medium format camera and the 4116 edition is a new spin on that original camera.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV starts at $37,495 before federal tax credit

2017 Chevy Bolt EV starts at $37,495 before federal tax credit

Chevrolet has promised an affordable EV with a long driving range for a while now and those promises are finally coming true. When Chevy first started to talk up the Bolt EV we didn’t know exactly how much it would cost, but we did know that the vehicle would have an EPA-estimated driving range of 238-miles per charge. Chevy originally said that the car was expected to go on sale for under $37,500.

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SanDisk 1TB SDXC aims at 4K and 8K content makers

SanDisk 1TB SDXC aims at 4K and 8K content makers

SanDisk has announced a new prototype memory card for photographers and videographers that has a huge amount of storage inside. The new 1TB SDXC memory card prototype is on display at Photokina and is aimed at people who work with high-resolution 4K and 8K files and content. Having a huge amount of storage space is a big deal because it is needed for that high-resolution content because the file sets that are handled can be enormous.

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Nixon The Mission Android Wear aims at action sports

Nixon The Mission Android Wear aims at action sports

Most smartwatches out there can survive being splashed with water while you wash your hands, but you probably wouldn't want to swim with the watch on. A new smartwatch aimed at action sports people has turned up and it's from Nixon and is called The Mission. The smartwatch runs Android Wear and is described as the first action sports smartwatch.

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More Google Sailfish and Marlin images and details leak

More Google Sailfish and Marlin images and details leak

In the last week or so some renderings of the HTC Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones hit the internet giving us an idea of what the devices might look like. We have also seen some specs of the Marlin device turn up on AnTuTu. Today some new images claiming to be of components for the smartphones had turned up online and in fact you can buy the LCD alleged to be for the Marlin on eBay right now. Today new images have surfaced claimed to be of the front cover and display unit.

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MIOPS Mobile camera remote puts your smartphone to work

MIOPS Mobile camera remote puts your smartphone to work

A new camera remote for photographers has turned up on Kickstarter called the MIOPS Mobile hailed as the most versatile camera remote in all the land. MIOPS Mobile is designed to be used with DSLR cameras and turns your smartphone into the remote for the camera. MIOPS Mobile connects to the shutter release port of the camera and communicates with the smartphone over Bluetooth.

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iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 tested in deep water

iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 tested in deep water

If you have been paying attention to all the coverage of the new iPhone 7, you will know that the smartphone is water-resistant with an IP67 rating that means it is rated to survive at a meter under water for 30 minutes. The Galaxy S7 is better with its water resistance rating with an IP 68 rating. For this test, the tester schleps down to the river and puts both phones to a very deep water test far exceeding the ratings.

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How to tell a good Galaxy Note 7 from a recalled one

How to tell a good Galaxy Note 7 from a recalled one

Samsung is still fighting to get people to return bad Galaxy Note 7 smartphones around the world under its recall program. While the bad devices are still being returned, Samsung is getting set to launch a new version of the smartphone that doesn't suffer from the battery defect that led to fire in many instances. As we said before, the problem is that many people around the world simply aren't returning their device and they all need to be returned.

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D-Link DCS-2530L WiFi camera has 180-degree lens and de-warping tech

D-Link DCS-2530L WiFi camera has 180-degree lens and de-warping tech

D-Link has unveiled a new WiFi camera that is aimed at home security meant to allow you to see what is going on in your home from afar. The new camera is called the Full HD 180-Degree WiFi Camera DCS-2530L. The camera is shipping now and the big benefit of this device is that 180-degree lens. Most cameras have a 130-degree lens so the D-Link camera gives users a much wider field of view than the competition.

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