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Polaroid releasing dashcams, mobile printer this Spring

Polaroid releasing dashcams, mobile printer this Spring

This morning, Polaroid is rolling out a new line of dashcams, and announcing a new go-anywhere printer utilizing their ZINK technology for printing right from your Android or iOS device. Polaroid’s dashcams promise recording in full 1080p, with sensors that record automatically if a collision is detected. Polaroid President and CEO, Scott W. Hardy said “With the average American spending more than 30 hours a year in traffic and about 5.4 million vehicle accidents annually, we saw the need to provide consumers with a dashcam that is designed to ensure their safety while in their vehicles.

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Canon PowerShot line scores five new cameras

Canon PowerShot line scores five new cameras

In addition to its new Connect Station and some other products it has introduced during this CES 2015, Canon has added five new cameras to its PowerShot product lineup, with the new devices ranging from slim pocket-friendly compact cameras to somewhat larger offerings for those with more demands. The new models are comprised of the PowerShot ELPH 160, the ELPH 170 IS, the SX530 HS, the SX610 HS, and the SX710 HS, and they'll all be arriving next month at different price points.

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Netatmo Welcome smart home camera recognizes each member of your family

Netatmo Welcome smart home camera recognizes each member of your family

Netatmo is set to unveil a new product at CES 2015 that it claims is the first smart home camera that its has new face recognition technology built-in. The new camera is called the Netatmo Welcome smart home camera and it has technology inside that allows it to recognize each member of your family. The idea is that the camera can send the names of people in your home to your smartphone.

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Narrative Clip 2 gets WiFi, Bluetooth and 8MP upgrade

Narrative Clip 2 gets WiFi, Bluetooth and 8MP upgrade

Times can be tough when you're trying to kickstart a new wearables segment, use crowdfunding to pay for it, and facing society's growing concerns around privacy, but Narrative and its Clip life-logging camera seem to be doing alright. Fresh to CES 2015, the Narrative Clip 2 keeps the core concept of snapping a photo every 30 seconds and highlighting the best for you, but gives hardware and software a comprehensive upgrade. So, the new Clip 2 has WiFi and Bluetooth where its predecessor had only USB, a modular back for more imaginative mounting, and - most importantly - an 8-megapixel sensor with better low-light performance. I sat down with CMO Oskar Kalmaru in Narrative's new San Francisco workspace to find out how a year of life-logging has shaped the new camera.

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ASUS dual-camera phone teases optical zoom

ASUS dual-camera phone teases optical zoom

ASUS may not be the first name you associate with either smartphones or photography, but the company could change all that with a new handset featuring an optical zoom. Teasing for the new phone began last month, most notably flashing a curious dual-lens camera on the back. While some speculated that it could be a return of 3D mobile photography - something consumers rarely warmed to - a new teaser indicates it's something far more unusual, with ASUS seemingly managing to squeeze an optical zoom system into its smartphone form-factor.

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Nikon looking into odd flare issue plaguing D750 owners

Nikon looking into odd flare issue plaguing D750 owners

We do not often see any large issues with cameras that prompt statements from their makers, but every so often one will crop up, such as the skin irritation issues Canon addressed about a year ago. Fast forward, and now Nikon has issued its own statement to device owners, with the company saying it is going to look into problems D750 users have experienced when taking images, which are essentially tarnished with a dark "band" that is streaked across the tops of photos.

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CamsFormer high-speed camera trigger features motorized 3-axis motion control

CamsFormer high-speed camera trigger features motorized 3-axis motion control

Photographers that like to take images of subjects that require fast activation of the shutter to get the picture may have worked with a high-speed camera trigger before. A new camera trigger has debuted that claims to be a world's first. It is called the CamsFormer and it has a bunch of features that users will enjoy including a high-speed trigger, sensors, wireless control, remote live view, pan, tilt, and zoom.

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Kodak bringing new Android-powered devices to CES

Kodak bringing new Android-powered devices to CES

Kodak is coming to CES, but not as you might expect. The company will likely be talking up a new photographic endeavor, but it won’t be film. This year, Kodak is set to unveil a lineup of Android-powered mobile devices which offer “best in class image management software and features”. These smartphones and tablets are going to be photo-centric, offering a specific image capturing and management features. If your thing is mobile photography, Kodak is lining up their stars just for you.

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Samsung Look At Me app helps autistic kids make eye contact

Samsung Look At Me app helps autistic kids make eye contact

We often fancy technology and devices as great addons to our lives, but for some minorities, they can also be great enablers. Trying to harness the latest in smartphone technology, software development, and psychology, Samsung developed its new Look At Me app to help train children with autism make eye contact, recognize facial expressions and emotions, and ultimately help them develop better socials skills and bring them closer to family and friends. Best of all, to the kid, it's all just a game.

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iCamPRO home security “robot” is an all-seeing eye

iCamPRO home security “robot” is an all-seeing eye

Amaryllo has introduced its iCamPro FHD, something it says is the first home security robot available. The small round unit features an integrated camera that keeps tabs on one's home or office, monitoring movement, sounds, and more to detect if an intruder is present. The related app is used to communicate with the home owner with picture alerts and more. Last month, the device was bestowed with a 2015 CES Best of Innovations award, and if all goes as planned it'll hit the market next year.

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