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Spot smart home camera knows when smoke alarms go off

Spot smart home camera knows when smoke alarms go off

One of the big reason that people like cameras in their home that can stream content online is to keep an eye on things from afar. With a streaming camera, you can see if a thief breaks in or if your house catches on fire. The catch with most cameras of this type is that if your smoke alarm goes off, you have to see the smoke to be able to react. That isn't the case with the Spot camera from iSmartAlarm.

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Report: Samsung has ‘major’ camera news for CES 2016

Report: Samsung has ‘major’ camera news for CES 2016

The days are counting down until CES 2016, and as such the rumor-mill has kicked into full gear. Among it is a new report claiming Samsung has something big planned for CES in the form of a “major statement” that will involve the company’s camera business. It's all very vague at this point, and of course Samsung isn't saying anything either way. Fortunately, there's only a few weeks left before we find out either way.

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Inside OZO, Nokia’s audacious plan for its VR future

Inside OZO, Nokia’s audacious plan for its VR future

Virtual reality may be new for Nokia, but reinvention isn't. The story of Nokia's various incarnations is one that has been told many times over the past decade. Sure enough, the company best known today for its cellphone business was once a major producer of paper products, of rubber, and of cables.

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Nokia OZO is a $60,000 360-degree camera for VR pros

Nokia OZO is a $60,000 360-degree camera for VR pros

Nokia may not be the first name you'd associate with virtual reality, but the Finns are aiming to make a splash with OZO, their $60k VR camera. Teased back in July, and up for preorder from today, the oddly-shaped camera signifies one of Nokia Technology's new businesses after it and its smartphone division parted ways in 2014.

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D-Link 180-degree WiFi Camera Review

D-Link 180-degree WiFi Camera Review

WiFi security cameras like Nest Cam have brought home monitoring within the reach of the mainstream, but all too often come with a subscription sting. Not so for the D-Link Full HD Ultra-Wide View WiFi Camera (DCS-2630L), which eschews the cloud in favor of a one-off price of $199.99 and the convenience of a microSD card. It also promises to fill that storage with a lot more of your home or office, courtesy of a full 180-degree lens.

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FUSAR Mohawk modular helmet system includes action cam

FUSAR Mohawk modular helmet system includes action cam

FUSAR has created a modular smart helmet system that includes, among many other things, a camera. The system is designed to mount on helmets, whether its a bicycle helmet or a motorcycle helmet, and provide a variety of features that would otherwise require a bunch of different gadgets cobbled together. The system is called Mohawk, and it includes a camera, activity tracker, music player, black box, emergency alert system, and more.

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EE’s 4GEE Capture Cam wearable is now available

EE’s 4GEE Capture Cam wearable is now available

Wearable cameras, like the Narrative Clip, has been around for quite some time, trying, and failing, to give rise to a new activity called life-logging. But it wouldn't be until Meerkat and Periscope launched this year that the idea of live streaming events and moments finally caught on. Now trying to capitalize on that growing trend, UK carrier EE is finally launching the 4GEE Capture Cam. A successor to this year's 4GEE Action Cam, this model is more wearable and only slightly more discreet, but offers the same video streaming over 4G networks.

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Cyclops Gear CGX2 action cam records Ultra HD video

Cyclops Gear CGX2 action cam records Ultra HD video

Cyclops Gear has introduced its new CGX2 action camera. The company, which specializes in camera-equipped glasses and goggles, is offering the action camera now; it resembles the better-known GoPro alternatives, and boasts 4k Ultra HD video recording, among other things. This is the company’s follow up to the CGX camera, bringing some feature improvements and undercutting the Hero 4 with its $299 USD price tag.

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The International video tripod can go wherever you go

The International video tripod can go wherever you go

People who depend on photography for a living, like professional photographers and journalists, need to be able to be able to take a shot or record a video when and where the action happens. They don't get to decide if the shoot happens in a perfect, stable spot under perfect conditions. As such, they need to be able to take their gear with them wherever they go. Enter the International, a video tripod that is sturdy enough to be your professional camera buddy yet lightweight and compact enough to be part of your carry on.

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D-Link Komfy Smart Home Device is a switch with built-in camera

D-Link Komfy Smart Home Device is a switch with built-in camera

D-Link has announced a new smart home device called the Komfy Switch with Camera that is a smart light switch aimed at creating a safe and smart home. The switch is made to replace a standard one or two-gang light switch. The device is an all-in-one solution that allows users to keep an eye on their home from afar.

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Leica M (Typ 262) rangefinder camera now available

Leica M (Typ 262) rangefinder camera now available

Leica has introduced its new Leica M (Typ 262) digital rangefinder camera. This is the company’s latest “M” camera, joining the existing Leica M, M-P (Typ 240) and M Monochrom (Typ 246) models. With the newest model, Leica says it offers “the most essential features” on a camera that embraces the “purest form” of photography. The camera maker has designed this M model to focus on the aspects it considers the “essentials.”

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Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera specs leak ahead of launch

Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera specs leak ahead of launch

The rumored Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera is the source of another leak, this one seemingly confirming existing specs while adding more into the mix. Furthermore, Magnum Photos inadvertently confirmed the camera’s planned premiere in a mistakenly published product page. According to that page, which has now been pulled, Fujifilm will be unveiling the X-Pro2, its followup to the X-Pro1, on January 15, 2016.

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