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ASUS ZenFone Zoom finally brings its 3x optical zoom to the US

ASUS ZenFone Zoom finally brings its 3x optical zoom to the US

As predicted, 2016 will see a focus on smartphone photography, both in bringing it to the masses like LG's new K line, as well as pushing the boundaries like the ASUS ZenFone Zoom. This smartphone isn't exactly new, having been announced last year, also at CES. This time, however, ASUS is announcing that, yes, the smartphone will finally be available in the US, after months of availability in Europe. What sets the ZenFone Zoom apart from the crowd, even from ASUS's own ZenFone 2 Laser, is the addition of 3x Optical Zoom you won't easily find in smartphones.

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Nikon joins action cam market with KeyMission 360 camera

Nikon joins action cam market with KeyMission 360 camera

Nikon is getting into the action camera segment with the introduction of the KeyMission 360, a square-shaped action camera that will take on the likes of GoPro, Sony and more. “Entering the action segment is a significant milestone for Nikon," the company says. The KeyMission 360 trumps many of its' competitors, though, by recording content for creating VR experiences.

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Nikon D5 unveiled with new AF system, 4K UHD video

Nikon D5 unveiled with new AF system, 4K UHD video

Nikon has unveiled the Nikon D5, its' highly anticipated new DSLR camera. This camera is built for speed and accuracy, says Nikon, using its' most advanced and all-new auto focus system. The D5 brings several new features and promises, including high-quality images at very high ISO levels, 4K UHD video recording, and a new 20.8-megapixel FX format image sensor.

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Ring Stick Up Cam takes on Nest Cam wire-free

Ring Stick Up Cam takes on Nest Cam wire-free

Connected doorbell maker Ring is wading into the security camera space, with Ring Stick Up Cam promising the easiest installation on the block. The new camera, announced at CES 2016 today, is wire-free, courtesy of WiFi for streaming video through your router to your smartphone or tablet, and an internal rechargeable battery for power.

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ALLie camera takes a 360-degree view of everything

ALLie camera takes a 360-degree view of everything

Virtual reality might be the up and coming star, but its success will largely depend on the content available for it. "Manufactured" content like games might be great but real-life footage, both live and recorded, is even better. Manufacturers are scrambling to create the perfect VR camera setup but ALLie, apparently pronounced as "ALL-e", might have the jump on them What might look like a webcam the shape of eyeball is actually a 360-degree camera that can be used for surveillance, recording events, and, of course, VR.

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Netatmo Presence upgrades security light with IoT

Netatmo Presence upgrades security light with IoT

Home security cameras are mainstays of the IoT, but Netatmo wants to take things one step further with Presence, its smarter camera. Weatherproof, ruggedized, and intended to replace an external security floodlight - a neat way to get around the hassle of installing new cabling - the Presence features not only a 1080p camera but the promise to classify what it sees before it warns you.

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Top 5 upcoming mobile trends in 2016

Top 5 upcoming mobile trends in 2016

It's that time of year again. While the last days of the year are the perfect time to take stock of what has transpired in 2015, it's also the perfect time to plan ahead and to look forward to the upcoming year. So naturally, we take out our crystal ball from the chest in the attic, give it a little rub and polish, and try to peer into what the future of mobile devices will look like in 2016. At least, based on the seeds that have taken root this year. While many, like the adoption of 2K resolution screens and USB Type-C ports, may seem like no brainers, there are still some interesting things we're divining for the future. Here are five.

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Livestream Movi takes Periscope-style streaming pro

Livestream Movi takes Periscope-style streaming pro

Livestream wants to max out live-streaming, with the Movi connected camera promising a palm-sized virtual studio for the Periscope set. Streaming in HD over a WiFi or LTE connection - the latter courtesy of a paired iPhone or iPad - the battery-powered Movi can do more than your average smartphone running Periscope, Meerkat, or Facebook Live Video.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 digital camera packs 1-inch sensor

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 digital camera packs 1-inch sensor

CES 2016 is only days away and each year at the show there are multiple new digital cameras unveiled. Some of those cameras have strange new features and others are more common aimed at the masses who just want lots of zoom in a compact body. One of the new cameras rumored to be unveiled at CES 2016 is a new offering from Panasonic called the Lumix DMC-TZ100.

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Galaxy Note 5 placed at #3 in DxOMark’s ranking

Galaxy Note 5 placed at #3 in DxOMark’s ranking

The year is nearly done, but DxOMark isn't yet. Before 2015 ends and before a whole batch floods the scene, it is trying to dot all it's i's and cross its t's for this year's generation of smartphones and their cameras. One of the last to receive a good and thorough testing is Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 phablet. But as they say, "last but definitely not least", as Samsung's stylus toting Android smartphone gets an overall score of 86, landing in third spot and just a point behind the top dogs Galaxy S6 edge+ and Sony Xperia Z5.

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Sentri All-In-One Home Monitor Review

Sentri All-In-One Home Monitor Review

Smart home security is a growing business, and some of the most interesting ideas are coming from start-ups. Sentri is one such example, raising almost $400k after wooing crowdfunding fans with its vision of a touchscreen-based streaming video and home monitoring system. The $299 result aims to be a hub in your home, not just a silent eye on the front door.

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