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By My Eyes app asks helpers to see for the blind

By My Eyes app asks helpers to see for the blind

We've seen a lot of attempts lately at making technology work not just for the majority, but also for those with physical and sometimes even mental handicaps. But while many of those use some new fancy technology or theory to get things done, sometimes the best solution is the simplest one. And what could be simpler than asking somebody else for help. Meet Be My Eyes, an iOS app that gives sight-impaired people a second pair eyes, from someone who might be living halfway across the the globe.

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Marriott teams with GoPro to offer guests HERO4 cameras

Marriott teams with GoPro to offer guests HERO4 cameras

No vacation is complete without a camera to record every moment of it, and as such Marriott and GoPro have teamed up to provide guests at select hotels a complimentary HERO4 action cam. This'll benefit guests in obvious ways -- they'll have access to a rugged camera able to handle rough environments, and it'll serve as a way for GoPro to get its tiny action cameras into consumer hands. Marriott, on the other hand, might find a bit of favor in consumer eyes again following it ill-fated WiFi-blocking petition.

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Fujifilm FinePix S9900W, S9800 zoom to where the action is

Fujifilm FinePix S9900W, S9800 zoom to where the action is

If you always see yourself in a situation where that perfect shot is simply just out of your reach, then one of Fujifilm's latest digital cameras might be the perfect tool for you. The FinePix S9900W and S9800 are fine cameras in themselves, but their real vocation is in taking you, or your eyes, to where the action is happening. With a 50x optical zoom, plus Fujifilm's digital zoom, these two new FinePix cameras ensure that no subject is too far, or too near, for you.

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Fujifilm X-A2 interchangeable lens camera touts premium selfies

Fujifilm X-A2 interchangeable lens camera touts premium selfies

Fujifilm has introduced some new cameras today, and included among them is the sleek X-A2, which is being touted as a way to take "premium" selfies. Such is made possible via the hinged display, which can flip up so that photographers can take self-portraits with the aid of an LCD. Despite the pandering to the selfie-nation, the Fujifilm X-A2 has quite a bit more to offer photographers, not the least of which is its beautiful design and interchangeable lens construction.

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Fujifilm FinePix XP80 lets you shoot anytime, rain or shine

Fujifilm FinePix XP80 lets you shoot anytime, rain or shine

With the growing use of smartphone cameras, people are becoming more accustomed to shooting pics and recording videos anytime, anywhere. But not all smartphone cameras are designed to be used in all situations, especially those that involve the elements. For those, you'd either need a super rugged smartphone or, better yet, aim for an even more rugged and dedicated camera. The XP80, Fujifilm's latest entry to the FinePix line, is one such camera that has been designed with both quality and extreme activity in mind.

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Fujifilm XQ2: an ultra-compact camera packed with features

Fujifilm XQ2: an ultra-compact camera packed with features

Fujifilm is back again with yet another camera, the XQ2. There's a lot to like about this camera, with its maker aiming to combine the best of both worlds: premium quality and tiny size. The end result was this ultra-compact and super light camera and the features it brings. Photographers are able to shoot in RAW, utilize integrated filters, and wirelessly transfer images and video to other devices using the built-in WiFi functionality. Joining the camera are both leather and waterproof cases.

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Apple camera patent takes aim at GoPro’s market

Apple camera patent takes aim at GoPro’s market

The Apple Watch is coming in a few short months, but a new patent granted to Apple details it may work with more than an iPhone. The patent awarded to Apple is for a sports camera that can be mounted, much like a GoPro. The patent also tells us the camera will work underwater, and can be controlled remotely via a smartwatch. The camera patent includes another patent Apple has, which they purchased from Kodak in 2013. News of the patent sent GoPro investors scurrying.

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Polaroid iZone camera: a companion for Android and iOS handsets

Polaroid iZone camera: a companion for Android and iOS handsets

Among Polaroid's CES 2015 wares is the iZone camera, a square-shaped compact point-and-shoot camera with optical zoom and the ability to work with your Android or iOS mobile device. The maker refers to iZone as a companion device for your smartphone or tablet, the latter of which works as a remote view finder and a storage base for taking/saving images with the Polaroid camera. The idea behind such a device is that the companion camera will (likely) be of a somewhat higher quality than your smartphone, but without the same sharing features and power as your handset.

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Canon Powershot SX610, SX710, & SX530 hands-on

Canon Powershot SX610, SX710, & SX530 hands-on

Here at CES 2015, we got our hands on Canon’s newest Powershot point-and-shoot cameras. their SX610 offers an 18x optical zoom via the 25-450mm lens, while the SX710 gets even more detailed with a 30x zoom from a 25-750mm lens. If you’re in need of more, the SX530 is about as good as a pocketable camera gets with 50x zoom from a 24-1200mm lens. All offer Canon’s Intelligent IS for image stabilization for a “virtually shake-free” shot.

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 160, 170 IS hands-on: point and shoot simplicity

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160, 170 IS hands-on: point and shoot simplicity

Earlier this week Canon rolled out the red carpet for its new line of PowerShot cameras, and two among them are the tiny point-and-shoot ELPH 160 and 170 IS compacts we recently went hands-on with here at CES 2015. Those familiar with Canon's PowerShot lineup will immediately recognize these two as being part of it, with design cues from past models rolling over into the latest options, which are largely most notable for their feature upgrades over past offerings. What kind of features? Read out hands-on to find out!

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