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Sony Xperia Z5 is now the top dog in DxOMark’s chart

Sony Xperia Z5 is now the top dog in DxOMark’s chart

It seems that Sony's hard work has finally paid off, at least in one aspect of its mobile devices. While Sony proudly shared that its Xperia Z5 was found by some random user tests to have the best camera in town, now we're hearing it straight from the professionals. And by professionals, we mean photography benchmarking website DxOMark, who has just awarded Sony's flagship the top score in its evaluation, finally unseating Samsung from the top spot and perhaps inspiring a bit of confidence in the future of Sony's mobile business.

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Adobe details how NASA edits space photos

Adobe details how NASA edits space photos

Those incredible space photos we see from NASA don't look that way fresh off the camera -- they're commonly composite photos composed of multiple images that were taken with different parameters and then heavily edited and adjusted during post-processing. That's not to say they've been altered in such a way that makes them fake, only more appealing to the eye.

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Blood Moon: NASA shares HD photos from CO, WA, NYC

Blood Moon: NASA shares HD photos from CO, WA, NYC

Last night's perigee full moon (supermoon) was seen above the United States along with a total lunar eclipse. A "blood moon" is created when a supermoon happens at the same time as a total lunar eclipse, making the moon's face look as if it's painted in a deep red. The combination of these two events is relatively rare, happening every few decades - the last event occurred in 1982, while the next will happen in 2033. NASA captured a collection of high quality photos from the location of one of their associated photographers Joel Kowsky, Bill Ingalls, and Aubrey Gemignani for you to see today.

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GoPro Hero+ debuts with WiFi and a low price

GoPro Hero+ debuts with WiFi and a low price

These days, GoPro has a wide range of action camera models, all at varying price points. Unfortunately, the most budget friendly model, the standard Hero ($130), doesn't include one of the most useful features: WiFi connectivity. In order to get WiFi, users would have step up to the next model, the $300 Hero+LCD. Well, GoPro has now addressed that gap, announcing the new Hero+. Featuring WiFi and priced at $200, it fits nicely between the previous two cameras.

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Hubble snags a wooly galaxy in latest breathtaking photo

Hubble snags a wooly galaxy in latest breathtaking photo

One of the best things about the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit high above the Earth right now is that it takes fantastically beautiful images of the universe around us. The latest image NASA has offered up from the Hubble is of a spiral galaxy NGC 3521. At first glance you might think that the fuzzy appearance of the photo is due to something with the telescope’s imaging capability.

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RED’s new sub-$6k Raven camera can be had drone-ready

RED’s new sub-$6k Raven camera can be had drone-ready

Red is the maker of some very high-end cameras that have bene used to shoot some of the most popular movies in Hollywood, one example is The Hobbit. The company has announced a new camera called the Red Raven and the big feature of this cam is that it has a more modest (for Red) price tag that will make it more accessible to film makers without giant Hollywood budgets.

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Breathtaking images of Messier 31 show a beautiful galaxy

Breathtaking images of Messier 31 show a beautiful galaxy

Looking up at the night sky in some places on Earth it's hard to see just how beautiful the universe can be. In some places, light pollution means you can only see the brightest of the stars. Thankfully no matter where we live, we can enjoy breathtaking images shot of deep space objects such as these photos of Messier 31, also known as Andromeda.

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New Pluto photos are strangest yet: “Snakeskin” topography

New Pluto photos are strangest yet: “Snakeskin” topography

A set of photos released by NASA today shows off a piece of landscape that looks like snakeskin, hundreds of miles long. "[This new landscape] looks more like tree bark or dragon scales than geology," said William McKinnon, New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging (GGI) team deputy lead from Washington University in St. Louis. "Maybe it's some combination of internal tectonic forces and ice sublimation driven by Pluto's faint sunlight... This'll really take time to figure out."

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NASA captures beautiful shockwave photos using the Sun and Moon

NASA captures beautiful shockwave photos using the Sun and Moon

NASA captured the amazing photos shown here using the schlieren technique. Never heard of it? It's a way of photographing air density gradients, like shockwaves in the air, by using something like the sun or a speckled desert as a background. This technique has been use in air-to-air situations, but now NASA is experimenting with capturing similar photos from the ground. Scientists achieved these images by using the sun or moon as backgrounds while an aircraft flew by at supersonic speeds.

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LG G4 is No. 2 in DxOMark’s camera benchmarks

LG G4 is No. 2 in DxOMark’s camera benchmarks

At long last, the LG G4 finally gets a proper photography benchmark. It still boggles the mind why DxOMark took this long to give LG's flagship a try, considering it was quick to try out the Moto X Style (probably with a little help from Motorola). Saving the best for last might come to mind. However, the LG G4 isn't actually the best but it is the next best, with a DxOMark score of 83, putting it right next to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in the Top 3 range.

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Flir Vue Pro camera is ready for drone flight

Flir Vue Pro camera is ready for drone flight

Flir Systems has been making all sorts of thermal cameras and other products that are used in the professional world. The company has announced a new camera called the Vue Pro that is specifically designed to be attached to a drone aircraft and carried into the air. The company thinks the camera will be perfect for tasks like inspecting solar panels, fighting fires, and managing crops among other things.

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