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Google Photos takes on photo & video overload

Google Photos takes on photo & video overload

Google is tackling photo and video overload, now that smartphones are so common and people are capturing huge quantities of media, with Google Photos. Intended as "a private and safe place" to keep photos and videos that's available from any device, Google Photos also takes on the tricky challenge of organizing the content without spending hours (or longer) shuffling between folders manually.

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Yeair! quadcopter uses combustion engines for up to an hour of flight

Yeair! quadcopter uses combustion engines for up to an hour of flight

Most of the quadcopters that we talk about around here are powered by batteries and electric motors giving them a very limited amount of lifting power and a limited flight time. Quadcopters can't typically carry large batteries and still be able to carry cameras to shoot photos or video. The Yeair! quadcopter that has just been unveiled and gives pilots considerably more flight time and payload capacity thanks to the use of internal combustion engines.

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This One Photo: The birth of a star-forming nebula, RCW 34

This One Photo: The birth of a star-forming nebula, RCW 34

Witness the birth of a nebula by the name of RCW 34, complete with the cosmic process called "champagne flow" as young stars cook themselves inside-out. The image you're seeing here was captured by the ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. This is the birth of a brightly, gloriously light cloud of gas, found in the southern constellation of Vela. Otherwise known as the south of The Sails, this image is the result of the workings of the Very Large Telescope's FORS instrument - that's the Focal reducer and low dispersion spectrograph in effect.

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Largest photo ever is a 46TB image of the Alps

Largest photo ever is a 46TB image of the Alps

The world's largest photo keeps getting bigger, and at this point it's far too big to store on your laptop's hard drive. The latest image to earn the title is a massive shot of the Alps that took more than two weeks to fully photograph and that takes up an astounding 46TB of space. With an image this big, you can zoom in, and in, and in, up to an incredible level of detail. Zoom all the way out, though, and you're graced with an unprecedented photograph of the mountains.

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This One Photo: An Eagle on a gravestone at Fort Snelling National Cemetery

This One Photo: An Eagle on a gravestone at Fort Snelling National Cemetery

On Memorial Day 2015, a photo of a bald eagle perching on the gravestone of a fallen soldier rings true to the spirit of the day. Today is a day when the United States remembers those women and men who died serving in the country's armed forces, and this one photo taken at Fort Snelling National Cemetery by photographer Frank Glick has struck a nerve. While the photo itself was taken months ago - scratch that, YEARS AGO - the image has spread *again* in a big way since earlier this morning.

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Olloclip debuts new ultra-wide/telephoto ‘Active Lens’ for iPhone 6

Olloclip debuts new ultra-wide/telephoto ‘Active Lens’ for iPhone 6

Olloclip is at it again, transforming ordinary smartphone cameras into professional-grade devices with its clip-on lenses. We went hands-on with the Olloclip 4-in-1 lens last fall, shooting photos and videos through the accessory. Olloclip's latest offering is the Olloclip Active Lens which includes just two lenses. A telephoto and an ultra-wide lens fit over both rear and front facing cameras at the same time; it's designed specifically for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Another draw for this model is portability, as it comes with a new system of pendants to keep Active lens safe when out of use.

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Layout from Instagram arrives on Android

Layout from Instagram arrives on Android

Instagram introduced its “Layout” collage photo app for iOS back in late March, and now Android users are finally able to enjoy it. As of today, Android users can download Layout from the Google Play Store and remix their photos into collages of various sizes and arrangements (up to 9 photos). In order to use it, though, you’ll need to be running Android 4.1 or higher. It’s not required to sign up or have an account to use the app, however.

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Google creates slick time-lapses from images on Flickr and elsewhere

Google creates slick time-lapses from images on Flickr and elsewhere

Google researchers are constantly working on cool things that we can all enjoy. The latest cool bit of tech that Google researchers have developed is a way to automatically create time-lapse images of tourist landmarks using photos that are found on image sharing sites like Flickr, Picasa, and others. The process begins with sorting somewhere in the area of 86 million photos by geographic location.

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Fujifilm announces X-T10 with new AF system, high speed EVF

Fujifilm announces X-T10 with new AF system, high speed EVF

As expected, Fujifilm has finally revealed the latest member in its long line of X-series interchangeable lens cameras. And as expected, the new X-T10 is pretty much a minor upgrade from last year's X-T1. That said, if you're a digital photography enthusiast who's still in the market for a lightweight companion, Fujifilm wants you to direct your gaze to the X-T10 host of features, which include a new 77-point AF system and an electronic real time view finder with an almost unnoticeable small 0.005 second lag.

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