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GoPro Omni and GoPro VR highlighted at NAB 2016

GoPro Omni and GoPro VR highlighted at NAB 2016

GoPro announced some new hardware that brings new ways for professionals to shoot 360-degree video earlier this month. One of the new products is called the GoPro Omni, which is a six camera spherical array that is able to capture high-resolution video in all directions at one time that we talked about previously. The Omni has six individual cameras interact with a single primary camera in the array to configure settings and to start and stop recording for all cameras at the same time.

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Instagram ‘Explore’ adds video channels

Instagram ‘Explore’ adds video channels

Instagram has updated Explore with video channels, making it easier for users to find the ones they’re interested in. Most notably, Instagram offers a personalized channel called “Videos You Might Like,” which is exactly what it sounds like — videos suggested for you based on the content you typically view. As well, Instagram is featuring some channels in Explore, aggregating them based on topics.

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This is the worst phone accessory ever made

This is the worst phone accessory ever made

This week a USB power device has been discovered to be absolutely terrible by a device tester by the name of Clive Mitchell. He's in the business of testing things like these, and he's smart about how power works. And how it's not supposed to work. And how a USB device like the one you're going to see should NOT be lighting up a light bulb like you're about to see. This is why we can't have nice (off-brand) things.

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Spot the differences between a real and a fake Galaxy S7

Spot the differences between a real and a fake Galaxy S7

With the massive popularity of the Galaxy S7 smartphone, there are people and manufacturers out there that want to trick people into buying their fake junk phones by making the devices look almost identical to the Galaxy S7. These rip off artists go so far as to fabricate the packaging and the fakes are very convincing.

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Facebook’s Surround 360 camera will cost you $30k

Facebook’s Surround 360 camera will cost you $30k

Another day, another massively expensive 360 (spherical) camera rig you'll never be able to afford as a common citizen. Facebook suggests that this system can be built from camera parts you can buy yourselves, the total cost for the rig reaching somewhere around $30,000. If that's something you're going to be able to toss cash at, you'll be in luck - once you've got the whole system together, you'll be able to use the company's own software to stitch the resulting media you capture together into a single, seamless 3D-360 video. That video will - of course - be easily upload friendly for Facebook immediately after processing.

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Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer released with dragons

Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer released with dragons

The newest of Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer is out now - and if you watch it, the entire season will be ruined for you. It's full of spoilers. You're going to be spoiled. Don't say I didn't warn you. There are dragons. Winter is coming? No. Winter has arrived. Up near the wall, at least. Everywhere else it appears that it might still be spring of some time in early summer. Watch out for the watchers on the wall - they've made it up the sides.

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Let’s Try Facebook Live Video

Let’s Try Facebook Live Video

This morning Facebook expanded "Facebook Live" to include the whole world and to include a litany of new features for all users. Originally launching the service for select brands and celebrities first, the social network has made the ability to share one's experience with the world on-the-spot available to the masses this morning. What we're going to do here is to make using or viewing Facebook Live very easy.

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Valve creates the perfect demo for Steam VR and the HTC Vive

Valve creates the perfect demo for Steam VR and the HTC Vive

This morning the HTC Vive officially went on sale, and with it, a launch of Valve's Steam VR initiative. To bring on a greater understanding of what this new environment is like, Valve set out to create a single video which showed what virtual reality was like for the user. To do this, they needed a bit of Mixed Reality. That is a green screen room, a 3rd-party camera, and an HTC Vive. To do this, they needed to be able to track outside the user - to do this, they needed to attach a Vive controller to their camera rig.

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Starz’s new streaming service launches with offline viewing

Starz’s new streaming service launches with offline viewing

Starz has launched its own standalone streaming service, bringing it in line with competitors Showtime and HBO. The service is live now at a price point that undercuts both of the aforementioned services; it supports both iOS and Android at this time, and includes offline viewing via show downloads. Current Starz subscribers will also get access to the online service for free.

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Killer Drone is a chainsaw-wielding, snowman-killing drone

Killer Drone is a chainsaw-wielding, snowman-killing drone

It’s a drone unlike any other, and it recently went on a rampage in the snowy fields of Finland, killing icicles and snowmen alike. It’s called Killer Drone, and it is equipped with a full-sized, fully remote operated chainsaw able to cut through anything the drone gets close to. Is it awesome? Yes, yes it is. It is also potentially lethal, and so as mom and your terrified neighbors would say, please don't try this at home.

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Fullscreen video service targets millennials, arrives in April

Fullscreen video service targets millennials, arrives in April

There’s a new video service getting ready to launch, and you’ve probably never heard of it. Fullscreen will be launching on April 26, and it’ll bring with it a mixture of original and licensed content for a measly $4.99/month, a price that undercuts Netflix, Hulu, and most other for-pay video streaming services. At launch, the service will offer more than 800 hours’ worth of content, and will have the backing of AT&T.

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LG G5 Camera samples from the NY Auto Show

LG G5 Camera samples from the NY Auto Show

I spend a lot of time on the road in my role as an automotive journalist, and that means I'm always on the lookout for versatile tools that allow me to capture as much of a given experience as possible without taking up a huge amount of space in my luggage. Until recently the demands of video and photography have compelled me to juggle a variety of cameras and recorders to make sure I can not only snap in-the-moment pics for social media and online sharing but also grab more composed shots suitable for publication.

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