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iPhone selfies may look better in the future thanks to this patent

iPhone selfies may look better in the future thanks to this patent

Imagine taking selfies using an iPhone, only to notice one day that your self-portraits are consistently higher quality than they used to be. Perhaps you won't know why, assuming your skills have improved. Per a newly published patent, it may in fact be Apple's own software improving your selfies by subtly forcing you to take better shots.

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Snap Spectacles: buy them on Amazon starting today

Snap Spectacles: buy them on Amazon starting today

Spectacles, the sunglasses with a built-in camera by Snap, are no longer bound to a traveling vending machine. The company has launched the glasses in three different color options on Amazon, where users can order them without having to spend hours standing in a line. The glasses are priced at $129.99 USD, and they'll available to purchase as of today.

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Japan’s space robot will steal your heart from the ISS

Japan’s space robot will steal your heart from the ISS

Japan's space agency has an adorable ball-shaped camera that looks like something from Wall-E, and it is live on the International Space Station right now. The camera, which is called Int-Ball, comes from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and it qualifies as a camera drone of sorts. Despite its location in space, operators can control this camera drone from Earth.

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Leica TL2 arrives with 24MP, 4K video, and new Maestro II processor

Leica TL2 arrives with 24MP, 4K video, and new Maestro II processor

Following weeks of rumors, Leica has officially launched its new TL2, a compact camera based on the Leica TL-System. This time around, Leica has fitted its TL camera model with a new 24-megapixel CMOS APS-C format sensor, as well as the new Maestro II series image processor. The camera is, despite its compact size, intended for serious photographers in need of serious quality.

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OnePlus 5 DxOMark score is unsurprisingly disappointing

OnePlus 5 DxOMark score is unsurprisingly disappointing

OnePlus started its hype engine quite late in the development stages of the OnePlus 5 but, once it has warmed up, it went into full gear. That started with, and was mostly focused on, the OnePlus 5's dual camera system. In order to give credibility to its promise, OnePlus enlisted DxOMark's help in developing its cameras. That, however, didn't help it that much in the end, though the results aren't exactly surprising.

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Here are three features coming to the Galaxy Note 8 camera

Here are three features coming to the Galaxy Note 8 camera

The Galaxy Note 8 might not just be Samsung's first foray into the dual camera world, it might also be its most ambitious. The Korean manufacturer already revealed its strategy that spins its ISOCELL tech into a more formal brand, probably to turn it into a distinct business later on. At its investor presentation (PDF), Samsung also revealed the particular features of the ISOCELL Dual coming to the Galaxy Note 8, including a curious "depth sensing" capability.

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Rebel SL2 missed the 4K video boat

Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Rebel SL2 missed the 4K video boat

It's National Camera Day and what better way to celebrate that than by launching new cameras. Or so says Canon. Although these two new DSLRs won't be available for purchase until late next month, they have been years in tha making. So what's a few more weeks' wait? The new EOS 6D Mark II and the new EOS Rebel SL2 give budding and slightly advanced photographers almost everything they can want from a serious camera. All except for one now common feature: 4K video recording.

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Samsung ‘SmartCam’ 1080p home security camera surfaces online

Samsung ‘SmartCam’ 1080p home security camera surfaces online

It appears Samsung is gearing up to launch a new consumer-tier security camera, one designed for use in and around one's home. The camera has appeared on Best Buy's website with the name 'SmartCam,' though the Korean company hasn't officially announced the product at this time. The listing shows the camera as featuring a 1080p resolution with WiFi support. The launch date isn't known, though.

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OnePlus 5 took these photos : Zoom, Low-Light, Bokeh, Speed

OnePlus 5 took these photos : Zoom, Low-Light, Bokeh, Speed

This afternoon I took the OnePlus 5 on a walk to take a set of photos. I walked the dog with the phone, took a few photos of birds, then came back home to take some photos of oddities around the house. What you're about to see is a set of photos I captured this afternoon, resized but not edited at all in any other way. This is the first part of our camera judgement, part of our OnePlus 5 review, extended through this week.

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How to get a bokeh effect on your single-lens smartphone camera

How to get a bokeh effect on your single-lens smartphone camera

The next big thing in the world of smartphones are dual rear camera arrangements, one where a high-resolution camera is joined by a second typically low-resolution camera. The combination of the two enable the camera to pull off some interesting effects, one of which is bokeh effects applied to the shallow depth-of-field -- that is, to the blurred background of a image where where the subject itself is in focus. If you haven't updated your smartphone in a while, don't fret -- you can get this effect using your single-camera phone, as well.

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Leica M Monochrom ‘Jim Marshall Set’ is limited to 50 units

Leica M Monochrom ‘Jim Marshall Set’ is limited to 50 units

Leica has unveiled its new Leica M Monochrom Limited Edition Jim Marshall set, a model made in homage to the only photographer who has been honored with a Grammy's Trustee Award. The new set was made in collaboration with the Jim Marshall Estate, and it is only available in a very limited quantity: the company will only produce and sell 50 of the sets, after which point they're gone for good.

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Canon EOS C200 and C200B cinema cameras arrive in August

Canon EOS C200 and C200B cinema cameras arrive in August

Canon has taken the wraps off a pair of new cinema cameras, the EOS C200 and the EOS C200B. Both cameras are targeted at professionals, studios, filmmakers, and others in need of high-end videography content. Canon describes both models as offering high-end features with entry-level simplicity; both offer 4K video recording in two different 4K film formats, as well as a new image processor and more.

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