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Sheep View 360 invented because Street View wasn’t there

Sheep View 360 invented because Street View wasn’t there

I've been looking for a new house to rent and I can tell you that it is very annoying when I want to hit Street View to see the neighborhood only to find that Google hasn’t cruised by and recorded the area yet. This must be the same irritation that drove Durita Dahl Andreassen and other resident's of a small, remote archipelago called the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean to invent Sheep View 360.

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Nest Cam Outdoor offers 24/7 video streaming and easy install

Nest Cam Outdoor offers 24/7 video streaming and easy install

Nest is taking its intelligent cameras outside with the launch of the Nest Cam Outdoor, a weatherproof version of its streaming security system that makes ease of use and simplicity of installation its twin priorities. It'll work with a new machine learning system intended to cut out false warnings from motion-triggered alerts, together with a redesign of Nest's app that will affect users of its entire range of smart home products.

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RED Helium 8K Super 35mm Sensor is part of Michael Bay’s custom camera

RED Helium 8K Super 35mm Sensor is part of Michael Bay’s custom camera

Love him or hate him, Michael Bay gets some of the coolest toys to use for making his movies. One of the cool custom cameras that RED has made specifically for Bay to use on Transformers: the Last Knight is very impressive. The cameras uses a RED Helium 8K Sensor in Super 35mm format. That sensor is known as Helium.

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Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Cam launches in the US

Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Cam launches in the US

Xiaomi has just officially brought another one of its products to the US market and, no, it's not a smartphone. Announced last May is an upgraded Yi action cam that, among other things, stepped up the video recording game with the capability to shoot 4K quality at 30 fps rates, a rare feat in the action camera market. Now Xiaomi's Yi sub-brand is making that camera widely available in the US, in time for Amazon Prime Day on July 12, and slapping on a relatively affordable $250 price tag.

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Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera totes 4K 30fps recording

Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera totes 4K 30fps recording

Well, that was quick. Initially speculated to be coming in the "near future", it actually took less than a week for Fujifilm to put out the newest flagship in its X series of mirrorless cameras. The X-T2 continues the "central viewfinder style" of its predecessor and adds a few more muscle. To be exact, it boasts of the capability to record 4K video, the first in an X series digital camera. With a rugged and well balanced form, Fujifilm dubs the X-T2 as the "ultimate mirrorless camera".

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Alphabet drops $30m on Light camera with “magic” potential

Alphabet drops $30m on Light camera with “magic” potential

It would appear that the parent company of Google, Alphabet, has begun its consumer product investment focus in ernest. A cool $30 million USD has been raised for the company Light from Alphabet's venture capital business, that which used to be called Google Ventures, now just called GV. Light creates a product by the name of L16, a camera which works with 16 cameras inside a single small housing. And consider the possibilities once Google gets ahold of the tech - Tango, anyone?

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Octospot Dive Camera is waterproof to 656-feet

Octospot Dive Camera is waterproof to 656-feet

Action cameras are numerous these days and many of them, like the GoPro, need a case around them if you plan to get them wet. A new dive camera called the Octospot has debuted on Kickstarter and it is specifically designed as an action camera for divers. The big feature that divers will want to know is that the camera is waterproof to 656-feet and it needs no extra casing to protect it at those depths.

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Sioeye Iris4G LTE action camera adds T-Mobile support

Sioeye Iris4G LTE action camera adds T-Mobile support

Action cameras are great for recording outdoor adventures, but you're usually forced to share those adventures with friends and family after they take place. Some cameras have sidestepped that limitation by offering mobile data connectivity, and the Iris4G LTE action camera is no exception. Sioeye, the company behind the camera, has announced new T-Mobile support, allowing camera owners to use their camera on T-Mobile's data network.

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GoPro Seeker backpack holds up to five action cameras

GoPro Seeker backpack holds up to five action cameras

GoPro has launched a new backpack designed specifically for its action cameras…five of them to be exact. Called the GoPro Seeker, this backpack can hold up to five GoPro HERO action cameras in addition to personal items totaling up to 16 liters. The backpack is designed to make toting your GoPro gear around on adventures easier and, for the cameras at least, a bit safer. The backpack is available from GoPro's website now.

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How dare you take photos of fireworks with your phone

How dare you take photos of fireworks with your phone

If someone shared this article with you today, it's because you're already mentally preparing yourself for the cameras to come out before the fireworks even begin. "I know what's going to happen," you'll say. "Jack is going to start taking pictures about 5 minutes into the show, trying to snap a picture every time a gosh-darned firework flashes." Every year he does this! He knows GOOD AND WELL he's never going to do anything with those pictures anyway!

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Insta360 Nano cam gives iPhone 360-degree video capture

Insta360 Nano cam gives iPhone 360-degree video capture

VR-supported and 360-degree videos are starting to become more common, but your everyday user doesn't always want — or have access to — a big fancy camera rig to capture such footage while one the go. The Insta360 Nano aims to address this need with a pocket-size camera that brings 360-degree video recording to the iPhone.

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Fujifilm X-T2 leak details full roster of specs

Fujifilm X-T2 leak details full roster of specs

A new leak has surfaced purporting to know the specs of Fujifilm’s upcoming X-T2 camera. Among other things, the model is said to feature 4K video recording at 30fps and 24.3-megapixels, as well as support for RAW shooting and time lapses. The camera has been the subject of a few leaks in recent weeks; back in late April, for example, some spy shots of a camera said to show the X-T2 surfaced online, and since then a press shot of the camera has made its way to the public, as well.

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