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GoPro inks tech deal that could save the company

GoPro inks tech deal that could save the company

Times are tough for action camera-maker GoPro, and the company is hoping a tech licensing deal will open new avenues in smart home systems, autonomous cars, and more. A new agreement has been linked with Jabil, a manufacturing firm that offers computational camera modules, head-up displays, lenses, and other optics tech to a wide range of companies.

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Google Lens spreads from Android to iPhone

Google Lens spreads from Android to iPhone

Google Photos users on iPhone and iPad are getting a new feature, with Google Lens adding its visual search and more in an update to the app. Announced back at Google IO 2017, and first released on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Lens has until now been limited to Android devices.

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Insta360 teases “smooth” new 360-degree camera

Insta360 teases “smooth” new 360-degree camera

360-degree camera company Insta360 is readying its new model, though according to a teaser campaign launched today we'll need to wait until next week before we can see it. Insta360 launched back in 2016, with an affordable 360-degree camera that could plug straight into the Lightning port of an iPhone.

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Amazon Cloud Cam update adds two-way audio for Echo devices

Amazon Cloud Cam update adds two-way audio for Echo devices

Amazon has released a software update for its Cloud Cam home security camera, adding multiple new features, particularly ones that play well with other existing Amazon products. Echo, Echo Spot, and Echo Show owners are getting new abilities thanks to today's update, which enables those Amazon products to work with the Cloud Cam's two-way audio functionality. Echo owners are also getting an optional alert feature.

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Rylo Android support added for 360-degree camera

Rylo Android support added for 360-degree camera

Rylo, the 360-degree action camera which allows movie-style editing directly from your smartphone, has finally released an Android app to join its iOS counterpart. The GoPro-rival was launched last year, a compact twin-lens camera that natively recorded 360-degree spherical video.

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Snapchat Spectacles v2 tipped for 2018

Snapchat Spectacles v2 tipped for 2018

Snapchat Spectacles turned out to be a damp squib for the company, but Snap is reportedly refusing to give up, and readying not one but two new versions. The sunglasses drove Snapchat fans wild in late 2016 and early 2017 with their limited availability, Snap initially only offering them for sale from pop-up vending machines the location of which it turned into a series of puzzles.

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Sony a7 III: here’s your first look at images taken with the new camera

Sony a7 III: here’s your first look at images taken with the new camera

On Monday, Sony announced the upcoming launch of its latest Alpha 7 full-frame mirrorless camera, the a7 III. This model boasts a bunch of features including a 24-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R sensor. Though the camera won't be available to purchase for a few more weeks, Sony gave it to several photographers to try out, and they've shared a batch of images taken with it.

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Sony a7 III full-frame mirrorless camera: 4K, BIONZ X, record battery life

Sony a7 III full-frame mirrorless camera: 4K, BIONZ X, record battery life

Sony has just introduced its anticipated Alpha 7 (a7) III full-frame mirrorless camera. This model sports the maker's BIONZ X engine alongside a full-frame 24.2-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. This camera improves upon the already excellent previous a7 model, adding things like the longest battery life of any mirrorless camera, new functionality and operations, and more.

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Canon EOS M50 gives M-Series mirrorless its first 4K camera

Canon EOS M50 gives M-Series mirrorless its first 4K camera

With the rise of smartphones, we've seen a lot of people spark an interest in photography, which has been a nice side effect of putting a halfway decent camera in the pocket of pretty much everyone. What happens when you're ready to graduate to something a little more advanced? Taking the plunge into the world of DSLR cameras can be a little intimidating, but Canon is hoping to make that transition smoother for a lot of people with its new EOS M50.

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Sony dual camera demo teases ISO 51,200 phone photos

Sony dual camera demo teases ISO 51,200 phone photos

Sony has brought a dual camera smartphone system to MWC 2018, though you won't find it on the back of the new Xperia XZ2. Instead, the company is previewing another of its engineering experiments, the combination of two cameras and a new image processor that together promise incredible photo and video capture in extreme low-light situations.

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Lighthouse AI security camera takes on Nest

Lighthouse AI security camera takes on Nest

Google's Nest and Amazon aren't the only companies working on smart security cameras, with Lighthouse's AI-packing camera finally available to buy. Like the Essential Phone, it's another product out of Andy Rubin's Playground accelerator, aiming to take advantage of artificial intelligence to spot potential intruders while ignoring pets and changes in lighting.

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Pentax K-1 Mark II full-frame DSLR improves low-light performance

Pentax K-1 Mark II full-frame DSLR improves low-light performance

Ricoh has introduced the Pentax K-1 Mark II, the newest flagship in its K-Series lineup. This model offers the same 35mm Full Frame sensor as the first generation, but improves certain features including low-light performance. The Mark II model is rugged and weather-resistant, sporting a compact body, a 36.4-megapixel sensor, high-grade dust removal, and more.

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