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New HTC Desire 12s is not OCD-friendly

New HTC Desire 12s is not OCD-friendly

There's a new smartphone on the market from HTC, and it has a back-facing camera setup that's a little off-center. Instead of planting the entire camera array in the middle of the phone, they've decided to place the one lens in the center, making the whole backside rather uncommon. We've certainly seen our fair share of off-center camera setups before, but never one quite like this.

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Facebook Messenger gets a selfie portrait mode and Boomerang support

Facebook Messenger gets a selfie portrait mode and Boomerang support

Facebook Messenger's camera is getting a pretty significant update today. This update adds a handful of new features to the app, including a new selfie mode and support for AR stickers. Messenger is also adding native support for Boomerang today, which was launched by Instagram a couple of years back.

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Moment case for OnePlus 6 brings lenses that expand its world

Moment case for OnePlus 6 brings lenses that expand its world

Smartphone cameras have become quite capable and formidable but even those with the most innovative features, like Samsung’s dual aperture lens or Google’s AI-backed single camera, are pretty much limited by the lenses manufacturers bolt on to them permanently. There’s really no way around that unless phones become like interchangeable lens cameras. Fortunately, there are companies like Moment that do offer something equivalent and fortunately for OnePlus 6 owners, the company has finally taken notice of them.

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The Skydio self-flying drone just got a huge camera AI upgrade

The Skydio self-flying drone just got a huge camera AI upgrade

Skydio's AI-powered drone is getting even more intelligent, with the self-flying camera now able to handle navigating across large bodies of water, as well as creating Hyperlapse videos. The new update also combines some of Skydio's earlier features, including Car Follow, for more ambitious shots that still don't require human control.

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Leica CL Street Kit camera bundle targets street photographers

Leica CL Street Kit camera bundle targets street photographers

Camera maker Leica has introduced a new bundle called the CL Street Kit. The new product features the Leica CL mirrorless camera, as well as a spare battery, black leather camera strap, and more. The camera is targeted at street photographers who need ample battery power and a convenient way to carry their gear.

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POCO F1 update brings 960fps video to camera

POCO F1 update brings 960fps video to camera

There's an update for the Xiaomi company Pocophone's first smartphone, the POCO F1, out this week. This update brings a shocking - and some might say impossible - feature to the phone. That feature is the ability to capture video at 960 frames per second. In reality, the feature is a sort of trick - but the end result is impressive nonetheless.

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iPhone XR DxOMark score proves one is good enough

iPhone XR DxOMark score proves one is good enough

The iPhone XR is a bit of an odd beast. Although by no means inexpensive, it is considerably cheaper than the cheapest iPhone XS model. That said, it differs from the more expensive 2018 iPhones in ways that may not mean much for regular consumers. All except one: the camera. With a single camera, some might presume the iPhone XR will fail terribly in that department. DxOMark’s review, however, claims otherwise.

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Our 2018 Kids Gift Guide for the modern child

Our 2018 Kids Gift Guide for the modern child

This year we've got a nice little list of awesome toys for all the girls and all the boys. This list includes not just toys for younger family members, but creative tools for older kids too. On this list are all the one-hit home run gifts that'll make your gift recipient the coolest kid on the block - or at least keep them entertained for the entirety of your extended family's holiday celebration afternoon.

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Xiaomi 9, 48MP camera phone teased with release date

Xiaomi 9, 48MP camera phone teased with release date

There's a Xiaomi smartphone coming with the fruits of the company's labor in their new camera department (established earlier this year). In the first month of the year, Xiaomi suggests, they'll have a device that'll have a whopping 48MP sensor onboard. This device is ready for prime-time already, appearing in the micro-blog of Xiaomi company co-founder and President Lin Bin.

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Pixel 3 Portrait Mode is magic with Frankenphone

Pixel 3 Portrait Mode is magic with Frankenphone

The rig goes by the name Frankenphone, and the results are incredible. Google described the way they made magic in the Pixel 3 camera's Portrait Mode this week with a strange device indeed. What you're seeing first is that device - actually 5 Pixel 3 devices connected together into one monster machine capable of collecting visual information to train all future Pixel smartphones.

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DJI Osmo Pocket puts smartphone cameras on notice

DJI Osmo Pocket puts smartphone cameras on notice

We're used to seeing nothing but drones out of DJI, but every once and a while, it's been known to shake things up a bit. Today it's doing just that by announcing the Osmo Pocket, a new mini camera that seems perfectly poised to take on smartphone cameras. As DJI fans can probably already tell by the name alone, the main feature here is stabilization, as the Osmo Pocket comes equipped with a 3-axis gimbal.

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Elgato Cam Link 4K turns GoPros, DSLRs, camcorders into 4K sources

Elgato Cam Link 4K turns GoPros, DSLRs, camcorders into 4K sources

YouTube and live streaming have become so easy and popular thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones but not everyone streams on location or from their mobile device. Others choose or are forced to do it from their PCs or Macs and may not have the high-quality cameras to do the job. And they don’t have to, says streaming hardware company Elgato. If they have a DSLR, an action cam, or even just a camcorder, they can record impressive 4K footage thanks to the magical Elgato Cam Link 4K.

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