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Google Photos update adds free storage codes

Google Photos update adds free storage codes

This week the folks at Google released a new version of their photos app, Google Photos. Android users will likely be first in the update line for a number of new features, including the most important one: free stuff support. Everyone loves free stuff, and Google knows how everyone loves free stuff, so they've added more free stuff to Google Photos.

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Google Clips camera launch nears, drops by FCC

Google Clips camera launch nears, drops by FCC

There have been a lot of Google and Android related product announcements and launches in the past months, it’s almost too easy to forget that at least one new, and odd, device hasn’t yet. The Google Clips “wireless smart camera” has yet to hit the market, but that day might be approaching really soon. Spotted at the FCC as the G015A, Google’s somewhat controversial camera might be due any day now. Presuming people will be willing to invest $250 in this simple yet strange box.

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Hasselblad H6D-400c MS camera produces 400MP 2.3GB images

Hasselblad H6D-400c MS camera produces 400MP 2.3GB images

Smartphones have gotten quite good, even great, at capturing moments on the fly, but there will always be room for more professional use cases, from super slow mo to very high resolution images. For those, you’ll need specialized equipment, like the new H6D-400c multi-shot camera from Hasselblad. If you thought 2016’s H6D-100c was already impressive with its 100 megapixel output, you’ll probably be even more impressed with a 400 megapixel 16-bit TIFF image that will take up 2.3 GB of space on your data storage.

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Kodak Super 8 camera resurrects retro film favorite

Kodak Super 8 camera resurrects retro film favorite

Kodak is about to bring back a classic with a new Super 8 camera. The company introduced the concept years ago, eventually showing off a retro-styled Super 8 camera with some modern twists. Among other things, this Super 8 camera (it's not clear what the final product will be called) packs modern tech, including a display through which the operator can view the scene and access the settings menu.

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Nokia 8 DxOMark score shows it has some catching up to do

Nokia 8 DxOMark score shows it has some catching up to do

Once upon a time, Nokia had a reputation for good phone cameras, especially with its partnership with lens maker Zeiss. Of course, back then, it didn’t have much competition anyway. As it got left behind in the smartphone race, it also lost its prominence in mobile photography. And just as the Nokia 8 is its current champion in the smartphone market, so it also represents its best foot in taking pictures and recording videos. And, unfortunately, HMD Global still has a lot of work to do.

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Kodak Scanza turns your old film negatives into digital images

Kodak Scanza turns your old film negatives into digital images

Depending on your age, there's a decent chance you have an old shoe box full of older film negatives. Maybe you've been putting off digitizing those negatives for years because it's too much of a hassle. Maybe you've tried DIY contraptions that let you "develop" them with your phone camera. Regardless, Kodak just introduced a much easier alternative, and it may be cheaper than third-party services if you have a lot of film negatives to convert.

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Google Camera Mod brings Portrait/Lens Blur, 4K recording to some devices

Google Camera Mod brings Portrait/Lens Blur, 4K recording to some devices

There’s no doubt about it, Google’s camera software on its Pixel smartphones, specifically the Pixel 2 is topnotch. It is a huge part of the reason, with hardware only secondary, why the Pixel 2 is at the top of DxOMark’s list. Unfortunately, Google isn’t exactly sharing its Camera app with others, even its own Nexus phones, even if some phones are capable of supporting those features. Fortunately, Android has a very passionate community of developers and modders who have picked the app apart and put it back together to bring the Google Camera mod to more smartphones.

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DJI Osmo Mobile 2 packs phone stabilization for $129

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 packs phone stabilization for $129

DJI may have made a name for itself with drones, but for many photographers its the company's stabilizing gimbals that are essential, and now there's an even cheaper option. The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is, as the name suggests, the follow-up to the original Osmo, revamped with a far cheaper sticker price of just $129. Meanwhile, DJI also has a new stabilizer intended for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.

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New Google camera may bring the headphone jack back

New Google camera may bring the headphone jack back

It would appear that Google's not done innovating in the hardware universe. They've got a new sort of camera in the mix, one made for multiple kinds of devices. This camera doesn't just move in and out to adjust focus or zoom, it has a moving mirror, too. This is a camera unlike any we've seen in a smartphone or tablet ever before

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Insta360 Pro 12K VR update V2.0 brings features galore

Insta360 Pro 12K VR update V2.0 brings features galore

This morning the folks at Insta360 revealed their newest major update for their professional-level spherical camera. With the update, this device was given the ability to capture massive 12K media. This device was also given the ability to lend its onboard processing power to a desktop computer to help stitch together 360 spherical videos with a feature called Stitching Box.

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Photosynth reborn in Microsoft Pix iOS update

Photosynth reborn in Microsoft Pix iOS update

Near the beginning of the year, Microsoft announced the shut down of a service called Photosynth. That shut down came as something of a surprise, as it ended a 9 year run for Photosynth, which allowed users to turn their photos into 3D panoramas. Today, however, it's getting a new lease on life by way of a new update to Microsoft Pix on iOS.

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Pixel camera will soon see through unwanted objects

Pixel camera will soon see through unwanted objects

Today Google is one step closer to allowing Pixel phone cameras to see through solid objects. Not hard walls, and not necessarily every single object in the world - but some of the most common objects, like photobombing fingers, and chain-link fences. Google spoke about this functionality at their developer conference Google IO in May of 2017, and have been working on this tech with MIT since 2015 - or likely well before.

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