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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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Canon has a 75MP+ EOS R camera incoming: Report

Canon has a 75MP+ EOS R camera incoming: Report

This week the folks at Canon may well have one of their most impressively powerful consumer cameras ever in the making. Word is that Canon's next big thing will be a boost to the EOS R line of mirrorless cameras. This bonkers-large camera could well be heading to stores in less than a year.

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Leica D-Lux 7 takes classic style to the smartphone age

Leica D-Lux 7 takes classic style to the smartphone age

This week the folks at Leica revealed the Leica D-Lux 7, the latest in their Lux lineup of "Swiss Army knife of Leica compact cameras." This latest model is small, has a high-resolution image sensor, and has a number of current-generation features we usually only expect of smartphones. That includes a touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-fi, and USB-C charging.

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Official Apple Watch camera patent sees many ways at once

Official Apple Watch camera patent sees many ways at once

Assuming you've never seen a wristwatch-based camera before, the Apple Watch camera should strike you as a real wild idea. What better way to capture any and all things around you than to have a camera on your arm, right? But remember the original Samsung Galaxy Gear and you'll find the first big test of concept. That didn't work out particularly well long-term - not in a very natural way, anyway. The Apple Watch camera concept might well fix it all up.

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Google Photos for iOS gets portrait mode depth editing

Google Photos for iOS gets portrait mode depth editing

Google Photos for iOS is now offering control over the amount of background blur in portrait mode photos, letting users tweak the focus after the shot is captured. The new update is rolling out to Google Photos on iPhone and iPad, having already been pushed out to Android users last month.

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Nikon Z6 full-frame mirrorless camera arrives on November 16

Nikon Z6 full-frame mirrorless camera arrives on November 16

Nikon unveiled its Z6 mirrorless camera back in August, and now it has finally announced an availability date: November 16. Once tomorrow rolls around, buyers in the US will be able to purchase Nikon's new full-frame mirrorless offering, giving them a pro-tier alternative to bulky DSLRs.

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How does Google Night Sight work?

How does Google Night Sight work?

Today we're taking a peek with Google at their Night Sight feature for the Google Camera app on Pixel phones. The basic concept begins with keeping the Pixel's camera's shutter open longer than normal - allowing more light in on the camera's image sensor. With more light comes more information with which the camera can create a less dark image. That's where Google started - they then brought in the Machine Learning to do some magic.

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Google Night Sight just released for Android (for some)

Google Night Sight just released for Android (for some)

The time for Night Sight for Google Pixel devices is here, and the release time is imminent. Google revealed this morning that they were prepared to release this next-gen camera feature for their Pixel 3 family of devices in the coming days, but before then - features. Google shared a bunch of new information on the Night Sight feature and on how to make the most of it as it's released to the public.

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