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This Adobe Tool Can Bring Silly Characters to Life With Just Your Webcam

Some of Adobe’s professional video and compositing software was updated today, and one of the coolest new features is Character Animator, which tracks your own movements through a webcam, and maps them onto any custom made character you want, with very little effort.

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Michael Hession

April 9th

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Olympus E-M5 Mark II Review: The Original Retro Camera, Refined to a Tee

Beautiful retro design. Pro-level controls. So small. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 was the mirrorless camera for discerning photographers. Three years later, it's finally getting a update in the form of the new E-M5 Mark II. It provides some welcome improvements in feel and operation, plus a flashy trick or two. Is that enough? Depends on you.

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Michael Hession

March 20th

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Watch Your Dead Tech Get Demolished at an E-Waste Recycling Plant

When we stepped inside the facility, you could almost smell the circuitboard. All around us conveyor belts were transporting staggering heaps of electronics to and from shredders and sorters—from hard drives to old TVs, to medical devices, Macbooks, and printers. So many printers.

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Michael Hession

March 19th

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Hell Is This Explosion of Endless Emoji

If you have a love/hate relationship with emoji (or just hate), this 3D animation test by digital artist Alberto Moss might make you feel...happy? anxious? I don't know, but there's probably an emoji to describe it.

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Michael Hession

March 16th

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You Don’t Need the Insane Zoom That Camera Makers Are Shilling

Camera makers are trying everything to revive the tanking market of low-end shooters. Their latest gambit? Insanely long zooming cameras that reach across vast swaths of land. But zoom is just another sweet-sounding spec that could leave you with crappier pictures.

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Michael Hession

March 4th

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Coolest Couple Ever Blows Stuff Up for a Living

Meet Rich and Dee Gibson, founders of Rich's Incredible Pyro, a spectacle of explosions that takes place at air shows around the country. In thisNew York Times documentary, the couple shares what they love about blowing shit up.

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Michael Hession

February 24th

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This Book Of Countless Cameras Is An Ode to Analog Photo Nerds

If you have that obsession with camera gear that so many of us behold, you'll want to check out the new book Tokyo Camera Style. It's based on the website of the same name, which gathers snapshots of everyday folks and their coveted shooter of choice.

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Michael Hession

February 20th

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This Timelapse of Dubai Is the Dubai of Timelapses

Remember when timelapses first started hitting the internet? Simple sunsets over the word's greatest cities were enough to enthrall. This over-the-top time lapse of Dubai is a perfect reflection of its very subject: opulent, excessive, awe-inducing.

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Michael Hession

February 16th

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This Timelapse Shot in 10K Resolution Is Fantastically Bonkers 

4K? That's so last year. 8K ? Yesterday's news. This timelapse video was shot in an astonishing 10K resolution using an 80 megapixel camera. The level of detail in these gorgeous shots is mind-boggling.

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Michael Hession

February 11th

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Shopping for a Camera at This Amazing Store Is Way Better Than Ebay

If you're into analog photography, most of the time the only way to shop is online. It is exceedingly rare to come across a physical store with a hearty stock of film cameras you can hold and touch. One such oasis is the Denton Camera Exchange in the fair city of Denton, Texas.

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Michael Hession

February 9th

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