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Panasonic ups the ante on video with its new GH5 camera

gh5-crop To say that Panasonic is all but out of the camera race wouldn’t be a huge overstatement. In the GH4, however, the company has had a shining beacon of hope. A profoundly competent mirrorless camera aimed especially at creative videographers who want top-shelf quality with a bottom-shelf price, it comes as no surprise that the hotly anticipated follow-up looks to be a heavy hitter, too. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

January 4th

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Dish’s new AirTV set-top box does over-the-air and 4K streaming

airtv Dish is unveiling a new streaming device at CES this year, the AirTV, which uses Android TV as its base operating systems, providing access to the wealth of Android media apps available. But it’s also able to grab over-the-air signals with an antenna for streaming live TV, and it works with Sling TV for a cable-free streaming subscription cord cutting experience. The AirTV also handles… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

January 3rd

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Adding encryption to cameras won’t solve photojournalists’ problems

20110919-img_7939 When the Freedom of the Press Foundation published an open letter to Canon, encouraging the company to implement encryption features into its cameras, it missed the point. Yes, encryption per se is a great idea, but when dodging bullets in war zones, gravity friction-lock batons in tin-pot dictatorships or nasty cutlery if you’re filming gangs, it isn’t going to help you. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

December 14th

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Adding encryption to cameras won’t solve photojournalists’ problems

20110919-img_7939 When the Freedom of the Press Foundation published an open letter to Canon, encouraging the company to implement encryption features into its cameras, it missed the point. Yes, encryption per se is a great idea, but when dodging bullets in war zones, gravity friction-lock batons in tin-pot dictatorships or nasty cutlery if you’re filming gangs, it isn’t going to help you. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

December 14th

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DxO One update will add multi-camera Facebook Live streaming

dxo-fb-live_header2 The DxO One add-on camera accessory for iPhone really does get better with age; first, it gained remote Wi-Fi control, and now it’s announcing support for Facebook Live streaming directly within its companion iOS app through an update arriving early in 2017. That’s not all, though – it’ll support multi-camera switching for Facebook Live, using the DxO One itself, plus… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

December 14th

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Osmo raises $24 million from Sesame, Mattel and other big names in toys and education

osmo2 Hardware kits, internet-connected toys and robots that teach kids to code are now commonplace. But Osmo, an early entrant in IoT toys, is pulling ahead of the pack with funding and partnerships with top names in the field. Specifically, Osmo has raised $24 million in new venture funding from Mattel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Collab+Sesame, the venture fund run in partnership by New… Read More

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Lora Kolodny

December 8th

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Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV

mi-box_09 The Mi Box is Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi’s play to take on devices like Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV. Priced at only $69, and sporting features like integrated Google Cast and voice search, the 4K- and HDR-supporting device seems worth a look. But at the end of the day, Mi Box is still an Android TV player, and subject to limitations of that platform, which are… Read More

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Sarah Perez

November 17th

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Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV

mi-box_09 The Mi Box is Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi’s play to take on devices like Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV. Priced at only $69, and sporting features like integrated Google Cast and voice search, the 4K- and HDR-supporting device seems worth a look. But at the end of the day, Mi Box is still an Android TV player, and subject to limitations of that platform, which are… Read More

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Sarah Perez

November 17th

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IMAX’s first European VR center will open before the end of 2016

StarVR Huge movie company IMAX is focusing on smaller screens – but still keeping things immersive – with a push into public, shared VR experiences. The latest tentpole in that project is a brand new VR Center for Europe, one of multiple pilot locations for IMAX’s new push into virtual reality around the world, including an initial one currently being set up in LA. The first… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

October 11th

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The hopes and headaches of Snapchat’s glasses

snapchat-spectacles Snapchat is the only company cool enough to possibly dismantle the Google Glass stigma. Awkward, useless, and a threat to privacy are how many think of computers you wear on your face. Can Snapchat show off the masterful marketing and smooth execution required to produce a product that won’t die on stores shelves or in a desk drawer? To quickly recount the basics, a video of… Read More

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Josh Constine

September 24th

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