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Canon Pixma Photo Printer Hacked to Run Doom

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The “Internet of Things” is likely what the future holds, but it’s a future that has it share of security concerns. As more and more devices are making their way online, hackers will have newer points of entry into our lives.

Case in point: a security researcher has shown that Canon Pixma printers can be hacked to run custom code. As an example, he loaded the game Doom onto the printer.
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Flickr Launches 20under20 Award to Shine a Spotlight on 20 Talented Young Photographers

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Wanting to recognize some of the most talented young photographers in its community, Flickr today announced 20under20, an annual award that honors 20 of the “world’s most extraordinary young photographers on Flickr.”
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Pro Tip: How to Wrap Cables with Duct Tape Without Getting Them Sticky

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Duct tape can often be a photographer’s best friend. Cable management can often be a nightmare. The two don’t naturally combine very well though, since duct tape can leave sticky reside on your cords after its removed.

If you ever need to wrap up cables and don’t have any twist- or zip-ties on hand, here’s how you can use duct tape to wrap cables without the cables getting sticky.
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This Guy’s ‘Selfie a Day’ Project Spans 8 Years and is a Creative Stop Motion Video

“One selfie per day” projects require a great deal of commitment but aren’t exactly novel these days — everyone and their mother seems to have hopped onboard the bandwagon after Noah Kalina’s everyday project went viral.

Still, there are still the select few that stand out from among the rest. One of them is the video above, which shows 8 years of a young man’s life in continuous stop-motion.
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Canon Pushes the Bridge Camera Envelope with 65x Superzoom, Also Debuts Sharing-Friendly N2

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Whether you’re looking for ridiculous reach or social-friendly, strangely-shaped cameras, Canon’s got you covered today with the last of its camera announcements from Photokina. Not as exciting as the Sony-competitor G7 X or the long-awaited 7D Mark II, the two other point-and-shoots Canon debuted are nevertheless interesting additions to the family. Read more…

external A Car, A Camera And The Open Road —NY Times | Lens

“I began to understand that the car window was the frame, and that in some way the car itself was the camera with me inside it,” he says in the book.

 
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Sony Adds 16-35mm f/4 OSS to Its Full-Frame E-Mount Lineup, Teases Fast Primes

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, one of the major downsides of the exceptional Sony A7, A7r and A7s full-frame mirrorless cameras is the lack of native lenses, but Sony and ZEISS are working hard to remedy that.

Just last week ZEISS debuted the Loxia line of FE lenses, and today Sony introduced a brand new wide-angle lens and teased several primes at Photokina. Read more…

Olympus Woos the Pros with Silver E-M1, Major Firmware Update, and New 40-150mm f/2.8 Lens

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Olympus wants pros to seriously consider the company’s flagship OM-D E-M1 as their primary shooter, and the new silver version of the powerful camera, the major firmware version 2.0 that shipped with it, and the brand new 40-150mm f/2.8 lens make that abundantly clear. Read more…

external Resonance —The Online Photographer

Chris was trying to find a good home for the book because, as he explained, “sometimes a given photographer’s work just doesn’t resonate.”

 
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Panasonic Gives Its GM Series a Boost with the EVF-Toting GM5 and Two New Lenses

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The last of Panasonic’s camera announcements from the Photokina floor today is a second member of its super compact GM lineup of system cameras, the Lumix DMC-GM5, which was accompanied by two new GM-series lenses for good measure.

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