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Atomos Power Station Uses Camera Batteries and Offers Hot Swapping

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Camera accessory maker Atomos has just announced Power Station, its new piece of equipment that turns your extra batteries into a clever power pack that’s capable of powering up to three devices while out in the field.
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Google Ordered to Pay Woman After Capturing Her Cleavage with Street View Cameras

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A Canadian judge has ordered Google to pay a Montreal woman for the violation of her privacy after she found an embarrassing photograph of herself on Google Street View. Google’s automated cameras had captured the woman sitting on her doorstep, leaning forward with a portion of her cleavage exposed.
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$41,395. That’s How Much Brikk’s 24K Gold Nikon Df Will Cost You

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Back in mid-September, we reported that luxury gadget company Brikk was planning to release a gold covered Nikon Df camera. The camera is now official with more photos and more details.
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Lumera Connects Your DSLR to Your Phone to Give it One-Tap Sharing and Backup

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As more and more cameras make their way into smartcamera territory, there are countless DSLRs that could very easily get left in the dust.

But that won’t be the case if Lumera Labs has its way, thanks to Lumera, a clever little device that connects your DSLR to your phone to give it connectivity and better features.
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This is What a Photographers Protest Looks Like

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A UK-based amateur photographer named Bob Riach was stopped outside a shopping center in East Yorkshire last week by a security guard. Riach was attempting to take some nighttime shots of the complex when the guard confronted him and told him that his photography wasn’t allowed due to the complex, citing concerns of an attack by ISIS.

This week a group of photographers decided to stage a protest in support of Riach and photographers’ rights.
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HP’s New Sprout Computer Could Transform the Way We Interact with Photos

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HP has announced a futuristic new personal computer called Sprout that hopes to transform the way we interact with our computers. The system consists of an all-in-one Windows 8 computer, a system of 3D scanning cameras, a large tactile touchpad, and a projector that beams a display onto the touchpad.

It’s a computer that may make working with photos as easy as moving your hands around on your desk.
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Fireside SmartFrame is an Intelligent Digital Picture Frame That Shows You Pics You Want to See

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Digital picture frames seemed like a brilliant idea about six or seven years ago. But the low-res screens, clunky interfaces and lack of any sort of standard operational platform left them to be a fairly niche market floundered when it arrived into the world.

Fireside is a small start-up that’s looking to breathe new life and ideas into this market. After two years of development, they’ve created a “smart” picture frame called SmartFrame that rethinks how photos are curated and displayed on the walls of your home.

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Nikon Patent Shows a Vibrating DSLR Shutter Button That Helps You Track Moving Subjects

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Cameras have many different methods of guiding photographers toward capturing quality shots, but physical feedback isn’t really one of them… yet. In addition to providing useful visual and auditory information, DSLRs in the future might actually guide photographers through their sense of touch.

A recently published Nikon patent shows a DSLR that helps photographers capture moving objects without having to look through their viewfinder. Instead, the camera uses vibrations to guide the shooter.
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Suge Knight Faces Up to 30 Years in Jail After Stealing Photographer’s Camera

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Rap mogul Suge Knight could be facing some serious jail time after stealing a photographer’s camera. By “serious,” we mean up to 30 years.
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Court Rules Against Photog Who Patented the Online Distribution of Sports Photos

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Back in August 2014, we reported on the legal battle between photographer Peter Wolf and a company called Capstone. Wolf had received three patents on a method of distributing sports photos online. The problem was, the patents described common workflows that countless photographers use around the world.

The latest development today will have those photographers resting a bit easier: the courts have ruled that the patents are invalid because they aren’t inventive enough and because they simply describe convention steps that many people use.
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