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The First 360-Degree Interactive Videos Have Arrived on YouTube

Virtual reality is posed to become one of the next big things in the tech world, and YouTube is preparing itself for that future. The video hosting service announced today that it is starting to support 360-degree video uploads to allow for immersive video experiences.
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Photo Sharing is Hurting Our Enjoyment of Life, Study Finds

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Smartphones and social networks have made snapping and sharing photos extremely easy to do, allowing us to preserve our memories and broadcast our experiences. It’s not all positive, though: there are downsides to our snap- and selfie-happy culture.

A new study has found that 58% of people believe that “posting the perfect picture has prevented them from enjoying life’s experiences.”
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Rolleiflex Factory to be Liquidated at Auction: Here’s a Look Inside

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It’s the end of the road for the company behind Rolleiflex cameras. Just two months after Fujifilm put up one of its major film factories at auction, DHW Fototechnik is doing a liquidation auction of its own, selling off the massive amounts of equipment used in manufacturing twin-lens reflex cameras.

The auction gives us an unprecedented glimpse into the tools and spaces that were once used to great cameras with the iconic Rollei brand.
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Here’s an 80x Super-Telephoto Lens for Smartphones

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We recently shared an impressive demo of the 65x optical zoom lens on the Canon SX60. If you’re a smartphone shooter who wants the same reach without having to buy a new camera, check out this ridiculous 80x lens for smartphones.
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Photographer Breaks His Leg in Horse Race Accident, Captures Close-Ups of Horse

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Less than a month after a photographer was knocked over by a horse and broke a collarbone at a race in Finland, a similar freak accident has just happened in England. A photographer broke his leg this past Wednesday after a horse knocked over the rail on the side of the track.
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The Average Cost for Wedding Photography in 2014 Was $2,556

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Here’s how much the average couple spent on wedding photography for their big day in 2014: $2,556. That’s nearly a 5% increase from the average cost the previous year of $2,440.
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Texas Bill Makes it a Crime to Photograph Police From Within 25 Feet of Them

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A week after Los Angeles agreed to train its law enforcement that public photography is not a crime, a bill has been proposed in Texas that would make it a crime for citizens to photograph or film police from within 25 feet of where the are.
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Zither Helps You Organize Gear, Receipts, Manuals, and Warranties

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Want an easily digital way to keep track of your camera gear and all the documents associated with it? A new app called Zither wants to help. It’s a stuff organization app that was developed by Marc Silber of Advancing Your Photography, so it’s optimized for things like cameras, lenses, and accessories.
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Eyefi’s New 32GB Mobi Pro SD Card Takes Wireless Transfers More Seriously

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Eye-Fi has announced the new Mobi Pro, a 32GB WiFi SD card that the company is calling “the most powerful wireless SD card ever.” As more and more cameras are being launched with built-in Wi-Fi functionality, Eyefi is rolling out improvements to its memory card offerings to try and keep up.
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Bloomberg Apologizes for Photoshopping Photo of Hillary Clinton

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Bloomberg Politics is apologizing for a bad Photoshop job after readers noticed that a promo photo shared by the publication featured a strange-looking shot of Hillary Clinton.
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