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Oppo Slaps a Motorized Selfie Camera on Its Latest Smartphone

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Oppo, the Chinese company behind some of the most unusual smartphones we’ve ever reported on, is back at it again with the N3. The successor to the N1 smartphone they released last September, the new N3 takes the lineup’s instantly recognizable swivel camera to the next level by giving it a motor.

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Sony Announces Pro Support Service: Quick Repairs, Loaners and More for Pro Photographers

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As more and more professional photographers make the jump to Sony (for one reason or another), it only makes sense that the electronics giant start offering professional services along the line of Canon’s CPS program and Nikon’s NPS program.

And that is exactly what the company has decided to do. As of this morning, Sony Imaging has officially launched what it’s calling the Sony PRO Support service program.

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Microsoft Now Offering Unlimited OneDrive Cloud Storage to Office 365 Customers

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Microsoft has an announcement that will undoubtedly shake up the file storage industry: the company is offering unlimited cloud storage on OneDrive to anyone who subscribes to their Office 365 service.
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Stop Taking Selfies with Bears, US Forest Service Says

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This just in: running up to bears and snapping selfies with them is a bad idea. That’s according to a US Forest Service spokesperson who says that tourists are becoming more and more bold with approaching the creature for memorable snapshots.
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Pictures Recovered From Damaged Cameras Reveal Moments Before Volcano’s Eruption

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On September 27th, 2014, Mount Ontake in Japan erupted and began spewing ash. A popular destination for tourists and beginning hikers, several hundred people were reportedly on the volcano at the time. At least 56 of them didn’t make it off.

Now, in the aftermath of the disaster, damaged cameras and phones are yielding photos that offer a glimpse into what things were like on the slopes just moments before the rumbling began.
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Video: Photojournalists Hit by Rubber Bullets Fired by Israeli Border Police

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During protests this past Sunday in the Israeli town of Silwad, two photojournalists, including one working for The Associated Press, were struck with rubber bullets. They were reportedly fired by an Israeli border officer who stepped out of an armored jeep, aimed at the press, and fired shots. Read more…

The First Hasselblad in Space is Up for Auction, and It Comes with the First ZEISS Lens in Space

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Space camera collectors and space camera admirers grab your bibs and prepare for some serious drooling. Seven months after that Hasselblad that may or may not have gone to the moon and back snagged a whopping $90K at a WestLicht auction, another intriguing but this time very official Hassy is on the auction block again.

The camera and attached ZEISS lens are the very first Hasselblad and ZEISS in space, and RR Auction in Boston has gone to great lengths to prove that these items are legitimate. Read more…

Ricoh’s New Theta M15 Lets You Capture 360° Photos and Videos with a Single Touch

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Earlier today, Ricoh announced the Theta M15: the second iteration of its dual-lens 360º camera that first arrived last March. And while this update doesn’t add much to version 2.0 of Ricoh’s Theta lineup, the new camera does bring a few key features to the table. Read more…

Three Colorado State Senate Candidates Called Out for Stealing and Photoshopping Protest Photo

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If there’s one time you really shouldn’t steal an image and (poorly) Photoshop it, it’s probably while campaigning for a Senate seat. Colorado Republican candidates Tim Neville, Tony Sanchez and Laura Woods recently learned this lesson the hard way.

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Sony Releases a Line of Blazing Fast, Higher Capacity XQD Cards for the 4K Generation

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Actually announced back in September but now finally attached to release dates and price points, Sony recently debuted a new “G” series of XQD cards that feature lightning fast read/write speeds for all the 4K junkies out there. Read more…