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This is Why GoPro Recalled the Karma

GoPro announced a total recall of its new Karma drone yesterday, saying that the drone may lose power mid-flight and fall out of the sky. That's exactly what owner Nicholas Kulick captured a few days ago in the 1-minute video above: his drone lost power and nearly fell on someone's head.

Photographing a Mosquito Hatching

I suppose like most photographers I have a “photographic bucket-list”, and documenting the life-cycle of the much maligned mosquito has always been high on that list. Like many of my projects, this turned out to be quite the undertaking filled with many challenging and unique problems.

Why Bug Photography Ethics Bug Me

Imagine seeing a photograph of a baby zebra sleeping peacefully atop the head of an adult tiger. Sounds crazy, right? Now imagine that same crazy image winning grand prizes in prestigious photography competitions.

Adobe Updates Lightroom CC to Kill the Crash Bug

A couple of days ago, Adobe acknowledged that a nasty bug in Adobe Lightroom CC was causing slowdowns and crashes that were being reported across the Web. If you've been pulling your hair out over the issue, there's good news today: a fix has arrived.

Adobe just released an update to Lightroom that fixes the crash problem.

Adobe Lightroom CC Update Has Critical Crash Bugs

Update on 10/9/15: Adobe has released a Lightroom update that fixes this bug.

If you've been frustrated with Lightroom crashing on you after upgrading to the latest version through Creative Cloud, don't worry: it's not just you. Adobe announced yesterday that the company is aware of critical performance and crasher bugs that are current afflicting some photographers.

Leica: Use Lightroom Until Apple Photos is Cured of the Monochrom DNG Bug

After issuing a warning earlier this month that a DNG file bug with its new Monochrom (Typ 246) camera could cause the annihilation of photographers' Apple Photos libraries, Leica has just issued an updated statement.

The company is recommending that photographers using the Monochrom (Typ 246) refrain from using Apple Photos until Apple updates its software with a fix.

Yikes: Leica Monochrom DNG Bug Can Wipe Out Your Apple Photos Library

Leica has discovered a serious bug that owners of the new Monochrom (Typ 246) need to be aware of. The camera's DNG files have been found to be incompatible with Apple's new Photos app. It's not just that they can't be opened: the files could corrupt your library and cause you to lose your entire photo collection.

Your Future Smartphone Camera May Be Able to See Cancer Thanks to the Mantis Shrimp

Mimicking animal and bug vision to create unique and interesting cameras is nothing new. Bug vision cameras with, for example, infinite depth of field, have been made in the lab before. But researchers at University of Queensland in Australia are developing a camera that can do something pretty unique: it can see cancer.

The idea came after the scientists discovered that mantis shrimp have this incredibly useful ability.

A Cautionary Tale: How a Bug in Dropbox Permanently Deleted 8,000 of My Photos

TL;DR: If you are using Dropbox as a sole backup of your files, think again. Without making a mistake, you might lose your files.

I started using Dropbox back in 2009 and have always loved the service. Over time, I kept moving more and more files to my Dropbox folder and eventually had to upgrade to the Pro plan to keep up with the space requirements. In particular, I moved there all of my photos in order to be able to view/share them online and also to have them backed up.

In April of this year, a hard drive in my laptop was running low on space so I decided to use the Dropbox’s Selective Sync feature to unsync some large directories from the laptop. Because there was never any problem with the service and also because it’s already the year 2014, I thought it might be about time that one can trust a cloud-based storage service and use them as a sole backup of their files. Boy, I was wrong.

GoPro Cameras Get Simple, High-Quality Filters with Lee’s New ‘Bug’ Lineup

GoPros are popular little action cams. Between the company's brilliant marketing and the well-liked hardware, it’s not difficult to see why they decided to go public. But as impressive as the little cameras may be, they do have their limits. Most notably: the lack of exposure controls when it comes to capturing something.

To help combat that problem and also spice up the action cam footage being captured, Lee Filters has announced a new line-up of holders and filters for GoPro’s latest Hero models.

Instagram Allegedly Downplays Security Vulnerability

Sebastian Guerrero, an independent researcher in Barcelona says he's discovered a way to force friendship with any Instagram user -- private or public -- by exploiting an Instagram server-side vulnerability. In one case, Guerrerro forced Mark Zuckerberg to follow his test account. Then Guerrerro sent him a message through a photo post, which would show up in Zuckerberg's photo feed of people he follows. Guerrero also used a test account to follow a private user without the required approval from the private user.