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Top 5: Hottest tech accessories for summer

As summer heats up and fuels peak levels of spontaneity, making memories and traveling, the hottest tech accessories come very handy. Take along any and all of these tech accessories on the hot list for summer 2016 and let the adventure really begin. 1. Bkeeni Phone Case for iPhone Whether you’re...
Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens (Black)

Canon EOS 80D DSLR: 5 Tips for Shooting Video

Shooting video on a Canon EOS 80D camera? Here's 5 tips to help you get the most out of your new DSLR.

Nexus 6P: Finally a really, really good Android camera

Finally! After a short working vacation I've come to a somewhat shocking, even revelatory conclusion: The Nexus 6P camera is actually very good. That's after using Android-based smartphones for the better part of the last eight years. And every one with a sub-par camera. It all started with the (superb) Motorola Droid in...
Nikon COOLPIX P600 16.1 MP Wi-Fi CMOS Digital Camera with 60x Zoom NIKKOR Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black)

Prime Day Deals: Cameras, accessories, batteries

Update 12:16pm PT: So far, the deals are, as many are saying, meh. Nothing earth-shattering, especially when it comes to camera gear. Best deals I could find so far for stuff I'd actually use with my 70D/80D/C100 are Rokinon prime lenses. Very nice lenses at bargain prices. Most models are on...
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Shot on Canon 80D: Vancouver SkyTrain in search of creative impulse (Video)

Experimenting with Canon 80D neutral profile and Alexa LUT to create dreamy/filmic look.
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Wearables Report: Was Pebble’s $12.8 million Kickstarter campaign a success?

Perspective, it's an an interesting thing. By all accounts Pebble's third Kickstarter campaign -- for two updated Pebble smartwatches and an Android-powered fitness tracker aimed at runners -- is a smashing success: 66,673 backers $12,779,843 pledged Not too shabby. In fact the result ranks it as third highest ever Kickstarter. As a long-time Pebble...
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Homegrown phone – Is Google aiming to be more like Apple?

Being open is both a blessing and a curse. One the plus side, others can run hog wild. In the case of Google's Android operating system that means manufacturers can build handsets to their heart's content. Large. Small. Cheap. Premium. They can run near stock Android (Moto X Pure) or come...

Canon EOS 80D Video Creator Kit: Is it a good deal?

Like we've seen before with previous models, Canon has announced a "Video Creator Kit" for its new EOS 80D DSLR camera. The package includes a microphone, memory, lens, memory card, and, of course, the camera body itself. Essentially you get everything you need, out-of-the-box, to start shooting video. Quite nice...
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Wanderlust Video: “1797” Mission San Juan Bautista (Shot on RED Raven)

Sloooow motion. Slow-mo. Right?! Doesn't slowing a moving image down just make everything seem more interesting? Possibly. We see it in sports all the time during replays. And, in case you never noticed, take time to watch that next luxury goods commercial, say, for a Lexus car. Note the use...
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A brief history of eyeglasses

Eyeglasses are really a rather brilliant stroke of ingenuity, if you think about it. Yes, people who wear eyeglasses every day may see them as more of a nuisance than a benefit, but then, imagine having no alternative. Imagine if you couldn't correct your near-sightedness or far-sightedness, even if...