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Canon introduces social-oriented PowerShot N2

Digital Photography Review - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00

Canon has introduced the latest in its uniquely-shaped series of socially inclined PowerShots. The square-shaped PowerShot N2 is equipped with a 16.1MP CMOS sensor, 28-224mm equiv lens, and Wi-Fi with NFC, and wireless sharing is facilitated by Mobile Device Connect button. Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 firmware update enables 4K Photo Mode

Digital Photography Review - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00

Panasonic has announced a firmware update for the Lumix DMC-FZ1000. Like its big sibling the Lumix GH4, the FZ1000 will gain a 4K Photo Mode, which automatically sets shooting parameters optimized for stills and allows 4K capture in a variety of aspect ratios. Read more

Google launches first Android One smartphones in India

Electronista - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:58
Google has used an event in India to launch the first smartphones under the Android One program. The project aims to create low-cost devices, running on stock Android with updates coming from Google directly, in order to provide people in emerging markets access to hardware and software already prevalent in developed regions....

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Exclusive: Two Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:56

The Apple logo is pictured at its flagship retail store in San FranciscoHealthKit, which is still under development, is the center of a new healthcare system by Apple. Regulated medical devices, such as glucose monitors with accompanying iPhone apps, can send information to HealthKit. With a patient's consent, Apple's service gathers data from various health apps so that it can be viewed by doctors in one place. Stanford University Hospital doctors said they are working with Apple to let physicians track blood sugar levels for children with diabetes.

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Google's Android One initiative launches in India with three $100 phones

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:46

The Spice Android One Dream UNO is one of the first three Android One devices.The search giant's plan for conquering the cost-conscious hardware space bears fruit with three new devices -- Spice, Micromax, and Karbonn -- from India-based handset makers.>

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Motorola to begin taking Moto X preorders on Sept. 16

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:15

Motorola to begin taking Moto X preorders on Sept. 16The Moto 360 smartwatch, which sold out in a matter of hours last week, will also be available again, but in limited quantities.>

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Coroner: bitcoin exchange CEO committed suicide

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:42
SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singapore Coroner's Court has found that the American CEO of a virtual currency exchange committed suicide earlier this year in Singapore because of work and personal issues.
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Danish TDC to buy Norway's Get for $2.2 billion

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:20
HELSINKI (AP) — Danish TDC telecom group says it plans to acquire Norway's leading cable TV company Get AS, in a deal valued at 13.8 billion kroner ($2.2 billion).
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Hands On: Planetary Annihilation (OS X, Windows, Linux)

Electronista - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:16
In August 2012, a team from Uber Entertainment launched a kickStarter campaign, aiming to raise $900,000 to make a new real-time strategy game called Planetary Annihilation. After two years of work and raising over $2.2 million, as well as other funds via "early access," the game is finally released outside of beta, and gamers can finally try out what backers have been playing for some time during the game's development....

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Startups go Dutch for new era in manufacturing

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:10

3D Hubs co-founder Brian Garret holds a set of headphones, the first object he 3D-printed, as he poses for a photograph at the company's office in AmsterdamBy Sara Ledwith AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Beneath the low beams of a converted warehouse in Amsterdam lives a company with many of the attributes of a Silicon Valley startup, except that at less than a year old it has zero venture capital and says it is already making enough money to sustain itself. The company has now sold more than 41,000 phones in Europe using African minerals it certifies as “conflict free”, and will begin selling in the United States in 2015. “We had to be economically viable because we wanted to be part of the economic system,” said Van Abel. Europe’s politicians would like more success stories like Fairphone.

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Samsung's NX1 Smart Camera is a speed demon hoping to charm the pros

Yahoo Technology News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:00

Samsung's NX1 Smart Camera is a speed demon hoping to charm the prosTwo years ago, Samsung came to Photokina with just a couple of new lenses and little in the way of incentive for pro photographers to take its NX cameras seriously. The time since has been filled with consumer-centric selfie shooters and Android-powered cameras. Hoping to correct this history of neglect for the top tier of photography, Samsung today launches a new flagship NX1 Smart Camera — which does its best impersonation of a pro DSLR in a more compact size — alongside a high-end 50-150mm f/2.8 lens.

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NX-t generation? Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review

Digital Photography Review - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:00

Samsung is no stranger to trying something new, and it's really swung for the fences with the NX1 enthusiast mirrorless camera. With a DSLR-style body, a revolutionary sensor, exciting AF system, and more bells and whistles than one could ever need, the NX1 looks like a serious contender. We spent some time with the NX1 and have some first impressions to share. Read'em.

Samsung NX1 debuts with APS-C backside-illuminated CMOS

Digital Photography Review - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:00

Samsung has introduced the pro-oriented NX1 mirrorless camera for Photokina 2014, boasting the first-ever APS-C sized BSI-CMOS sensor. The weather-sealed 28.2MP NX1 also offers a sophisticated hybrid autofocus system with 205 phase-detect points covering 90% of the frame. Other high-end features include 15 fps burst shooting, built-in Wi-Fi, and a 2.36M dot OLED EVF. Read more

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