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Samsung's record profits can't hide slowing smartphone growth

Earlier this month, Samsung released its guidance for its Q2 2013 earnings and today the company has essentially made them official, making 9.53 trillion won (around $8.5 billion) in operating profit on revenues of 57.46 trillion won (about $51 billion). As we noted when the guidance was released, …

Google Working on a Set-Top Box with a Camera and a Motion Sensor

On the heels of the unveiling of Google’s new Chromecast TV dongle, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company is developing a more feature-rich set-top box that would include a video camera for Hangouts and a motion sensor.<p>According to the newspaper’s sources, a prototype of the device …

Apple and Samsung Lose Smartphone Market Share: Report

Apple and Samsung have both reported their financials for Q2 2013 so, as is customary, analyst firms are now putting out their estimates for the quarter. IDC is out of the blocks, noting that Samsung and Apple remain the market leaders but greater growth is coming from lesser companies.<p>The research …

Google abruptly ends 'limited' Netflix promotion for Chromecast buyers

Google is no longer including three free months of Netflix with Chromecast purchases. Just one day after introducing its minuscule streaming device, Google has quickly ended the promotion that made Chromecast's already cheap $35 price seem like even more of a bargain. "Due to overwhelming demand …

Rumor: Sony to Launch a Revolutionary Lens with a Built-In Sensor

Crazy rumor brewing in the camera world today: Sony is reportedly building a camera lens with a built-in sensor — a lens that could be paired with a …

A Rapid-Fire Animated Tribute to Every Photoshop CS5 Filter

Photographers are intimately familiar with the myriad filters available to them through Photoshop. Nothing like the Instagram-style “filters” we’ve …

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

Stock Site Stats Reveal the Most Popular Cameras Among Stock Photographers

About a week ago, the stock photography website Dreamstime got in touch with us to offer us some exclusive information. Having recently added a …

More Rumors Emerging About Sony's Upcoming Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

It was reported late last quarter of 2012 that Sony was preparing to unveil a full frame mirrorless camera within one year. We are now more than …

Canon May Drop Nuke in Megapixel War with a 75+ Megapixel Pro DSLR

The megapixel war appears to be alive and well. The rumor mill has been churning the past weekend after a report emerged that Canon is in the process …

17-Year-Old Photographer Displays Skill in Creating Surreal Imagery

Belgium-based photographer Ian Komac displays uncommon skill, talent, and vision in his depiction of dreamlike images. He shoots and creates surreal …

Photo Manipulation

Canon Rumored to Be Field Testing a 75-Megapixel Pro DSLR

Things are abuzz again in the grapevine with a new Canon DSLR purportedly in the works. Rumor has it that Canon is currently field testing a camera …

Canon’s 75+ Megapixel DSLR May Use a New Stacked Three-Layer Sensor

The photography world is abuzz with news that Canon may be planning to launch a high-end DSLR with a beastly 75-megapixel sensor. If you’re drooling …

Dronestagr.am: The Social Photo-Sharing Network for Drone Photographers

Although drone photography might lead you onto some sticky legal ground in some states, it is nonetheless often quite beautiful. It makes sense that …

StrobePack: Wearable Portrait Studio and Cutting-Edge Fashion Statement

You can spot-meter and bounce strobes all you want, but on-location portrait photography can still be a pain the butt. Unless you take your studio …

Headshot Portrait Lighting on a Budget

Chances are, no matter what your specialty is, you’ve been asked to photograph headshots. Professionals from many industries use these images to …

Photography

Has Sony Just Invented the Future of Mobile Photography?

When smartphones became more widespread, and the cameras they featured became more and more capable, everyone though that the days of the compact …