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Facebook debuts Lasso, a TikTok-style video app aimed at teens

In an attempt to court the youths who have been fleeing from its flagship platform, Facebook has once again dipped into its bag of tricks and pulled out a TikTok clone. Lasso, a music-filled video sharing app that Facebook has reportedly been working… Source: Engadget | Facebook debuts Lasso, a TikTok-style video app aimed at …

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Xiaomi's UK launch is an important step in going global

In some parts of the world, Xiaomi is a household name. And in others, it's almost unknown, discussed only in whispers amongst tech journalists and enthusiasts. The Chinese company launched its first smartphone seven years ago, and since then it's gr… Source: Engadget | Xiaomi's UK launch is an important step in going global

Adidas is using augmented reality to sell limited-edition sneakers

It's never been easy to buy limited-edition sneakers, especially for consumers who may not have the same resources as a reseller. This can be anything from automated scripts (aka bots), to an army of people waiting in line outside a store ready to ta… Source: Engadget | Adidas is using augmented reality to sell limited-edition …

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NASA and the ESA release first 8K video from space

NASA and the European Space Agency have teamed up on a new video about astronauts in the International Space Station. But this one is a little different than the videos you've watched in the past because it's the first 8K ultra high definition video… Source: Engadget | NASA and the ESA release first 8K video …

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Blackmagic BMPCC 4K review: A pint-sized video powerhouse

The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (BMPCC 4K) is Blackmagic's most desirable camera yet for budget filmmakers. Blackmagic has added features that video shooters have been demanding for years, and the price is right at a mere $1,300. But with powerful,… Source: Engadget | Blackmagic BMPCC 4K review: A pint-sized video powerhouse

Snap is bringing augmented reality Lenses to the desktop

Fresh off its Q3 2018 earnings report, in which it broke a revenue record, Snap Inc. is making another major announcement. Meet Snap Camera, a standalone application that will bring the company's popular augmented reality filters, aka Lenses, to the… Source: Engadget | Snap is bringing augmented reality Lenses to the desktop

Twitch streamers are getting Snap's AR selfie filters

As part of its Snap Camera announcement, Snap Inc. has revealed a partnership with Twitch that will bring augmented reality Lenses to users of the video-streaming site. This will give Twitch streamers access to thousands of Snapchat-style selfie filt… Source: Engadget | Twitch streamers are getting Snap's AR selfie filters

Red Bull puts an entire mountain in your living room with AR

It's too late for you to catch a plane to Utah and watch Red Bull Rampage, a freeride mountain bike competition featuring some of the best riders in the world, live in person. But you can bring all of the ridges, slopes, and rocky terrain of the Virg… Source: Engadget | Red Bull puts an …

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Arlo cameras will soon detect animals, vehicles and packages

Arlo's cameras are getting more AI-powered features though the Arlo Smart subscription service, which will soon detect packages, animals and vehicles. The features arrive later this year and will work with all Arlo cameras. Source: Engadget | Arlo cameras will soon detect animals, vehicles and packages

Ricoh adds a new lens and sensor to its lightweight GR III

Richoh's GR series is notable for combining its small, lightweight frame with a large APS-C sensor that the company claims makes it "the ultimate street photography camera." However, after a GR II refresh in 2015 to add WiFi and NFC, some of its feat… Source: Engadget | Ricoh adds a new lens and sensor to …

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DJI Mavic 2 Review: Two fantastic drones, one tough choice

The wait is over. DJI recently announced the sequel to the immensely popular Mavic Pro, and it looks like the new version has almost everything a Mavic fan could want. The new Mavic 2 comes in two variants, the "Pro" — which features a Hasselblad… Source: Engadget | DJI Mavic 2 Review: Two fantastic drones, …

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Fujifilm's X-T3 arrives with faster autofocus and 4K 60 fps video

Fujifilm has unveiled the $1,500 X-T3, the newest and most technologically advanced member of its X-Series APS-C mirrorless cameras. It's a follow up to the company's high-end X-T2, already a very capable and well-reviewed model. The X-T3 has an all-… Source: Engadget | Fujifilm's X-T3 arrives with faster autofocus and 4K 60 fps video

IBM used NYPD surveillance cameras to develop facial recognition tech

It's not a secret that the NYPD has been using facial recognition tech, though the details of the program have been kept under wraps. Now, The Intercept has learned that IBM developed the technology for the NYPD using police camera footage. The fact… Source: Engadget | IBM used NYPD surveillance cameras to develop facial recognition …

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Leica's M10-P rangefinder has an ultra-quiet mechanical shutter

Leica has unveiled the M10-P rangefinder, an update to last year's M10 with a couple of changes that makes it even more discreet and technically proficient. The biggest change is a new mechanical shutter that's Leica's quietest ever, even more so tha… Source: Engadget | Leica's M10-P rangefinder has an ultra-quiet mechanical shutter