This Xiaomi Action Cam Beats A GoPro Hero On Specs And Only Costs $82

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has today launched its first action camera. Aimed squarely at GoPro, it beats the Hero on specs and price — although it’s not yet clear if you’ll be able to buy one in the US or Australia.


This Abandoned Hospital Isn't From A Zombie Movie

Image Cache: Although this photo might look like a screengrab from a dystopian video game, or a made-for-TV zombie film, it’s actually taken in the middle of a bustling city in the UK.


Watch How Common Photoshop Tools Were Done In The Darkroom

Editing a photo is as easy as clicking a mouse with the modern magic of Photoshop. But another type of magic dominated when the only option was a darkroom and enlarger. Some of us remember these days well, but for the young’uns out there, this Lynda.com demo shows just how photo editing went down in the film days.


Sony's New 4K Action Cam Has A Dedicated Drone Mode [Video]

This is seriously pretty cool. The latest version of Sony’s Action Cam comes with an advanced image-stabiliser that was especially designed for use with RC drones. The result is silky-smooth aerial shots instead of the ugly juddering that drone footage is infamous for. Check out this side-by-side comparison video for a taste of the results.


Man, I Hope Lytro Can Find A Good Use For Its Amazing Tech

I’ve never been more impressed by something as useless as Lytro’s incredible cameras. Let’s hope the company can actually find something useful to do with it before it expires. Right now, the company’s laying people off and going into survival mode.


This Is What HDR Photography Should Look Like

Daniel Cheong says he is a digital blending freak, a post-production photography technique “that manually blends multiple bracketed exposures in order to obtain the maximum dynamic range” without getting the tiring, everything is illuminated effect of overcooked HDR. And he succeeds.


Tweak The Hidden Settings In Instagram's Hyperlapse To Get Better Video

You may be a regular Hyperlapse user or have forgotten all about Instagram’s slick video capturing tool since it launched last August. What you probably don’t know is that the app features a hidden menu that gives you access to some extra settings, enabling you to take more control over the quality and speed of the footage saved to your phone or tablet.


The Olympic Venues Of The USSR, 35 Years Later

The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow were controversial. While its war in Afghanistan had sparked a global boycott of the games, the USSR also wanted to showcase its capacity for opulence. To this day, the architecture of the Olympic Village lives on like an undying tribute to the Soviets’ misplaced and ultimately untimely ambition.


Creepy Photoshopped Portraits Of Human-Plant Hybrids

French artist Cal Redback is a master of digital photo retouching. His new work, called Treebeards, is a collection of creepy hyper-realistic portraits of human-plant hybrids and a clear proof of his amazing Photoshop skills.


Sony 4K Action Cam Hands-On: Giving GoPro A Run For Its Money

It’s been a hard fight for Sony (and everyone else) who is trying to get a slice of that action camera pie GoPro is so effectively hogging. Sony has had some solid cams that offered best-in-class audio, but they have always fallen just a bit short beating GoPro on image quality and ease of use. Sony brought me out to Colorado to get some hands-on time with the company’s forthcoming flagship, the 4K Action Cam X1000V. From what I’ve seen so far, it’s very impressive.


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