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Flash Photography Is Fun Again With These Squishy Diffusers

If you shoot with an external flash, learning to control the light can be dreadful. Sometimes the best thing to do is buy a modifier for diffusing the light. Talk about a boring accessory to buy! A new Kickstarter makes flash modifiers fun and practical with the flexy, 3D printed MagSphere and MagBounce.


Turn Off Flash To Avoid 'Malvertising' Attacks

Financial scammers are infecting ads on Google’s ad network, and people who visit Examiner.com are at risk. These infected ads look legit, but they use Flash-based redirection to install malware and steal financial information. And you don’t even have to click on them to get infected with Zbot, the banking trojan that takes financial data.


Misfit's Flash Is A $US50 Fitness Tracker That Packs A Punch

We first wrote about Misfit Wearables’ first activity tracker, the Misfit Shine, back in 2012. Not only did it look absolutely gorgeous, but it never needed charging, and it was waterproof. It had some flaws, but for 100 bucks, it wasn’t bad. Well Misfit’s second wearable, the Flash, is here, and it just undercut its own product by $US50


NASA Will Reformat Mars Rover From 200 Million Kilometres Away

NASA’s Opportunity rover is still trundling across the surface of Mars, more than 11 years after its 90-day mission began. But its software is getting bogged down, so NASA’s doing a full system backup, memory wipe and reboot. It’s just like your routine computer clean-up, just from the next planet over.


Flash Just Patched A Huge Security Flaw

Adobe just patched up a gaping security flaw that could affect anyone who logs on to eBay, Tumblr, Instagram or other popular sites. If you’re a person who visits any of those domains (or, really, any website out there that might use Flash), you really should update right now.


Here's A 5-Minute Look At The New 'Flash' TV Show

Video: There’s something excellent about superhero origin shows on TV. They aren’t like films: the creators, actors and directors can all take their time with their characters and the exposition to create something that doesn’t have to fly through the humble beginnings in order to get to something explodey. Flash is the TV show based on the superhero of the same name, and the CW in the US put out this five minute teaser for it. Check it out!


The Lightstrap iPhone Case Could Be A Phone Photog's Dream Come True

The iPhone 5s may have a fancy new dual-LED flash, but it ultimately doesn’t make that much difference. Low-light pictures continue to be the bane of the phone photographer’s existence, and every blurry, noisy and/or blown-out shot from a dimly lit bar is a painful reminder. This new case from Brick and Pixel called the Lightstrap might just change that.


Freezing A Fighter Jet In Mid-Air With 30,000 Watts Of Flash

It can be hard to take a good picture of something moving relatively fast, but it’s really hard to take a good picture of a jet moving at 600-ish kilometres per hour through the sky. Yuri Acurs, stock photographer extraordinaire, tried to tackle that challenge with excess — in the form of 30,000W of flash.


New iPhone Camera Has Dual Flash, Slow-Mo Video, 'DSLR' Autofocus

Today we got a look at the future of the iPhone camera. Apple’s doubling down on its imaging tech in the hopes that it can catch the eye of the people who really care about the quality of their photos. Here’s what you need to know about the future of your memory maker.


Samsung's Super-High Density Flash Storage Will Cram More Into Your SSD

Samsung has been trying to squeeze as much storage as it can into its latest flash chips, and it has done a good job: these 128GB chunks of silicon are, apparently, the industry’s highest density memory storage available.


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