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DBPOWER 1080p Action Cam

DBPOWER's 12MP 1080P HD Waterproof Action Camera with 2 batteries and accessories kit is being offered for only $29.99, today only, originally $69.99. The extra batteries help extend the play time from 88 minutes to 176 minutes, while the ultra 170° wide-angle glass lens enables you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings on every adventure. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Kodak Ektra

There are smartphones with decent cameras, and then the new Kodak Ektra, which comes equipped with a 21-megapixel Fast Focus Sensor with f/2.0 aperture, and a front-facing f/2.2 aperture, 13-megapixel sensor with Phase Detection AF, both lenses covered in Corning Gorilla Glass. On the back, you'll find a 5-inch high-definition touchscreen display with a DSLR-style dial and digital interface, which gives users manual settings, such as adjusting shutter speed, as well as the ISO. It's no slouch on the power side of things, as it's running a 2.3Ghz Helio X-20 Decacore processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, and large 3000 mAh battery. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and additional information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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SanDisk Ultra 32GB

SanDisk's Ultra 32GB microSDHC Card can quickly and easily increase storage in your mobile devices, all for $10.59, today only, originally $37.99. From a world leader in flash memory storage, this card features a Class 10 speed rating for capturing Full HD video and read speeds of up to 80MB/s for ultra-fast file transfer. Product page. Continue reading for another video speed test of the 16GB model, and more information.

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Tessina Wrist Camera

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Before smartwatches, and even calculator watches, there was he Tessina. It's essentially a 35mm camera patented by Austrian chemical engineer Dr. Rudolph Steineck in Lugano Switzerland, and manufactured by Siegrist in Grenchen Switzerland. First introduced in 1957 and distributed by Steineck's company Concava S.A, it remained in production up to 1996. The watch takes 14x21 mm pictures on standard 35mm film (loaded into a special cassette), making it one of the few sub-miniature cameras to use the format. Each one is hand assembled from more than two hundred precision parts, and designed tot take 100,000-pictures. Click here to view more pictures of the Tessina. Continue reading for a video showing how the controls work and more information.

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DBPOWER EX5000

DBPOWER's EX50001 4MP 1080P FHD Waterproof Wi-Fi Action Camera Bundle includes all you need to get started, and it's being offered for only $45.99 shipped with coupon code: J9ZJLJUQ, today only, originally $99.99. It features a 2.0" LCD Display, 14-megapixel Panasonic CMOS Sensor with an ultra 170° wide-angle lens, built-in Wi-Fi, and a multitude of mounts, including a waterproof case. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: J9ZJLJUQ during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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747 Pilot Picture

Photo credit: Christiaan van Heijst

Boeing 747 pilot Christiaan van Heijst makes perfect use of downtime while in the sky by capturing stunning scenes unlike any you see on the ground, with a Nikon D800, like the storm above. "From an early age on I have found great joy in capturing the beauty of natural light in all its forms. Later on, I combined that with flying and a new passion emerged. Seeing the entire world in my job, I feel privileged to be in a position to capture many different parts of the planet through my camera and immortalize the beauty of the places I visit," said Heijst. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters and funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an absolutely insane mountain bike course.

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Canon G12 Son

Photo credit: Timothy Jones via Bored Panda

It's never too early to get started with photography, and that's why photographer Timothy Jones gave his 19-month-old son an old Canon G12 to play around with. "He wandered round the house and garden snapping away saying 'cheese' at everything. He even managed to switch the settings to 'sepia' at one point. I'm guessing he was feeling a bit pretentious and wanted to change the style of his shots. He looks through the viewfinder as well rather than use the LCD screen on the back. After he had finished and started to press all the buttons to see what they did I whacked the memory card in the MacBook and had a look at the pics," said Mr. Jones. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of The Simpsons meets Adventure Time.

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SanDisk 1TB SDXC

SanDisk has officially unveiled the world's first 1TB SDXC card, perfect for 4K / 8K videos, virtual reality, 360° footage, and surveillance systems. "Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of high-resolution content and capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, video surveillance and 360 video, are progressing at astounding rates," said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. Expect to shell out upwards of $800 for each card when it's released. Continue reading for a "How It's Made" segment on SD cards.

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GoPro Karma Drone

Finally, after months of teaser videos, GoPro has officially unveiled their Karma Drone. This device consists of several components, starting with the folding quadcopter with a 35mph top speed and 20-minute fly time, a removable Karma Grip stabilizer, standard GoPro mount, along with the touchscreen controller. When not in use, the entire kit fits into a backback case. It's compatible with the GoPro Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session, and the Hero 4 Black. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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3D-Printed Camera

There are 3D-printed houses, cars, food, and now, 35mm cameras. Called "SLO", this is the world's first 3D-printed 35mm camera with interchangeable lenses. The components consist of: a film cartridge, film path, film take-up spools, shutter, aperture plane, lens, film access door, and a lightproof box. Thanks to its modular design, the lens and shutter systems can easily be replaced, while an indicator up top shows how much film is remaining in the roll. Behind the lens is an adjustable aperture system, in which the user can expose shots using two different shutter buttons. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing just how incredible Mad Max: Fury Road still looks without any visual effects.

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