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SanDisk 400GB microSD

SanDisk's 400GB microSDXHC card is now the world's largest capacity, and offers up to 100MB/s transfer speeds, which means transferring 1,200 photos will take you only 1-minute. Rated A1, this card is optimized for apps, delivering faster app launch and performance that provides a better smartphone experience. "Mobile devices have become the epicenter of our lives, and consumers are now accustomed to using their smartphones for anything from entertainment to business. We are collecting and sharing massive amounts of data on smartphones, drones, tablets, PCs, laptops and more," said Jeff Janukowicz, Sandisk Research Vice President. Get one here now. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Cardboard Bokeh Shapes

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Bokeh is basically an adaptation from a a Japanese word meaning blur. In photography this term describes the quality of the areas in the picture which are not in focus. To create your own custom shapes, you'll need one large aperture lens and one sheet of black paperboard. First, cut and shape the sheet to make a fake lens hood - the diameter is made so that it snugly fits on the lens. In the middle of the filter, the desired bokeh shape is cut out. Last, but not least, set your camera to its lowest aperture value (completely open). Continue reading for more clever photography life hacks compiled by Bored Panda. Click here for a few bonus photography life hacks.

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Snapshot Camera

The Snapshot Camera would be a perfect companion for social media services, like Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook, as its doughnut-shaped design easily fits in any pocket. This camera features a dual lens system that makes 3D and image layering possible directly on the device, without special software. In other words, users caninsert emojis, text or any item between each layer in seconds. Continue reading for more pictures.

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FrontRow Camera

Think of the wearable FrontRow Camera as a body cam for civilians, complete with a time-lapse "Story Mode". Priced at $400, this device includes a touchscreen display, 8MP camera, 5MP secondary camera, a built-in speaker, and media button. The latter comes in play when "Story Mode" is used, which discards your worst photos of the day and compiles the rest into a video you can easily share. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Light L16 Camera

Finally, startup Light has started shipping out the first L16 cameras to pre-order customers, and for those who've never heard of the device, it consists of 16 separate camera modules on its front surface. The individual images captured are then stitched into single photos. Other features include: 5x optical zoom, ultra-low light performance, depth of field control, and more. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Modular Leica Camera

It's not possible to have the latest and greatest camera, as new products are released on a daily basis, but the modular Leica U wants to change that. This modular deign enables you to easily update the hardware, thanks to a quick lock mechanism, while letting photographers select between shooting styles without carrying around multiple cameras. Simply lock in your favorite lenses, handles, as well as lighting, and you're ready to shoot. Continue reading for more pictures.

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FLIR One Pro

The FLIR One Pro Infrared Smartphone Camera is not a toy, or fake app, but rather a live-view infrared camera that can detect temperatures up to 752°F and as low as -4°F on a 160x120 pixel sensor. Simply plug this camera directly into your smartphone phone, and you're ready to go, without needing any special tools. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a weather balloon camera that captured an airliner rocketing by at 38,000-feet.

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Fusion Camera

Unlike other cameras, the "Fusion Camera" was designed for smartphone photographers who want DSLR-quality images with social sharing functionality. It features a "smart lens" that enables you to quickly change lens and for easy hardware upgrades. On the back, you'll find a high-definition touchscreen with a content aware UI that adapts to your needs.. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Paul Kohlhaussen, a Richmond student, decided to create a fully-functional 3D-printed camera, when he realized his dream cameras were way out of his budget. Even more impressive is the fact that he had no prior knowledge in CAD software, and managed to teach himself everything from scratch. This custom-built creation combines the features of the Mamiya 7 (medium format photography), Hasselblad XPan (panoramas), and last, but not least, the Leica M Series. What he ended up with, is the "Cycloptic Mustard Monster," which is designed to shoot 6 x 14 negatives on 120 film, and features an 8-part modular design that easily pairs with camera gear. Continue reading for some sample shots and more information.

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Birdie GoPro

Birdie is a simple accessory that lets you take amazing aerial shots using only your GoPro, without requiring a drone. Launch it into the air while your camera takes continuous photos or videos on the way up to maximum altitude, and on the way back down. Best of all, the gadget floats, so you can play safely with it at the pool or at the beach. Get one here now. 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 an incredible Star Trek and TRON: Legacy mashup.

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