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Wyze Cam
Wyze Cam delivers fast, clear, live stream footage direct to your smartphone via the free app (iOS and Android), day or night, all for $19.99, today only, originally $25.98. You can also receive alerts anytime your camera detects sound or motion and view up to 14 days worth of saved alert videos for free, without a ny monthly fees or subscription costs. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.

Snowbrawl iPhone 11 Pro John Wick
David Leitch is not only a filmmaker, but an actor, stunt performer, and stunt coordinator who made his directorial debut on the 2014 action film John Wick with Chad Stahelski. He then went on to direct the 2017 thriller film Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron, and 2018’s Deadpool 2, the sequel to the 2016 film, with his latest work being Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Read more to watch Snowbrawl, a short film shot by Leitch using an iPhone 11 Pro.

Xiaomi Note 10 Hands-On
The Xiaomi Note 10 may not have the most powerful mobile chipset, but it’s definitely no slouch in the camera department. Featuring a 6.47-inch curved AMOLED display with integrated fingerprint sensor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a five rear camera setup (108-megapixel f/1.69 wide, 12-megapixel f/2 2x telephoto, 5-megapixel f/2 5x telephoto, 20-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide, and 2-megapixel macro), 32-megapixel front-facing selfie camera, USB-C connectivity, and a 5,260mAh battery with 30W fast charger included. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.

Squirrel Jumping Water with Nut
Photo credit: Dick van Duijn
Dutch photographer Dick van Duijn spent all day in a forest in The Netherlands with a Nikon D5 DSLR paired with a Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR II lens to capture some images. Little did he know that a squirrel would just so happen to be gathering nuts, and managed to be in the perfect place to photograph it leaping across water with a nut. Read more to see the sequence he posted to his Instagram account.

F-15 Mach Loop
The F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) that first flew in July 1972, and entered service in 1976. It is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and zero losses in aerial combat. Even after all these decades in service, it’s still a marvel to see in person, especially flying the UK’s Mach Loop. Read more for some amazing footage and additional information.

2019 Beard and Mustache Championships
For those who don’t know, the World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial competition hosted by the World Beard and Moustache Association (WBMA), in which men with beards and moustaches display highly stylized facial hair. This year, it was held in Antwerp, Belgium, and hosted by Snorrenclub Antwerpen. The next event, in March 2021, will be hosted by the New Zealand Beard Club, since they are held every two years, on odd years only. Read more for videos of some of this year’s craziest creations.

FedEx Delivery $1500 Throw Canon Lens
Photographer Greg Riegler ordered a Canon camera lens online and expected it to be delivered promptly as usual, but to his surprise, his front door camera caught the delivery person throwing it from the lawn onto the concrete steps. Plus, the package required an adult signature so it wasn’t even supposed to be left at the door. Read more for the surveillance video and additional information.

Remove Water Algorithm Photos
Photo credit: Peta Pixel
Oceanographer and engineer Derya Akkaynak from MIT in collaboration with Tali Treibitz have developed a computer algorithm to turn underwater photos into a physically accurate image with all of the vibrance, saturation and color of a regular landscape photo. Called “Sea-thru”, it automatically removes the color cast and back-scatter caused by the way light moves through a body of water. Read more for a video and additional information.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
Just when you thought smartphone cameras couldn’t get any better, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro comes along. Featuring a 6.47-inch display (1080×2340) at a pixel density of 398 pixels per inch (ppi), a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage and a 5260mAh non-removable battery with fast charging. The highlight is its 108-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.69 aperture; a second 20-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a third 12-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture; a fourth 8-megapixel camera and 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture, for a total of five rear camera sensors. Up front, there’s a 32-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. Read more for two videos and additional information.

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Central Butte
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover is still investigating Central Butte, or to be more specific a little further up the side of the butte, and the goal is to characterize the different units that can be observed. The Geology (GEO) theme group planned both contact science and remote imaging science, while the team investigates contacts (i.e. boundaries) between what appear to be different units of bedrock here. Read more for a video and additional information.