The United States Senate has passed that gives law enforcement officials the authority to shoot down and/or confiscate private drones if they're deemed a threat.
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Instagram has finally launched a "Mute" button, and is testing an "All Caught Up" feature that will let you know when you've seen all new post from the people you follow from the past 48 hours.
A piece of leaked code revealed a new feature—since confirmed by Instagram's CEO—that is coming to Instagram. It's called 'time spent,' and it will allow users to track how much time they spend on the photo sharing app so they can be more 'intentional' about it.
Parent company Facebook continues Instagram's transformation from a mobile image sharing platform into a do-it-all application by adding a way to pay for things right within the photo sharing app. This could be very interesting for photographers.
Snapchat has just introduced version 2 of its Spectacles camera glasses, and they come with a bunch of new features, including: photo capture, water resistance that can handle shallow water snaps, a sleeker design, better battery, and more.
You can now download a zip-file, including all images and videos you ever posted on Instagram, plus comments, messages, settings and other data in json-format.
According to unnamed sources, Google will acquire Lytro's technology and patents, with Lytro employees already having left the company.
KitSplit—the gear rental company that lets companies and individuals post their gear for rent when they're not using it—just raised $2.1 million in funding to help the company grow its presence in Hollywood.
President Trump has signed a bill that reinstates mandatory drone registration in the US, reversing a court ruling from earlier this year that eliminated the requirement.
Smartphones once again dominated Flickr's most popular cameras of 2017, making up half of all uploads, but it's not all bad news for 'real' cameras. In fact, DSLR use is on the rise again.
Earlier today, Flickr moved its photo book printing service over to a third party services, and stopped offering any wall art options entirely.
Google Photos is adding a few pet-friendly features that will make it easier to find photos of your favorite pooch. Now, you can organize your pet photos by facial recognition, and you can even search your library by breed.
Snapchat is using its augmented reality tech to replace the sky in your photos. The so-called 'sky filters' can swap out a boring sky for a colorful sunset, rainbows, a starry night, and more.
TechCrunch has already posted their review of the upcoming iPhone 8 (not yet the iPhone X), and they're calling it "a look into the augmented future of photography."
The app, created by the makers of Facetune, features a 'quickshot' mode that adjusts your image preview in real-life, rather than optimizing it post-capture.
Copyright disputes are no fun at all. 'Binded' is a new startup that aims to simplify the process of registering - and enforcing - copyright for photographers.
Instagram's mobile website has been updated to allow for image upload without installing the Instagram app on a mobile device.
Facebook is testing filter and effects options that are remarkably similar to the kind offered by Snapchat and the popular Prisma app on its in-app camera. Read more
Facebook's $30,000 Surround 360 camera records up to 8K 360-video using 17 camera modules. Now the company has posted instruction manuals on GitHub detailing how to build the camera and install its software. Read more
Facebook has added support for uploading and viewing 360-degree photos to its iOS and Android apps. Read more
REVL, a San Francisco-based startup, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to produce REVL Arc, a 4K action camera with an integrated motorized gimbal. Read more
Update: The Yi Action Camera is now being sold in the US. Chinese company Xiaomi, perhaps best known for its smartphones, has introduced a new GoPro competitor called the Yi Action Camera. This new action camera will only be sold inside of China for the equivalent of approximately $64 USD (399 CNY); the company doesn't, as of now, have plans to sell it elsewhere. This still poses a problem for GoPro, however, which has recently been looking to expand into the Chinese market. Read more
The people at Lomography have built a business around promoting and selling lo-fi cameras and accessories. What's (really) old is new again in their latest Kickstarter campaign, an effort to bring the centuries-old Petzval lens back into production. The 'New Petzval' lenses look and function much like the originals with a brass exterior, and would be produced in both Canon EF- and Nikon F- mounts. Click through and read more about the project.
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