Reddit has been known to do some wonderful things and to generally look out for one another in their community. So when user stevieboy1984 asked the users of r/picrequests to help him restore an image of his grandfather at his request, the users got to it. The old timer is a war veteran, and is surely proud of his days during that time. 4Chan has been known to do similar things and usually the edits go from one user to another as improvements are made. User unhi was the one whose work was chosen and given to the vet. In the video below, you’ll see that Steve printed out many versions of the edit to show the progress. He then videotaped his grandfather’s reaction to show to the community–and to say the least the hardened old man was very pleased. The video is after the jump.
Via Laughing Squid
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Western Digital’s My Passport line have always been popular with amateur photographers. But today they’re announcing the My Passport Ultra, which feature USB 3.0 integration, WD Smartware Pro backup software with Dropbox, and the standard hardware encryption. Dropbox integration is extremely interesting since many phones and mobile devices these days have Dropbox installed, so it means that there is a greater spread of your files across the cloud. For the person wanting to show off their portfolio later on, this feature will make things much easier if they carefully curate a folder after automatic uploading.
My Passport Ultra 500 GB MSRPs at $99.99 USD, and the My Passport Ultra 1 TB is $129.99. There is a 2 TB option, but no word on pricing yet for that unit. They’re available now at the Western Digital Store.
When the Gorillapod was announced, creatives were thrilled by just what they could do because of the flexibility that the bendable and posable tripod allowed. But a new Kickstarter named Flex Shot is looking to knock everything else off axis. The Flex Shot comprises of a moldable piece of matter that can constantly change shape to shift its center of gravity and keep your device propped up. They’re targeting it at smart phone, entry level DSLR, and tablet users.
Plus, it’s waterproof and fully submersible. The Flex Shot needs $50,000 in order to start up, and this one may become the envy of loads of mobile shooters.
When you’re done with it, you can probably just willingly beat it up–but only after you’re done with that shoot that has been annoying you for a while now.
Nokia was previously teasing us with a brand new Nokia Lumia phone, and they were saying that there is more than your eyes can see. And today, they’ve unveiled the Nokia Lumia 925 with a metal chassis and what they’re saying is, “the most advanced lens technology and next generation imaging software to capture clearer, sharper pictures and video, including the best low light images.” This may be what is behind their new feature that they’re calling the Nokia Smart Camera. The feature works by capturing ten images at once and edits the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus to create a better photo.
Additionally, it will feature Hipstamatic’s new app, Oggl. But besides all of this, a 4.5 inch AMOLED will be used to compose your images with the 8.7MP Optical Image Stabilized camera. Plus it can shoot 1080p HD at 30fps. The front camera will feature a 1.2MP wide angle camera. No other word on the lens has been given yet.
In addition to Europe, the Nokia Lumia 925 will be introduced into the US by T-Mobile. No official word yet on pricing and availability has been announced.
Tech Specs are after the jump.
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PielFort, a small artisanal company from southern Spain, has been a name in the photo-album industry for some fourty years, supplying royal families and celebrities around the world with exclusive photo albums hand-crafted from only the finest leather. In a recent collaboration with the online commnity, PielFort has created three 16×16 cm photo albums that should get hipsters, Lomographers as well as the general analog buff excited.
Coming in white, brown and black and featuring classics such as the Instamatic or a TLR, each album comes in at a moderate 39,95 €. The albums are labeled “The Cool”, “The Vintage” and “The Revival” and are available via PielFort’s website, The Leather Album. If you’re not so much in the mood for one of their retro-analog-albums, they also have a vast selection of wedding albums, children’s photo albums, Svarovski albums etc. pp.–you name it. And let’s be honest–what better place to store and present your analog pictures in than a beautiful, unique, hand-crafted leather album?
Sony just announced a new XPERIA smartphone labeled the ‘ZR’, which is the latest in a series of dust- and waterproof Android smartphones from the Japanese electronics giant. Following the original Acro and Acro S mid-range models, late 2012′s XPERIA V and their current flagship phone, the 5-inch XPERIA Z, the new ZR ups the ante by pushing the waterproofing to an IP58 certification, meaning it will be able to stay submerged even longer and deeper than its predecessors. Sony claims the ZR to have the “highest level of water-resistance for filming in Full HD underwater“.
Specs are after the jump.
Via PetaPixel and XPERIA Blog
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