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Bleeding Edge TV 531: GoPro Hero 4 Silver hands-on

I open up the GoPro HERO4 SIlver camera in this episode of Unboxing Live! The GoPro HERO4 Silver gets the unique distinction of being the first GoPro to ever ship with a built-in display. It's also a touchscreen display, letting you frame shots, adjust settings on the fly, play back videos, etc.

The GoPro HERO4 captures 12MP photos at up to 30fps, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow you to connect to the camera remotely to control it with a smartphone or remote control.

You can get the GoPro HERO4 Silver now for $399.99 on Amazon.

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Cameron Diaz Promotes Health, Body Diversity in New Book

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, Health & Beauty, Videos,

Cameron Diaz with 'The Body Book'In a sea of advertisements where underage models are constantly used and already-thin celebrities are edited until their unrecognizeable, model-turned-actress Cameron Diaz has come to change things with her new book, The Body Book.

A short behind-the-scenes video of Diaz photographing women (of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities!) for her book has been released (seen after the jump) in which the Counselor star promotes overall health and loving one's body instead of weight loss.

The 41-year-old has also been promoting going makeup free, as she even appeared in a photo holding a copy of The Body Book with what seems to be a completely fresh face!

Hopefully more celebrities take notice and jump onto Diaz's body-positive bandwagon.

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Ringo Starr: Beatles May Have Reunited if All Were Alive

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Reunions, Rock,

Ringo StarrRingo Starr says that the Beatles may have reunited by now had they all survived.

The 72-year-old musician and his former bandmate Paul McCartney have both gone on to have successful music careers since the band split in 1970, but Ringo likes to think all four original members would have got back together for a tour if they were all alive now. John Lennon was shot by a fan in New York in 1980, while George Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001.

When asked the "crazy question" on whether they would reunite in the present day, Ringo said, "I'd like to think, yes, we would. Paul still goes out with his band, I go out with mine and John would have probably been going out with his. George was not big on touring so I'm not sure about him. But who knows... it could have come together."

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Instagram 3.5 adds “Photos of you” tagging feature

Instagram 3.5

The ever so popular photo filtering social app Instagram has gone version 3.5 and introduces the "Photo of You" feature. Basically, it's a photo tagging feature borrowed from their parent company, Facebook. So, narcissists of the world rejoice as a new section will be dedicated in your profile to photos of a very important person, you guessed it, you!

What's New in Version 3.5

  • Introducing Photos of You! Add people to your photos & share who's with you
  • Send us feedback about bugs & errors using the new "Report a Problem" feature
  • Privacy settings can now be found on your Profile screen under Edit Your Profile.

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Instagram sees massive backlash for new terms of service

Instagram TOS

Instagram users are flocking to greener pastures after the photo-sharing service posted new Terms of Service this week. With the new TOS, users are required to consent to allowing the Facebook-owned service license their public photos to companies, organizations and advertisers. As CNET puts it, this could make Instagram a stock photo service in itself, without paying out to photographers.

More than likely, however, the new TOS are for Instagram users would be used in promotional images, rather than as stock photos that cheat the photographers out of money. It's the fact that the latter is a possibility that is causing some users to embark on an exodus to Flickr, Hipstamatic or Twitter.

The Verge reports that searching for Instagram on Twitter brings up several instructions for how to export your Instagram pics and cancel your account. There are also several tweets spreading about which photo-sharing services make a good Instagram replacement, such as the article Fast Company posted

The change in its Terms of Services coincides not only with the unwelcome change in photo-cropping functionality, but also as Twitter adds its own photo filters, and Flickr releases version 2.0 of its iOS client. It may be a temporary setback for Instagram, or it could spell the beginning of the end if the service doesn't do something fast to appease its users.

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Instagram 3.2 adds improved camera, new filter, Foursquare integration

Instagram version 3.2       Instagram version 3.2 iOS

Photo enthusiasts will be happy to know that their favorite mobile photo editing social app, Instagram, has been updated. Version 3.2 has a plethora of new features and design improvements, along with deeper FourSquare integration. Here is a list of changes that come with this update.

  • A new filter! Willow
  • Take photos faster with Instagram’s all-new camera
  • Improved quality of tilt-shift
  • Scroll infinitely on user profiles and other grid views

Other improvements:

  • We added a Foursquare button on location pages that opens the Foursquare app (or Foursquare mobile website) with details about the venue
  • Filtered photos are now saved to a separate album called "Instagram" in the camera roll
  • New welcome screen design

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS and SX160 IS superzoom cameras launch in September

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cameras,

Canon SX160 IS SX500

Canon has announced a couple of new superzoom cameras in the SX160 IS and SX500 IS. The SX160 is the successor to the SX150, while the SX500 is new to the lineup. Both cameras pack a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor, 720p video recording at 25 fps, and intelligent image stabilization. The higher-end SX500 IS brings with it a 30x, 24-720mm lens with a 32% improvement in autofocus speed and 33% decrease in shutter lag, making it the top model in the SX line.

Both cameras also boast a 3-inch LCD, with the SX500 having one that's twice as pixel dense as the SX160. Both cameras are set to ship in September, with the SX500 IS (black) selling for $330 while the SX160 IS (black or red) goes for $230.


Bleeding Edge TV 453: Panasonic Lumix ZS20 camera review

We give you a look at the Panasonic Lumix ZS20 point-and-shootdigital camera in this episode. The Lumix ZS20 features a 14.1 megapixel sensor, 3-inch touchscreen display, built-in GPS for geotagging images and video, a 3D shooting mode, HDR, 20x optical zoom, and shoots in 1080p at 60 frames per second when dealing with your on-the-go footage (which it stores in AVCHD Progressive format.) We show off the camera, as well as everything else that's included in the box. Want one? You can get the Lumix ZS20 for 17% off on Amazon.

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Phoenix Comic Con - People Watching

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Conventions, Editorials, Independent,

People WatchingIn the world of instant digital books, this was bound to happen sooner or later.

Paul Moore went to the Phoenix Comic Con over the Memorial Day weekend, and took a bunch of photos. Then he created a three-volume series of Kindle e-books reproducing those photos. I got the first one from Amazon for free during a promotion (it may still be going on).

People Watching Comic Con Phoenix 2012 - Volume 1 is approximately 75 pages, and 70 of them are photographs from the con. According to Moore’s description, “There is nothing quite as fun as people watching that is not either fattening, illegal, or immoral.”

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Instagram now available for Android

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Google, Software,

Instagram android

Today marks the released of what may, quite possibly, be the most anticipated iOS-only app to hit Android, as Instagram has finally arrived on the Google side of the fence.

Instagram is the massively popular photo-sharing social network that's garnered over 25 million users, and up until this point, it's only been available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. That changes today. Instagram for Android works on any Android device running version 2.2 or higher, as long as they support OpenGL ES 2. Similar to the iOS version, you can share your Instagram posts to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Foursquare. Soon, Flickr will be an option as well.

You can download Instagram for Android right now from Google Play, completely free.


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