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Canon's new macro lens has a built-in ring flash

Tweet Share There are two surprising things about Canon’s new EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens. It’s an EF-M lens for the EOS M mirrorless system. Canon has completely neglected EOS M, releasing just five lenses since the system launched nearly four years ago — four slow zooms and a …

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WhatsApp just released desktop apps for Mac and Windows

Tweet Share About 16 months after making its messaging service available on the web, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is coming to the desktop. The company said today that its apps are now available for Windows 8 and above, and for Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and above. That’s in addition to the existing apps for Android, …

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ConnectedNES project puts Twitter on an original Nintendo

Tweet Share Tiny, cheap computers like the Particle Photon, open source communities like GitHub, and a little bit of imagination are all it takes these days to launch industries. Or, you know, to hack your NES so it can show Tweets. All forms of expression are welcome. Rachel Weil (hxlnt …

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Scene, not heard: tweaking my own sound at Coachella

Tweet Share The pitch on Doppler Labs’ Here Active Listening is pretty simple: what if you could customize your listening experience — of the entire world? This seemed especially appealing at Coachella, where I was surrounded by 90,000 people. Wouldn’t it be nice to sit on the lawn, tune out …

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The BaseLantern doubles as a campsite light and charging station

(BioLite) Tweet Share BioLite just launched a Kickstarter campaign for its BaseLantern, which it’s marketing as both a light for your off-the-grid campsite, as well as a phone charger. The company claims its lantern is no bigger than a sandwich, making it easy to pack. I should clarify that “sandwich” in …

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The Disney Infinity game series has been discontinued

Tweet Share So much for Disney being “completely behind” its Disney Infinity game series. The company has just announced that it’s pulling the plug on the Infinity line and is exiting the self-publishing console games business altogether. Doing so has resulted in a $147 million charge in the Walt Disney Company’s Q2 …

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