Tips and tricks for dynamite July 4 smartphone pics

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Get ready to take some awesome Fourth of July photos. It’ll be a blast.

Independence Day weekend is just around the corner, which means three days of heat, hot dogs and hometown pageantry. Photo ops abound on this patriotic holiday, but when you throw in ketchup stains, sweat and combustible entertainment, things can get messy. In this article, you’ll find a roundup of tips, gadgets and apps to not only capture great fireworks images, but also also snap stellar portraits of you and your friends during those festive block parties and beach barbecues. So go forth, seize your photographic freedom and liberate your Fourth of July photos from oppressive mediocrity! Continue reading

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The wearables craze has gone to the dogs

A Scandinavian research team is currently working on a headset that translates your dog's thoughts into human language. Maybe on day, dogs will create their own mind-reading devices...

A Scandinavian research team is currently working on a headset that translates your dog’s thoughts into human language. Maybe one day, dogs will create their own mind-reading devices…

The wearable electronics business is expected to grow from more than $14 billion this year to a predicted $70 billion in 2024, which means a growing number of tech firms are barking up the wearables tree by rolling out a new generation of smart gadgetry – for pets!

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Self-driving ‘clown car’ heralds age of the autonomous auto

Yes, it's smiling at you.

Yes, it’s smiling at you.

What has four wheels, no steering wheel, no accelerator pedal and no brake pedal?

If your first guess was “Radio Flyer,” think more high-tech. Think more “Googley.” Think more…cartoonish.

“It looks like something out of a Pokemon game, with its inoffensive size and surprised little face,” declared blogger Vijay Pattni of the British motoring enthusiast show, “Top Gear.”

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Gadget watch: The mad Google Glass dash

Wearables have crept from your pocket to your wrist to your face. Are you ready to get your Geordi La Forge on? At any rate, Google Explorers are – and all the hubbub gets us marinating on this formula: Smart glasses + intelligent imaging = good things to come. Bonus feature: This post includes a list of “likes” and “don’t likes” from one of our ArcSoft employees who got to take Google Glass out for a spin. Check it out and let us know if you have anything to add. 

Looks-wise, Google Glass kind of reminisces of Geordi La Forge’s VISOR, version 2.0.

Looks-wise, Google Glass makes us reminisces on Geordi La Forge’s VISOR. The original face tech bling. Meow.

An unknown number of “explorers” (aka, a beta user group whose feedback will help shape how Google Glass evolves) were given the privilege to pay $1,500 a pop for their own pair during a mad dash April 15, when the Explorer Edition of Google’s wearable computer hardware went on sale to the public for one day only.  Continue reading

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