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Essential Phone

Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, has presented his incredibly audacious and ambitious project - the Essential Phone. At $699 the Android-powered smartphone is set to compete with the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 later this year, it features some impressive specs, a 5.71-inch edge-to-edge display with 2560 x 1312 resolution, a Snapdragon 835 processor, with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, 13-megapixel dual lens camera, 8-megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC, USB Type-C, and 3,040 mAh battery with fast-charging support. The home button/fingerprint sensor can be found on the rear where your fingers will naturally lie, and there’s no headphone jack (the device will ship with a dongle though). The Essential also features a modular system for accessories like a 360-degree camera that can be clipped on the device to enable a whole different kind of phone-based photography. Available in four color finishes: Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths. 



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GARMIN VIRB X & XE ACTION CAMERAS

Garmin have added two new cameras to their line of Virb action cameras. The Virb X and Virb XE are top-end action cams with built-in sensors to read speed, GPS, gyroscope and accelerometer data, and more. The Virb X ($299.99) shoots rich, high-definition, wide-angle footage at 1080p30, 12 megapixel photos at up to 10 frames per second, the higher-end Virb XE ($399.99) shoots rich, high definition footage at 1080p/60fps, 12 megapixel photos at up to 30 frames per sec...
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AFFINITY PHOTO

Affinity Photo is a new professional photo editing software being called "the Photoshop for Mac”. This rather serious competitor to Adobe Photoshop has just been launched and is available now at the Mac Store. It is considerably cheaper while retaining the same variety of pro-level features Photoshop users require, with some even better and more intuitive to use. After 5 years in the making, it does look very exciting, and promises to be super fast, powerful, lightw...
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Tamron All-in-One Lens

Tamron have introduced the first lens that can shoot macro and micro! The brand are calling it "the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens”, the F3.5-6.3 Di II VC LDS has a range of 18-400mm with with an extremely flexible zoom ratio of 22.2x. To summarize: it is the first lens on earth which you can zoom both intense and can shoot wide. Designed for APS-C format DSLR cameras, and available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, this unique lens offers an extra...
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