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Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit

The Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit is a portable, powerful and lightweight three-light kit for photographers and filmmakers on the go. The Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit is available now for £1199.99(inc)/ $1399.99/1189.99 Euro.

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Logitech Unveils G305 Wireless Gaming Mouse – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Logitech Unveils G305 Wireless Gaming Mouse Ubergizmo Slap the term “gaming” to any accessory whether it be monitors, speakers, microphones, keyboards, and/or mice, and you will instantly see an increase in price over the “regular” version. However not all gaming peripherals need to cost an arm and a leg, ... and more »

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Fujifilm Unveils New Square Format Instax Camera – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Fujifilm Unveils New Square Format Instax Camera Ubergizmo Fujifilm might be known to some for its Instax series of cameras. For those unfamiliar with these cameras, basically they're film cameras that can print photos taken on the spot. For the most part the photos printed are rectangular in shape, but for ... and more »

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Amazon is now selling home security services, including installations and no monthly fees

Amazon’s made a slew of acquisitions in the area of smart home services, and now it’s offering a product that brings them together under one roof — your roof. Amazon has quietly launched a portal offering home security services — which include all the equipment you would need and in-person visits from Amazon consultants to advise and install the kit. The packages are being sold in five price tiers, at a flat fee — no monthly service contracts, a significant disruption of how many home security services are sold today. The least expensive, $240 for Outdoor Base, gives you an Echo Dot plus indoor and outdoor lighting designed “to make it look like you’re home” The most expensive tier, $840 for Smartest, includes an alarm siren, motion sensors, safety sensors, a camera, and Echo Dot, the lighting and a video doorbell — potentially rolling in previous security launches from the company like Amazon Key and Cloud Cam . All include two visits from Amazon employees to consult you and help with the installation. The Last July it emerged that Amazon was quietly working on its own answer to Best Buy’s Geek Squad — offering repairs and installations of home WiFi, smart home devices, Alexa installations, and other hardware-related services. Amazon never appeared to confirm it at the time, but that service now officially seems to be called “ Smart Home Services ” and it has expanded to Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, North Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Florida. The security offering we are describing here — which was initially flagged to us by a reader — falls under that general banner, and it is being promoted at the top of the Smart Home Services homepage. Giving consumers the option of a more full-service security offering, beyond selling alarms and other devices a la carte, makes sense for a couple of reasons. The first is that while there are some early adopters who might like the challenge of installing these services themselves, there will be many middle and later adopters who will not be interested in facing that learning curve. Amazon has positioned itself in the smart home security space as more than just a reseller of third-party devices — although it sells those, too — with acquisitions of the smart doorbell startup  Ring  and the smart camera and doorbell startup Blink . The second is that most often, home security systems are coupled with service installations it in your home that include maintenance contracts, so if Amazon hopes to eat up some of that market, it needs to offer something comparable to the market. It’s an interesting development also of the company’s wider strategy to move into selling services, beyond physical products — one of Amazon’s various efforts to diversify its business by targeting different categories of commerce and different demographics. Another foray into human-powered services was its Thumbtack-style competitor Amazon Home Services, a marketplace it launched back in 2015 for finding tradespeople and other freelance service providers like masseurs and language tutors

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How to connect your Xbox One controller to a PC – Dot Esports

Dot Esports How to connect your Xbox One controller to a PC Dot Esports When booting up a game on PC , gamers have the option to use either a keyboard and mouse or a controller to play a supported title. There's a wealth of different options to choose from when deciding which controller to use, but few come close to the ... and more »

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Xiaomi Reportedly Considering Buying GoPro – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Xiaomi Reportedly Considering Buying GoPro Ubergizmo Earlier this year it was reported that GoPro had put itself up for sale. It seems that the company isn't doing so well and is looking to sell itself off. However what's interesting is that according to a report from The Information (paywall; via ... and more »

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Huawei P20 Pro Review

The Huawei P20 Pro is one of the most exciting new smartphones of 2018 for photographers - find out why by reading our in-depth Huawei P20 Pro review with full-size sample images and videos...

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Logitech G513 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Announced – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Logitech G513 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Announced Ubergizmo If you're looking for gaming keyboards, those keyboards are a dime a dozen, but if you're after more options then you might be interested to learn that Logitech has unveiled its latest gaming keyboard in the Logitech G513. This is a mechanical keyboard ... and more »

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Google explores how light fields shape VR environments in new free app

Lighting can make or break the right photo — when it comes to static environments inside virtual reality that users can move around in, this becomes exponentially more true. Today, Google released a new app for VR devices focused on helping users make sense of “light fields.” They’ve also got a blog post running down some of the research work they’re doing. Light fields — in a practical sense — are basically different perspectives of a point in space based on how that lighting looks from that angle. If you look at something like your phone screen, part of what makes it look realistic are how images reflect off of it. Most physical objects don’t offer so clear a mirror of the world around it, but even things like your own skin can have a dramatically different looking texture based on where your eyes are. In a game engine-rendered world, if you have enough compute power you can reflect the hell out of everything to varying levels of success. When it comes to light fields based on real-world camera capture, companies like Google are using multiple cameras to capture multiple perspectives of objects and infer the perspectives between the lenses. With this you can get perspective of objects that move with you with lighting that changes as you move your head. It’s a complicated way of saying that real-world scenarios look a lot more realistic and just… better. That’s just my take on it, but if you want to read more on how the Google sees Google’s new app, “Welcome to Light Fields” seeks to educate users on what exactly light fields are and how important the technology could be to unlocking more pleasant-feeling virtual reality experiences. The app seems to consist of a number of fairly simple scenarios where users can walk around and observe how light changes these environments.

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