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Toys and The Factory Workers Who Make Them

Wed December 12, 2012

While children around the world wait in anticipation for the toys they will get this Holiday Season, German photographer Michael Wolf decided to put a face behind the toys and document the factory workers in Southern China who make them.

View ‘The Real Toy Story

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Press Releases, Videos

McAfee Mobile Security: Enhanced Version Features App Lock & Refreshed User Interface

Wed December 12, 2012

This video presents “Introduction to McAfee Mobile Security”:

  • Brought to you by the world’s largest dedicated security company; McAfee Mobile Security is a comprehensive mobile security service for your smartphone or tablet that:
    • protects your mobile device and personal data

    • safeguards your device against viruses and spyware

    • enables you to safely surf the mobile web

  • It is the easiest and most powerful way to protect your privacy and mobile device from viruses, malware, hackers, loss and theft
  • Works with Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile 5.0 — 6.5 smartphones as well as Android tablets

McAfee just announced the release of an enhanced version of McAfee Mobile Security, a comprehensive solution that offers:

  • antivirus, anti-theft, Web and app protection
  • call/SMS filtering for protection against unwanted programs
  • App Lock, a new feature focused on app privacy
    • to safeguard against privacy breaches by blocking unauthorized persons from accessing data stored in popular mobile apps like Facebook, LinkedIn and Gmail

    • when combined with the other powerful features of McAfee Mobile Security, it helps to ensure piece of mind for users who require protection against viruses and malware, data theft and loss, privacy breaches, and Web scams

  • a completely refreshed user interface

Illustrating the importance of installing security protection on mobile devices, McAfee and Harris Interactive recently released the results of a survey that shows that:

  • 30% of Canadian smartphone/tablet owners do not pay attention to permissions when downloading apps
  • 83% of Canadian smartphone/tablet owners are concerned that their personal information could be stolen while using an app
  • Here is an infographic that illustrates Canadian online/mobile surfing habits and concerns:

NEWS RELEASE

McAfee Mobile Security Enhances Privacy Controls for Consumers Mobile Devices

Enriched mobile security solution adds protection for mobile apps and provides refreshed user experience

MARKHAM, Ontario, December 10, 2012 McAfee today announced the release of an enhanced version of McAfee® Mobile Security  featuring App Lock, a new feature focused on app privacy, as well as a completely refreshed user interface. The enriched and all-inclusive security solution provides Android smartphone and tablet users with the power to ensure that the personal information living inside their mobile apps remains personal and protected.


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Canon Powershot SX50 HS Review @ Neocamera

Tue December 11, 2012 | by Itai Danan

Canon Powershot SX50 HS Review

Canon Powershot SX50 HS Review

The flagship ultra-zoom from Canon with its unprecedented 50X optical zoom, equivalent to 24-1200mm, was just reviewed at Neocamera. This is a prosumer or bridge camera with full manual-controls, including manual focus, custom white-balance, spot, metering, bracketing and more. It also features a built-in EVF and hot-shoe for external lighting.

Behind the impressive lens is Canon’s latest-generation 12 megapixels CMOS sensor capable of capturing full 1080p HD video and shooting continuous at 13 FPS. Read the review to find out this ultra-zoom compares.

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CANON SX50 HS REVIEWS
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2012-12-11 Canon SX50 HS Neocamera
2012-09-17 Canon G15, S110, SX50 HS Press Release

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Fun Stuff, Videos

Canadian Ducks Play Real World Frogger

Tue December 11, 2012

Wings have their advantages as these ducklings find out when they have to cross a 5-lane highway on duck feet. Ducklings get cold feet and want to go back. Big mistake! After a close call, Mother duck calls ducklings together for some advice and off they go again, sticking close together this time. She eventually guides them all to safety to the other side, all none the worse for the experience.

via thedailywhat

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Lost camera. On moon. If found, please return.

Tue December 11, 2012

The Moon Camera - a modified Hasselblad 500EL

The Moon Camera – Modified Hasselblad 500 EL with all plastic detail replaced by aluminium and the electric system completely closed.

Ever forgot your camera at a friend or family’s place? Well, it happened to Apollo 17 Commander Eugene Cernan, but the place he left his Hasselblad camera was on the moon, 40 years ago.

In fact, he left it there on purpose, pointing out into outer space, collecting data on solar cosmic radiation that would later be collected by future astronauts. But the Apollo programme was cut after that (no, there’s no Apollo 18) so the hapless camera is still there on the surface of the moon.

“I left my Hasselblad camera there with the lens pointing up at the zenith, the idea being someday someone would come back and find out how much deterioration solar cosmic radiation had on the glass.”

Cernan’s next quote is a shocker ;) :

“So, going up the ladder, I never took a photo of my last footstep. How dumb! Wouldn’t it have been better to take the camera with me, get the shot, take the film pack off and then (for weight restrictions) throw the camera away?”

What? Throw the camera away!??? Of course, the photos are more important, but throw the camera away? Throw the boots away, the visor away, the students’ experiments (did they carry any at that time?) away, but not the camera….

According to the Lunar and Planetary Institute, “the Apollo 17 mission carried four [Hasselblad] 70MM cameras, and 23 magazines of film. A total of 3584 images were taken, 1645 in black & white, and 1939 in color.

I wonder which one of the 4 Hasselblad cameras got left behind. The Apollo 17 mission also carried a 35mm Nikon FTN.

Nikon Photomic FTN

Nikon Photomic FTN (which was a modified Nikon F camera)

Gives you an idea which camera brands ruled back then, eh?

via The Telegraph

Want to know which camera to buy as a present? Read the Photoxels Gift Guide 2012.

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Nikon Coolpix P7700 Review @ Neocamera

Mon December 10, 2012 | by Itai Danan

Nikon Coolpix P7700 Review

The Nikon flagship premium compact just got an in-depth review from Neocamera. This advanced compact features a larger-than-usual 1/1.7″ CMOS sensor and a unique and bright F/2 – 4 wide-angle 7X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 28-200mm. The P7700 offers full manual-controls and plenty of external controls to use them, including triple control-dials. Read the review to see how it performs.

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NIKON P7700 REVIEWS
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2012-12-10 Nikon P7700 Neocamera
2012-08-22 Nikon Coolpix P7700 Press Release [Canada]
2012-08-22 Nikon Coolpix P7700 Press Release

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Photoxels Gift Guide 2012

Mon December 10, 2012

Photoxels Gift Guide 2012

Here’s our Gift Guide for the best digital cameras of 2012. There are many things you can give as a gift this Holiday Season — and a camera is the gift that lasts a lifetime in memories. We reviewed these digital cameras in 2012 and present to you our favorites. There’s got to be one for that special someone.

For each camera, we list the major specs and give the links for our review. You can also shop for the best prices at our sponsors (and support this site — Thanks!).

If you’re still not sure, why not email this guide to the person(s) and let them give you a hint? This way, you guarantee that the present you give is the present they want to receive! Or, send this page as a hint to what you want to receive this Holiday Season.

View Photoxels Gift Guide 2012

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With Love, Photos From New York City

Fri December 7, 2012

It’s not often that we see photos taken at almost ground level. Tom Olesnevich mounted a camera on his bike to capture everyday shots as he bikes around New York City. However, instead of conventionally mounting the camera to his helmet or on the bike’s handlebar, he chose to instead mount it lower down for a new and refreshing perspective. Meant as a photographic love letter to NYC, it seems to us the photos are also a letter of love from NYC to the rest of the world always fascinated with that city.

During the spring of 2012 I sought to capture and highlight the best of what riding my bicycle in NYC looks like and means to me. This, then, is my love letter to NYC.

View our Featured Site: nyc by bike.

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“Ninety Nine Years Leica” Special Edition Book: Fewer Than 1,500 English Copies are Now Available

Fri December 7, 2012

This video presents “photokina 2012 – DAS WESENTLICHE”:

  • Get a behind-the-scenes look into the “LEICA DAS WESENTLICHE” event held on September 17, 2012 before the start of photokina 2012
  • Watch what happened on the night Leica Camera announced an unprecedented amount of new products

"Revealed at the LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE event the night before photokina 2012, the new book “Ninety Nine Years Leica” by the Hamburg publisher 99pages is a nod to Leica Camera’s history and the emotions and legendary images that have been a part of our lives for nearly a century. After reading through its 300 pages, one gets a sense of what it means to shoot with a Leica camera and how truly different the company is."

“Revealed at the LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE event the night before photokina 2012, the new book “Ninety Nine Years Leica” by the Hamburg publisher 99pages is a nod to Leica Camera’s history and the emotions and legendary images that have been a part of our lives for nearly a century. After reading through its 300 pages, one gets a sense of what it means to shoot with a Leica camera and how truly different the company is.”

The Leica Internet Team sat down with Alfred Schopf, CEO of the Management Board of Leica Camera AG, to give us insight into the inspiration and idea behind the celebratory, new book “Ninety Nine Years Leica”:

The images in the Flickr group dedicated to this book are all self-portraits of people with a Leica Camera.

The images in the Flickr group dedicated to this book are all self-portraits of people with a Leica Camera.

PRESS RELEASE

LEICA CAMERA CELEBRATES 99 YEARS

Special edition book recounts the path to becoming a living legend 

 Allendale, NJ (December 6, 2012) – For nearly a century, Leica cameras have captured fleeting moments and transformed them into stories brimming with the lifeblood of true human experience. The iconic image of the end of WWII as displayed by the sailor and nurse in Times Square embodies the excitement and relief felt in the U.S. on V-J Day, an immortal message not of love, but of spontaneous joie de vivre.  As a stark contrast, yet just as intense, the palpable fear on Napalm Girl’s face reaches beyond the picture as she runs screaming from the wreckage that was formerly her home, announcing to the world that war also, and above all, affects the most innocent people: children. Now, the story of passion and inspiration synonymous with Leica Camera comes to life in “Ninety Nine Years Leica,” a 300-page tribute to the intensely emotive and legendary images that have become a part of our lives. It sheds an emotional spotlight on 99 years of enthusiasm for a small camera developed by Oskar Barnack in 1913.


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