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HTC U11's camera scores 90 at DxOMark, beats Google Pixel's 89

Anyone interested in the quality of the camera attached to their smartphone is probably aware of DxO Labs. The firm rigorously tests the image quality produced by new devices and gives it an overall score, the DxOMark. Google even used the high rating achieved by its Pixel camera in its own marketing campaign, such is the reputation of DxO's word. Since its release in late October 2016 the Pixel has been top of the DxO rankings, scoring 89 points. Until now, that is, as the newly announced HTC U11 has just come out on top, beating the previous leader by 1 point with at total of 90.

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The remains of Polaroid have been purchased (again) by a group of investors

The original Polaroid went bankrupt in 2001, with its brand and assets sold off. Then a 'new' Polaroid formed, but that one declared bankruptcy too in 2008, later selling itself to a holding corporation. These days, the Polaroid brand has been licensed for just about everything - from 4K TVs to security cameras to Android phones.

PLR IP Holdings LLC, the holder of the Polaroid brand, has been purchased by a group of investors.

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Lighthouse is an intelligent assistant that can identify people and pets, backed by Andy Rubin

There is no shortage of smart assistants with cameras on the market. You can even get one that judges your outfit. The 'Lighthouse' is a new product in this category that seems smarter than the rest. Backed by Andy Rubin's Playground studio, it's an internet-connected camera that actually understands what is going on in your home.

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Hands-on: Socratic launches Android app for homework answers

Socratic was launched for Android on May 2nd, but it has been on iOS under the name Homework Genius since last year. It has a pretty interesting premise: you take pictures of your homework, and it tells you about the topic and provides answers. How well does it actually work, though?

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Google posts truly incredible night images captured by the Pixel and Nexus 6P

Smartphone cameras have come a long way, but can you ever take images that rival a "real" camera? According to Google software engineer Florian Kainz, the answer is yes. Using a custom camera app and some post-capture editing , Kainz shows what the camera sensors in the Pixel and Nexus 6P can do in low light situations.

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Google unveils new YI HALO VR camera for their Jump platform

Back in 2015 at I/O, and just after announcing Cardboard, Google rolled out Jump. At the time the hardware that accompanied it was the GoPro Odyssey, a big circular contraption containing 16 GoPro cameras. It was meant to make recording in 360 degrees for VR purposes a bit easier, both logistically and in terms of the tools and software needed. Don't be too surprised if that flew under your radar at the time; there hasn't been much in the way of news from Google about Jump since then (though there was a cool WebVR film announced a few days ago that used it).

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Livestream's Mevo camera now supports YouTube Live

Last year, Livestream (yes, there is a company called Livestream) released the Mevo camera, a small device designed for live broadcasting on the go. It was the first camera with integrated Facebook Live streaming, along with support for Livestream's own service (Periscope support came later). Now the beta versions of the iOS and Android apps support streaming straight to YouTube.

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Google posts 7.1.2 changelog, adds battery usage alerts and fixes serious bugs on Pixel and Nexus devices

Android 7.1.2 was officially released today, and the rollout has started for Nexus and Pixel devices (unless you have a Nexus 6 or 9). Besides the minor new features, the release also fixes several long-known problems.

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Samsung's reveals a new Gear 360 camera, smaller and lighter than the original

Samsung's Gear 360 from last year was a pretty neat little camera. Like many similar products, it recorded 360-degree video with two fish-eye lenses. But it had a few faults - it only officially worked with Galaxy phones, and it was fairly expensive at $350. Alongside the Galaxy S8, Samsung revealed a new model of the Gear 360.

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[Deal Alert] Get a Samsung Gear 360 camera for $189.99 ($160 off) from Groupon

Samsung's first action camera, the Gear 360, was announced back in February of last year and released in August. The camera's main selling point is its two fish-eye lenses, capable of recording 360-degree video. Now you can get the Gear 360 for just $189.99 - the lowest price we've seen for it.

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