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    Samsung’s Fabulous New Phablet

    The just-released Samsung Galaxy Mega is the first “phablet” I’ve seen that comes close to fusing the phone and the tablet in a way that really makes sense. It's tailor-made for people who need to do more than talk but don’t need (or maybe don’t want ...

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    How to Shoot a Basic Action Shot

    Getting a good action shot is not hard, but it takes some patience and attention to detail—as all camerawork does! Here are a few pointers to help you get in on the action.

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    The New iPhone Has Nothing New For the Actor

    Do you need either new phone? If you’re happy with the iPhone you have, not really. The 5s is but an incremental upgrade over the standard 5, and the 5c is no upgrade at all.

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    Samsung Expands Smartphone Offering With Galaxy S4

    This follow-up to 2012’s popular Galaxy S III is similar to its predecessor in overall look, feel, and size (5.4x2.7 inches), but boasts an improved Super AMOLED screen that measures five inches across the diagonal.

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    Introduction to Video Editing For Newbies

    So you wanna be an editor, huh? Anyone can do it these days (or so they say). You’re only in charge of the story, the music, the rhythm, the pace, shaping the actors’ performances, and often re-writing the script. Cool with handling all of that?

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    A Clip That Keeps Your Camera Close

    If you have a great idea for a shot that takes place outside the safe environs of your everyday life, Peak Design’s line of camera clips can help ensure that your shooter will survive the trip.

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    Samsung’s Camera Is a Quick Way to Get Great Photos Online

    With its new Galaxy Camera, Samsung is attempting to bridge the gap between the two worlds—with mixed results.

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    M-Audio's Oxygen Controllers Make Music Portable

    If you're looking for something that will fit both your living room and your lifestyle, consider M-Audio's line of Oxygen MIDI keyboard controllers.

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    DIY Livestreaming

    Ten or 20 years ago, the concept of live video brought to mind the nightly news. Now, live video has another meaning entirely—that is, livestreaming, or webcasting. And you as an actor or host can deliver your own live content.

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    Mixbit App Remixes Mobile Filmmaking

    Mixbit does exactly what the name implies—it allows the you to mix, match, and edit various clips at your leisure.