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Olympus E-M1 III review: Fast, but way behind flagship camera rivals

Amid the excitement of so many new and interesting camera models, one company has been left out of the discussion: Olympus. Unlike its main rival, Panasonic, it has stuck to the Micro Four Thirds sensor and not jumped on the full-frame bandwagon. And while it released the larger, more professionally oriented E-M1X camera, it didn’t …

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MIT’s new GPS system uses satellite images to put you in the right lane

Sponsored Links Rostislav_Sedlacek via Getty Images If you’ve ever used GPS navigation while driving in an unfamiliar place, chances are you’ve had more than one incident with last minute merging — likely because the GPS hasn’t picked up on the number of lanes on the road, or where they lead to. But this particular annoyance’s …

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The best of Engadget’s Big Picture in 2019

Sponsored Links I love doing The Big Picture series for Engadget, even though it can take a lot of hunting to find a striking photo with a tech angle. I believe in the idea that, by creating some emotion, dramatic images help us grasp heavy concepts in a way that words alone can’t. Another is …

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DJI patent imagines a drone that can’t fly

Sponsored Links CNIPA/DJI DJI has quite a gamut of drones and gimbals, but most are either handheld or airborne. However, the company seems to have ground-based ambitions too, as a new Chinese patent seen by Weibo user “Machine Power” and others shows. The document shows a rugged looking land-based “all-in-one” vehicle with an elaborate suspension …

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Skydio 2 review: The best self-flying drone is now a great all-rounder

2 Get more info Get more info 87 Scores Engadget 87   Critic 2 Reviews 8   Users Not yet scored   Key Specs Sponsored Links Around a year and a half ago, Skydio blew my mind. The then-unknown company presented the R1 drone to the world, and it was quite special. Typically, follow features …

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Twitter will no longer destroy the quality of uploaded JPEGs

Sponsored Links pixelliebe via Getty Images Twitter is making some changes to the way it processes image uploads, and photographers on the platform are delighted. According to Twitter engineer Nolan O’Brien, JPEG encoding will now be preserved in images uploaded to Twitter via the web. Previously, images were transcoded, which meant lower quality pictures, much …

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Facebook’s big Portal update adds livestreams and ‘Mic Drop’ karaoke

Sponsored Links Engadget Facebook is adding a slew of new features to Portal, and just in time for all the video calling the holiday season demands. First up, Facebook Live — you’ll now be able to livestream from Portal directly to your Facebook profile, a feature which is arguably overdue given what Portal is all …

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MIT researchers use shadows to create a video of what happens off camera

Sponsored Links Corinna Dumat / EyeEm via Getty Images In order for self-driving cars to park themselves, they’ll need to be able to see around corners. A team from MIT’s CSAIL may have a new way to do that. Using video footage of shadows, they’ve developed an algorithm that can recreate video of what’s happening …

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Google explains how the Pixel 4 excels at night sky photography

Sponsored Links Google After Google launched its wildly successful Night Sight mode on the Pixel 3, its developers set their sights on an even tougher low-light goal for the Pixel 4: Astrophotography. It’s been such a popular feature that Google has released a blog post explaining how it works for that chore. In a nutshell, …

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DJI Mavic Mini review: A tiny drone with big ambitions

Sponsored Links What a difference four years make in the world of drones. If you spot someone with an iPhone 6s today, you’d barely flinch. But if you see someone rocking a Phantom 3, it feels quaint thanks to the major advances in size, weight and power. Enter the Mavic Mini ($399), the company’s most …

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