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Nearly Near-Field: Apple arrives at the NFC party four years late, then refuses to knock on the door


 
 

With its announcement last week of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple finally reversed a years-long stand against a communications standard that aims to make pairing, sharing and payments just as simple as can be. Four years after the now-widespread Near-Field Communications standard -- more commonly known as NFC --...

Sony NEX-5T review: Initial look at the mirrorless camera that takes the pain out of Wi-Fi


In late 2012, Sony brought its NEX mirrorless camera series into the hybrid autofocus age, with the debut of the NEX-5R. Just ten months later, that camera gets a more modest refresh, with the arrival of the Sony NEX-5T.

The NEX-5T will be of interest to photographers using certain smart devices -- be they phones or tablets -- running the...

Connected cameras are the future, suggests market research firm InfoTrends


 
 

If you've been watching the many camera announcements so far this year very closely, there's an incontrovertible fact you can't help but to have noticed: This is the year of the connected camera. A new report from market research firm InfoTrends takes a look at the state of play, and makes predictions for the...

Samsung NX2000 previewed: Affordable mirrorless is now even better connected


2013 is looking to be the year of the connected camera, and Samsung assuredly got the memo. Almost all of the company's recent NX-series mirrorless cameras already boast Wi-Fi wireless networking connectivity, and the Samsung NX2000 kicks it up a notch by also adding Near-Field Communications support.

While it sports much the same image...

Hands-on with the Panasonic GF6: mirrorless compact simplifies sharing, self-portraits


Panasonic has today announced its latest Micro Four Thirds-mount mirrorless camera, the Panasonic GF6. For the fifth straight generation, the company courts consumers and enthusiasts alike with a relatively compact interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera that nonetheless packs in the features.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has grown ever so...