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World / Social Issues Sep 3, 2015

Texas man kills himself while taking selfie with gun

A 19-year-old Texas man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself while posing for a selfie with a gun. Deleon Alonso Smith died of a gunshot wound to the throat about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment in southwestern Houston. Investigators say Smith had ...

Google's Glass takes fans nearer to action

World Jul 1, 2014

Google's Glass takes fans nearer to action

Your favorite team is playing for the title, and you are in the middle of the field. Google Glass is slowly becoming more common in sports as teams and broadcasters try to bring fans closer to the action. The American football team Philadelphia Eagles will ...

Ailing Olympus hunts for new camera markets

Business / Corporate May 29, 2014

Ailing Olympus hunts for new camera markets

Olympus Corp. said it's looking for new camera markets such as sensors used in cars after forecasting a loss in the business for this fiscal year — its fifth straight annual deficit. The scandal-tainted camera maker, also the world's biggest endoscope supplier, will spend about ...

Smartphone cameras tread closer to high-end power

Business / Tech Mar 1, 2014

Smartphone cameras tread closer to high-end power

Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year. Samsung Electronics Co. has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for release in April and added smarter software, following handset camera upgrades by Sony and Nokia. The tweaks mean smartphone photos, ubiquitous on social media ...

Helmet cameras now all the rage among skiers

Business / Tech Nov 22, 2013

Helmet cameras now all the rage among skiers

There are moments on the slopes when skiers wish all eyes were on them. But the next best thing is here: helmet cameras, which enable skiers to photograph and videotape their own descents, jumps and tracks to show off later. Helmet cams have become so ...