Pholio Challenges Google Photos with AI-powered Private Search

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In partnership with academics from the University of Oxford, a London start-up has condensed the power of cloud based visual search technology to the size of a book. The Pholio device, which can safely store or access your media all in one place, allows an incredible level of search and discovery across your photos and home videos. The software in Pholio automatically checks all images in your collections against 20,000 in-built search terms, from ‘birthday’ to ‘christmas’ and ‘house renovation’.  By keying a relevant search term into a browser on a connected TV screen, tablet, phone or laptop at home, families can search for all sorts of things in their own photo collections – from day trips to Bangor to bungee jumps in Niagara. What’s more, the technology within the Pholio box will evolve for individuals based on their specific interests and collections – each box will end up understanding different things depending on its owner. The basic Pholio device can store up to 500 gigabytes of data, whilst Pholio Pro offers a storage capacity of 2TB. Prices start at £199.

Get Hands-on with Fujinon’s MK Lenses for Free

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Hireacamera and Fujinon have joined forces to offer photographers the opportunity to get hands-on experience with the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 and the Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 Cine Zoom lenses in Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts. This free, ticket-only event, on Monday the 30th of October at Hireacamera’s London base Cherryduck Studios (12-18 Sampson Street, London E1W 1NA), will allow you to get a feel for the MK lenses and experience the quality of image they produce. There will be five 60-minute sessions at 09.30am / 11.00am / 12.30pm / 2.30pm / 4.00pm. Reservations are essential.

New Features for DxO ONE

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DxO have just announced a major update to the DxO ONE connected camera. Available immediately and free of charge, version 3.0 of the DxO ONE iOS app offers the first pro-quality multi-camera solution for Facebook Live and a new time-lapse option featuring exclusive Auto Ramping technology. Additionally, the DxO ONE ecosystem of accessories now includes an external Battery Pack that doubles the camera’s battery life as well as a Cable Back Door for the device’s waterproof case. The Battery Pack will be available for $59,99 | £49.99 | €59,90. The Cable Back Door will come with any purchase of a waterproof Outdoor Shell from DxO’s online store. Last but not least, a brand new DxO ONE for Android app will be offered in the coming weeks via an “Early Access” programme that is open to all. It will allow users to preview the DxO ONE Android and receiving regular updates with the latest application features.