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Canon’s new $30,000 video camera can see where you can’t

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Canon’s new camera can deliver an ISO equivalent of more than 4 million, instantly making it a prime option for people who need to capture footage in super-dark settings — like a moonless night sky. The company believes its ME20F-SH is also great for production companies making films, reality television and documentaries. However, there are some limitations here. It only does 1080p, for one, which doesn’t bode well in terms of being future-proof — Canon says that had to be done to “achieve the highest possible low-light sensitivity,” – Edgar Alvarez, Engadget

Tidal is the latest streaming service to offer a family plan

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Tidal’s discount is fairly simple: you get 50 percent off for each person added to your main subscription, including both the Premium and HiFi options — which are $10 and $20 per month, respectively. A few weeks ago, Tidal also introduced student pricing, in an effort to match what competitors are offering. The real value to listeners, however, may ultimately come down to Tidal’s exclusive content, as evidenced by the recent news from Prince and Weezy F Baby. – Edgar Alvarez, Engadget

HBO begins streaming on Sling TV today

HBO is set to cost $15 per month, on top of the $20 people are already paying for Sling TV’s basic channel package. Still, this has been the cord-cutter’s dream for some time, so we don’t expect to see too many complaints about it — plus, it’s not as if anyone expected HBO to be a part of the Sling TV starter pack, to begin with. – Edgar Alvarez, Engadget

Olympus Air is a lens camera that pairs with your smartphone

Meet the Olympus Air, the company’s first attempt at this type of remote device. Aside from being able to connect with your iOS or Android smartphone wirelessly, the Olympus Air has a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor and can take up to 320 shots on a charge. Interestingly enough, Olympus is pegging the Air as an open-platform camera, since the company does plan to allow third-party developers to create applications for it. – Edgar Alvarez, Engadget
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YouTube wants Android apps to use its live-streaming tool

Over the course of the past couple of years, YouTube’s live-streaming feature has become available to an increasing number of people on both ends of the camera, by way of different devices and platforms. Soon, with a new open-source project called YouTube WatchMe for Android, the video service is hoping that developers will start integrating its real-time broadcasting capabilities to their apps. Google says the tool is only an experiment right now, but it wouldn’t surprise us to see it become more than that in the not-so-distant future. – Edgar Alvarez,Engadget
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Univision to end free streaming of World Cup games

Many people in the US, even those who don’t speak or understand Spanish, have been using the Univision Deportes app to watch the World Cup. To a certain degree, this was due to the fact that Univision’s service was completely free for anyone to enjoy, meaning it didn’t require any authentication through a cable or internet service provider. Unfortunately, that’s all changing as of tomorrow. Starting with the Quarter-Finals, which kick off on July 4th, Univision is set to begin requiring a cable login (from a participating provider) to stream matches leading up to the Final[.] – Edgar Alvarez, Engadget http://ift.tt/1s6n10W