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Fears Xbox One has spying eye

Tim Biggs The new Xbox can collect data on your entertainment use, personal movements, speech and activities and send it back to Microsoft.

Smartphones hit Nintendo as gamers shun consoles

Wii U

Katherine Rushton The explosive growth of smartphones might spell riches for the companies that make them, but it has pulled the rug from under other technology firms such as Nintendo and Canon.

Stuck in a bad mode

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Terry Lane You know those scene mode settings on your digital camera? Do you ever use them? The portrait mode is supposed to give better separation between face and background.

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Black and white photo magic

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Terry Lane There are photographers around who still think the black and white image is the real deal while the colour picture is eye candy.

New camera kits on the block

Gorillapod, a tripod that can grip on branches.

Nick Ross Australia is a country that's surrounded by sandy beaches and has lots of sand in the middle. Yet a single grain of sand can ruin a camera, whether it's by jamming a focus ring or killing a crucial...

Cover the fridge with happy snaps

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Terry Lane When photographing children it is essential to get down on their level and to get in close - either physically close or with a telephoto lens.

Take better party photos in a flash

Hold the flash.

Terry Lane Taking snaps at a party is not our idea of fun but if the ordeal is inescapable we have a few words of advice. First, if all you have is a compact camera with in-built flash, say no.