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A 60x zoom lens once sounded like a big deal. But now Nikon's gone much farther. The camera maker today (Mar. 1) announced the Coolpix P900, a $600, 16-megapixel camera with an astounding 83x optical zoom, with a full-frame equivalent focal range of 24-2000mm. The vast zoom range covers a host of shooting conditions, from big-group portraits to filling the frame with that elusive bird sitting in a distant tree. You can even try your hand at astrophotography with the P900’s ability to bring heavenly bodies in close. This easily tops the 60X Coolpix P610 that Nikon announced a few weeks back.

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New from Nikon is the 24-megapixel D7200 ($1200, body only), an update to the popular D7100 DSLR. This DX-format (APS-C sized crop sensor) DSLR, offers a few new features to entice enthusiasts to step up their game.

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Sony hopes to address this confusion with its new Xperia Z4 tablet, which offers impressive 2K resolution in a lightweight package, making it ideal for video and gaming during long trips. Anyone familiar with Sony’s Xperia Z3 tablet already has a fairly good idea of what to expect from this latest iteration, which debuted at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. The Xperia Z4 is a 10.1-inch Android tablet with 2048 × 1536 resolution -- the same resolution as the iPad Air and Air 2, and much higher than most tablets. Sony claims that the Xperia Z4 can provide up to 17 hours of battery life, which should let users watch an awful lot of videos in full HD and beyond.

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The latest example of this is Lenovo's new Vibe Shot, which packs a 16-MP sensor with a dedicated shutter button and a host of photo optimization features for both casual users and photography enthusiasts. The phone's right edge packs a dedicated shutter button, as well as a switch for toggling between the camera app's Auto and Pro modes.

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Today at Mobile World Congress, Microsoft unveiled two of the most intriguing budget phones in recent memory: the 5-inch Lumia 640 and 5.7-inch Lumia 640XL, both of which are coming to the U.S. later this year on AT&T, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The 5.7-inch Lumia 640XL costs a bit more, starting at 189 euros for one with 3G and 219 euros for the LTE model. The Lumia 640  comes in four different colors: glossy orange, glossy cyan, glossy white and matte black.

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Austerity and funding cuts threaten to place police at a technological disadvantage against increasingly innovative and high-tech criminal organizations, Europe's policing agency warned on Monday. Europol said criminal gangs had a new array of technological tools at their disposal, ranging from hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin to communications systems that allowed organizations to become looser and more decentralized. Scattered crime groups would increasingly do deals in a "virtual criminal underground," carrying out transactions using virtual currencies and leaving little organizational footprint for police to target, Europol said. Last year, the Netherlands said Islamist radicals in Europe were increasingly organizing themselves online, becoming an elusive and decentralized "swarm".

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Despite all the leaks and rumors leading up to Sunday’s unveiling of the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, there didn’t seem to be quite as much hype as there has been in previous years. Perhaps the taste of letdown from 2014’s Galaxy S5 was still fresh in gadget fans’ mouths, but people just didn’t seem as interested as they were in the past. Once people got an official look at Samsung’s next-generation flagship phones, however, all that changed. DON’T MISS: Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on preview Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on preview Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge specs From the moment people first laid eyes on Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, they knew they were

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Microsoft is planning to let Windows 10 testers experiment with its brand new Internet Explorer replacement, Project Spartan, very soon. While Microsoft first demonstrated the new browser at its Windows 10 event in January, testers have been waiting eagerly to try Project Spartan. Microsoft's technical lead for Windows universal apps, Kevin Gallo, confirmed at Mobile World congress today that the company will release a test version of the browser in the next Windows 10 preview. It's not clear exactly when that will be available, but sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that it should arrive by the end of March, and likely a lot sooner.

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Microsoft revealed in January that it's is bringing universal apps to the Xbox One, but the company didn't demonstrate how they would look and feel. Microsoft's technical lead for Windows universal apps, Kevin Gallo, took to the stage during a developer event to demonstrate Windows 10 universal apps on Xbox One. It was all part of a broader message to developers that Microsoft is building a scalable and adaptive user interface for Windows 10 to make it easier for universal apps to run across PCs, phones, tablets, and even TV screens via the Xbox One. Gallo didn't expand on when developers will be able to start creating Xbox One apps, but The Verge understands Microsoft is ready to allow any developer to build apps for its gaming console.

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Broadcom announced the first 802.11 Wi-Fi chip that enables mobile devices to transmit and receive data over the 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz bands at the same time.>

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The Eiffel Tower’s iron-clad frame turned slightly greener last week, with the installation of two new wind turbines along its lower deck. Perched some 400 feet above the ground, atop a ritzy, second-level restaurant, the slender turbines are part of a broader effort to make Paris’ most iconic monument more eco-friendly — even if only slightly. Jan Gromadzki, an engineer who oversaw the project for New York-based Urban Green Technology (UGE), says that's enough to power an average American family’s home for one year. "This installation is definitely more symbolic," Gromadzki says.

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Carlos Ghosn also laid out his vision for autonomous driving, with the first assisted driving capabilities coming next year and a driverless car pulling up in 10 years.>

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Sony has taken the wraps of its new Xperia M4 mid-range smartphone and a 10.1-inch tablet that's lighter than Apple's iPad Air 2.

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Sony on Monday at MWC 2015 unveiled the Xperia Z4 Tablet, its slickest Android tablet yet, and quite possibly one of the most interesting Android tablets supposed to hit stores soon. The device isn’t just the slimmest tablet in the world, it’s also a powerful beast, ready to offer impressive performance. FROM EARLIER: Check out Microsoft’s brand new Windows 10-ready affordable Lumia phones The Xperia Z4 Tablet is just 6.1mm thin, weighing up to 393g (the LTE version), yet it packs impressive technology. The device has a 10.1-inch display with 2K resolution, an octa-core 64-bit 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, and “industry leading battery life” that should offer users up to 17 hours of battery life on a single charge.

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BEIJING (AP) — A slick new documentary on China's environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water and soil pollution.

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At Mobile World Congress this morning, Google's Sundar Pichai said that Titan, the drone company Google acquired in April of 2014, would be conducting is first test flight later this year. Google bought the company after it was widely reported Facebook had made an offer. Both were interested in the drone's ability to stay aloft for long periods of time with little energy and to carry a payload capable of providing internet connectivity to people down below. Pichai says Titan is about where Project Loon, Google high altitude balloons, was a couple of years ago.

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The company says the buyout will bolster Akamai's DNS product portfolio offerings.

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JPL's Diana Trujillo tells TechRepublic about putting a rover on Mars and keeping it there.

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For Western businesses with teams in Central Europe, an appreciation of cultural differences is key to making projects run better.

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Huawei Watch and TalkBand B2 fitness band unveiled by Huawei at MWC.

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Apple on Sunday updated its main Apple.com homepage with a new feature depicting incredible and majestic iPhone 6 photographs taken at various locations from around the globe. Rene Ritchie of iMore adds that Apple’s revamped website is part of a broader iPhone 6 photography marketing push that will feature photographs from 77 iPhone photographers taken across 70 cities and 24 countries. From Sydney to Beijing to San Francisco to New York City to London and more, Apple will feature the iPhone photographers and their work on posters at transit stops and stations and in newspaper ads and on billboards. Not the iPhone 6. Not its camera. Not product shots. But shots taken by the product — by the iPhone 6 camera. RELATED:

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When it preinstalled the Superfish adware on consumer PCs, Lenovo sold its customers out for a pittance, but it still hasn't had to disclose how much it received. Maybe it's time for a Truth in Labeling act to shine a light on this dark corner of the PC market.

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Lenovo has kicked off MWC with the launch of two new smartphones, including a device that doesn't seem to know if it's a camera or a phone.

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Could 'invisibility' glasses become the next trend in cities crawling with cameras and full of facial recognition technology?

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NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality.

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