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Lomography's Manchester Store Opens 16th December

By Kat Hannaford on at

Just in case you hadn't got the message yet, film photography is far from dead -- in fact, Lomography is about to open its first UK store outside of London, in Manchester. Located at 20 Oldham Street in the northern quarter, they're throwing an opening party for fans of the brand on the 16th of December from 6pm.

The Impossible Project: No Plans to Revive the Dead Kodachrome

By Kat Hannaford on at

The idea of pressing a button and seeing a photo pop out and develop in front of your eyes may be an old idea, but it's recently been introduced to a new crowd thanks to The Impossible Project, which began three years ago after Polaroid announced it was ceasing instant film production. I caught up with their founder Dr. Florian Kaps this film week to discuss future products, and to find out why their film isn't as expensive as everyone thinks it is.

Microsoft Shows It's Cool -- Has an App Store Too

By Sam Gibbs on at

Windows 8 is coming and it's going to make all your wildest dreams come true. OK, that might not be wholly accurate, but at least Microsoft is hoping it'll shake things up in the world of Windows. One of the new additions will be a Windows Store, which was shown off at a preview event yesterday. It'll be the place to grab Metro-style apps, games and content.

ASDA Undercuts Amazon's Kindle With £67 Kobo E-Reader

By Sam Gibbs on at

We saw the Kobo Wi-Fi launch with WH Smith in the UK, but now ASDA has taken the fight to Amazon's Kindle, at least on price. At £67 the Kobo Wi-Fi is £12 cheaper than Amazon's Kindle, although it's both heavier and of questionably lower quality. But if you're looking for a cheap E-Ink-packing reader for Christmas, at £67 you won't find much better for less -- in-store and online come Friday.

Skyrim Is Your Life-Ending Deal of the Day

By Andy Dawson on at

Hot contender for Game Of The Year has to be Skyrim -- it’s the game that the phrase ‘time vampire’ was surely made for. Players find that entire days have been lost to it and that their P45s are waiting for them at work, if they ever manage to get back into the real world that is.

Top Tips For Buying Second-Hand Film Cameras

By Pvalyk on at

There are more things to check in a camera besides the aesthetics. Buying a used product comes with many risks: malfunctions, scratches or hidden flaws that the seller might not say about the camera. Many of these can be prevented, especially if you’re buying online. Here are a few guidelines to follow and see if you’re buying a working camera or not: