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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Mini-tripods often collapse under the weight of any camera you'd actually want to use, but Manfrotto, known for its higher-quality camera stabilisation gear, has produced a mini tripod actually worth using. It adjusts easily, won't break after moderate use, and still fits in your pocket.

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Shooting from a camera mounted to a tripod usually results in better images as the camera is less likely to move. A heavier tripod is generally more stable, but you don't always want to lug one around on an outdoor shoot. Instead, attach a weight-bearing hook to the centre column of your tripod and use your camera bag or backpack to provide the weight.

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You probably won't be making Sundance-worthy movies with your iPhone, but if you need to keep it stable for, say, FaceTime, here's an easy way to mount it to a tripod using a cheap mount, some glue, and a nut.