When the Pixel 2 was announced, Google trumpeted how great its camera was, but they conveniently forgot to mention that a dormant Image Processing Unit called the Pixel Visual Core was inside the phone. It wasn’t active after the Pixel launched but was reportedly made available to other apps in Android 8.1. The biggest difference […]
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Snapchat has (finally!) completely killed off the white frame around snaps not captured with its own camera. The app's latest version drops the border when you add Snaps from the Camera Roll to your Story — an extension of its update last year, whic…
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New year, new leaks. This time, it’s Nokia with a pretty incredible rumored device that’ll sport both a Snapdragon 845 and a five camera lens system. Unbelievable? Maybe, but we’re intrigued either way. The leak comes from Chinese forum Baidu and claims that not only with the next Nokia Android flagship use Qualcomm’s next-gen processor, […]
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Vimeo probably did the right thing by ditching its planned Netflix-style streaming service in favor of live video. The move came on the back of its purchase of Livestream — the company best-known for its Mevo camera. With the ink on the deal barely…
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After a rocky road to get from device leaks and teasers to announcement and finally to taking actual orders, the team at Essential is working to prove to customers and the market that they can in fact keep up with the speed of the smartphone market and consumer expectations. Essential has already promised to make […]
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The Galaxy Note 8 was officially announced last month at an Unpacked event held in New York, with preorders going live on August 24th. With the official release date of September 15th coming up in just a couple of days time, Samsung is rolling out a day one update for the Galaxy Note 8 that includes […]
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Much of the Google Pixel's photographic prowess comes from its software — it's particularly good at high dynamic range photos thanks to its HDR+ mode, which fills in gobs of detail while reducing the blur you sometimes see in HDR shots. But do you h…
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In some Facebook postings over the weekend, Vic Gundotra shared his opinion about the state of smartphone photography and it is sure to rankle Android fans. Gundotra, who is mainly credited with the Google+ social network although he also played a big part in evangelizing Android, opined on the how well smartphones compare to traditional […]
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A team of Stanford scientists have created what could be the perfect "eye" for autonomous vehicles and delivery drones thus far. It's a 4D camera that can capture nearly 140 degrees of information, allowing it to gather more information than conventi…
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Sure, the Essential Phone might be struggling to be legally released in the United States, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get hyped up over some early camera samples. Some clips from the phone’s 360-degree camera have been making their way to Essential’s own YouTube channel, so you can check out just what the accessory […]
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You absolutely need an endoscopic camera. Don’t fight us on that. Your head is too big to fit everywhere, and your phone is too valuable to risk squeezing into tight spaces and dropping it. On Talk Android Deals, there’s an endoscopic camera compatible with Android devices. All you do is connect one end to your […]
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Omni-Wearables’ FaceShot active sunglasses include a built-in video camera that docks into one of the arms. The camera can be activated simply be flipping it outward to begin filming the action around you.
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We’ve been trying out a new Star Wars smart-style watch and a cool camera with augmented reality games from Vtech, a company that makes technology for kids. We spent way, way to long “testing” both.
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Tired of convoluted and invasive backup camera systems, a team of ex-Apple engineers developed RearVision, an entirely wireless backup camera with an integrated solar panel for keeping it charged.
In 2017, a 4K, 60 fps action camera could hit the market and challenger-brand Yi Technology aims to make the first one. The company teased its new cameras during a pre-CES announcement over the weekend.
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YI Technology introduced itself to the United states with the YI Action Camera in late 2015. That device, which is still being sold today, surprised many because of its simple design and small price. It’s part of the imaging technology company’s strategy to penetrate the U.S. market with affordable, quality products. In 2016, YI revamped […]
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A new smart technology could provide a new way for dentists to carry out checks for cavities: using a noninvasive infrared camera that could catch tooth damage before it’s too late.
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Honor, Huawei’s tech-sharing spin-off brand, may have another smartphone with a dual-lens camera in the works. Called the Honor 6X, it may combine the best parts of the Honor 8 and the Honor 5X into one phone.
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Smartphones and action cameras can be hard to hand-hold, but the Olloclip Pivot makes it a bit easier, thanks to an ergonomic grip. It rotates 225 degrees to provide a comfortable hold from a variety of different shooting angles.
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Huawei has quietly taken the wraps off of the G9 Plus, a successor to the G9 Lite. The device is available in China, and features a Snapdragon 625 and 16MP rear-facing camera.
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GoPro most definitely has a future planned beyond drones and virtual reality rigs. Both an FCC filing and an apparent video leak suggest that the upcoming Hero5 action camera will give you a couple of good reasons to ditch your Hero4. To start, the F…
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Proving dual-lens cameras are one of the hottest smartphone trends of the year, Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Pro. The two camera lenses on the back of this metal smartphone produce pictures with a bokeh-style effect.
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The Wolffepack Capture is a unique camera backpack designed to be accessible without ever having to take it off your back. To do this, it uses a patented “trapeze” technology.
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This 4K action camera is tiny but boasts up to four hours of battery life. Add in a motion sensor, a depth rating to nearly 200 feet and a 16-megapixel sensor and it’s easy to see why the Mokacam now has over a million dollars in crowdfunding.
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Citing feedback from pre-order customers, Light has extended the zoom lens and doubled the memory on its L16 computation camera, slated to ship this summer. The company also announced it raised $ 30M to expand its capacity.
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When a French talk show’s camera equipment died about an hour and 45 minutes into taping, the team had to make a game-time decision. And who was there to save the day? The trusty iPhone, of course.
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Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
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Samsung’s bringing its $ 350 Gear 360 camera to the US, but there’s a catch: orders are limited to attendees of VidCon in Anaheim, California. It’s also revamping its Milk VR application.
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The Eye-Plug may only add a 2-megapixel camera to Android smartphones, but don’t scoff at the little dongle. The $ 40 accessory, introduced at Computex, can add 3D functionality and refocusing capabilities — and therefore brings depth to simple smartphone images or video.
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The LG G5 retains the best features of its predecessor, and adds a few others that help make it one of the top shooters available. Here’s how to properly use them and take your photography to the next level.
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Apple’s latest iPhone boasts one of the best smartphone cameras around. Give it a boost with the our favorite photography apps for iPhone, whether you want to apply a filter or manually adjust the exposure.
First came the camera. Then the underwater camera. And now, there’s the diving drone camera. As tech continues to reach new heights, we’re exploring new depths of the seas thanks to the iBubble, the autonomous underwater camera.
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Flipagram has launched an update to its app that allows you to take photos and videos straight from the app — you’ll no longer have to browse through the camera roll in order to create media for Flipagram.
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RR Auction is planning on putting a vintage Zeiss 500mm telephoto lens up for bidding later in April, a piece of equipment that once sat in the personal collection of former astronaut Dave Scott.
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DxOMark has declared the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge the best they’ve ever tested.
The Galaxy S7 Edge this week received a score of 88 from DxOMark, which is the highest recorded score for outstanding image quality.
“From blink-of-an-eye autofocus delivering fewer blurry photos, to superior low-light photography, to significant advancements in video capture, the Galaxy S7 Edge gives users a chance to capture every memory reliably and true to life. Central to this performance is the groundbreaking dual-pixel technology in the Galaxy S7 Edge camera—previously found only in expensive DSLR cameras.”
This is not the first superlative for Samsung’s new flagship line. The 5.1-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy S7 was named by DisplayMate as the best ever.
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To get the best possible pictures — of yourself — you could do worse than Panasonic's latest Lumix, the GF8. With a 16-megapixel sensor and flip-around screen, the mirrorless camera will certainly take far better pictures of you (and other stuff) t…
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Google has taken its amazing Jump VR 360-degree camera rig into the White House, to give us a glimpse of the Christmas decorations adorning the many rooms. Using YouTube and the Google Cardboard viewer, you can see the results.
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On Wednesday, ZTE started rolling out a software update to two flagship devices sold in the United States. The Axon and Axon Pro (reviewed here) are getting improvements to their cameras, security patches from Google, and better wireless signals.
Included in the software update is T-Mobile’s WiFi calling, a quick launch button for the camera, faster focus and improved white balance, improved camera zooming, Google-issued security patches, Qualcomm-issued modem patches, and the ability to use MetroPCS as an APN. Not every item, though, is eligible for both the Axon and Axon Pro. The WiFi calling and camera quality updates are only for the Axon Pro while the Axon’s camera gets better zooming. The remaining updates are for both phones.
ZTE has not specified the size of either phone’s update, but both come with at least 32GB of internal storage. And nothing here is particularly substantial. The same probably won’t be said when ZTE rolls out Marshmallow for its Axon devices.
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Chinese outfit Meitu introduced the V4, an Android-powered smartphone that packs a whopping 21-megapixel camera on the front. At $ 548, the V4 isn’t exactly cheap, but for some, it’s almost impossible to put a price on selfies.
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It seemed as certain as death and taxes that the iPhone would always have the best smartphone camera in the world. However, things have dramatically changed as seven Android phones are now ranked higher than the iPhone 6S.
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One thing that was always certain when it came to Google’s Nexus phones was that they would come up short in the camera department. However, this year’s Nexus 6P could finally be the one that breaks that streak.
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Today, Flir is bringing thermal imaging to the skies with the release of the Vue Pro: a compact infrared camera designed specifically for drones. Flir is set to launch the new camera sometime in November.
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OnePlus has started sending out an update to its OxygenOS mobile operating system, and the standout new feature is the addition of a manual camera mode for the new OnePlus 2 smartphone.
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It's possible to stabilize your phone videos through Hyperlapse, and dedicated video editors can smooth out other shaky clips with enough time and effort. But what if you want a simple way to eliminate jitters no matter which camera you're using? S…
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Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
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Explore space from the comfort of your couch with SpaceVR, a new Kickstarter project sending “virtual reality cameras to space so anyone can explore the universe” that already has 102 backers.
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