All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Camera’

Blurry iPhone Photos? Apple Will Replace Some Busted Cameras

Blurry iPhone Photos? Apple Will Replace Some Busted Cameras

If you purchased an iPhone 6 Plus between September of last year and January of this year, there’s a small chance your back camera is a little screwed up. According to Apple, a “failed component” makes some back cameras on the model take blurry photos. If you’ve noticed inexplicable blurriness to some of your shots, and your device falls within …

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Apple Watch 2 Rumors Point to FaceTime Camera

After enjoying online ordering-only status since its launch, the Apple Watch finally arrived in stores this week. Apple just released its first wearable device a couple of months ago, but the rumors are already flying about the next version of the device. 9to5Mac quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar with the matter, who claim that Apple is already spinning up ideas …

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Facebook Kills Mostly-Dead Poke and Camera Apps

Facebook has officially killed two apps that were already mostly dead and hadn’t been updated in forever–Poke and Camera (or Camera•, to be precise). If you try to find either in the App Store, you’ll come up empty handed. Facebook launched their Poke app in December of 2012, a Snapchat-like service that only sported the “poke” name, not its functionality. …

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UFO Sightings: Nothing To Fear, “Deer”

Are Martians meandering through Mississippi marsh and grasslands? Since a family in Jackson County, Mississippi witnessed something out of the ordinary, the Internet’s interest has been piqued. Edith and Rainer Shattles claimed they had set up cameras to capture wildlife on Feb 16, but instead reported filming a strange sequence of glowing objects. In the time lapse, Bambi & Co. …

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Android’s Camera Software Is About To Get A Lot Better

Cameras on mobile devices are pretty good these days for the casual photographer. For the more hardcore among us, however, there’s still a long way to go. While a lot of that is up to hardware, Google is pushing some software updates to make cameras on Android devices much better. CNET reports that Google is now working to add two …

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Sony Announces Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera System

Sony is now taking pre-orders for its new Alpha 7 series, a mirrorless full-frame camera system, due in December. The electronics giant is offering the a7 and a7R cameras, with 24 megapixel CMOS and 36 megapixel CMOS sensors respectively. The mirrorless micro 4/3 system has been around for ages – the cameras are much more compact than a typical DSLR. …

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Mirrorless Cameras By Sony Have Full-Frame Sensors

Being on a college campus three days out of the week gives this writer plenty of opportunity to witness photographers in action, and has even given her the chance to speak with a few. For a long while, DSLR cameras have been the bread and butter of almost any photographer worth their salt, and while the pictures captured by these …

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Sony’s New Cyber-Shots Turn Smartphones Into Cameras

In addition to its new high-end Xperia Z1 smartphone and a 4K video download service, Sony today announced an interesting concept for photographers. The company during its IFA presentation revealed its new DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 Cyber-shot cameras. What’s special about these new Cyber-shots is that they won’t come in the normal point-and-shoot form factor. Instead, the entire camera is housed …

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Lifelogging: Modern Journal or Invasion of Privacy?

The future is here, and it’s name is Narcissism. Swedish company Memento has developed a life-logging camera that you wear on your person. The camera takes a picture every 30 seconds and saves it for later sorting. That means everyone you talk to or pass by will be captured on film. That means 100 pictures of your lunch date chewing …

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Samsung Announces Interchangeable-Lens Camera With Android

In November 2012, Samsung released its Galaxy Camera, a digital point-and-shoot camera running Android. Now, Samsung is taking the concept toward its logical conclusion. Samsung this week announced the Galaxy NX, an interchangeable-lens camera (ILC) that runs on Android. The NX brand comes from a line of ILC devices that Samsung already manufactures. “The Galaxy NX reflects the unique needs …

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RepRap Makes The First 3D Printed DSLR Camera

RepRap, makers of fine self-replicating 3D printerse, offers us a glimpse of the future. Their future is one where advanced electronics can be built in the comfort of your own home for a fraction of the price. Their latest project offers us a small look at what that future might look like. Last week, RepRap finished printing out an entire …

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iPhone 5 Camera Improves on iPhone 4S

At today’s Apple event, the company just unveiled the all new iPhone 5. Like many predicted, it sports a 4-inch 16:9 screen, 4G LTE, and a faster A6 processor. The iPhone 5 is also much thinner and lighter – coming in at 7.6mm thick and 112 grams. That’s 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S. And to Apple …

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Samsung Set To Reveal Android Camera Later This Week [Rumor]

It was really only a matter of time before camera manufacturers began to implement Android into their devices. Nikon was the first to announce such a camera last week with the Coolpix S800c. Now it looks like Samsung might be jumping in. An anonymous source speaking to GSMArena revealed Samsung’s intentions to reveal a camera based on the Galaxy S …

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Nikon Announces Their First Android Powered Camera

It was rumored earlier this month that Nikon would be announcing an Android powered camera shortly. Those rumors turned out to be correct as Nikon announced the Coolpix S800c, the first camera to feature the Android operating system. Nikon announced three new cameras today – the Coolpix S6400, the Coolpix S800c, and the Coolpix S01. It’s the S800c that we …

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Android May Be Coming To A Nikon Camera Near You

Android is one of the most flexible operating systems on the market. We’re beginning to see it crop up in just about everything. One of the few places where it hasn’t really taken hold is the traditional point and shoot camera, but some manufacturers are changing that. Nikon Rumors got hold of a filing with the Indonesian Communication Agency that …

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Scientists Create X-Ray Camera Without The Use Of X-Rays

One of the coolest powers that superheroes ever got was X-Ray vision. Imagine being able to see through everything. You would be able to see threats before they appear or play a multitude of pranks on your friends. The only thing holding us back is that X-Rays are actually pretty dangerous in heavy doses. Scientists in Israel have found a …

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They Can Run, But Cancer Cells Can No Longer Hide

I’ve had friends and family taken by cancer, and the cause was always the same – it was caught too late. Granted, a lot of that has to do with people not getting annual screenings, but cancer is also just really hard to find in its early stages. Couple that with the fact that some cancers can only be treated …

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Trygger’s iPhone Case Adds Filter to Camera

It was recently reported that the iPhone beat out Sony in the camera market for the first time, as more and more users are plainly taking pictures with their mobile devices, rather than investing in a standard camera. And cameras on smartphones have become fairly legitimate – Nokia’s 808 PureView takes 38-megapixel photos, a higher resolution than the Nikon D800, …

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Apple Patents Pattern Detection Tech For iOS Cameras

Last week we brought you news that Apple had applied for a patent for remarkably powerful 3D camera technology that could be put into an iOS device. Now it seems that 3D isn’t the only new tech Apple is looking to include in the already impressive cameras it puts in the iPhone. Another patent application reveals that Apple is also …

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Rollei Announces New Compact Camera

German cameramaker Rollei has just announced its Powerflex 800 compact digital camera, which features a 14MP Sony sensor. The camera also sports a 12.5x optical zoom and the ability to capture 720p high definition video. The Powerflex 800 also features facial recognition and 22 pre-programmed shooting modes – included a macro mode that accommodates shooting as close as 1 cm …

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Panasonic GF5 Specs Leaked On Instagram

The iOS-specific photo-sharing app Instagram is used for lots of things, but it’s not usually in the news for being the outlet for a product leak. It appears that’s just what has happened recently, however, as Hong Kong’s face of Panasonic–model and spokesperson Angelababy–tweeted a picture of the company’s newest camera months before its release. The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is …

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iPhone Beats Sony In Camera Market

In a time when everyone from grandmas to fifth-graders have smartphones, it’s not hard to believe that phone cameras have come to dominate the photo industry. According to BusinessWeek.com, Sony is now facing their weakest demand since 2009, and it’s mostly due to users choosing their ever-convenient phone cameras over traditional ones. In addition, the surge of photo-sharing apps and …

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iOS 5.1 Update Is Available To Download, Screenshots Inside

Apple announced earlier today that their latest update iOS 5.1 would be available. WPN has confirmed that it is available to download. Most of the details surrounding the update have been known, with a couple of mystery improvements we now can confirm. A friendly tip, be sure to plug in your phone as the update instructs. It has been confirmed …

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Security Cameras From TRENDnet Hacked

If you have a TRENDnet security camera in your home, listen up. A coding flaw found in some of the cameras allows someone to bypass your password and look into your home. Hackers have found a small piece of code attached to the IP address of the camera will bypass the need for a password. Once the discovery was made, …

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Macworld iWorld: Video Camera App Lets You Record, Edit And Share

You could create a movie on the iPhone before, but you could never really make a movie. i4software wants to remedy that. At Macworld iWorld today, the company announced their new cleverly titled Video Camera app. It aims to simplify the process of shooting, editing and sharing video by combining all three processes into a single application. But wait, there’s …

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Steve Jobs Had Grand Plans For iPhone Camera

Steve Jobs believed that people should “Think different.” His vision for Apple has changed the way the world works. But, Jobs had plans just prior to his death to make a leap forward in one particular area. Jobs didn’t just want to improve the camera on the iPhone, he wanted a completely new kind of camera altogether. To that end, …

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CES 2012: Polaroid Builds Android-Powered Smart Camera

Polaroid has announced a new take on the digital camera at this year’s CES. The new SC1630 Smart Camera is a digital camera built on Google’s Android operating system. The 16 megapixel camera comes with 3X optical zoom, a 3.2-inch touch screen display, and wi-fi connectivity. The camera promises users the ability to capture HD images and video, and then …

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Sony First To Release New Memory Card Format

Sony once again sits at the cusp of new formats that may or may not succeed by being the first to launch the newest flash memory card format. The new format called the XQD is a high-speed memory card aimed at replacing the current format of CompactFlash cards. The inherent benefit of XQD is that it uses PCI Express serial …

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This Camera Tracks Photons At A Trillion Frames Per Second

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed an “imaging solution” that let’s you “visualize propagation of light at an effective rate of one trillion frames per second.” In other words, MIT researchers have developed a camera that captures at the speed of light. The new technique, which they call femto-photography, involves shooting a laser pulse as a flash and …

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Olive: First Feature Film Shot With A Cellphone

It’s crazy how far cellphone camera technology has advanced. Just a few years ago they were more of a novelty feature; fast forward a bit, and you can record full HD video. With that in mind, a film crew has shot the first full length feature film on a smartphone. The film is called Olive. The crew shot the film …

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