Your iPhone’s camera could one day scan a room to pick out faces


Apple is reportedly working on a “revolutionary” new camera for the upcoming iPhone 8 — and the tech giant has a new patent that might help make that system a reality.    

The patent, which was first spotted by AppleInsider, reportedly came to Apple as part of its 2013 acquisition of the company behind the Xbox Kinect, PrimeSense. The filing describes a system that could use computer vision to review digital images in real time in order to detect human faces and other targeted objects. 

That means the iPhone’s camera might someday be able to scan a room and pick out where people are instantly. Read more…

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LG G6 will have dual 13-megapixel cameras on the back


LG is feeding us a steady diet of leaks and specs for its upcoming G6 flagship, scheduled to launch Feb. 26, a day ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 

The company already told us about the phone’s elongated screen and UI, and now, in a blog post on the company’s Korean site, we’ve learned that the G6 will have dual, 13-megapixel rear cameras. 

It appears that the phone will have a similar setup as last year’s G5 — a regular camera sensor on the back will be coupled with a wide-angle sensor. But there’s a big difference — while the G5’s wide-angle sensor only had an 8-megapixel resolution (in contrast to the main, 16-megapixel sensor), now both sensors will have the same resolution, meaning you won’t have to sacrifice photo quality to go wide-angle.  Read more…

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Apple’s new iPhone 7 ad features the cutest ‘Romeo and Juliet’ ever


If you capture an important moment on video with an iPhone 7, you won’t be sorry you didn’t bring a real camera — that’s the message Apple is sending in its latest iPhone 7 ad, launched Monday. 

The ad, above, shows two kids acting out a scene out of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in a realistic setting. But as the scene unfolds, we realize that it’s all happening on stage, instead. 

The ad ends with the tagline:Your movies look like movies on iPhone 7.”

Do they, really? You can check out our review of the iPhone 7’s camera here — the phone carries a 12-megapixel shooter with optical image stabilization, and it’s definitely one of the best cameras around, especially in low-light settings (as depicted in the ad).  Read more…

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iPhone camera might get AR features, report says


While Apple has been slow to adopt virtual reality in its gadgets (the company has virtually nothing on that front so far), there’s a chance that the company might at least jump on the augmented reality bandwagon. 

Business Insider, quoting a person familiar with the matter, says Apple plans to build AR features into the iPhone’s camera app. 

To achieve this, Apple is reportedly working with several AR startups, as well as teams from AR/VR companies Metaio and Flyby Media which it had acquired in 2015 and 2016, respectively. 

In terms of features, this could mean pointing your phone’s camera to an object in the real world and have it recognized — a feature that sounds similar to the one offered by AR startup Blippar. Another possible feature would be face recognition and manipulation; similar features can be seen today on Snapchat and Facebook-acquired MasqueradeRead more…

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You Can Now Use Snapchat Through These Sunglasses

Good news for Snapchat fans: Snap, Inc., the renamed Snapchat company, will release video-recording sunglasses called Spectacles later this year. The specs come in three colors―black, teal, and coral―and will have a 115-degree-angle lens which can shoot 10-second videos in just one click. The best part is that you can upload the footage directly to the […]

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Sony asserts its place at the grownups’ table with new flagship SLR camera

a99-ii-pic-1 At the Photokina trade show, Sony launched a long-awaited followup to its aging flagship SLR camera. The Sony A99 II sports high-resolution sensors, 5-axis image stabilization, a raft of high-end video features and a hefty price-tag to match. The camera is putting its proverbial foot down as a force to be reckoned with in the high-end SLR market that has historically been dominated by Canon… Read More


Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Lid Is Actually A Perfect 72mm Lens Cap

Most of us see ice cream as a way to fill our stomachs, but, as it turns out, it may also be used to protect your photography gear! One Japanese photographer has discovered that some of the Häagen-Dazs ice cream container lids are perfect for 72 mm lenses. And, as his other colleagues have tested, the brand of the camera is not really important – it suits them all.


Upthere’s Beta Users Have Uploaded More Than 3.5M Files

15018665331_78cb92ddd9_k Upthere launched their first apps into beta last week, and so far the beta period is off to a good start, the company tells me. No word on how many users have slipped through during the beta, but I’m told that invites are being slowly doled out. Over 3.5 million files have been uploaded to Upthere, which aims to be your personal computer in the cloud. Once your files are there,… Read More