Sony Selfie Camera Pictures

Someone at Sony actually thought this hideous selfie camera was a good idea

By on August 20, 2014 at 7:10 PM.

Someone at Sony actually thought this hideous selfie camera was a good idea

A new episode in the selfie cultural phenomenon saga has been written – and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the actual Selfie TV show that’s coming this year – as Sony has apparently decided to green-light a horrendous camera for selfies. The bulky, revolving thing you’ll see at the top is part of an ugly camera that’ll supposedly allow the user to take better selfie photos than other devices. More →

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Best GoPro Videos Fox

Man drops his GoPro camera in the wilderness, watches in horror as it gets mauled by a fox

By on August 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Man drops his GoPro camera in the wilderness, watches in horror as it gets mauled by a fox

2014 has definitely been the year of wild and crazy GoPro videos and this one involving a GoPro camera’s tragic encounter with a fox might be our favorite one yet. The trouble began when a man took a trip to Round Island, Alaska this summer to film some wildlife and he temporarily placed his GoPro camera on the ground in the hopes of getting some closeup footage of a nearby fox. Big mistake. More →

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Microsoft 3D Camera Technology

Microsoft is on a roll, unveils second killer smartphone camera innovation in less than a week

By on August 14, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Microsoft is on a roll, unveils second killer smartphone camera innovation in less than a week

Although its Windows Phone platform may stuck in the mud, that hasn’t stopped Microsoft from developing some killer smartphone camera technologies over the last week. Just a few days ago we wrote about the amazing new technology that Microsoft has developed to help you make incredibly steady time-lapse videos while you’re walking around with your smartphone camera or GoPro. And now Technology Review brings us word that Microsoft engineers have figured out a way to modify ordinary smartphone cameras and give them the ability to take 3D images. More →

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Microsoft Research Hyperlapse Videos

Amazing Microsoft tech will help you make the gorgeous time-lapse videos you’ve always dreamed of

By on August 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Amazing Microsoft tech will help you make the gorgeous time-lapse videos you’ve always dreamed of

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own first-person time-lapse video with a GoPro, Google Glass or similar mounted devices, but you don’t think you have the skills necessary to make it look good, this Microsoft Research project is worth some investigation. More →

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Best GoPro Videos Roof Jump

Watch this crazy GoPro video of a man leaping off a four-story building

By on July 31, 2014 at 8:25 AM.

Watch this crazy GoPro video of a man leaping off a four-story building

Repeat after me, everyone: Do not try this at home. GoPro has just posted an amazing new video that shows us what it’s like to jump from the roof of a four-story building and live to tell about it. The video was made by professional stuntman Ethan Swanson, who expertly figured out the proper angle and force of his jump that he would need to land on the downward slope of a smaller building’s roof below and slide safely to the ground. In the end, the only damage he sustained was of a torn pants leg. More →

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Best GoPro Videos Tornadoes

Terrifying GoPro video shows two tornadoes wreaking havoc at the same time

By on July 18, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Terrifying GoPro video shows two tornadoes wreaking havoc at the same time

We’ve seen our share of scary GoPro videos over the past several months but this latest one takes us about as close as we ever want to be to two tornadoes that simultaneously tore through large areas of Nebraska last month. The video was filmed by storm chasers Dick McGowan and Shay Phillips, who shot footage of the twin tornadoes on June 16th this year in Pilger, Nebraska using their GoPro camera while safely behind the wheel of a car. More →

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GoPro Longest Car Jump Video

Terrifying GoPro video shows you what it’s like to crash your car at a high speed

By on June 23, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

Terrifying GoPro video shows you what it’s like to crash your car at a high speed

GoPro cameras have recorded many videos showing amazing, intriguing and terrifying events around the people wearing them, and the company has published a new video on its YouTube channel that might be the most viscerally frightening yet. While trying to document one driver’s attempt at of beating the world record for the longest ramp car jump using only its cameras, GoPro managed to capture the extremely scary experience of a high-speed car crash. More →

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Google's Nest Dropcam Purchase

Google’s next Nest purchase is Dropcam

By on June 23, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Google’s next Nest purchase is Dropcam

Shortly after a report revealed that Google may be interested in purchasing home-surveillance camera maker Dropcam, the Search giant has snatched up the company for a cool $555 million – well, technically it’s Nest that bought Dropcam, but Nest itself is one of Google’s most recent purchases, a deal worth $3.2 billion. More →

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Galaxy S5 Vs iPhone 5s

Galaxy S5 beats iPhone 5s and others in expert camera review

By on June 16, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

Galaxy S5 beats iPhone 5s and others in expert camera review

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about a Samsung smartphone? A giant phablet? A gorgeous screen? A plasticky look and feel? Whatever your answer might be, the camera on Samsung’s handsets likely isn’t near the top of the list for most people. With the Galaxy S5, however, that may change — according to a recent review from the photography experts at DxOMark, Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is equipped with the best camera in the business. More →

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GoPro Gunpoint Robbery Video

Scariest GoPro video yet shows gunpoint robbery, helps police catch bad guys

By on June 5, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Scariest GoPro video yet shows gunpoint robbery, helps police catch bad guys

A GoPro user in South Africa recorded the scariest experience of his life using a wearable GoPro camcorder while biking through Somerset West in South Africa last week, and he posted the resulting video on YouTube. A man holding a gun helped by two others stopped Malcolm Fox on Saturday, asking for his belongings and bike, all the while ignoring the GoPro camera on his helmet that was recording the whole ordeal. More →

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360-degree GoPro Roller Coaster Video

This 360-degree GoPro video takes you on the strangest roller coaster ride of your life

By on June 3, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

This 360-degree GoPro video takes you on the strangest roller coaster ride of your life

Regular roller coaster rides are thrilling experiences that can be frightening, depending on whom you ask, but they can become even stranger when recorded on video. That’s what videographer Ignacio Ferrando did, using six GoPro cameras to record a roller coaster ride and then stitching together the resulting clips for an amazing 360-degree experience, which then he posted on YouTube. More →

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Amazon Photography Background Patent

The silliest patent ever awarded may already be infringed by millions of people

By on May 9, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

The silliest patent ever awarded may already be infringed by millions of people

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded Amazon what appears to be the silliest patent yet – detailed by Photography Bay, the patent describes ways of taking pictures of subjects or products on a white background – which could turn the company into the a giant patent troll, assuming it ever finds a way to enforce it. Titled “Studio arrangement,” the patent was awarded to Amazon on March 18. More →

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