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The Best Camera For Every Parent

If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I’ll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those priceless moments.


How A Mobile Phone Camera Works, Visualised

Video: Many people know how a camera works — at least conceptually. In practice, it’s not easy to imagine (in fact, it truly blows my mind if I really think of it). This excellent 3D visualisation shows exactly how the photo is taken. Very, very neat.


HTC Is Planning A Second RE Action Camera

HTC’s attempt to take on GoPro with a, err, plastic periscope wasn’t its finest hour. But, according to its North Asia president Jack Tong, it now plans to give it a second try.


Samsung Project Beyond: A 360-Degree Camera For Streaming Virtual Reality

Samsung’s serious about virtual reality, and not just with a fancy headset accessory for the Note 4. The company has also built its own lightweight 360-degree camera, dubbed Project Beyond.


The $1099 Camera I Didn't Use To Share My Hawaiian Holiday Photos

My wife loves technology. Hell, she spotted the job posting that landed me my first tech writing gig. She also loves sharing snapshots with friends. So when I told her that the Sony RX100 III could sling amazing selfies to Instagram with a tap of her phone, she was understandably stoked. When we packed our bags for a week-long holiday to Maui, it was the only dedicated camera we took along.


Finally, Foolproof Teleconferencing (I Hope)

How much do you hate Polycom? GoToMeeting? Vidyo? Skype? Or whatever the hell else you use to hold meetings with distant colleagues? Well, I’m here to tell you that somebody may have finally figured out a foolproof way to make teleconferencing actually work. “May” because I only spent 10 minutes with the so-called solution, but it impressed the heck out of me anyhow.


Watch This Madman Fix The iPhone 6's Biggest Design Flaw With A Grinder

The industrial design of the iPhone 6 is close to flawless… except for one flaw so weird, so major, that it’s maddening: The fact that the camera protrudes from the body of the phone, meaning it never lies completely flat and gets caught on all kinds of stuff. The perfectionists at PeripateticPandas have a solution, and it involves industrial machinery.


Sony's Rumoured QX1 Lens Could Turn Your Smartphone Into A DSLR

That camera breakdown above is reportedly Sony’s new ILCE-QX1 lens camera system. Originally leaked by the Xperia Blog, this lens is the next evolution in Sony’s determination to transform your smartphone lens into a more professional grade shooter.


A Simple Trick To Protect Your PIN From Thieves With Thermal Cameras

Thermal cameras were once expensive and bulky hunks of equipment that very few people could get their hands on. No longer. With FLIR’s new iPhone case thermal imaging cameras are now both affordable and incredibly discreet, which means that evil-doers can use it to see the thermal signature your fingers leave on a keypad and steal your ATM PIN. Here’s a very simple way to thwart that.


Google's Awesome 360-Panorama Photo Sphere App Comes To iOS

Since making its debut on Android a little over a year ago, Photo Sphere has been one of those “Hey, look what my phone can do!” things that Android users have lorded over their non-Android friends. But today Google is opening the doors to iPhone users with the Photo Sphere Camera app of iOS. This is good news for those of us who love looking at these awesome images.