It's clearly the season for fast-moving timelapse, for shortly after Microsoft Research showed how it could make shaky GoPro footage watchable with Hyperlapse, Instagram has outed a new video sharing app of the same name. Instagram's Hyperlapse promises time-lapse video and smooth tracking shots that previously would've required a Steadicam system, all from your iPhone (or, eventually, your Android handset).
If you're lucky enough to own a Corvette then you probably also have sleepless nights at the thought of handing over the keys to valets and parking lot attendants: after all, 460 HP has a siren call of its own. Tick the Performance Data Recorder option, however - the track day camera and telemetry system we tested out earlier this year - when you buy your 2015 Corvette, however, and there's now a Valet Mode to foil such hijinks.
Microsoft may have conspicuously ignored Kinect in its Gamescon event today, going as far as to leave the motion sensor out of all three of its new Xbox One bundles, but that doesn't mean the rest of the company is giving up on clever camera tech. Microsoft Research has been working on turning a regular smartphone into a depth-camera, delivering Kinect and Google Project Tango style scanning and tracking but with a fraction of the complexity.
The art of taking pictures of objects is space got recent attention via astronaut Reid Wiseman, who took a picture of dice floating in space and more, sharing the images over his Twitter. A Japanese artist has done something similar, teaming up with JP Aerospace to take pictures of plants in the stratosphere.
Drones are pretty spectacular, aren’t they? Aside from some minor scrapes along the way, consumer-use drones have yielded some neat pictures and video. Dronestagram has compiled a list of the best pics, even going so far as to hold a contest and pick a winner.
A video posted well before this year’s 4th of July, but excellent nonetheless, shows what it’s like to be flying amongst fireworks as they’re fired. What you’re seeing here is the drone known as DJI Phantom 2, and the camera is the GoPro Hero 3 silver.
Like a dog, it will follow you wherever you go. Like a drone, it will do so from high above the air. And with a GoPro camera in its grasp, it will record your every move, jump, dive, twist, and turn. That is AirDog, and it will be coming hopefully soon to sports fans and movie makers alike.
Google's Project Loon has celebrated its first birthday by delivering internet access to a remote Brazilian school, floating a balloon-borne LTE connection as it demonstrates the system has wings rather than being full of hot air. Announced last year, Project Loon aims to use a network of high-altitude balloons circling the globe to fill in empty gaps in internet service, a scheme which although derided as ridiculous at first, is now looking increasingly practical.