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VIEVU teams with Motorola Solutions for new body-worn video cameras

VIEVU teams with Motorola Solutions for new body-worn video cameras

The oncoming collection of BWV (body worn video) cameras coming from VIEVU may remind you of Narrative Clip - aka the cameras formerly known as Memoto. But here as the VIEVU team announces a partnership with Motorola Solutions, they push forth a small form-factor, highly secure camera made for security organizations, police, and law enforcement in general. In other words - if you get your hands on one of these, you'll either have purchased on direct from VIEVU or you'll have copped one off a cop.

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Jony Ive-designed Leica M camera appears in unique RED auction

Jony Ive-designed Leica M camera appears in unique RED auction

There's a collection of one of a kind devices appearing this month designed by Apple's Senior Vice President of Design Jony Ive, each of them designed for an upcoming Product (RED) charity auction set for November. This auction will hold some rather fine objects designed entirely or in part by Ive including a Steinway & Sons Piano, a pair of 18k solid rose gold Apple EarPods, and the Leica M camera you see in this article. You'll notice some start simplicity in the whole lot.

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Samsung 13MP smartphone camera packs OIS for 8x low-light performance

Samsung 13MP smartphone camera packs OIS for 8x low-light performance

Samsung's Galaxy S5 could end up eight times more sensitive to light than the current Galaxy S 4 flagship, with the South Korean company working on a new 13-megapixel camera module with optical image stabilization for 2014. The new CMOS matches the 13-megapixel resolution of the current Galaxy S 4, but adds in OIS versus the exist camera's digital stabilization. That, Samsung says, will mean better low-light performance thanks to supporting longer exposure times without the risk of hand-blur.

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Narrative Clip: Glass, wearables, and the next Memoto chapter with CEO Martin Källström

Narrative Clip: Glass, wearables, and the next Memoto chapter with CEO Martin Källström

Three million dollars in the bank, a new name - after a little trademark tussling with Motorola - and less than a month from shipping: things have suddenly become very exciting for Narrative, the freshly rebranded Memoto lifelogging camera project. After raising more than eleven times the target amount in its initial Kickstarter campaign, hardware issues saw Memoto miss its February 2013 delivery estimate and effectively have to redesign every aspect of its camera and software to satisfy the goal of a life-logger that snaps a photo every thirty seconds and then automatically gathers the best up into a memorable moments. It's a long way from that to shipping, not to mention a multi-million funding round, and so we sat down with Martin Källström, CEO and co-founder, to find out just where Narrative's story is up to today.

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Memoto lifelogger renamed Narrative Clip ahead of Nov 1st release

Memoto lifelogger renamed Narrative Clip ahead of Nov 1st release

Lifelogging camera and Kickstarter success Memoto has rebranded to Narrative, with its freshly-named Narrative Clip wearable set to begin shipping from November 1st. The startup was forced to change its name after being notified it "conflicts with a similar name in the market", opting for Narrative instead as the camera silently records life stories. Meanwhile, any disappointment at the last-minute switch is likely eased with news of a $3m funding round led by True Ventures, which previously backed MakerBot and Fitbit.

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Nexus 5 MEMS Lytro camera code a case of mistaken identity

Nexus 5 MEMS Lytro camera code a case of mistaken identity

Through some heavy digging in files sourced from a real-deal Nexus 5 in the wild, sources this week have turned up mention of what they believe was MEMS camera technology in this next-generation smartphone. Using files uncovered by Myce, the folks at Android World appear to have discovered the exact camera module (or at least part of it) that'll be used in Google's next Nexus smartphone. The Sony image sensor imx179 appears in these files, leading the blogsphere to believe - again, sourcing Android World - that they've found a perfect connection to MEMS technology - also used in the Lytro camera.

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Brinno Camera offers bundles for bike and selfies

Brinno Camera offers bundles for bike and selfies

Brinno has unveiled new camera bundles that include its sleek and relatively small action camera. There are several bundles available that outfit the digital camera to do specific tasks depending on the user's needs. All these bundles use the same small camera and included 2 GB memory card. Power for the cameras comes from four AA batteries and the cameras are all designed for time lapse video.

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Nova moves the flash off your smartphone for superior lighting

Nova moves the flash off your smartphone for superior lighting

The problem: The camera flash on your mobile device, while good enough for lighting up quick candids, is mounted on the device itself, right next to the shutter. This inevitably washes out your photos and renders skin tones leprotic and wan. There's no way around it -- unless you move the flash off-camera. But this presents a new problem: No one wants to carry around a separate flash unless you're a hardcore photography enthusiast. That's the one-two problem combo developers Joe Walnes and Alex Lukashevich aim ed to combat in developing Nova.

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HTC One Max appears with new camera UI

HTC One Max appears with new camera UI

The HTC One Max has appeared in a smorgasbord of leaks, so much so that there's not much about it that hasn't been covered in some way or the other. In the latest leak, a tester rooted the handset and offered up a couple screenshots showing an updated camera user interface, in doing so confirming a couple of the anticipated photography features.

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