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Joey brings 360-degree 4K video to your desktop

Joey brings 360-degree 4K video to your desktop

Panorama video is a neat concept that you find utilized in the sneakiest of places. Sporting events such as Formula 1 often have a camera mounted on the top that swivels to catch action, but doesn’t quite give a sharp 360-degree experience. A new Kickstarter campaign could change that, aiming to bring 4K shooting to your entire field of view.

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Panono 360-degree 108MP throwable ball camera hands-on

Panono 360-degree 108MP throwable ball camera hands-on

Throwing a camera is generally a bad idea - lenses tend to be delicate - but Panono positively begs to be tossed. The spherical, lens-studded camera ball slammed through its Indiegogo goal recently, a happy backdrop to its first appearance at CES ahead of its estimated ship date later in the year. We've been tracking the project for the past few years, so we stopped by to grab some hands-on time.

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Panono Panoramic Ball Camera tips Indegogo goal ahead of CES

Panono Panoramic Ball Camera tips Indegogo goal ahead of CES

Just today the folks behind the Panoramic Ball Camera known as Panono have reached their goal of a cool $900k in their crowd-funded venture through Indegogo. This means the team will be able to move forward with producing the product, starting with those people that contributed the prerequisite amount to purchase their own unit through the project.

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Panono throwable panoramic ball camera one step closer to launch

Panono throwable panoramic ball camera one step closer to launch

All the way back in 2011 we had our first look at the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera - well before it was ready to be manufactured as a consumer product. Here at the tail end of 2013, taking full advantage of the current craze that is crowd-funding, the same fellow who headed the project two years ago is taking a real stab at making the machine a reality. We had a chat with Jonas Pfeil, the creator of Panono, here on the day of the launch of this device's first Indiegogo push.

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Flexible OLED viewfinder and camera array combine for panoramic FlexCam

Flexible OLED viewfinder and camera array combine for panoramic FlexCam

The Human Media Lab at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in Canada just released a video showing off the FlexCam, a new panoramic camera that combines a flexible OLED viewfinder with a camera array. The lenses are located on the back of the device, allowing users to bend and flex it to take panoramic photographs. The original research was published in 2012 but a video detailing its function just showed up on YouTube.

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Microsoft and GlacierWorks join forces to offer virtual Everest experience

Microsoft and GlacierWorks join forces to offer virtual Everest experience

Mount Everest and its region are well known, yet something the vast majority of us will never experience in person. That won't stop us from getting a detailed look at the area, however, thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and GlacierWorks, a non-profit from mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears. Called Everest: Rivers of Ice, the project allows Web users to interactively travel through the region from behind their computer monitor.

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320-gigapixel panorama of London comprised of 48,640 shots

320-gigapixel panorama of London comprised of 48,640 shots

We don't see a lot of 360-degree panoramas, or at least they're not as popular as traditional panoramas, but a group of photographers ended up shooting a 360-degree panorama of London, and broke the world record for the largest panoramic photograph in the process. The panorama was captured from the top of the BT Tower in London last year.

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