Solo videographers and extreme sports junkies wanting to record their adventures could have some robot assistance later in the year, in the shape of the Jigabot robotic auto-framing system. Resembling a Beatles-style yellow submarine, the rotating, swiveling mount takes your GoPro, point-and-shoot camera, or compact camcorder and - thanks to a compact dongle that clips onto your jacket - tracks you as you move around the frame.
Here at CES 2014 we’ve gotten the opportunity to have a peek at the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as it sits directly beside the original Galaxy Camera released in 2013. This battle is one of details - while both machines work with essentially the same hardware setup in and around the lens setup, improvements have been made to the processing abilities and the aesthetic appeal of the camera in this 2014 entry. They’re both essentially the same size, too.
This week the folks responsible for picking up companies at Apple have made a purchase - the SnappyLabs group responsible for quick-shot photos in iOS devices. This app was titled “SnappyCam” and can still be accessed for a short time - if you’re rooted. As for the real-deal app on the iTunes App Store, you’ may very well be out of luck. Until Apple incorporates the app’s abilities into their own naive camera app, that is.
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.
With the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, users will be taking the original - especially well-done - Galaxy Camera experience and getting an upgrade in a few key places. While you'll want to take a peek at our Galaxy Camera 2 vs Galaxy Camera 2013 battle as well, what you're about to see is the newest in new for Samsung's smart camera for the common shooter.
We'll be seeing Samsung's second generation Galaxy Camera soon, and very soon. The company has revealed this week that the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 will be appearing at CES 2014 next week - until then, we'll be able to give you a full rundown of this machine's specifications. Blink and you might miss the changes inside, but this device's outward appearance certainly brings a start to the setup.
The same service you’ve been using with your smartphone for several months is hitting the desktop world this week with Google+ Auto Backup. This software ships - strangely enough - with the newest version of Picasa, uploading your photos automatically from a certain directory to your Google+ social networking account. This service works with photos that are 2048pixels on their longest end unless you’d like to devote Google Drive space to the effort.
The thought of venturing into the frozen Antarctic wilds with modem equipment is not a fun thought for most of us. Making the trek into that incredibly harsh and cold environment with technology from a century ago is insane. Yet during the golden age an Antarctic exploration, that is exactly what a number of explorers did.