photography

MIT hacked a Xbox Kinect to create a reflection-free camera

MIT hacked a Xbox Kinect to create a reflection-free camera

When taking photos, whether it be of sights or people, sometimes shooting through a window is unavoidable, and that means there's probably going to be glare or reflections. Turns out, researchers at MIT's Media Lab are looking to address this, as their Camera Culture Group is developing a camera that can take photos through glass without any reflections. For their latest project they used the Xbox One's Kinect motion sensor and camera, taking advantage of its depth sensor.

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Monument is a personal photo storage and organization box

Monument is a personal photo storage and organization box

If you take bunch of photos and videos, you may find current storing options lacking. You can upload content online, of course, but not everyone enjoys using online cloud services, and there’s the monthly subscription issue…something typically required if you have thousands of photos and want to upload them in their original, full resolution. Enter Monument, a small box that works as a personal storage solution for storing and organizing content.

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REVL Arc 4K action cam has built-in gimbal for steady videos

REVL Arc 4K action cam has built-in gimbal for steady videos

There's a new action camera on the market, and it promises to offer things no other action camera offers. Most notable is the REVL Arc's stabilization features, a hybrid assortment of electronic image stabilization coupled with an internal motorized gimbal. The combination of the two keeps footage steady, and gives the model a big edge over industry staple GoPro and competing models like the Sony Action Cam.

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Take your DSLR underwater with Polaroid’s housing cases

Take your DSLR underwater with Polaroid’s housing cases

The idea of taking underwater photographs with a quality camera can be exciting, what with the beautiful things you might see and be able to capture. On the other hand, an expensive DSLR camera is probably one of the last things anyone wants to take near water, let alone under it. That's where Polaroid wants to help adventurous shutterbugs, with their waterproof housing cases that can withstand submersion up to 130 feet.

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Olympus PEN E-PL8 leaks with yet another odd grip

Olympus PEN E-PL8 leaks with yet another odd grip

It has been more than a year since Olympus announced the E-PL7, and entry level, beginner friendly digital camera that was aimed at that oh so special selfie-loving market. It seems that the camera maker has a follow up ready, if the leak of these photos are any indication. The images don't really divulge much in terms of features, but if that rather strange grip at the side is any indication, the camera will once again be marketed for those who love holding their cameras towards their faces.

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The Pope’s getting an Instagram account on Saturday

The Pope’s getting an Instagram account on Saturday

Pope Francis has been shaking things up a little bit, and during his time he has been receptive toward technology, having owned an iPad, for example, and doing things like posing for selfies with followers. He's not the first pope to have a Twitter account -- he inherited it from Pope Benedict XVI -- but this upcoming Saturday he will be the first pope to have an Instagram account.

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Instagram tweaks feed order to show users preferred content

Instagram tweaks feed order to show users preferred content

Instagram is shuffling your feed, and you’ll hopefully be seeing more of the content you’re interested in as a result. According to the social network, users miss out on an average of 70-percent of the content in their feed, an issue that itself grows as Instagram’s user base expands and the amount of content with it. To address that issue, Instagram will soon ditch the chronological feed order in favor of a specialized one.

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Panono Review : Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera in the house

Panono Review : Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera in the house

This is the Panono, a camera which exists in a spherical configuration, one that you're able to toss into the air to capture unique images. Back in 2011 when we first discovered this piece of technology, it was just a student project. Fast forward to now, the year 2016, and we're getting to experience the magic in final form - ready for consumers - for the first time. Is this the way of the future? Or was this an awesome idea formed before its time, executed too late to make a giant impact in its natural home market - virtual reality?

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Canon Rebel T6 brings mild upgrade to entry-level DSLR

Canon Rebel T6 brings mild upgrade to entry-level DSLR

Canon continues to work its way through its camera lineup with refreshes and new models, recently announcing the G7 X Mark II point-and-shoot and the EOS 80D at the mid-range of DSLRs. Now the company has come to its cheapest, entry-level DSLR with the new EOS Rebel T6. While the spec remain modest, they're plenty decent enough for beginner photographers, plus there's a wide range of features offered by the camera.

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Samsung reveals its own 12MP Dual Pixel image sensor

Samsung reveals its own 12MP Dual Pixel image sensor

By now, the Galaxy S7's main camera story has already been narrated to death. It went from 16 megapixels in the Galaxy S6 down to 12 megapixels. In exchange, however, it gained twice the number of photodiodes for phase detection autofocus and larger pixels to boot, earning it abilities in the focus and low light department. Recent teardowns have revealed that camera sensor to be from Sony, but now Samsung is revealing its own similar image sensor, but with an additional talent you curiously won't find in the Galaxy S7.

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Sony announces an even smaller 30x zoom camera, the HX80

Sony announces an even smaller 30x zoom camera, the HX80

Everyone carries around a camera in their pocket these days. The latest smartphones all have pretty good cameras in them, but they're not great for every situation. Sometimes you want a camera that takes a bit higher quality shots, or maybe you want some serious zoom that a fixed lens just won't give you. Well, today Sony just announced a new point-and-shoot that should satisfy your need for extra zoom, without taking up too much space in your pocket.

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5 “Friends” the LG G5 is missing: Plug-in Accessory Madness!

5 “Friends” the LG G5 is missing: Plug-in Accessory Madness!

Last month LG revealed their new flagship smartphone, the LG G5, and a series of plug-and-play accessories they call "Friends of G5." Today we're having a brief run-down reminder of what those accessories are, then we're going through the five accessories we'd love LG to add to this family as soon as possible. LG gives us inspiration for oddity with their "Friends of G5" logo, which is a cat with glasses - so we're about to get weird with it.

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