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Samsung insecure camera screen grab

Samsung's NX300 cam is bad in bed: Snatch victims' pics over the air

The relentless push to differentiate otherwise-mundane products by adding intelligence has tripped up Samsung, after its NX300 camera was found to offer up everything from user location leaks to remote code execution. The NX300 is a midrange camera that follows the trend towards adding NFC and WiFi capabilities so that users …
Another grab showing images from the camera at altitude

Classified LOHAN payload is four-eyed beast

As regular readers know, the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team likes a nice bit of imaging kit, and we can now reveal that the classified payload which flew atop our recent "Judy" test flight was in fact a prototype four-eyed beast capable of capturing hi-def panoramic video. The chaps from CENTR Camera got in …
Lester Haines, 2 May 2014
The Samsung Galaxy S5 in 'copper'

Samsung Galaxy S5 owners hit by fatal camera error problem

Samsung's latest phone the Galaxy S5 has a fatal flaw that has been appearing in the wild. The flaw has meant that some owners report that after a few days of using the phone they are confronted with a "Warning: Camera Failed" message that makes the earslab's high-quality camera stop working. Some of the owners have said that …
Jack Clark, 25 Apr 2014

LOHAN spaceplane's budget minicam punches well above its weight

Pics + vids Watch Video They say good things come in small packages, and that's certainly true of the impressively titled "DBcam Hi-Resolution Micro Action Sports Video Camera", which soared heavenwards for a quick test during the recent Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) "Punch and Judy" test flights. It was the first time we'd …
Lester Haines, 25 Apr 2014

True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras

An HTC spokesman says that smartphone camera technology is advancing at such a rate that it may soon catch up to "real" cameras in one critical feature that separates pro shooters from snap shooters: optical zoom. "Optical zooming in a smartphone is not too far off at all for HTC," the company's camera honcho Symon Whitehorn …
Rik Myslewski, 18 Apr 2014
Proposed bayonet camera mounts for future iPhone models

Apple poking at idea of bayonet phone fittings

Apple has been granted a patent for a system which could bring interchangeable camera lenses to its iOS hardware line. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Tuesday published patent No. 8,687,299, in which Apple describes a system for "bayonet" mounts on its handheld devices which would allow for the attachment of …
Shaun Nichols, 1 Apr 2014

First pics: Comet-chaser Rosetta hurtles towards icy prey, camera in hand

Pic + vid The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe has sent back the first two aligned images of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the comet it has been chasing for ten years and nearly 800 million kilometres. Rosetta comet picture - wide angle Wide angle, tiny target ... that spec is what the ESA is trying to land on The Rosetta mission …
Iain Thomson, 28 Mar 2014

Reg reader rattles tin for GoPro camera 'Stubilizer'

Update Those among you who feel their lives lack stability are directed to Reg reader Stuart Smith's "Stubilizer" - a range of stabilising platforms for GoPro cameras which has just launched on Kickstarter. Stuart Smith models a 2-axis, helmet-mounted Stubilizer Stuart Smith sports a Stubilizer Back in January, we chewed the …
Lester Haines, 3 Mar 2014

Reg reader crafts 3-axis GoPro 'Stubilizer' for skull-mounted cameras

Interview As our title suggests, we at the Special Projects Bureau like a nice project, so we're pleased to share with you today reader Stuart Smith's ambitious 3-axis stabiliser for the GoPro HERO3 - dubiously dubbed the "Stubilizer". A 3D rendering of the Stubilizer The Stubilizer in 3D rendered glory Stuart's an IT consultant …
Lester Haines, 29 Jan 2014
International Space Station

WORLDWIDE SELFIE: Cosmonauts finally get ISS cameras working

A second spacewalk to install new high and medium definition cameras on the International Space Station appears to have been successful, despite reports that one camera's data link was experiencing problems. Cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy stepped out to complete a camera installation job that was left unfinished …
The thieving eagle caught on camera

Eagle steals crocodile-cam, records video selfie

In-flight video A juvenile sea-eagle with (sadly) no cinematographic skills whatever has created what could, regardless, be the selfie of the year, stealing a wildlife camera and taking it for a fly. The camera was set up near Margaret River* in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in order to capture images of crocodiles. As Gooniyandi …
Goudsene's quad-copter camera rig

Look! Up in the sky! It's a CLONED-DRONE PANORAMA-PINCHER

It's easy to get panoramic images from an ordinary still camera, but over on Arxiv, there's a paper that takes panoramas a step further: using cheap video cameras and tiny quad-copters to put together panoramic photos from an aerial perspective. Put together by Beckman Institute computer systems analyst Camille Goudeseune, …
The Panono team snapped from an airborne Panono

Flying 360° panoramic camera poised for lift-off

Three Berlin-based inventors are rattling the tin to raise funds for their Panono camera – a throwable photoglobe delivering "incredible full-spherical images". The Panono The 300g Panono packs 36 cameras, capable of delivering a 360°x360° 72 megapixel panorama. When launched heavenwards, an onboard accelerometer detects …
Lester Haines, 15 Nov 2013
Ricoh Theta 360 degree camera

Ricoh Theta 360˚ camera: Point and click immersive imaging

Review The Ricoh Theta is yet another excursion of photographic fun intended to deliver an immersive environment, on-line, on the move or on the desktop. It’s been tried before – remember iPIX anyone? That idea – which in the mid-1990s became a hit among high class estate agents – is still going, and still pricey, stitching two fisheye …
Bob Dormon, 13 Nov 2013
Apple iPad 3 aka new iPad

You like iPads, you like things called 'Air'. You will LOVE this puppy

As expected, Apple refreshed its iPad lineup on Tuesday morning. Unexpectedly, it renamed its top-of-the-line 9.7-inch tablet to the iPad Air. Seeing as how the MacBook Air has been one of Apple's most successful products in recent years, it's perhaps no surprise that Cook & Co.'s marketing folks decided to borrow some of that …
Rik Myslewski, 22 Oct 2013

Nokia shows off camera gimmicks to PIMP YOUR PICCIES

Nokia World Nokia introduced some new imaging technology which allows your Facebook chums to interact and fiddle with the depth field on your photos while you do the same to theirs. As illustrated in a couple of examples here, you’ll be able to refocus an image after it’s been taken, choosing to highlight a foreground object or the …
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Oct 2013

Samsung's new image sensor promises better snaps in smaller devices

Samsung has announced a new image-sensor technology for smartphones and tablets it's calling "ISOCELL" – for "isolated cell" – that it says will improve color fidelity in low-light conditions, provide a higher dynamic range, and allow for slimmer devices. "ISOCELL technology is yet another innovation that significantly raises …
Rik Myslewski, 24 Sep 2013
Skype iPad

Skype: 3D video calling is the FUTURE

Online chat biz Skype says it has developed 3D video calling - but it doesn't know when it will roll out the feature, if at all. Having to yell at your parents overseas that they need to turn off normal video if they want to have enough bandwidth left to hold anything akin to a decent non-time-lapsed conversation is not enough …

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