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Lensless camera technology promises improved picture quality

Hitachi has produced a camera technology capable of capturing video images without using a lens. Remarkably, the focus of the image can be altered once the image has been captured.

UV light used to make smartphone cameras better

The smartphone market is driven by incremental improvements to device models. One key selling point is the camera. The next generation of smartphone cameras could be improved by an innovation using UV light.

Huawei uses $4,500 professional camera to fake a smartphone photo

Chinese smartphone brand Huawei has been caught up in an embarrassing social media incident that has eroded trust in its brand. It implied that a photo uploaded to its Google+ account was shot on its P9 smartphone. It was actually taken on a $4,500 DSLR.

Apple patents tech to disable iPhone cameras at concerts

Apple has been awarded a patent for a technology that could automatically deactivate your iPhone's camera while at a concert or other public event. It would prevent people from inconveniencing others by taking photos and illegal recordings.

Huawei unveils the P9 and P9 Plus — Flagships to rival the iPhone

Huawei has officially announced its new flagship smartphones, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. The handsets target the premium end of the market and aim to demonstrate that the Chinese company can rival the likes of Apple and Samsung.

Man distracted by electronic device walks off a cliff and dies

San Diego - The man who was distracted by the electronic device he was holding and fell 60 feet to his death at San Diego's Sunset Cliffs has been identified, lifeguards say. The incident happened around 4:50 p.m. on Christmas day.

Nokia's 360-degree virtual reality camera costs $60k, on sale now

Nokia's first virtual reality product is now available for pre-order at an asking price of $60,000. The ground-breaking OZO camera is aimed at professional filmmakers and shoots 360-degree VR video for next-generation entertainment experiences.

Nexus 5X may take 'upside down photos'

Google's Nexus 5X smartphone may take 'upside down photos', a company engineer has confirmed. There is a rational explanation for the odd behaviour but it hasn’t pleased annoyed owners.

TV news station replaces film cameras with iPhones

A Swiss news station has recently replaced its professional-quality TV cameras with a fleet of iPhones, citing greater portability, equivalent image quality and lower operating cost as the chief reasons for the change.

iPhone 6S found to take 'much better' video than $3000 Nikon DSLR

A professional photographer has concluded that 4K video from the iPhone 6S significantly outperforms a DSLR setup from Nikon worth over $3000, highlighting how far smartphone optics have come over the past few years.

Sony backtracks on Xperia waterproofing, 'do not use underwater'

Sony has quietly made a rather major change to one of its support pages for its Xperia smartphones. It now warns users that handsets should not be used underwater, a serious contradiction to several of its own press images and advertising campaigns.

Canon unveils a 250MP CMOS sensor for DSLR cameras

Camera manufacturer Canon has created the world's highest resolution CMOS sensor that can fit inside conventional DSLR cameras. Capable of shooting photos with 250-megapixels, Canon claims it makes the branding on airplanes 18km away visible.

Cops to delete LPR data as 80GB hard drive 'keeps crashing'

The Oakland Police Department has decided to delete license plate data after six months instead of retaining it indefinitely. The reason isn't really to give residents more privacy but rather because a Windows XP computer's 80GB hard drive is full.

MIT's new camera sensor could erradicate photo overexposure

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on a new way of capturing light with camera sensors that could put an end to overexposure in photos without having to enable HDR or alter the shot in post-processing.

Apple says iPhone 6 Plus cameras 'may fail', offers free repairs

Apple has acknowledged a long-running complaint amongst iPhone 6 Plus owners who have found that their devices take very blurry photos. The company has admitted that, in some instances, the camera units may fail and has started a replacement program.

Nokia unveils a 360-degree virtual reality camera with 3D sound

Confirming previous rumours regarding what Nokia was planning to unveil at its VIP press event this week, the company has announced that it is developing a virtual reality camera for the movie industry that can capture 360-degree panoramas.

Body cameras lead to dramatic fall in police brutality: UN expert

Ginebra - Growing use of body cameras by police has led to a dramatic fall in brutality, a top UN rights expert said Friday, but warned the technology could be a double-edged sword.

Facebook's new Moments app highlights photos of friends

Facebook has released a new photo management app that uses facial recognition to detect forgotten pictures of your friends in your camera roll. It then suggests tags, syncs the friends and tags to the photo's subject and shares the images with friends.

Microsoft releases substantial update for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has just released a substantial update for Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Insiders. It brings along the new universal Office apps for the first time and updated music, video, Xbox and camera apps alongside improvements and support for new devices.

Scientists create trillion-frame-per-second camera

Radiologists at the University of Tokyo have created one of the fastest cameras ever, capable of photographing events happening at one-sixth the speed of light.

The leather-backed LG G4 is here with impressive specs

LG has officially unveiled its new flagship Android smartphone for 2015, the G4. After weeks of embarrassing leaks about the phone on LG's own website that have revealed most details, the powerful device has finally been revealed in London and New York.

Sony unveils the Xperia Z4: Uncannily like the Xperia Z3

Sony has announced the Xperia Z4, its flagship Android smartphone for this year. It uses a design that is almost identical to its predecessor though with the only notable changes being some of the internals.

More Lollipop issues: Nexus 5 camera problems widely reported

After recent reports that Android Lollipop has been permanently bricking Nexus 5 and 7 devices, Nexus 5 owners are facing even more issues. Many users have reported that the camera often fails to start or immediately force closes in several apps.

Apple to let users secure iPhones with a selfie

Apple may be building facial recognition into the lock screen of its next iPhones, allowing users to unlock the phone by taking a selfie with the front-facing camera and eliminating the need for a cumbersome passcode.

Cam shows majestic POV as Eagle dives from Dubai's Burj Khalifa

Dubai - A two-minute video uploaded to YouTube March 14, shows an imperial eagle named Darshan, diving from the top of the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, with a live-stream camera strapped to his back.

The new Raspberry Pi is 'camera shy'; reboots after flash shot

Users of the new Raspberry Pi 2 credit-card sized computer launched earlier this week are discovering that the device appears to be "camera shy" with several owners noting that using flash to take a photo of the device causes it to freeze and then reboot.

41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 receives a substantial price cut

The Nokia Lumia 1020, a high-end Windows Phone device famed for its incredible 41MP camera lens, has dropped significantly in price, apparently permanently, over this weekend.

Mantis shrimps can see cancer

Adelaide - Australian scientists have discovered that the mantis shrimp has an amazing ability: the shrimps can detect a variety of cancers inside the human body. The researchers hope to harness this to make a special camera.

'Drunk' bride's photo ordering Taco Bell goes viral

Last Thursday a photo of a bride trying to order some food at a Taco Bell's drive-thru was posted on Reddit and since then it has gone viral.

CaseCam brings hands free photography to the iPhone

When was the last time you took a picture with your iPhone's camera? Chances are it wasn't too long ago, but this crowd funding project aims at enhancing that experience.
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