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Compile a Personal ‘Best Of’ Video From Your 2013 Instagram Posts with Statigram

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Maybe you thought year-end ‘best-of’ lists were only for desperate journalists trying to survive the holiday news doldrums or news agencies looking to wow you with the photographs they compiled over the course of the year. Au contraire. Read more…

Study Suggests Catching Criminals Using the Reflections in Photographed Pupils

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Turns out you may not have to be stupid enough to post incriminating evidence on Instagram to get busted via photo in the near future. A pair of British researchers are working on a way to collect identifiable images from the reflections of people captured on a photo subject’s eyeball. Read more…

external Google Updates Glass with ‘Wink-to-Shoot’ Camera —BBC

googleglassIt’s been known for some time that Google Glass had “wink-to-shoot” capability, but until now the only available wink-to-shoot app was built in by a Glass Explorer back in May. Thanks to a fresh update from Google, however, that’s no longer the case.

Google boasts that the feature is faster than the camera button or the voice action and is designed to work even when the display is turned off.

 
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ESA’s Gigapixel Camera Now In Space, Will Map the Milky Way in Unprecedented Detail

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You think 41 megapixels is a lot? Try 1000 megapixels! That’s how much resolution the camera attached to the ESA’s Gaia satellite is packing; a satellite that, as of yesterday, has left the Earth in its quest to photograph things that have never been photographed before at a resolution as of yet unheard of in space photography. Read more…

Eye Mirror Lens Add-On Adds a 360-Degree View to the Camera You Already Have

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Throwable camera balls and their ilk might be all shiny and cool, but what if you want to grab high-quality 360-degree images with the camera you already have in your bag?

Enter Eye Mirror, a startup launched by U.K. inventors Dan Burton and Thomas Seidl, whose namesake product attaches to just about any camera and allows it to shoot 360-degree panoramas and videos. Read more…

Startup Turns Animated GIFs Into ‘Moving’ Lenticular Prints

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Lenticular printing has been around for ages as a commercial gimmick, producing untold hordes of postcards, luggage tags and other novelties with images that seem to move when you jostle the shiny surface. (Also, the particularly hideous faux-3D cover for my 1978 high school yearbook.)

Now it’s your turn to get in the act. Gifpop, a Kickstarter-funded startup that  has reached production stage surprisingly quickly, is now selling printing services that turn any animated GIF into a super-groovy moving postcard for $12 to $15. Read more…

Rumor: Sony Has ‘Non-Bayer’ Sensors in the Works, Might Arrive as Soon as 2015

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It’s been a little while since we’ve seen fit to report on a rumor. Most of what has passed through the rumor mill of late has either not been significant enough, or only worth linking out to. This news, however, caught our eye: it seems Sony is working on a ‘non-Bayer’ sensor that might appear in cameras as early as late 2015. Read more…

DIY Adapter Allows GoPro Cameras to Use Interchangeable Lenses

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GoPro cameras may be ready to migrate from helmets to film schools thanks to the Ribcage, an in-development assembly that allows the tiny action cams to be outfitted with interchangeable lenses. Read more…

Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge to Breathe New Life into Old Super 8 Film Cameras

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A lot of film people have deep connections to Super 8 cameras, once the medium of choice for everyone from film school students to porn directors. But it’s getting harder and harder to actually use the things, as stocks of film cartridges dwindle.

To the rescue comes Nolab, a project to build a digital adapter that will allow any Super 8 camera to shoot 720p HD video. Read more…

NASA Engineers Upgrade Pseudo Bullet Time Camera Rig with 7,200 FPS Phantom

Rest easy, future astronauts. If occasional filmmaker and full-time tinkerer Mark Rober and his pals are any indication, NASA engineers can MacGyver their way into or out of any situation. Read more…