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The Science Behind Lytro’s Light Field Technology and Megaray Sensors

The shutter fires and your camera’s digital image sensor is hit by photon particles, creating a two-dimensional photograph; this process is one that …

Sensors Capture The Faces You Make Inside Your VR Mask

Virtual reality avatars just got real-er<p>The whole point of virtual reality is to offer up the feeling of being transported into another world. But currently, avatar facial expressions fail to live up to VR's promise. Interacting with another human in a VR realm has more closely resembled a …

7 Ways Depth Cameras Will Help Make Every Snapshot More Memorable

Just as digital cameras revolutionized photography, a new class of camera is about to change the way we capture and view digital images. They're …

A hyperspectral smartphone-based Star Trek ‘tricorder’ | Kurzweil

(credit: Unispectral Technologies)<p>Tel Aviv University researchers hope to turn smartphones into powerful hyperspectral sensors that determine precise …

Star Trek

Timelapse Pro is a Premium App by Triggertrap for Complex Timelapse Projects

Triggertrap has announced Timelapse Pro, a new app for its mobile camera control kits that gives time-lapse photographers more flexibility in …

This machine lets you take 3D selfies and it's already a big hit in the UK

People can't take enough selfies. A London college is teaching its students the art of taking a selfie, selfie sticks are selling out everywhere, and some people have even moved on to taking belfies. The next logical step, clearly, is 3D selfies. Artec has a machine called the Shapify Booth that …

This Light Projection Technology Brings Static Photos to Life with Realistic Movements

Light projectors have been used in recent years for crazy 3D projections on buildings and other large surfaces. A Japanese company is using a similar …

Delightful Paper Dioramas Showcase Iconic Cities Atop Famous Foods

In Bea Crespo and Andrea G. Portoles' delightful <i>Brunchcity</i> series, paper dioramas form iconic skylines that pop out of foods for which major cities are famous. Crespo, an illustrator, created the charming drawings, selecting and sketching landmarks that represent each city. For example, the ruins …

Microsoft Forms New Xbox Team Working on "Top-Secret" Projects to "Push the Envelope" of Kinect Tech

The Xbox One’s Kinect is definitely a big evolution from its first iteration, and looks like Microsoft is planning to deliver as much as possible …

Kinect

The Magic of Trading, or: How I Got a $2,100 Canon 85mm f/1.2L II for Just $145

I got a $2,100 Canon 85mm f/1.2L for $145 earlier this year. To be honest, it was more like $145 plus a couple trips to Starbucks, but it was still a …

The next mobile imaging war won't be waged over megapixels

For the past several years, improvements in smartphone cameras have followed the "more megapixels" mantra. Samsung's Galaxy S5 is up from 13 to 16 megapixels; Sony's new Xperia Z2 packs a 20.7-megapixel Exmor model; and Nokia's Lumia 1020 with PureView is a 41-megapixel monster. However, Google's …

Joey Captures 4K, 360º Seamless Video that You Can Livestream and Share

When imaging company Kogeto created Dot — a clever little system that gave the iPhone 4 360º panoramic video — little did the general public know …

Google Maps “Photo Tour” Feature Lets You Visit Landmarks Virtually

Google Maps is great for a many reasons that extend far beyond helping you get from point “A” to point “B” — and their newest feature is especially …

Microsoft Research project turns a smartphone camera into a cheap Kinect

Microsoft's been awfully busy at this year's SIGGRAPH conference: embers of the company's research division have already illustrated how they can interpret speech based on the vibrations of a potato chip bag and turn shaky camera footage into an experience that feels like flying. Look at the list …

New Microsoft Project Turns Boring First-Person Videos Into Awesome Hyperlapses

There are barely any mountain bikers, climbers, skydivers or skiers left who don’t have a GoPro camera attached to their helmet. Nobody really wants to sit through an hour of video of you heading up and down the slopes, however. You could just speed those videos up, but then they become completely …

Facebook has Oculus, Google has Cardboard

While virtual reality has captured the hearts, minds, and wallets of gamers, futurists, and Facebook executives everywhere, Google has mostly kept off the field -- until today.<p>At its annual I/O developers conference, the search giant handed out a mysterious package as part of its now-expected …

Virtual Reality

Researcher creates 'holodeck' with Oculus and Kinect

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1077000/1077333_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529877650_284555d8f7d9bd9ae92dc07da7bd084c<p><b>Oliver Kreylos has combined three Kinects with an Oculus Rift to import a 3D representation of himself into virtual reality.</b><p>The Kinects' video …

Virtual Reality

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …