Digital Cameras

Facebook Unveils Two Improved 360-Degree Cameras at F8 … – TheStreet.com

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Facebook’s (FB)  CTO Mark Schroepfer delivered the keynote on Wednesday at F8, its annual developer conference in San Jose, to announce the second generation of its Surround 360 camera design.  The new cameras are called the x24, featuring 24 cameras on an orb, and the smaller x6, which features six cameras on an orb. Unlike the original Surround 360 camera announced at last year’s F8 event, these cameras use six degrees…

Citing safety, judge bars cameras from Scarsella’s sentencing for protest shooting – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Hennepin County judge has barred video recording during the sentencing next week for Allen Scarsella, the man convicted of shooting five Jamar Clark protesters. Judge Hilary Caligiuri denied the media’s request to have cameras in the courtroom, saying video coverage of his sentencing would make Scarsella “a likely target for retribution.” “The safety and well-being of Defendant and members of his family may be adversely affected by the video…

Galaxy Note 8 rumored to have dual cameras that are better than the iPhone’s – The Verge

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Galaxy Note 8 could be getting a dual camera system similar to the iPhone 7 Plus or LG G6, per an investor note obtained by 9to5Google from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo apparently says that the Note 8’s camera will be “the most important upgrade” in the upcoming smartphone, with 3x optical zoom, optical image stabilization on both lenses, and the ability to take both 12-megapixel wide angle…

Facebook’s new Surround 360 video cameras let you move around … – The Verge

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Facebook today announced the second generation of its Surround 360 video camera design, and this time the company is serious about helping potential customers purchase it as an actual product. The Surround 360, which Facebook unveiled last year as an open-source spec guide for others to build off of, has been upgraded as both a larger, more capable unit and a smaller, more portable version. Facebook is calling the big…

Galaxy Note 8 rumored to have dual cameras that are better than the iPhone’s – The Verge

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Galaxy Note 8 could be getting a dual camera system similar to the iPhone 7 Plus or LG G6, per an investor note obtained by 9to5Google from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo apparently says that the Note 8’s camera will be “the most important upgrade” in the upcoming smartphone, with 3x optical zoom, optical image stabilization on both lenses, and the ability to take both 12-megapixel wide angle…

Facebook Unveils Two New 360-Degree Cameras, the x24 and x6 … – Fortune

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Facebook has two new high-tech cameras that it wants companies to use to film 360-degree video. The new cameras, announced at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, are supposed to be improvements to the social networking giant’s previous 360-degree camera that debuted last year. The new models are smaller and more portable than the previous camera, can more easily connect and transmit content to video…

Lebanon police begin wearing body cameras – WPTZ

Thursday, April 20, 2017

LEBANON, N.H. — Police in a New Hampshire community have a new tool for both transparency, and to help fight crime. As of Friday, officers in Lebanon have officially been wearing body cameras while out on patrol. Police said a $18,000 dollar anonymous donation made buying the cameras possible. “In light of some of the incidents going on over the country involving law enforcement,” Deputy Chief Phillip Roberts said. On…

Galaxy Note 8 rumored to have dual cameras that are better than the iPhone’s – The Verge

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Galaxy Note 8 could be getting a dual camera system similar to the iPhone 7 Plus or LG G6, per an investor note obtained by 9to5Google from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo apparently says that the Note 8’s camera will be “the most important upgrade” in the upcoming smartphone, with 3x optical zoom, optical image stabilization on both lenses, and the ability to take both 12-megapixel wide angle…

Facebook Unveils Two New VR Cameras With ‘Six Degrees of Freedom’ – WIRED

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Facebook believes that video is the future. Not just any video, but immersive 360-degree video that approaches virtual reality. Of course, creating such video requires a very different breed of camera. So, a team of Facebook engineers, led by a camera guru name Brian Cabral, is hoping to bootstrap a much larger market for these extravagant devices. This morning, at Facebook’s annual developer conference in Northern California, Cabral and team…

Orange Co. to install new cameras in jail that’s had 5 deaths in 5 years – Beaumont Enterprise

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ten new cameras will be installed at the Orange County jail, where a spate of incidents – including two recent hangings – has spurred increased public scrutiny and prompted the county judge in February to host a town hall to explain a court-ordered, multi-million dollar payment to the family of an inmate who died in 2011. Orange County commissioners approved the purchase of the cameras at a Tuesday meeting. Sheriff…

Xiaomi Mi 6 announced: Snapdragon 835 and dual cameras for $360 – The Verge

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Xiaomi has announced its latest flagship phone, the Mi 6, at an event in Beijing. While Xiaomi drew widespread attention last year with its impressive bezelless Mi Mix phone, the regular Mi line is a more mainstream affair, and that’s reflected here in the Mi 6’s design and pricing. That’s not to say that Xiaomi is skimping on the specs. The Mi 6 has a Snapdragon 835 processor, the top-end…

Time-lapse cameras provide a unique peek at penguins’ winter behavior – Phys.Org

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The longest and most comprehensive study to date of what penguins eat is published this month. The study, published in the journal Marine Biology, examines the diets of gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) at Bird Island, South …