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Apple snagged a patent from the USPTO for a bayonet mount for the iPhone that would be used to attach and swap out interchangeable camera lenses. It could be used for any iOS device, ostensibly, but it really only makes sense on a mobile device with a high-quality camera. Apple notes in the patent that problems with existing means of attaching objects to mobile devices have failed to be aesthetically pleasing and also are not designed to release from the device in the event of a drop. Other solutions for interchangeable lenses on mobile device cameras employ measures such as magnets, but Apple... Read more...
If ever you were concerned that you may not yet be living in the future, allow Google to assuage those fears. The company's famed X division -- the one where all of the super secret projects develop -- has just announced a new smart contact lens initiative. Yes, a contact lens from Google. Interestingly enough, the project isn't at all what you may expect from the name. It's hardly the in-eye approach to Google Glass. Instead, it's being engineered as a contact lens that boasts an internal computer chip that can measure glucose levels in tears. The lens is built more for diabetic individuals than... Read more...
Numbers aren't liars, and sales figures from typical point-and-shoot cameras are confirming one thing in particular: that industry is dying. Impressive upgrades in smartphone camera technology has enabled the iPhone to become the most popular camera listed on Flickr, and phones in general are taking the place of conventional P&S shooters. Another wrinkle in all of this is the consumerization of higher-end technologies. Some features that were previously reserved for cutting-edge DSLRs can now be found in a newer breed of camera: the interchangeable lens model. Nikon's first few entrants into... Read more...
Love 'em or hate 'em, security cameras are everywhere, and given the world we live in, it's unlikely that they'll ever go away. Instead, they're more likely to grow in numbers, especially once technology like the following takes hold. One of the greatest limitations of the traditional camera lens is its limited field-of-view. In a corner of a convenience store, for example, there's likely to be many gaps the camera's oblivious to - especially directly beneath it. And if Deus Ex: Human Revolution has taught me anything, those same limitations will still exist in 2027. For photographers,... Read more...
The camcorder industry has been a tough sell in the mainstream for awhile now. Most average users are content with just using the video feature on their point-and-shoot camera for capturing live motion, and camcorders themselves are generally pricey and not very versatile. But Sony is addressing that second point in a big way with their newest device. The NEX-VG10 Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder has been introduced following the company's 25th anniversary of the Handycam brand, and it could very well change the way consumer camcorders are designed going forward. Much like the NEX-5 and NEX-3... Read more...
Well it's about time I showed my face again around here, eh?  ;-)  Between all the backend work here with the new forums , our new site design and new product launches, I've become a real stranger here, a real behind the scenes guy.  Yay... NOT.  I'd rather be in the mix for sure.  Never the less, I'm sure Marco, Jeff and Jay have been taking care of business for you.  It is good to be back though. So then, I've got some Saturday night juice for you.  On with it. Mobile Gaming - Dell Inspiron 9100/ATI Mobility 9800 @ DH "ATI have had a great history with... Read more...