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Category: Digital Imaging

New Tech Automatically Removes Unwanted Objects from Photos: Auto Content Aware

New Tech Automatically Removes Unwanted Objects from Photos: Auto Content Aware
There are lots of photo apps and online services that can perform one-click enhancements. But these user-friendly shortcuts usually tweak a photo’s general quality, such as color or sharpness. Two Princeton University Computer Science students worked…
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Multi-user Wireless Virtual Reality System: Real Virtuality

Multi-user Wireless Virtual Reality System: Real Virtuality
A couple of years ago we checked out a VRcade, a virtual reality arcade that freed players to move and translated their movements in the game with the help of motion capture systems. Artanim’s Real Virtuality…
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Deal: Get a Lytro Camera for Less than $80!

Deal: Get a Lytro Camera for Less than $80!
A while back we checked out the Lytro, a cool camera with a truly unique feature – the ability to refocus images at any point after they’re taken. When the Lytro was first released, it cost…
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OrCam Helps Visually Impaired Read & Recognize Faces: Hey Listen!

OrCam Helps Visually Impaired Read & Recognize Faces: Hey Listen!
A couple of years ago we checked out OpenGlass, a prototype software that used Google Glass to help the visually impaired identify objects. OrCam has a very similar function. It has a camera that clips on…
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Review: Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Drone

Review: Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Drone
It’s rare that I get my hands on a gadget these days that lives up to my expectations, let alone exceeds them, but Yuneec did both with their incredible Typhoon Q500 4K drone. This is no…
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KFC Announces Bucket of Fried Chicken That Prints Polaroids

KFC Announces Bucket of Fried Chicken That Prints Polaroids
Every time I think that I have seen everything, someone proves me wrong. It is surprising how often that someone is KFC lately. KFC Canada is celebrating their 60th anniversary by releasing a special version of…
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Deal: Save 44% on The Extendable Pole for GoPro (Pro Edition)

Deal: Save 44% on The Extendable Pole for GoPro (Pro Edition)
Shooting videos with a GoPro is a whole lot of fun, as the compact action camera lets you easily capture video from your point of view. But sometimes, you actually want to appear in the video…
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Microsoft SemanticPaint Creates Labeled 3D Models of Real Objects Splatoon-style

Microsoft SemanticPaint Creates Labeled 3D Models of Real Objects Splatoon-style
Microsoft Research’s Shahram Izadi and Philip Torr of the University of Oxford have come up with an intuitive way of teaching computers the names of objects while simultaneously creating 3D models of said objects. Their SemanticPaint…
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Explorer 360º Tactical Camera: Ball of the Beholder

Explorer 360º Tactical Camera: Ball of the Beholder
Back in 2012, we featured Bounce Imaging’s concept for a throwable camera that could stream a 360º image to a mobile device. The device is now on sale, and while many of its proposed features didn’t…
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Ford Camera Tech Can See Around Corners

Ford Camera Tech Can See Around Corners
I’ve had a backup camera in all of my cars for the last five years or so, and I think it’s a godsend for backing out of tight spaces, and for parallel parking too. As the…
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Samsung’s Safety Truck Let’s Drivers See Through an 18-Wheeler

Samsung’s Safety Truck Let’s Drivers See Through an 18-Wheeler
Samsung ships a lot of goods in Argentina, which is good, but that country has a very large number of accidents, many of them due to cars trying to pass other cars and trucks on busy,…
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DIY Raspberry Pi Photo Booth: Say Fruit!

DIY Raspberry Pi Photo Booth: Say Fruit!
Last year, TMW Unlimited Lab Tech Lead Roo Williams was asked to come up with a better way to take profile photos of new employees. At the time, someone from Human Resources simply used a compact…
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PomPom Mirror Mimics Reflections with Fur: You Are Your Spirit Animal

PomPom Mirror Mimics Reflections with Fur: You Are Your Spirit Animal
Daniel Rozin loves to create mechanical and virtual mirrors, inviting the viewer to participate in the completion of his artwork. His latest piece is no different. The PomPom Mirror uses tufts of fake black and beige…
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3D Printing Heads to the Kitchen

3D Printing Heads to the Kitchen
I have seen a lot of really cool stuff come out of 3D printers. But all of that was just a morsel compared to the crazed creations the ChefJet Pro from 3D Systems can churn out…
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Mounted Heroes Customizable 3D Printed Miniatures: From Desktop to Tabletop

Mounted Heroes Customizable 3D Printed Miniatures: From Desktop to Tabletop
Like Hero Forge, Imagine 3D Miniatures’ Mounted Heroes are an upcoming customizable miniature system based on 3D printing and a user-friendly configurator. While Hero Forge has more diverse characters and more importantly is already up and…
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Sprite Tubular UAV: Torpedrone

Sprite Tubular UAV: Torpedrone
Most quadcopters and consumer drones have a central case that holds its other electronics and rotors branching out of it. But Ascent AeroSystems’ Sprite looks like a toy propeller, with two pairs of rotors mounted on…
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