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Category: Digital Imaging

Apple Pencil Patent Hints at Real World Color Sampling

Apple Pencil Patent Hints at Real World Color Sampling
Since it first landed on the scene back in 2014, the Apple Pencil and its successor Apple Pencil 2 have brought a tremendous amount of creative freedom and expression to the iPad. Now, it appears that a future Apple Pencil might add a great new feature, the ability to sample colors from the real world.

Computer Physics Simulation Can Accurately Mimic Bread Being Pulled Apart

Computer Physics Simulation Can Accurately Mimic Bread Being Pulled Apart
Computer graphics have come a very long way in the past couple of decades, offering up images which are becoming more and more difficult to distinguish from reality. Especially notable are the improvements in physics engines, which allow objects to move and behave more like they do in real life.
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Automatic Visual Censorship Tech is Black Mirror IRL

Automatic Visual Censorship Tech is Black Mirror IRL
Did you ever see the Black Mirror episode called “Arkangel?” Basically, it tells the story of an overly-cautious mother who has a chip implanted in her daughter’s brain so she can track her every movement. But she also upgrades it with a couple of features, like the ability to see everything she sees, and to block out images of anything that might be deemed “shocking.”

Arlo Video Doorbell Helps Nab Package Thieves

Arlo Video Doorbell Helps Nab Package Thieves
Until I have a sentry of robots or Mark Rober’s Glitter Bomb 2.0 guarding my mailbox, my big fear this time of year is leaving the house and missing a package delivery. I’m not paranoid, but I am an Amazon junkie, and my neighbors know from personal experience that front porch thefts are on the rise.

Diple Smartphone Microscope Review: A Bargain-Priced Optical Powerhouse

Diple Smartphone Microscope Review: A Bargain-Priced Optical Powerhouse
It’s pretty amazing what smartphone cameras are capable of these days. I used to carry around lots of camera gear to events, and with very few exceptions now, my iPhone 11 Pro Max is all I bring with me.

FLUX Beamo Review: An Easy and Compact CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver

FLUX Beamo Review: An Easy and Compact CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver
Ever since I saw a CO2 laser cutter in action at a maker space I visited, I always wanted to have one for my own workshop. The ability to cleanly cut and engrave materials with laser precision has all kinds of uses, from cutting out flat-pack models and puzzles, to adding logos and personalization to objects.

LEGO Leica Rangefinder Cameras: Pic a Brick

LEGO Leica Rangefinder Cameras: Pic a Brick
Fans of Leica cameras will want to check out these sweet LEGO models of classic rangefinders. A real Leica camera will cost you thousands, so this is a more affordable way to have one on your shelf, even if it doesn’t work.

Motorola Moto Z3 Hands-on Review: Great Now, Even Better in the Future

Motorola Moto Z3 Hands-on Review: Great Now, Even Better in the Future
With a rich history in the world of wireless communications, Chicago-based Motorola is still going strong, offering up some great smartphones with a great balance of features, build quality, versatility, and value. And with its Moto Mods technology, they’re some of the only phones on the planet which are truly expandable.

Where’s Waldo? This Robot Knows

Where’s Waldo? This Robot Knows
Humans are inherently so lazy that they don’t have the time to find Waldo. This robot, on the other hand, finds Waldo with impressive speed and accuracy. There’s Waldo is a robotic system that was created specifically to point out the subject of interest in the Where’s Waldo?

This LEGO Technic Farm Machines Rake Hay

This LEGO Technic Farm Machines Rake Hay
Who says farming has to be boring? The Brick Wall built this cool piece of LEGO Technic farm equipment, adding it to his already impressive collection of machines. He actually created two hay rakes. One is a modern-day farm implement, and one is inspired by the rakes of yesteryear.

This Camera Turns Images Into Doodles

This Camera Turns Images Into Doodles
Cameras are for capturing exactly what we see with our naked eye and we won’t be satisfied until the technology captures scenes perfectly. That’s why we still have new and improved cameras hitting the market. But what if we went in the opposite direction?

GuardBot Is A Roly-Poly Surveillance System

GuardBot Is A Roly-Poly Surveillance System
Want to track down suspicious characters roaming your property? You need GuardBot, a robotic rolling ball surveillance system. Man, that sounds so awesome. “Robotic rolling ball surveillance system”. Because of its spherical shape, this robot can tackle any terrain – even sand, snow, and water.

LEGO Hasselblad 503CX Camera Looks Just Like the Real Deal

LEGO Hasselblad 503CX Camera Looks Just Like the Real Deal
LEGO bricks can be used to create just about anything you can dream up. For instance, check out this sweet LEGO camera from Taiwan-based photographer and obvious LEGO genius Helen Sham. Some of you will know right away that it is a Hasselblad 503CX film camera, except that this one is created entirely of LEGO pieces.

Parrot ANAFI Folding Drone Records 4K Stabilized Video

Parrot ANAFI Folding Drone Records 4K Stabilized Video
Parrot has introduced a new drone that looks set to take on the DJI Mavic Air, and it looks pretty sweet. The Parrot ANAFI drone is made specifically to take high-quality photos and video from the air, while being portable enough to tote in a backpack.

Hot Wheels Zoom In Car Carries a GoPro Camera Down the Track

Hot Wheels Zoom In Car Carries a GoPro Camera Down the Track
I’d wager just about everyone has played with a Hot Wheels car at some point in their life. I know I played with lots of them as a kid, and my son loved them when he was small.

This Polaroid Camera Prints on Receipt Paper

This Polaroid Camera Prints on Receipt Paper
These days, shooting on film is expensive, and it continues to get more expensive. If you use an instant camera, like Polaroid it costs a lot to snap pics. $19 for just eight shots was too much for Tim Alex Jacobs, so he hacked an old Polaroid camera to print out images on cheap thermal paper, the same kind that is used in cash registers to print out your receipt. 
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