A massive disc recently installed in Lithuania’s capital city Vilnius shows a live view of what appears to be another normal street. But it’s actually showing the view from a twin disc located in Lublin, Poland, nearly 400 miles away.
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.
If there’s one thing I’ve always aspired to as an amateur photographer, it’s the opportunity to go hands-on with a Hasselblad. The brand is renowned for its image quality, attention to detail, and industry-leading medium format professional cameras.
You’re so vain. I bet you think this drone is about you. It is! This is the AirSelfie. It is a tiny drone made specifically for taking selfies. No more selfie sticks. Just you and your flying paparazzi snapping pics of your face.
People spend huge amounts of money on stuff for their pets. If you are the sort that wants to keep an eye on your pet constantly, the Furbo might be just the ticket. Furbo is camera that lets you keep an eye on what your dog is doing, and toss treats to them via a connected app.
If you like the look of grainy retro style images, no digital filter can compare to good old analog film. This Lomography kit lets you snap a variety of neat analog effects and turn them into short movies.
Once upon a time, when I was a wee laddie dressed up as something a bit edgy and slightly disturbing for Halloween, because my mom loves that crap, I’d stop by a particular house every year with my friends.
While one could definitely argue that the lo-fi images you can capture with a pinhole camera are an acquired taste, it’s still pretty cool that you can capture images on film with such a simple mechanism.
A camera that can keep a fast moving object in its sight is very useful. It could be adapted to cover sports or wartime events, or for academic and military purposes. That’s why a group of researchers at the University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa Oku Laboratory are working on a camera system that can automatically keep its eyes on the prize.
We’ve featured several cameras that were made using LEGO bricks (or something similar to LEGO), but this camera separates itself from the pack because it’s just one brick. Also it’s not made out of a LEGO brick.
With all of the gadgets people are carrying around these days, it makes sense to keep some cables with you, just in case you need to connect some of them together. This new kit from Incase looks pretty sweet, and the fact that the cables come color-coded makes them even easier to find in the provided handy case.
Strangely enough, we’ve already featured two geeky examples of fossilized artwork. The first one featured robots, while the other one had rocky renditions of popular gadgets. Here’s a third from art and design studio Bughouse, featuring retro devices rendered in cement.
Novelty items for DSLR fans are fast becoming popular. There’s the famous lens mug, the lens pillow, lens bracelet and there’s a camera-shaped speaker. There was even a Canon 7D piggy bank. Now there’s another piggy bank designed for DSLR devotees – this time of the Canon EOS 350D.
I’m sure most of you have seen Johnny Chung Lee’s Wii head tracking demo. But while Lee had to use a Wiimote and IR diodes (and a PC) for his hack, Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay of the Grenoble Informatics Laboratory were able to pull off the same trick on the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2 using only the front-facing cameras on the devices.
Here’s a set of stickers worthy of space in a photographer’s wall. Made by pixel art specialist Bill Brown, they come in packs of matte vinyl Polaroid, medium format and SLR cameras drawn in 8-bit style.
I’m no hardware expert, but for the longest time I’ve been wondering why instant cameras are not commonplace nowadays despite Polaroid’s pioneering technology decades ago. Sure, even our phones can store tons of pics, but nothing beats sharing an actual photo.