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Smartphone microscope uses a small glass sphere for lens

Microscopes that are used in labs and educational institutes around the world are expensive devices. They are also typically rather large and bulky meaning that they can’t easily be taken into the field for work on site in many instances. A new and inexpensive smartphone attachment has been designed that can turn your mobile device into a microscope on the cheap.

Polaroid Socialmatic combines old school instant pics with social media

Back in the 80's if you wanted a picture without having to pay to have them developed, you used a Polaroid instant camera. With digital photography today, just about any camera can give you an instant picture if your printer is nearby. Polaroid has unveiled a new camera called the Polaroid Socialmatic that it says is the next generation of instant digital cameras.

Horizon lets you take videos the right way (not vertical)

Have you ever had that moment when you thought you were taking a great video, for example the surprise party for your best friend, only to realise later on when you play it back, that the video was in vertical mode? Well, we’ve seen a lot of those kinds of videos on Facebook, YouTube, Vine, etc. And while it is just okay when playing on your smartphone, the black bars can be quite distracting when played on a bigger screen. Now you have Horizon to the rescue.

Toshiba outs thinner, smaller 20MP CMOS image sensor

Japan-based electronics outfit Toshiba might have just launched a new CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) image sensor that could be the main element for the camera units of future high-end smartphones and phablets. Don’t be bummed out by the generic sounding naming convention, but the T4KA7 delivers 20-megapixel resolution at an optical height of 1/2.4 inch.

Panasonic Lumix CM1 is a smartphone and a real camera in one

Panasonic hasn't been a much of a figure in the Android scene lately apart from its rugged Toughpad series. And it seems that the company is more interested in catering to niche markets compared to other OEMs. Now it has unveiled in Germany the Lumix DMC-CM1, a smartphone camera, or camera smartphone, that has a bit of a split personality.

Acer creates selfie hat for London Fashion Week

If you thought that those ubiquitous selfie sticks (monopods, to be exact) and the idea of selfies in general are highly annoying, then you better brace yourself for the latest marriage of gadgets and “haute couture”. Yes, it is real: there is now a hat that will help you take selfies. Meet the Acer Selfie-Hat (what else would it be called), their latest creation made especially for the London Fashion Week.

Four camera apps to come with Sony Xperia Z3

The phone camera has evolved from just being a simple, bonus accessory to an essential part of the smartphone’s unique selling proposition. And it’s not just about having higher megapixels and features, but to what else you can do with it that you can’t do with other smartphones. The newly-launched Sony Xperia Z3 wants to get ahead of everyone else with four camera apps for their “smart social camera” that aim to revolutionise how we take pictures and videos.

Sony lens cameras back on center stage with new QX30 and QX1

Aside from producing smartphones, Japanese OEM Sony once upon a time also were pretty famous for their digital cameras. Now they’re merging the two once again as they announced the “rebirth” of their lens camera by introducing two new models: the QX30 and the E-mount QX1. The two can work on their own as high-powered cameras or they can be attached to your smartphone or tablet to give it a much needed megapixel boost.
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