Google Street View Goes Indoors

It has been unveiled this week that Google has been trialling its Google Street View technology indoors expanding on its Google Art Project. With the aim of allowing users of Google Street maps to be able to view the interiors of buildings and businesses.

The new service for businesses will allow customers to see the interior of their premises and is currently being offered by Google on a voluntary basis and is currently only on trial at the moment. 360 degree fisheye lenses are being used to create views of the selected businesses which are then being added to Google maps.

It’s also been rumoured that big brand names will be left out of the trials, with Google opting for smaller businesses, hotels, restaurants and gymnasiums to test out their new indoor Street View technology.

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Panasonic Lumix GX1 First Photos Leaked

The few images of Panasonic’s new Lumix GX1 Micro four thirds camera have been leaked prior to its launch and provide a good insight into what we can expect when Panasonic announce their new camera on November 8th. However this date has yet to be officially confirmed.

The images, have been leaked on a number of forums including the Mobile01 forums and unveil the new Panasonic Lumix GX1 MFT camera. Which will be the successor to the current GF1 model.

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Sony 3D Digital Recording Binoculars Arrive In Stores Next Month (video)

If you have been patiently waiting for the arrival of Sony’s new 3D Digital Recording Binoculars, you’ll be pleased to know about your wait is nearly over and they are now expected to start shipping in November, and are already available to pre-order from some retailers.

The Sony 3D Digital Recording Binoculars combine the magnification capabilities of binoculars with the recording capabilities of a camcorder, and are available in two different models the DEV-3 and DEV-5. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action and their features explained.

 Sony 3D Digital Recording Binoculars

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Walnut And Cherry Wood Fujifilm X100 Cases Provide A Unique Natural Finish

If you have been interested in the recent limited edition leather Fujifilm X100 we featured here on Geeky Gadgets last week. Before you part with your hard earned cash you might also like to consider these very unique wooden case finishes for the Fujifilm X100.

The unique wooden Fujifilm X100 casings have been created in walnut and cherry wood and brings a fantastically different natural finish to the camera. The wooden case modifications are offered by Aki-Asahi Custom Camera Coverings.

Wood Fujifilm X100

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3M CP45 Camcorder Projector Announced (Video)

3M has announced its latest pocket projector, although the new model is more than just a pocket projector as it is capable of recording video and snapping photos, the 3M CP45 Camcorder Projector.

The 3M CP45 is capable of recording HD video in 720p and it can also shoot 5 megapixel still photos, the images and videos that you have recorded can then be projected up to a 65 inch image size.

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Special Edition Fujifilm X100 Announced

Fujifilm has announced a special edition of its X100 camera, and there will only be 200 of this special edition Fujifilm X100 released, and the only difference between this version and the original is that it will come with tan leather on the casing and will also come with a matching leather case.

The Fujifilm FinePix X100 features a a 12.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, an EXR processor and it comes with a 23mm F2 Fujinon lens plus a hybrid viewfinder, which works in both optical and electronic modes.

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Nikon D300 Travels To The Edge Of Space In A Beer Cooler (video)

A couple of intrepid tech students, Erich Leeth and Terry Presley have sent their Nikon D300 camera to the edge of space strapped inside a beer cooler that they purchased from Walmart. The duo used a weather balloon to carry their Nikon D300 right to the edges of space and used the beer cooler to protect it from the cold and help return it to earth in one piece.

Their spacecraft (Cygnus) was launched at 9:02am from : 33° 49′ 28″N 102° 53′ 56″W, and it touched back down to Earth at 11:56am at 33° 19′ 21″N 101° 59′ 42″W, 62 miles from where it was launched. The fantastic image below was taken 1 hour and 55 minutes into the flight. Watch a video of the launch after the jump.

Nikon D300 Space

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GoPro HD Hero 2 Extreme Sports Camcorder Launched

GoPro the makers of extreme sports camcorders have today unveiled a new addition to their range of sports camcorders with the launch of their new GoPro HD Hero 2. The new model is now equipped with twice as much powerl as the original GoPro Hero camera and features 1080p HD video recording and 11 megapixel photos.

With the Go Pro’s HD Hero 2’s new processor delivering twice the processing power and taking full advantage of a new high performance 11 megapixel still camera. Its sensor now provides enhanced professional low light performance, to make sure you never miss the action.

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Capta Smartphone Tripod Mount (video)

If you have ever wanted to securely fix your smart phone to a tripod you will already know how awkward this can be. Well a new handy device has been developed and is now looking to make the jump from concept to manufacture over on the Kickstarter website.

The device is called Capta and it has been designed to enable you to easily and securely fixed any smartphone with a flat back to a camera tripod using a custom designed fitting and special suction pad. The suction pad is reusable and holds your smartphone securely in place when needed but allows you to easily remove your smartphone once you have finished. Watch the video after the jump to see the innovative mount in action.


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Galaxy Nexus Video Camera In Action (Video)

Samsung and Google unveiled their first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone the other day, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and it features a 5 megapixel camera which can record full HD video in 1080p.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich also features a new camera application, the video below was shot using the camera on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android’s new camera app, it features some time lapse sequences, make sure you watch it in 1080p.

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DXG Launches DXG-5F9V 3D 1080p Glasses Free Camcorder For $299

The DXG-5F9V camcorder has been designed to allow you to capture either 3D or 2D video at full high definition 1080p, and requires no special glasses to be able to view or film 3D movies. Its also equipped with a 120X digital zoom for video and a 60X digital zoom for still photography and includes HDMI connections for viewing on a large screen HDTV.

The 3D DXG camcorder is capable of recording 1920 x 1080 video at 30fps or 720p at 60fps in both 3D and 2D and features a 3.2″ LCD Monitor. it also comes with an internal 128MB memory but an SD slot is provided to expandable its memory up to 32GB.


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