Zcapture Open Source 360 Product Photography System Launches (video)

If you need to create 360 degree images for your website or application, you might be interested in a new system called Zcapture which has been created by Jared Bouck in Salt Lake City, and has been designed to make the process of creating 360 degree product images a breeze. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Zcapture project and see it in action.

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Micro Phone Lens Transforms Your Smartphone Into A Microscope (video)

A tiny soft plastic lens has been created in the form of the Micro Phone Lens that has been designed to easily attach to your smartphone cameras lens transforming your smartphone into a microscope.

The new Micro Phone Lens is optically identical to glass but the soft lens is impervious to scratching and self adheres to almost any smartphone or tablet camera. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Micro Phone Lens project and see it in action.

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Instagram Buys Luma

Not long ago, Instagram added video in order to combat Vine’s growth and stay supreme in the realm of smartphone photo and video creation. To better its video service, Instagram bought Luma, a start-up video creation and sharing company that’s been around for about a year and a half.

Luma is going to shutdown and bring video stabilization along with brightness and saturation adjustments to Instagram’s video options. It’ll also bring along its “Infinite Filter”, which allows you to add and remove filters from a video after it’s been created.

Luma will officially close its doors on December 31st, giving its users plenty of time to grab their content before the acquisition is official.

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Yahoo! Buys IQ Engines

As you probably know by now, Yahoo! is undergoing a major overhaul. It’s cutting programs and acquiring companies left and right in order to stay up-to-date and relevant. As of August 24th, IQ Engines is the latest firm to be bought up by Yahoo!.

IQ Engines is a budding image recognition firm that used to offer its customers image recognition products to help them with various photography and image-based needs. Yahoo! has bought the company and added it to Flickr, its primary image and video hosting website. According to a letter left on the IQ Engines website, the company will focus on organizing Flickr’s massive photo collection and make it more accessible.

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Canon PowerShot N Facebook Edition Compact Camera Unveiled For $300

Facebook users who enjoy taking a snap or two might be interested in a new camera created by Canon that expands on their Canon Powershot N camera, in the form of the new Canon PowerShot N Facebook Edition compact camera.

The new Canon PowerShot N Facebook Edition camera is equipped with a unique Facebook button that allows users to easily upload both images and videos from their Canon PowerShot N camera directly to their Facebook account.

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Piper Home Security Camera Can Be Controlled From Your Smartphone

A new home security camera concept has launched over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website this week called the Piper. Which has been created to provide users with simple home security solution for remote monitoring your home as well as providing smart home automation.

The Piper home security camera is fitted with a HD camera that provides a wide field of view and enables users to pan and zoom in a way that makes you feel like you’re actually there directly from your Android or iOS smartphone and tablet. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Piper home security camera project and see it in action.

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Tadaa 3D Instagram Style Photo App Allows 3D Photo Creation

A new standalone application has been rolled out called Tadda 3D this week which brings with it a number of features, one of which empowered you with ability to create 3D photos from within the application.

Following on from the recent update that was rolled out to the none 3D Tadaa app earlier this month, the new standalone Tadaa 3D app uses the same object-detection feature.

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Samsung Galaxy NX Camera Now Shipping In The UK

The Samsung Galaxy NX Camera has been available to pre-order from a number of UK retailers since the end of July, and now the device has started shipping in the UK and is now available to purchase for £1,299.

The Samsung Galaxy NX camera which is an interchangeable lens camera with 3G and 4G LTE connectivity plus WiFi and it is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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VIRB and VIRB Elite Garmin Action Cameras Unveiled (video)

Garmin has today launched new additions to its range of Garmin action cameras in form of the new Garmin VIRB and VIRB Elite action cameras.

The Garmin VIRB will be arriving in stores during September priced at $300 and the VIRB Elite for $400. Both Garmin action cameras comes with a range of mounts, including handlebar, helmet, suction-cup, and a standard tripod adapter.

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FlexCam Compound Camera Equipped With Thin-film Flexible OLED Screen (video)

A new style of compound camera concept has been created and unveiled this week in the form of the Flexcam which is fitted with thinfilm colour Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (FOLED) viewfinder together with an array of lenses on the rear.

The FlexCam is a unique compound camera platform that has been designed to explore the interactions with colour photographic prints using thinfilm flexible colour displays, say its creators.

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