Love it, hate it, or love to hate it, there’s likely little end to the whole selfie phenomenon. Google search “selfie” and “mental disorder” and you’ll find that it’s quite the topic. Not all of us go through such extremes for personal photo-taking, but I’m sure we all know some who do. Regardless of frequency, posting such personal photos speaks to the human desire for appreciation and notice. We all like it and (fundamentally) need it. Some more than others, naturally.
If you’re like the Technology Tell staff and you enjoy spending countless hours of the day watching video, we’ve got an awesome new segment for you to feast your eyes on. Devon Razey, one of our managing editors, and I have decided to feature cool, new products in our segment “On 2 Bean Bags.” This week, we focus on a pair of POV glasses named Wubblewear.
There is almost no-end to the power and versatility of today’s smartphones. Just when you might think we’ve seen it all, another company pops up with a new set of features. Private eye? Super spy? Home security? You got it. The Therm-App will deck out your smartphone with thermal and night vision imaging.
We all love to either capture and/or share pictures and video. As the one who is frequently behind the lens, it’s rare that I am ever in any shots. Sure, the memories are there, but those who look sometimes think I just wasn’t involved.
Although tablets make for ideal consumption devices, they’re quite handy when it comes to creativity and content creation. They tend to have just the right amount of screen size and under-the-hood power to effectively drive image, audio, or video apps out there.
Recently, booq has been on a roll with new bags, backpacks, and cases. Their latest addition, the Python mirrorless, proves that booq cares to have products for anyone and everyone. The Python mirrorless is the ideal go-to bag for the photographer that wants to travel light, but with tough protection for their camera.
Sam Lee, the founder of Wanaka’s Snow Park ski facility, is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a project called meMINI, “a wearable camera with the gift of hindsight”. Basically, this camera magnetically attaches to your shirt and captures loop footage of 5 seconds to 5 minutes to be saved straight your smartphone where you can choose the magical moments you want to keep and which to discard.
CES is an absolute beast to chew through, especially if you’re dedicated to get up close and see as much as you can before the week is over. It’s not just that there are a bunch (i.e. thousands) of booths, but the small ones tend to be especially easy to miss.
If your notion of photo editing involves more than absent-mindedly slapping an Instagram filter on a photo of your embarrassingly large hamburger, read on.
If you haven’t already noticed, booq has been on a roll with releasing new bags for consumers. Their latest, the Python slimpack, is perfectly designed for the professional photographer or up-and-coming shutterbug.
If there is anything worse than the constant influx of ‘selfies’ it’s the terrible, bad ones. But I guess if you can’t beat the millions, then join them, right? Audiovox has just announced the availability of a new remote control shutter for smartphones. The ShutterBall connects to smartphones with an app and lets users get that perfect ‘selfie’ shot every time.
Nikon made a few product announcements this week. The one we’re going to talk about now is called the LD-1000 LED Light. It’s meant to be used with the Nikon mirrorless cameras and the COOLPIX compact cameras. It’s just a simple LED light that can be attached to cameras through the tripod mount. It runs more »