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Garmin has launched a pretty high-spec action camera. The Virb 360 offers 360-degree video capture at up to 5.7K and 30 fps. With the extra pixels, the Virb Edit software can utilize spherical stabilization to provide a very smooth 4K video. It also has 360-degree audio.
Pinterest has released an update for Lens, a feature it first introduced last summer. Lens is now capable of looking at the food photos you take and recommending recipes for similar dishes. It uses machine learning to match food items. Lens left its beta in March.
The next iteration of Nest's home security camera could be an even greater threat to burglars. Android Police reports the Alphabet-owned company is working on a camera model that offers 4K technology and the ability to zoom when motion is detected in its field of view.
Augmented reality face filters have been added to Instagram, furthering the app's poaching of Snapchat's features. To start, eight filters are available, including crowns and ones that'll make someone look like a rabbit or koala. A new icon is available.
Support for 360-degree video streams has been added to Periscope's app on Android. The highly requested feature now lets people with an Insta360 Air camera broadcast live in 360-degrees from a smartphone. Streams in that format will have a special badge.
At the recent press event in New York City, Acer also unveiled the world's first 360-degree/VR camera with built-in LTE connectivity. The Acer Holo 360 camera captures 360-degree videos and photos for VR headsets, but it can also double as an Android smartphone.
Alongside DJI Goggles, the company has also announced a successor to the Ronin camera gimbal. The new DJI Ronin 2 brings gimbal segment to a new level. The new model is bigger and capable of handling loads up to 30 lb (13.6 kg), which is almost double the weight the previous
Sony is present on various different markets and one of which is camera, where it is very successful. Now, the company has announced a new flagship, full-frame mirrorless camera, that it hopes will be a worthy competitor against Canon and Nikon, the two main players.
At F8, Facebook has unveiled two new 360-degree VR cameras. One model uses 24 lenses to capture video content and both cameras are offering "six degrees of freedom," meaning people can move forward, back, up, down, right, and left. The video that's created is more immersive.
At its F8 conference, Facebook has launched an augmented reality Camera Effects developer platform. The platform will take in AR image filters and interactive effects from developers around the world and they'll become available in Facebook's Camera feature.
All of your videos in Google Photos can now be stabilized by the app. The mobile app can automatically stabilize the videos in your camera roll with a tap. The feature may be useful even in cases where a clip was recorded on a phone with hardware-based image stabilization.
GoPro is trying to get existing camera owners to upgrade their GoPro to a new model. If you have a previous-generation unit, you can get $100 off the Hero5 Black or $50 off the Hero5 Session by trading in your camera. The program is now live through the online store.
Samsung might be one of the best, if not the best, smartphone manufacturer in the world, and the company is also very competitive in various other segments. Still, there are some segments where they never succeeded and one of those is digital camera market.
Adobe Research has revealed an app that could one day change the way people take selfies. The iOS software uses machine learning technology to make a 2D image partially 3D in order to tilt your head, and it can smooth out your face with a "liquify" filter.
Apple's new social video creation app, Clips, is out on iPhone and iPad. The software was announced last month and it became available at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday. Clips lets people combine videos, images, and music into shareable clips. It doesn't have a social component.
Every Facebook user is now able to livestream in 360-degrees, though the feature is still only going to be used by a few given the need for a special camera. Live 360 is useful for those with devices like the Gear 360 or, on the professional end, Nokia's Ozo.
At today's Galaxy S8 event, Samsung introduced an updated Gear 360 camera. The new model comes with support for iOS devices and it can also shoot in 4K. It has a new design that'll make it easier for people to hold the camera, though that could contribute to shakier streams.
Google is working on a new photo application built around social editing and sharing, reports TechCrunch. The new app will let groups edit photos together and organize them in collections. Google has confirmed it's working on the service, but it says it's only a test.
Twitter has come out with a livestreaming API that'll build upon the network's current livestreaming capabilities. The new Periscope Producer API lets broadcasters use professional cameras and editing software for their streams. Videos can be shared from Periscope on Twitter.