Discover something new with Blippar’s latest app redesign

Blippar, the augmented reality visual search app has just launched a redesign of its interface, adding bubble layers, which it says refocuses the app on discovery over simple identification.

CPL filters: What they are and how to use them effectively

The Circular Polarizer, or CPL, is one filter that still has a clear use in digital age photography, and has a very noticeable effect on an image created with it. Here is what they are and how to use them.
Social Media

Facebook launches video comments to make your interactions even more immersive

Facebook users can now share video comments on posts from friends, pages, groups, and events. Having successfully tested the update on a small group of people, the immersive feature is now available worldwide.

Get great underwater footage with TomTom's new Bandit Action Cam software

The new Underwater Scene Mode is TomTom’s latest move toward providing an all-in-one solution for action videographers. When enabled, the Bandit automatically color-corrects footage, improving color and clarity.
Cool Tech

Haunting infrared footage of Las Vegas was made with a modified Sony RX100 IV

Filmmaker Philip Bloom used a modified Sony RX100 IV to create an experimental infrared video while driving around Las Vegas. Using the camera's advanced 250fps slow-motion capabilities, the short film grants an otherworldly…

Canon unveils seven new online video classes for photographers

Canon is looking to make learning photography simpler with a new online learning platform. The program launched Wednesday with seven new on-demand video classes.
Social Media

Something else to like about Facebook: Social media network adds 360-degree photos

360-degree videos have been Facebook-compatible since September. On Thursday, the social media network unveiled 360-degree stills -- and you don't need a 360 cam to create them.

Radical new 'free-form' mobile lens is the sharpest iPhone lens yet

Oowa has invented a radical new lens design that uses rotationally asymmetrical optics to produce crisp, clear images from edge to edge without any of the drawbacks normally associated with mobile lens attachments.

Fotodiox launches affordable, flicker-free LED lights for photo and video

Thanks to efficient, cool-running LEDs, the new LED100WB light head from Fotodiox draws just 100 watts while outputting an amount of light equivalent to a 400w tungsten bulb. The light is also flicker-free for high speed video up to 120…

Fujifilm unveils firmware updates for 19 cameras and lenses in its X Series

Fujifilm reaffirmed its commitment to constant improvement by announcing firmware updates for 19 X Series cameras and lenses, including updates for some of its most popular products like the X-Pro2 and 35mm F/2 R WR.

Netflix wants to send one lucky Instagrammer to the world's top restaurants

Addicted to snapping #foodporn? Netflix is looking for an official Instagrammer to send to six of the world's best restaurants to shoot (and eat) the top dishes featured in season two of Chef's Table.

Got accessories? Think Tank’s new drone backpack makes room for them

While most drone cases don't leave much room for extras, the latest Helipak from Think Tank accommodates both a 17-inch laptop and a tablet, plus plenty of other flying and shooting gear.