Product Review

Samsung Gear 360 Review

Stop playing in VR and start creating it with Samsung's Gear 360

Automatically create interactive moments of your travel photos with Tripstr

“You take photos, Tripstr does the rest.” That’s the tagline for Tripstr, an iOS app and accompany web app that creatively curates photos from your vacations and presents them in an interactive publication.

Hang Povie around your neck and turn your phone into a POV camera for $50

Photography accessory manufacturer Edelkrone has released an unusual new product that turns any smartphone into a POV camera. Povie can be attached to your neck. It might look a bit ridiculous, but it's hard to argue with the results.

Even the nosebleed seats seem close with our favorite megazoom cameras

Go ahead, get closer. These five cameras offer plenty of zoom, and since they're DSLR-like bridge cameras, they also offer manual modes, 4K capabilities, and a wealth of other useful features that lets you to step up your photography game.
Cool Tech

Welcome to Area 404, the hardware lab where Facebook is building the future

Facebook is offering the first extensive look inside its huge new hardware lab, and the state-of-the-art machinery it houses. Inside, Facebook's engineers will build everything from internet-delivering drones to VR tech.

Manfrotto Digital Director DSLR-controller now supports the iPad Pro

Manfrotto’s Digital Director for iPad received both hardware and software updates, extending native support to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4 while updating the app with several new features, including a time-lapse mode.

Someone deliberately designed the world’s worst camera app, and it’s amazing

Aestheticam is a new camera app for iOS that purposely strives to be “the worst possible camera experience for iOS.” After taking it for a spin and seeing first-hand how bad it is, we can’t help but agree. But it's also fun and…

Sony Square NYC is a gadget playpen, and a peek into the future

Sony wants you to come out and play with its latest gadgets – including a few you can’t even buy yet – at its swanky new New York City ‘Sony Square.’
Movies & TV

How they did it: Blue screen special effects in the 1980s

These days it is all about green screen sets and CGI effects, but back in the 1980s, blue screen technology was a cutting edge but complicated process. A filmmaker shares his experience from the set of The Empire Strikes Back.

How to quickly fix the appearance of oily skin in Photoshop

Portrait photographer Joe Edelman breaks down one of the best methods for smoothing out shiny, oily skin in portraits with a few quick and simple steps in this Photoshop tutorial.
Virtual Reality

Getty will beam 360-degree photos from Rio 2016 to Oculus headsets

Fans eager to immerse themselves in the Rio Olympics without flying to Brazil will be able to do so with a VR headset, as Getty Images is supplying 360-degree images for the Oculus 360 Photos app.

Canon is sending 78 technicians to support photographers at the Rio Olympics

Canon will provide nearly 1,600 lenses and 78 staff members to support photographers and broadcasters covering the 2016 Games in Brazil. With the majority of photojournalists at the Olympics using Canon gear, the company has a lot at a…