Facebook makes good on promise to open-source its 360-degree camera

Facebook has finally released all the details on its 360-degree camera, which the company announced at the F8 conference in April. As of today, all you need to build your own Surround 360 can be found on GitHub, if you can afford the…

Want a Samsung Gear 360 camera? Lollapalooza is your next chance to buy one

Attendees of this year’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago will have a chance to buy Samsung’s Gear 360 camera. This will be only the second time virtual reality enthusiasts have had an opportunity to purchase the camera in the United…
Movies & TV

‘Game of Thrones’ VFX team shares its secrets in a behind-the-scenes video

Visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures has shared a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible amount of compositing, grading, and more that went into creating season six of HBO's Game of Thrones.
Cool Tech

Want to be an ace pilot before you buy an expensive drone? Practice with this $120 quadcopter 2:43

The Swann Xtreem Gravity Pursuit's $120 price point makes this one of the most affordable mid-sized drones you'll find, and it's perfect for those who want to get into the drone hobby without learning to fly for the first time on…

Lightroom, on the big screen: New Apple TV app puts photos on display

Viewing photos on a larger screen just got a bit simpler for Lightroom users. The Lightroom app for Apple TV allows photographers to view their files on the big screen -- wirelessly and with automatic updates for edited images.
Product Review

BenQ PV3200PT Review

If you need a monitor big enough to be a TV, BenQ has your 4K fix.

Photoshop retoucher dishes on Victoria’s biggest secrets

Sorry guys, those swimsuit models don't exist in real life. A former Victoria's Secret retoucher shares the extremes in editing images for ads -- and has a surprising view on who's really behind all those drastic edits.

How to take drab hair and make It pop in Photoshop

Hair can be an interesting post-editing beast to tackle, so what is the trick to getting eye-catching hair in your portraits? This video shares the Photoshop secrets to getting beautiful, natural-looking hair in Photoshop.

Ricoh’s Theta S 360 camera goes for an ace at the Women’s British Open

The Ricoh Theta S is (unsurprisingly) the official 360-degree camera of the Ricoh Women's British open. While it won't be broadcast live, Ricoh plans to bring fans behind the scenes with interviews and inside-the-ropes coverage.

Chinese optics company’s 12mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens has almost no distortion

The Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D is the widest f/2.8 lens with rectilinear correction ever made for full-frame cameras and it has almost no distortion. That is to say, it's one awesome wide-angle lens.
Virtual Reality

Veeso face-tracking headset hopes to become virtual reality’s missing link

Virtual reality is about to get much more real. No longer will you be an invisible observer of a virtual world; people there will be able to look back at you, too, if Veeso has its way.

From DSLR to mirrorless and compact, here’s how to choose a digital camera

Looking to buy a new camera? Our comprehensive camera guide for 2016 has answers to any camera or photography questions you might ask, whether in regards to pricing, image quality, or weatherproofing.