Photojournalist could face trial over photo of victim in Paris terrorist attack

French photojournalist Maya Vidon-White is facing charges over a photo captured of the aftermath of November’s tragic terrorist attack in Paris. A judge is deciding whether the case should proceed.
Virtual Reality

Google and IMAX partner up over VR camera development

Google is doubling down on its VR camera efforts. After teaming up with GoPro to build the Odyssey, it's announced a partnership with IMAX and Yi Technology to build a brand new camera rig set up.

Make your own DIY Polaroid camera with a Rasberry Pi and a receipt printer

This clever instant camera is made from a Raspberry Pi computer and a thermal printer, stuffed inside a cardboard box. Adafruit provides instructions on how you can make one at home.

Broncolor Siros L monolight has enough energy to overpower the sun

Broncolor takes on the Profoto B1 with its new line of portable, battery-powered flashes. Featuring power output up to 800W/s, the Siros L is built for location photographers who need full control over lighting.

Brother’s new INKvestment printer comes with enough ink to last 2 years

Brother has launched new printers that use cartridges that provide larger page yields and are less-expensive to buy. Targeting home officer users, the new INKvestment series includes a model that comes packaged with two years of ink.

Adobe rebrands ‘storytelling’ apps for iOS, launches new web-based version

Adobe Spark is the new name for its storytelling apps, a trio of tools for non-designers to create impactful visual content easily and quickly. In addition to iOS, Spark is available as a web-based version.

Use your iPhone’s camera to turn textbooks from boring to easy to read

Summize, the scanning app for iOS that summarizes textbook text, has returned with improved tools and a new look. The app now uses a freemium model, charging $2 a month or $14 a year for unlimited scans.

Google Photos now has 200M users, some of whom love pomeranians

A year after launch, Google Photos has managed to attract 200 million active users, the company's CEO revealed Wednesday. And some of them are pomeranian fans, apparently.

Snapchat accused of whitewashing its users through ‘beautify’ filter

First, there was the Bob Marley blackface feature, and now, there's the alleged skin-lightening filter. Snapchat, it seems, is having a bit of trouble when it comes to racial sensitivity.

Canon unveils spiffy new website featuring branded .canon domain

Canon has unveiled a brand-new global website featuring their recently acquired .canon domain – a move that Canon says improves security and reliability, while others may consider it confusing or unnecessary.

Human error thought to be cause of model’s death in underwater photo shoot

Olivia Ku, a popular young model in Taiwan, died while participating in an underwater photo shoot. According to unconfirmed reports, she suffered an asthma attack, however human error may have played a role in her death.

Scientists develop program that matches doodles with photographs

Scientists have started work on a computer program that will be able to take a doodle or sketch of an image and find a matching photograph. The program uses deep learning to understand context of drawings.