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3D-printed miniature camera sees the world the way a bird of prey does

Do you want a camera inspired by the way that eagles and other winged predators see the world? Then check out this new miniature camera setup, capable of being 3D-printed onto a chip.

Patent shows 3D camera tech that could make its way to iPhone 8

A team of Apple researchers has just filed a patent for a depth-sensing device that appears to be intended for the company's mapping vans, but also bears far-reaching implications for devices like the upcoming iPhone 8.

Ransomware reportedly crippled D.C. camera network a week before inauguration

The Washington D.C. security camera network for public places was all but crippled earlier in January when ransomware was found to have locked up nearly two-thirds of all image recorders, each controlling up to four cameras.

The Selfly is a photo-taking drone that doubles as a phone case

Drones may have exploded in popularity over the past few years, but there are a few barriers delaying mass appeal -- a high price tag and a learning curve can do that. Hagay Klein wants to break those barriers with the Selfly.

Fast enough for you? Light-speed camera records 100 billion frames per second

A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a high-speed camera so fast it's able to record a light sonic boom in real-time. How fast does that need to be? Try 100 billion frames per second!

Scientists transform a Nokia 1020 into a microscope to save lives

Scientists have transformed a Nokia 1020 into a DNA-sequencing microscope using a breakthrough, inexpensive 3D-printed apparatus. The same idea could work with other smartphones in the future. The idea is to make the etch cheap and easy to…

With a holographic viewfinder, this camera shows anything is possible in virtual reality

With x-ray and thermal vision, the D3-U camera shows that (almost) anything is possible in a virtual world. The concept design isn't available yet but shows big potential from the HTC Vibe Tracker.

5 innovative ways to use a plastic bag in photography

If you live in a state that hasn't yet banned plastic bags, you might as well make the most out of them before you recycle them. Here's 5 simple ways you can use a plastic bag to stylize your photos.

We tried out the retro-styled Kodak phone you totally missed at CES 2017

Kodak has a phone. You heard that right -- the camera company is in the mobile market with the Kodak Ektra. It's got a giant 21-megapixel camera on the rear, and it's built to mimic a point-and-shoot.

With a just a single megapixel, this camera can see around corners

Don't judge a camera by its megapixels -- researchers in China recently developed a 1-megapixel camera that can see around corners just by reading the reflected light a few thousand times.

You don’t need a security camera to monitor your home — check out Aura instead

Who says "security" and "camera" have to always go hand in hand? Certainly not Cognitive Systems, which launched Aura at CES in Las Vegas with hopes of divorcing home security systems from cameras once and for all.

Here is how you can use a 3D printer to make your own camera lens filter

YouTuber Devin Montes breaks down how you can 3D print your own camera lens filter. Not only does he briefly explain the process and share examples, he is also giving away a free download of the 3D model.