Emerging Tech

GM is getting into ebikes and it wants you to help name them

Previous Next GM GM As part of efforts to broaden its business and fulfill its commitment to an all-electric future, General Motors has announced plans to enter the ebike market. The American car giant is developing not one but two pedal-assist electric bikes — one compact model and one that folds up. At this stage, […]

Photography

Organic sensors jump out of the lab and into Panasonic’s upcoming 8K camera

Panasonic Japan Organic image sensors are no longer just an idea inside research labs — Panasonic just announced the world’s first 8K organic sensor in the AK-SHB 810. The camera realizes the potential of organic sensors by capturing a wider dynamic range and eliminating rolling shutter distortion by using a global shutter. Organic doesn’t mean […]

Photography

Google’s Night Sight turns blurry late-night photos into Instagram gold

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones take amazing photographs, but a feature coming soon will radically improve low-light pictures via artificial intelligence. It’s called Night Sight, and it uses A.I. and the Pixel’s HDR+ processing to dramatically boost colors and brightness for photos captured in super-dark environments. Night Sight is […]

Photography

Diving into Adobe’s cloud-based, edit-anywhere video app, Premiere Rush CC

Adobe has officially announced Adobe Premiere Rush CC, a cloud-first, cross-platform video editing app for Windows, MacOS, and iOS (with Android soon to follow). The app, which is free to download and try, is Adobe’s next step toward its ongoing efforts to move creativity to the cloud and make content and creation accessible across devices, […]

Photography

Sony crammed 28x zoom, 4K into a $450 camera that weighs as much as a smartphone

Previous Next Sony Sony Sony Sony’s HX90-series zooms mix tiny bodies with big zoom lenses — and now, more power. On Monday, October 15, Sony introduced the Sony Cyber-Shot HX99, a compact zoom with an updated processor that enables both 4K and longer burst shoots. The $ 450 camera is heading to the United States and […]

Photography

This battery-free ‘printer’ turns your smartphone pics into film

Previous Next Before digital, some cameras could run battery-free entirely on mechanics. Now there’s a mobile “printer” that uses the same idea to turn smartphone snapshots into real instant film. The Holga Printer is a completely mechanical mobile printer that is designed to work with the Holga app to mix the perks of smartphone photography […]

Top Stories

Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wants to turn a funeral home where she held wild halloween parties into a private women's club

REUTERS/Elijah NouvelageMarissa Mayer Marissa Mayer has laid out a proposal to turn a former funeral home into a facility that serves women and families in the community. In the past, the ex-CEO of Yahoo has used the building to throw wild Halloween parties. Residents in the area were not happy when Mayer threw the parties, […]

Gaming

From Xbox to plastic blocks: ‘Overwatch’ is leaping into Lego sets

Scientist Winston — one of the best characters in Overwatch — says that “imagination is the essence of discovery,” and Lego is taking that motto to heart. The company will produce a line of Overwatch-themed Lego sets that are “coming soon.” Blizzard made the announcement on its Twitter page, posting a video of game director Jeff […]

Computer

Microsoft and Shell build A.I. into gas stations to help spot smokers

[embedded content] The last thing you want to see when you pull into a gas station is some doofus lighting up a smoke. Whether they missed the warning notices or, perhaps, the science class back at high school about open flames and flammable vapor is, in that moment at least, largely immaterial. As for your […]

Emerging Tech

Two left feet? No problem. This A.I. can turn anyone into a dancer

[embedded content] Are you a terrible dancer who dreams of one day starring in a toe-tapping music video that would have made Michael Jackson jealous? If so, you’ve got two options: go the Napoleon Dynamite route and put in some serious practice, or simplify the process by taking advantage of some cutting-edge artificial intelligence. Since you’re […]

Gears & Gadgets

Logitech gets into the vertical mouse game with the MX Vertical

The Logitech MX Vertical. Logitech There’s a concave thumb rest on the left side with two customizable shortcut buttons. Logitech Logitech says the device is sloped at a 57-degree angle. The device can also connect over USB-C through a port on the front. Logitech Logitech on Monday announced the MX Vertical, the first vertical mouse […]

Gears & Gadgets

Lenovo’s new P1 workstation packs Xeon, 64GB ECC RAM, 4TB SSD into 0.7 inches

If you need more power than the typical 13-inch Ultrabook can handle, Lenovo’s new mobile workstations might be the answer. The ThinkPad P1 looks like a 15-inch Ultrabook, 0.7 inches thick and under 4lbs, but inside, it has a mobile Xeon processor, up to 64GB of ECC RAM, and as much as 4TB SSD storage. […]

Top Stories

Def Con Hackers Easily Bust Into Voting Machines, But Will Tech Companies Listen?

Hackers in Def Con’s “voting village” managed to swap out software, wrest control of tabulation and manipulate the behavior of voting machines that will likely be used in midterm elections. Their efforts put at least one major company on the defensive, reported The Wall Street Journal. The voting machines were put to the test at the second […]

Photography

Selfies don’t usually descend into brawls, but this one did

Hit any major tourist site today and you’ll find plenty of people stretching their arms out awkwardly as they attempt to snap a selfie in front of whatever popular landmark it is they’re visiting. Either that or you’ll see smartphones gripped in the clutches of selfie sticks waving precariously above people’s heads as everyone tries […]