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

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 […]

Gears & Gadgets

Tommy Hilfiger Turns Getting Dressed Into a Game

For some, shopping is a game. There’s a thrill in scoring the item you’ve had your eye on, wearing it for the first time, and garnering compliments. Tommy Hilfiger is now gamifying that concept. The brand has partnered with smart tag maker Awear Solutions to track clothing from the Tommy Jeans Xplore collection and dole […]

Top Stories

Search For Missing Iowa College Student Turns To Fitbit Data

Investigators searched two Iowa hog farms Thursday after turning to data from a Fitbit activity tracker and social media in a high-tech hunt for missing college student Mollie Tibbetts. Searchers, including a growing team of FBI agents, found no sign of Tibbetts, but continued the hunt with a canine unit, reported local ABC affiliate, KCRG-TV.  Tibbetts, […]

Gaming

’Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars’ turns fighting aliens into a yawn-worthy slog

Previous Next Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars is a case study in everything that’s wrong with paid expansion packs, especially those that come with season passes. The Far Cry series has a history of zany expansions, from Far Cry 4’s Valley of the Yetis to the standalone Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Lost on […]

Gaming

Death’s Door: Aftermath turns the Twitch Plays Pokémon model into a streaming game

Twitch Plays Pokémon broadens how we think about what is and how to play a video game. We’re now seeing other developers build on this, mixing streams, games, and community in a way to create new experiences. Outpost Games does this with battle royale in SOS, where viewers can vote on what players get boosts […]

Gears & Gadgets

Google Turns a Corner With Wear OS

SEATTLE—Four years ago, Google introduced a version of Android designed to work on your wrist. Called Android Wear, the service has weathered changes and challenges and emerges in 2018 with a new name, Wear OS, and a new focus outlined here at the Google I/O developer conference. Dennis Troper, the product director for Wear OS, […]

Computer

Modder turns a Wii U controller into a PC, still plays Wii U games

[embedded content] Most video game fans aren’t using their Wii U consoles as much as they did a few years ago — if they ever bought the system at all — but Nintendo’s underwhelming machine still has a few uses, it seems. A modder has managed to turn the system’s GamePad controller into a PC […]