We all love to take pictures of the starry skies at night. But to achieve the same incredible astronomy photography seen on desktop wallpapers and magazines, it takes some incredibly expensive and cumbersome equipment. That is until now, as the Tiny1 reproduces incredible space pictures with the form factor of a smartphone.
Launched in July of last year on Indiegogo (and raising $100,000 in just four hours), TinyMOS' camera is the answer to this problem - allowing the everyday person to capture astronomy images easily with what they claim to be the "world's smallest, smartest and most social camera."
Starting with a 2.5K backside illuminated sensor, connected to a vastly reduced-in-size telescopic lens, the camera's quad-core Snapdragon processor drives the Augmented Reality Star Map - helping you direct your camera and find the right shot/video.
After this, the processor will work hard to make the shot better using Rapid Noise Reduction (does what it says on the tin - reduce the fuzziness of the picture). The final results can be outputted to either the on-device app for social sharing, or in full-resolution via USB.
Incredible how so much power fits in the palm of your hand, but with such a specialist niche... It will be interesting to see how the camera plays out when on sale to the public.
A car that rises up to drive over traffic… Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it is I’m afraid. While the Hum Rider is a real car, it’s simply a marketing stunt for Verizon.
Sex toys have taken another step forward with the Flashlight Launch - a masturbation machine that takes all the manual arm work out of reaching climax.
Snapchat story clones are cropping up everywhere in Facebook-owned apps and it’s not necessary. Would you ever want to post the same story across four different platforms? Or course not.
What is the future of wearables? I went to The Wearable Technology Show and found out - writing for BBC Science Focus magazine.
Forget everything you knew about smart homes and the Legend of Zelda… One particular fan has managed to create a home automation system that is controlled by playing the Ocarina.
Following the instant success of Pokémon GO in summer 2016, rumours began that developer Niantic was working on another game – simply named Harry Potter GO. This is fake news, so please stop sharing it.
A team of researchers have done something incredible yet terrifying - using sound waves to hack a smartphone, using a method that could be used to theoretically control any technology with an accelerometer.
I get it - the headline sounds terrifying. But Switzerland’s EPFL has just invented a medical masterpiece that could help to reinvent robotic healthcare. These gelatinous machines could soon be crawling around your insides and performing operations.
A study has found that violent video games have zero long-term effects on a person’s empathy, no matter how little or how much they play.
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