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 business school in Paris will start using facial recognition technology, to make sure students are paying attention in class… Wave goodbye to those all-important lecture naps!
Don’t trust that fitness tracker data… While most are good at measuring heart rate, research shows they are poor at measuring calories burned.
Are humans really the best cops? Dubai will find out by 2030, as they plan to install the first ever human-free police station.
Is that touchpad too small for you? Well, this spray - called Electrick - is here to help, adding touch sensitivity to any surface with a spritz.
The fake news problem goes all the way to the top (unsurprisingly), as Facebook casually admitted in a whitepaper that their social network is fertile ground for “subtle and insidious forms of misuse, including attempts to manipulate civic discourse and deceive people.”
Remember the classic Tomb Raider? Well, a group of hackers are working to help you relive your childhood with a version of the original that works in your browser!
I have bought and used a DJI Osmo for over a year as my main camera. How does it stack up? Find out in my full review...
The spectrum of titles out there lean somewhat towards the bad. For every good game, you get ten terrible ones – from Aquaman to Silver Surfer. Here are ten of the best...
One researcher has trained a neural network to create its own pick-up lines, uploading thousands of existing lines for it to identify patterns and generate new ones. Simple question – do these chat-up lines hold up?
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