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Google’s 3D Smartphone: Project Tango

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 16th, 2014

Google’s Project Tango is putting 3D Point Cloud capture into a smartphone, reports PhoneArena. Using an advanced custom-made processor and Kinect-like infrared cameras, the smartphone can make 3D indoor maps quickly and easily. iFixit got their hands on a Project Tango device and gave it their usual teardown treatment to expose its internals. They found […]

Amazon Phone: 6 Cameras?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 15th, 2014

Amazon plans to sell its own-brand of smartphone with a 4.7″ touchscreen, 6 cameras and a 3D display, according to BGR. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the company’s cell phone will be announced in June and released in the third quarter. BGR says Amazon’s first phone will be powered by a Qualcomm […]

NASA Opens Software Portal

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 11th, 2014

NASA writes a lot of software, and now NASA wants to share more than 1,000 applications available for free to the public. Available on NASA’s Technology Transfer Portal, the software is organized into 15 categories that encompass applications such as project management, design tools, data handling, and image processing. Software makes up about a third […]

Android-powered Cameras

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 10th, 2014

Point and Shoots running Android 4.2 are dropping like cherry blossoms in the Spring. They offer built-in WiFi for local connectivity or posting to social networks and enable you to download apps from Google Play for advanced features such as HDR or timelapse, voice activation, or simply to watch videos, listen to music or use […]

ZTE: Smartphone Superpower

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 9th, 2014

China-based ZTE launched a new Android smartphone, dubbed the Redbull, which starts at $113, reports C/Net. The China-only handset features a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, a 5-inch 720p HD display, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. ZTE is offering two versions — a “Youth” option boasting 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage […]

Sony Xperia Z2: Top Camera Phone

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 8th, 2014

The Sony Xperia Z2 has supplanted Nokia’s 808 Pureview as the best smartphone for mobile photographers, according to DxO Labs, an organization that analyzes camera quality. Sony’s latest flagship handset scored a 79 out of a possible 100 on the DxOMark Mobile scale, beating out Nokia’s 808, which landed a score of 77, reports C/Net. […]