Olympus shooters will soon have 1,000mm lenses and wireless flash capability

Previous Next Alongside the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera, Olympus announced the development of a new telephoto zoom lens with a built-in teleconverter, a stand-alone teleconverter, and a new wireless flash and transmitter. As 2019 marks Olympus’s 100-year anniversary, the company also introduced a special edition silver OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera to honor the […]

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Self-driving car tech will soon help to judge gymnastics competitions

Fujitsu Lidar, the laser-bouncing tech used in self-driving cars, is pretty versatile. When it’s not making autonomous vehicles smarter, it can be used for uncovering lost cities, finding bodies in unmarked graves, helping protect areas from wildfires, and … judging athletic contests? That’s the application that Fujitsu has in mind with a new lidar-based system […]


Snapchat facial recognition could soon power a new portrait mode, code suggests

Snapchat can already recognize faces well enough to apply puppy dog ears and floral crowns, so why not use the technology to blur the background for a better selfie? Apparently, Snapchat is thinking the same thing. Reverse engineering of the Snapchat app recently uncovered a handful of potential features for the Snapchat camera. The biggest feature […]