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This is a video of Breon Nagy proposing to his girlfriend atop Leeds Castle while wearing Google Glass. It’s just the right amount of sweet and sappy to make you get a little choked up when she says, “Of course I will!” *clearing throat* I mean, not that I did personally or anything.
I proposed to my girlfriend through Google Glass. I was carrying the ring around with me for 2 days and finally decided that Leeds Castle was a good place to ask her to marry me. Earlier she asked me to buy her a castle, that’s why I said what I did
Wow, there is absolutely no way I could carry a ring around in my pocket for two days without losing it. I can’t even keep my phone on me through a whole night of drinking. “That’s different.” How is that different? “You’re drunk!” Ssssssssshhhh! You think my boss can tell?
Hit the jump for the short video.
A dedicated time lapse camera is about as niche as a piece photo gear gets. But, we’ll say this about Brinno’s latest offering, it captures some pretty stunning clips. The TLC200 Pro is supposedly the world’s first such device that captures these dramatic clips in HDR. The 1.3 megapixel sensor weighs in at a healthy 1/3-inch, which means the pixels are much larger than your average sensor — in fact, they’re more than twice the size of those found in the HTC One UltraPixel shooter. The built-in lens sports an aperture of f/2.0 and a 112-degree wide angle field of view. But you can also slap on one of the available interchangeable lenses to alter that to your liking. About the only thing we could find to complain about (besides its limited functionality) is the fact that it captures video at only 720p. Unfortunately there’s no word on price yet, though we’re sure it’ll be a bit more than the non-Pro version of the TLC200, which will set you back $ 300. If you’re curious, there’s a whole host of sample footage after the break.
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It’s no secret that Canon’s 5D Mark III is the go-to DSLR for videographers the world over, but things are about to become a whole lot more interesting. The people behind Magic Lantern have successfully coaxed the 5D Mark III into shooting 24 fps RAW video at resolutions up to 1,920 x 820 pixels using 1000x speed cards. If you’re not familiar with Magic Lantern, it’s an open source firmware add-on that brings additional functionality to Canon EOS cameras. The ability to capture RAW video at 24 fps improves dynamic range and resolution — it also provides extra flexibility during post-production. According to the team at Magic Lantern, more work is required before the feature is ready to be deployed. So until then, you’re invited to follow the link below and watch the RAW vs. H.264 videos after the break.
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Re: Sound Bottle is a songs production device like no other. Created by a student at Japan’s Tama Art University, it’s a bottle-shaped gadget that captures and plays back appears. Operation seems startlingly simple: to tape-record a noise, you merely uncork the bottle and, so long as noise is detected, it’ll tape-record and store the sounds as a sample. After capturing different samples, you just uncork the bottle in a silent atmosphere and it will instantly produce a musical mashup. Regrettably, it’s just a prototype, and its developer Jun Fujiwara hasn’t revealed any strategies to establish it further, but you can see it in action in the video clip below.
Following the other day’s record-breaking stratospheric freefall, the first video captured by Felix Baumgartner’s suit-mounted camera has been aired by Austrian TV station Servus. The unbelievable footage shows Baumgartner descending to Earth before entering exactly what looked to be an out-of-control spin. The jump began from about 128,000 feet (24 miles) above the New Mexico desert, and Baumgartner was in free fall for around 4 moments and 20 seconds. Although the figures still should be verified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the group estimates Baumgartner reached a maximum rate of Mach 1.2; more than 833 miles per hour, and faster than the speed of sound.
At a press seminar after the free of charge fall …
NASA’s Interest rover hasn’t even been on Mars a full 24 hours, and currently the scientific discipline world is reaping the perks. Nerds, too, actually. The shot above is the the first high (ish) resolution image shown to the general public from its cameras, depicting a shadow of its top, a peculiar Martian landscape and the three-mile Mount Sharp. Merely beyond the break, you’ll find video clip pictures of the extreme descent onto Mars’ area. It’s a low-res stop-motion affair showing 297 frames as it found its means from room to a foreign land. Trust us– it’s worth the 1:03 time financial investment.
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Leica M Monochrom captures exclusively in black and white, costs far more than your color-abled shooter
Wildly colorful photos got you down? There’s an 18-megapixel full-frame sensor for that. The Leica M Monochom may seem an unlikely proposition, with its monochrome-only sensor and $ 8,000 price tag (not to mention the added financial burden that comes along with investing in a Leica M-mount), but the camera offers some unique benefits that, for some, may justify the cost. Because the sensor is capable of outputting one pixel of data for each pixel captured — there’s no hint of color mucking about — the resulting images are incredibly sharp. There are low-light benefits as well, with the Monochrom offering a top ISO setting of 10,000, compared to 2500 with the aging M9. Other features include a 2.5-inch 230k-dot color LCD, a rangefinder-type optical viewfinder and a 14-bit uncompressed RAW mode that yields 36MB DNGs.
The camera itself offers an appearance consistent with other Leica snappers, and includes a magnesium alloy construction with hints of brass and chrome. Naturally, there’s no video features to speak of, so no 1080p black-and-white shoots for you. We do have pricing and availability, however, though we don’t exactly have the funds to match. The body-only M Monochrom is expected to retail for $ 7,970 when it hits stores (beginning with Leica’s Washington DC showroom) in July. A new Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH prime lens will be available around the same time, for the modest sum of $ 7,195. There’s a full PR just past the break.
Gallery: Leica M Monochrom
Update: DPReview has posted a gallery of sample images. Don’t be so quick to dismiss this camera — plenty of deep-pocketed photographers have likely been waiting for something just like it. Hit up the source link after the break for the shots.
EyeRing finger-mounted connected cam captures signs and dollar bills, identifies them with OCR (hands-on)
Ready to swap that diamond for a finger-mounted camera with a built-in trigger and Bluetooth connectivity? If it could help identify otherwise indistinguishable objects, you might just consider it. The MIT Media Lab’s EyeRing project was designed with an assistive focus in mind, helping visually disabled persons read signs or identify currency, for example, while also serving to assist children during the tedious process of learning to read. Instead of hunting for a grownup to translate text into speech, a young student could direct EyeRing at words on a page, hit the shutter release, and receive a verbal response from a Bluetooth-connected device, such as a smartphone or tablet. EyeRing could be useful for other individuals as well, serving as an ever-ready imaging device that enables you to capture pictures or documents with ease, transmitting them automatically to a smartphone, then on to a media sharing site or a server.
We peeked at EyeRing during our visit to the MIT Media Lab this week, and while the device is buggy at best in its current state, we can definitely see how it could fit into the lives of people unable to read posted signs, text on a page or the monetary value of a currency note. We had an opportunity to see several iterations of the device, which has come quite a long way in recent months, as you’ll notice in the gallery below. The demo, which like many at the Lab includes a Samsung Epic 4G, transmits images from the ring to the smartphone, where text is highlighted and read aloud using a custom app. Snapping the text “ring,” it took a dozen or so attempts before the rig correctly read the word aloud, but considering that we’ve seen much more accurate OCR implementations, it’s reasonable to expect a more advanced version of the software to make its way out once the hardware is a bit more polished — at this stage, EyeRing is more about the device itself, which had some issues of its own maintaining a link to the phone. You can get a feel for how the whole package works in the video after the break, which required quite a few takes before we were able to capture an accurate reading.
Gallery: MIT Media Lab: EyeRing
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Ah, it’s that old Apple chestnut, reception issues. Apple is investigating complaints from customers over poor WiFi-connectivity on its new iPad. According to a lengthy forum thread, many users are experiencing connection drops and poor performance. An internal AppleCare document has now leaked to 9to5Mac, explaining how Apple is to “capture” and replace 3rd generation tablets that suffer from the intermittent connectivity. The issues appear to affect the WiFi-only model of Apple’s latest hardware, with SIM-connected variants apparently safe due to the black antenna panel. Employees are told to test that iPads aren’t suffering issues due to software kinks and return wonky units to engineers for testing and a full health check. Check out the leaked internal memo (and compare symptoms) over at the source.
According to the latest comScore market survey, Android jumped 3.2% to 50.1% of mobile market share in the US in February, which means there are likely over 50 million Android handsets in use in the US. On the manufacturing side, Apple passed Motorola in market share after nearly doubling its position in just one year from 7.5% to 13.5% — in the same time period, Motorola fell from 16.1% to 12.8%. RIM and Microsoft also took hits in February, with RIM dropping by 3.2 points to 13.4% and Microsoft by 1.3 points to 3.9% of the market. And while these companies were busy swapping chairs, Samsung continued to sit at the top of the heap with the same 25.6% market share it enjoyed in February. We’ll see if AT&T and Nokia’s huge push into the…