Apple’s Patent Application for 3D Camera Discovered

Our friends from Patently Apple have discovered an existing patent for an Apple 3D camera, which would definitely maximize the retina displays of new and upcoming devices.


3-Axis Joystick Turns Your Phone’s Camera Into A Joystick

Phones. there just isn’t enough room on them for proper gaming. That must be why we are always looking for better ways to attach joysticks to them. If you put it on your screen, you are blocking some of the action and that’s no good. A research group at Keio University has the answer. The 3-Axis analog joystick is an elastic device that goes over the front facing camera of your smartphone and acts as a joystick.

Tim Cook pays a visit to a Foxconn factory, smiles for the camera

ImageWe can’t say we’re particularly surprised, but Apple CEO Tim Cook managed to take some time out of his whirlwind tour of China to pay a visit to a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou charged with making those shiny new iPhones. The above shot of the bespectacled executive in the bright yellow smock was issued by Apple itself to document the trip. The overseas visit and the ensuing factory tour all come in the wake of a new focus on the working conditions of Foxconn factories that arrived thanks in part to a report from This American Life later retracted by the show.

New Sony A99 Camera Equipped With 102 Autofocus Points?

ts been reported on the SonyAlpha Rumours website today that a close source has contacted the and revealed that the new Sony A99 camera currently in development is equipped with a massive 102 point autofocus system. Apparently Sony is already testing the new system on A99 prototypes which according to the source are currently in the hands of photographers under going field testing.

Sony A99

Tiny Ubi-Camera Snaps Photos With Your Hands (Video)

Researchers at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences in Japan, have developed a tiny camera that takes photos using your hands as a frame for the photo, and the device is called the Ubi-Camera.

The video below shows the Ubi-Camera in action, and this tiny camera features a range sensor, and the framing of the photo is determined on the distance between the camera and the person shooting the photos face.

Ubi Camera

“When you draw a picture or take a photo, you sometimes form a rectangle with your hands to decide the composition. With this camera, you can take a photo using the exact same motion. You attach this device to your index finger, and form a rectangle with your finger like this. You take the photo by using the rectangle as the viewfinder, like this. When you push hard with your thumb, the shutter is pressed.”

Recylced Vintage Camera iPhone Dock

If you are looking for somethign different to charge your iPhone or iPod with then you may want to have a look at these recycled vintage camera iPhone and iPod docks from Roberto Altieri.

There are a couple of different versions available made from a range of vintage Pentax and Minolta cameras and each one is unique and comes with a built in USB cable.

Recylced Vintage Camera iPhone Dock

Camera+ iPhone App Gets Updated

Camera+ is one of the best third party camera applications on Apple’s iPhone, a new version has just been released and in brings a range of new features to Camera+ on the iPhone.

The latest version is Camera+ 3 and along with a new app icon, the application now comes with a range of new sharing features that makes it easy to share you photos with a range of services.

Camera+ iPhone App Get Updated

Supposed iPad 3 Images Point To 8MP Camera

The latest alleged sighting of the iPad 3 shows the back casing and lends some support to rumors that the new tablet might have an eight-megapixel camera. Taiwan’s Apple Daily has some comparisons between old versions and the new, showing a larger rear lens, speculating that it would have an eight-megapixel camera.