Sony today launched a whole new type of smartphone accessory calledÂ âlens-style cameras,â which are powerful, yet compact lenses that attach to and detach from your iPhone. The idea is to use the iPhone simply as a viewfinder, with the core imaging part happening within the lens itself.
Sony is going to launch a pair of devices known as “lens cameras” at IFA in Berlin next month. Here’s where we usually try out best to explain what they are, but the photo above should give you some idea as to why we’re so incredibly confused right now. The Japanese company hopes you’ll be interested in cameras that you can strap to your mobile phone, and rumor has it that the low end model will carry an 18 megapixel sensor while the other high end model will use the same optical stack that’s in Sony’s flagship point and shoot, the RX 100 Mark II.
If you tend to misplace things frequently then you should check out Tile, a Bluetooth Low Energy device that lets you keep track of your stuff like keys, wallets, laptops etc.
It’s been a while since we’ve covered or backed a Kickstarter project. But Poppy, a new accessory that aims to turn your iPhone into a 3D camera for photos and videos seems quite interesting.
Poppy is about the size of pair of binoculars and features a slot for the iPhone that allows you to capture and view full-motion, full-color video and photos in 3D. And the best part is it doesn’t need any batteries as it has no electronics.
At the WWDC KeynoteÂ last week, Appleâs senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi announced thatÂ iOS 7 SDK will includes more than 1500 new APIs for developersÂ including support for MFi (Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad) game controllers.
The APIs willÂ finally allow accessory manufacturers to create game controllers for Appleâs iOS devices. According to rumors, Apple is working withÂ Â Logitech and MOGA to produce game controllers for iOS devices.
At the WWDC Keynote on Monday, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi announced thatÂ iOS 7 SDK will includes more than 1500 new APIs for developers.