Simon is a journalist and photographer who has spent the last ten years working for national UK newspapers - but has never hacked a mobile phone - and specializes in writing about weird products and photography technology. When not writing for Gizmag, Simon is often found playing with LEGO and drinking far too much coffee.
Creating interactive 360 degree product images, like those on your favorite shopping site, has traditionally been an expensive and time-consuming task. Foldio360 is a smart photography turntable which has been designed to make the process easier, faster, and able to be undertaken using just a smartphone.
The MonoShot launched on Kickstarter last year promising to up your smartphone and action camera photography by being an ultra-portable tripod (which also doubles as a monopod) and selfie-stick. But can it live up to the promise? We recently spent a few weeks using one to find out.
Sony's latest mirrorless camera is all about speed and power, which it appears to have in abundance. The newly-announced A6300 not only boasts the world's fastest autofocus in its class, but also offers continuous shooting at 11 fps (frames per second) and 4K movie recording in Super 35 mm format.
Phase One has revealed its A-series IQ3 100MP medium format camera system, which is designed (and priced) for fine art photographers. The US$56,000 setup is a specially calibrated, precision camera system featuring a 100-megapixel full-frame medium format CMOS sensor.
Only last month Nikon treated us to a look at its professional-focused D5 DSLR. Now it's Canon's turn to reveal its own new flagship with the EOS-1D X Mark II, and it looks like quite the response. The 1D X Mark II is an action-shooting full frame DSLR which pairs speedy stills shooting with some serious 4K video skills.
We recently spent some time professionaly testing (okay, playing) with the latest toys at the Toy Fair in London. This being 2016 many of those toys had a significant technological element, making them more interesting than your average cuddly bear. Join us as we revisit some of the best drones, internet-connected toys, AR games and STEM kits that we saw.
Olympus has revealed its latest retro mirrorless camera, the PEN-F. Designed as a digital successor to its iconic namesake, the new camera looks like an old-school rangefinder, but packs a thoroughly modern punch. The 20-megapixel Micro Four Thirds PEN-F features a high resolution electronic viewfinder, 5-axis image stabilization, and the ability to shoot 50-megapixel images.
After exceeding its funding target on Indiegogo, the Extreme Fliers Micro Drone 3.0, a compact drone with live video streaming, is starting to ship to backers. We recently got the chance to take a closer look at one and see if it really flies as well as it does in the promo videos. We also checked out features including its modular design and First Person View flying mode.
Eight years after launching the original RipStik, Razor has created an electric-powered version of its caster board two-wheeled ride-on. The RipStik Electric features an in-wheel hub motor and is controlled by a joystick-style remote. We recently had the chance to hop on one, to see what it can do.
Razor has used London Toy Fair 2016 to announce its latest Crazy Cart, and this one is designed to make drifting even easier than previous models. The Crazy Cart Shift makes a number of changes which will enable younger drivers to achieve serious drifts, including easier steering wheel-based drifting and an 8 mph (13 km/h) max speed.