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Selfies

Drones

Caged selfie drone follows faces and folds up neatly

A new breed of drones are emerging, though you could argue they aren't really drones so much as selfie cameras that can fly. The newly announced foldup Hover Camera is the latest addition to this ultra-portable fleet of micro-aircraft, and with automated flight modes and a carbon fiber protective casing it could land as one of the more user-friendly solutions on the market.Read More

Digital Cameras

Smoovie promises super-smooth smartphone videos

Even though photo and video stabilization software inside smartphones is steadily improving, it's still pretty hard to shoot good videos, as you no doubt know after viewing too many bobbing concert clips from friends, or jittery shots from family vacations. Professional videographers often use rigs that include something known as a gimbal to keep their shots straight, but gimbal sticks are often heavy, big and/or expensive. Enter Smoovie, a Kickstarter product that could affordably put the power of gimbal stability in your pocket.Read More

Drones

Facial recognition drone gives your selfie stick wings

In some ways, selfie-snapping drones seem a natural progression from outstretched arms and ever-lengthening selfie sticks. It doesn't matter what kind of reach these tactics afford you, it will always pale in comparison to that of a flying camera. Roam-e is the latest drone to take aim at self-portraiture, and armed with facial recognition technology it is promised to always keep you in the frame.Read More

Digital Cameras

PowerGrip H2O selfie stick charges your GoPro underwater

While we've previously seen a number of GoPro accessories which can keep you shooting when the battery runs out, the PolarPro PowerGrip H2O is the first we've come across capable of live-charging the action camera while underwater. Currently looking for funding on Kickstarter, the PowerGrip H2O is a waterproof selfie stick with an integrated battery, which can charge a camera at depths of up to 30 m (99 ft).Read More

Mobile Technology

New Lenovo Vibe smartphones boast massive batteries, dual selfie cam

Over the past year or so, Lenovo's smartphone strategy has been to build devices, like the Vibe Z2 Pro and others, with impressive specs and interesting features designed to appeal the casual photographer. Its latest offerings unveiled today at IFA in Berlin are no different, with the new Vibe P1 sporting a huge 5,000 mAh battery and the Vibe S1 boasting the first dual selfie cameras.Read More

SoloCam is the big boys' selfie stick

Ah, the selfie stick ... perhaps one of the most made-fun-of inventions of the past few years. The SoloCam takes the basic idea and adds to it, however, creating a tool that could actually be useful to video bloggers or even serious journalists whose camera operators have been laid off.Read More

Digital Cameras

Podo wireless camera can be stuck on any surface

If you've got the urge to take a selfie, then there's a number of ways you can go about it. While you could always just yank out your smartphone, options like the selfie stick and snap-happy drones promise to squeeze a little more in shot. Looking to fill another slot in the selfie aficionado's toolkit is the team behind Podo, a small wireless camera that can be slapped on any surface and controlled remotely with your smartphone. Read More

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