If you suck at taking photos with your iPhone, Apple has tips for you

Apple just released a dozen of videos on its website (and some of them on YouTube) about the camera on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. At first I thought it would be a step-by-step three-minute tutori

Deep Sentinel raises $7.4M to bring deep learning to home security

Deep Sentinel, a home security startup, today announced that it had closed a $7.4 million Series A led by Shasta Ventures with participation from Bezos Expeditions, Lux Capital and UP2398. Founde

Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom

On day two of Facebook’s F8 conference, Facebook's CTO Mike Schroepfer showed off designs for two new 360 cameras that the company is going to help push to market. The x24, with 24 cameras, and its

Unboxing six gadgets from CES 2017

I had a great time out here at CES 2017 in Las Vegas -- every once in a while I got to sneak away and walk around a little bit and check out the goodies. A little walking here, a little checking stuff

Panasonic ups the ante on video with its new GH5 camera

To say that Panasonic is all but out of the camera race wouldn't be a huge overstatement. In the GH4, however, the company has had a shining beacon of hope. A profoundly competent mirrorless camera ai

Crunch Report | Super Mario Run Hits the App Store

Super Mario Run is now in the App Store, Instagram passes 600 million users, Facebook hits fake news where it hurts, Facebook releases a bunch of overlays and stickers for Messenger and Tom Wheeler is

Photojournalists demand encryption, Light is giving it to them

Against the backdrop of falling bombs in Aleppo, the Freedom of the Press Foundation sent an open letter to executives at major camera companies asking them to take responsibility for the lack of en

Referees will wear hats with built-in GoPros during the Big Ten Championship Game

Are you upset your team isn’t playing in a championship game this weekend and need a reason to watch? Well here’s a reason to watch at least one game on Saturday: Referees will wear hats

Guess where Spectacles are going on sale next and win some TechCrunch swag

We’re four days into the launch of Snapchat Spectacles and the hype has shown no signs of letting up. Snapchat has deployed its vending machine Bot in two different locations so far – Ven

Podo’s $50 Bluetooth camera makes smartphone photography fun again

After a smash-hit success crowdfunding campaign last year, Podo is back to do it all over again with the sequel to its Cruel Intentions-inspired camera. Turning any surface into an impromptu tripod wi

Crunch Report | GoPro releases the new Karma Drone

GoPro releases the new Karma drone, Nikon launches 3 new action cams, Twitter makes changes looking for new users, Lyft outlined some of its ideas for autonomous driving, and Foundry Group raises $500

Sony asserts its place at the grownups’ table with new flagship SLR camera

At the Photokina trade show, Sony launched a long-awaited followup to its aging flagship SLR camera. The Sony A99 II sports high-resolution sensors, 5-axis image stabilization, a raft of high-end vide

Launching three new cameras, Nikon plunges deep into VR and action cams

In launching its Keymission series of cameras, Nikon is bringing the fight to the doorstep of action cameras and VR camera makers. The cameras range from chest-wearable cams, borderline GoPro clones a

Canon borrows a few tricks from its DSLR line for its latest mirrorless

Canon’s already got a handful of mirrorless cameras under its belt, but the company hasn’t quite committed itself to the format in the same way we’ve seen from likes of Sony, Olympus and Fuj

PABLO is an app to make long-exposure videos on your iPhone

Light painting photos and videos are really cool, but complicated to make. That’s the idea behind PABLO (no, not that Pablo), a new app launching today for iOS. Typically light painting (or long

The Perfect Memory camera will record your entire life

Imagine having a perfect recall and a way to auto-edit your life into exciting, fun snippets (even if your life isn’t exciting or fun.) That’s what the Perfect Memory wireless camera aims

Nanit knows more about how your baby sleeps than you do

What if a simple camera capturing data for machine learning could tell you the threat level of an individual approaching a fence? What if the same combination of camera and computer could classify t

Facebook unveils “Surround 360” open source VR camera

How can Facebook get more 360-degree video in the News Feed and VR content on Oculus? By inventing its own virtual reality camera from scratch and open sourcing it so people can build their own and s

Petcube Scoops Up $2.6 Million So You Can Entertain Your Pet From Anywhere

Petcube, which is part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 class, is a young startup that wants to bring together pet care and the connected home to improve the lives of our pets. To do this, the company

The Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge Could Digitize Your Old Movie Cameras

Photographer Hayes Urban wants to breathe new life into your old Super 8 camera. As you’ll recall, Super 8 was a format used in prehistoric times to shoot home movies. The cartridges contained a
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