optics

The Ring Floodlight Cam is an outdoor security slam dunk

A good home security camera is easy to install while offering surprising peace of mind. The Ring Floodlight Cam, $249 and available now, offers both. The camera mounts where your old floodlight would

Fujifilm’s X-H1 camera adds top video chops to X Series still shooting prowess

Fujifilm’s mirrorless lineup of X Series cameras has an excellent reputation, especially thanks to their ability to produce great-looking images comparable to full-frame competitors from crop se

Feeling blue might lead to faster broadband

In what could amount to a sea change in the way we transmit data over fiber optics, researchers at University College London have found a new way speed things up by changing the color of the transmitt

New LIDAR package makes it easier to add smarts to your smart car

Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced the availability of a LIDAR package – essentially the spinning laser array found on self-driving and mapping vehicles – that costs $5 and works as w

Gunnar Optiks joining forces with Carl Zeiss to make new lenses

<img alt="gunnar" src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/gunnarpic-620x310.jpg" /><a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/gunnar">Gunnar Optiks</a>, makers of advanced lenses to ease

DIY: Macro photography on your iPhone

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/loupee.jpg" />Here's a way to get your iPhone (or any other mobile device) camera to zoom in a bit tighter. It's a fairly simple process

They grow diamonds in petri dishes now (sorta)

A group of research scientists at the Carnegie Institution have devised a new method to grow diamonds. Keep in mind that there’s more to diamonds than the tragic trade surround them (explained i

The contact revolution will be electronicized (and lubricated)

I have bad vision. Not super bad, but bad enough that I should probably have contacts (I lost my glasses three years ago). But whenever I see contacts in the wild, they’re dry, scratchy, or forg