Photography

This gadget turns smartphone snaps into real Polaroids through optical trickery

Polaroid Originals Can’t decide between a digital Instagram and a physical Polaroid? Using mirrors and optical trickery, Polaroid Originals will soon allow you to have your Instagram and hold it too with the Polaroid Lab, a device that turns digital smartphone photos into real instant film. Announced on Tuesday, September 10, the Polaroid Lab is […]

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Huawei tests a smartphone with its Hongmeng OS, possibly for sale this year

(Reuters) — Huawei is testing a smartphone equipped with Hongmeng, the company’s self-developed operating system, which could potentially go on sale by the end of this year, Chinese state-media outlet Global Times reported. The release of a Hongmeng-powered smartphone would mark a major step for China’s Huawei, the world’s second-biggest maker of smartphones, as U.S. […]

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Brainworks uses smartphone camera and AI to detect your heart rate, breathing

Brainworks is combining artificial intelligence and simple smartphone camera images to automatically detect someone’s heart rate or breathing rate. And that’s just one of the avenues the Emeryville, California-based company is pursuing in its work to use intelligent ambient biometric sensors to improve health care. Brainworks CEO Phillip Alvelda spoke at our VB Transform AI […]