Ed Snowden's new Haven app turns your old Android phone into a surveillance camera

The NSA’s favorite whistleblower, Edward Snowden, is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to disclosing the scope and complexities of government surveillance, but he is also a big proponent of methods to protect ourselves from Big Brother. After endorsing the encrypted messenger Signal, he is at it again with another app that tries to address one pressing matter in user protection – someone gaining physical access to your gear. All the digital security against gaining access to your laptop, for instance, is barely worth it if someone can come and get it then play around with the …

Make this self-flying camera drone your personal photographer


Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission.

Designating a self-flying drone as your personal 4K photographer? Yep, we live in the future.

The Hover Camera Passport drone, which is on sale for $349.99 a limited time, uses face-detection technology to fly and follow you autonomously while capturing footage of your surroundings. 

Designed for use virtually anywhere, this 2017 Red Dot Design Award-winner is ultra-portable at just 242 grams and folds easily into a travel-friendly size that fits comfortably in a purse or backpack. Send it on its way and get on with your fun while it records 360-degree videos of your environment.  Read more…

More about Drones, Drone, Drone Photography, Camera Drone, and Mashable Shopping

Deal: Save $100 when you purchase the Essential Phone and its 4K 360-degree camera

Essential’s flagship is on sale once again, but you won’t save too much unless you buy it bundled with its 4K 360-degree camera. Speaking of Essential Phone’s camera, there have been several updates coming to the accessory, which improved the quality of the pictures/videos and added a range of new features.

In any case, if you felt like giving the Essential Phone a try, you’ll be happy to know the smartphone, along with the 360-degree camera, is on sale at Amazon for just $500. Since the Essential Phone sells for $450 and the 360-degree camera is up for purchase …

Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL: camera comparison

Comparing two of the best camera phones out there is no easy task: the iPhone X and the Pixel 2 XL are both excellent, but just as much as they are excellent, they are also different.
The differences start in the very camera setup: the iPhone X has a dual rear camera, one a wide-angle 28mm f/1.8 lens and the other, a slightly longer, “tele” lens at 52mm and f/2.4, both optically stabilized while the Pixel 2 XL only has one camera on its back, a 27mm, f/1.8 shooter that also has optical image stabilization.
What is …

Razer Phone gets new update with camera, audio, and other improvements, see what's new

About a month ago, Razer announced that it will improve the camera of the Razer Phone through a series of software upgrades. The gaming is indeed delivering on that promise, as a new update is now making its way to owners around the globe. 

With a size of 97MB, the patch introduces a number of camera and audio improvements in addition to various other tweaks and fixes. Here are the highlighted changes in this build:
Camera improvements:
Improved shutter speed in low light and when using HDRReduced noise and clearer shadowsImproved …

Another leaked picture confirms single camera for Samsung Galaxy S9

We’ve already seen a couple of pictures showing Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S9, and everything points to the phone having a single camera. Today, another photo of the handset popped up online and, once again, confirms Samsung prefers not to include a dual-camera setup on the Galaxy S9.

However, those who absolutely must own a flagship with dual rear cameras may have their preference satisfied since the Galaxy S9+ is said to feature such a camera configuration.

On the bright side, Samsung has finally repositioned the fingerprint sensor to a location …

Results: Big 2017 blind phone camera comparison!

Which phone has the best camera?
It’s hard to tell, but judging phone cameras objectively is even harder when personal brand preferences get in the way of objective judgment. That’s why we took nearly all of the hottest camera phones of 2017 and shot a bunch of photos with them, but we removed all camera information, so that you can vote on your favorite picture without knowing which phone took it.
The phones in this comparison are:

Apple iPhone XGoogle Pixel 2 XLSamsung Galaxy Note 8Huawei Mate 10 ProOnePlus …

BIG 2017 blind phone camera comparison!

Which phone has the best camera?

It’s hard to tell, but judging phone cameras objectively is even harder when personal brand preferences get in the way of objective judgment. To avoid this bias, we did something fun a few days ago: a camera comparison with three of the best cameras around, the iPhone X, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30. You can check out the results of that comparison right here, they are really interesting.

But many of you said: we want more phones! So, we listened. This time, we have a massive blind camera …

New Samsung Galaxy S9 renders show the phone from all angles, no dual camera in sight

All the current rumors about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9
are pointing out the fact that the smartphone will be an incremental upgrade over
this year’s Galaxy S8, with little differences when it comes to design. Today, newly
leaked Galaxy S9 renders are available, and they’re showing us exactly what we’re
expecting to see.


These new Samsung Galaxy S9 renders are based on factory CAD
images (allegedly coming from Samsung itself), and have been made public by 91mobiles
and @OnLeaks. It’s not the first time when @OnLeaks reveals renders of
unannounced phones, and, until now, he’s been …

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S9+ renders reveal dual rear camera, 6.1-inch screen

Shortly after seeing a set of renders showing what’s likely
the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9, we can now take a look at similar renders
presenting the larger variant of Samsung’s next flagship phone – the Galaxy


Revealed by MySmartPrice and @OnLeaks (who has a great track
record when it comes to info about unannounced phones), these new Galaxy S9+
renders seemingly confirm the fact that Samsung is differentiating its two
next-gen phones by more than just their size. While the Galaxy S9 reportedly
features a single rear camera, the larger Galaxy S9+ should come with a dual
rear …