"Our Live Photos are better!" Google talks behind the scenes on Motion Photos — stabilization secrets revealed

Ever since its own Pixel phones hit the market, it has been obvious that Google is hard at work on its cameras. With an amazing HDR+ feature, which works unlike anything the competition has, the Pixel phones are capable of making sharp, detailed, vivid, balanced, and stable photos without much effort on the side of the user.

With the Pixel 2, Google upped the ante and introduced Motion Photo. Yeah, it’s like Apple’s Live Photo — when you take a picture, the camera will also save a 3-second video recording, showing what happened before and immediately after you pressed …

Ultra slow motion is almost as important as 4K 60 FPS footage?

This year, as always, phone manufacturers are pushing the hardware on their smartphones up to threshold and beyond, especially when it comes to cameras. While imagery is consistently good among the different brands’ top-tier devices, extra features that challenge the hardware have been introduced. Like 4K recording at 60 FPS, or the new ultra-slow-motion recording at the mind-boggling 960 FPS.

While these are currently features found on the Xperia XZ2, Galaxy S9, and iPhone X, rest assured that the competitors will look to add similar ones to their phones this year. It is at this thought …

4K 60 FPS recording or Super slow motion? Which of these camera features is more important to you?

With smartphones getting pretty even in power and screen quality nowadays, everyone is looking for ways to make their product stand out. We have the good old custom user interfaces doing a complete Android reskin, we’ve also got the ones that rock a pure Android experience and touting it as an advantage. Some are going well out of their way to add AI features where their usefulness is often questioned, and others will look into incorporating a ton of ways to securely lock your phone.

But the good old camera race is still ongoing. Nowadays, since everyone makes cameras that are more or less …

Ninja cat leaps high into the air to catch snowball in sweet slow motion


Individually, cats and snow are already very strong internet fodder. But when you combine the two together, magic happens.

This week, Europe has been hit by cold weather and snowstorms dubbed “The Beast from the East“. Everyone from commuters to pets has been affected. But while some have found shelter indoors, others have been embracing the icy conditions.

Look, here’s an acrobatic feline attempting to catch a snowball in glorious slow motion.

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The Galaxy S9's Super Slow Motion is fun to toy with (video)

Despite all the arguments that Sony was first with the pimped up slow-mo idea in the Xperia XZ Premium, introducing a 1000fps sensor that packaged its own memory, and was able to store the vast amount of info needed to display Super Slow Motion snippets, it’s still fun to play with this thing on Samsung’s newest Galaxy S9 and S9+. 
Granted, the Xperia XZ2 and Compact do 960fps@1080p now, while the Galaxies do it at 720p, but the effect is still marvelous, and , let’s face it, more S9 and S9+ phones will land in the hands of consumers than the …

Samsung unveils the new 12MP sensor that lets Galaxy S9 do its Super Slow Motion magic

Samsung has a brand new camera sensor in the Galaxy S9 and S9+, and it just detailed all of its specs, putting to rest all speculation how does it do the Super Slow Motion capture that allows its new flagships to record 720p clips with 960fps.

Basically, the new 12MP Samsung ISOCELL Fast 2L3, which is already in mass production (duh), has its own stack of fast DDR4 memory attached under the typical analog logic layer that processes the electric signal coming from the pixel array layer above it, into digital code. The 3-stack setup is needed …

The S9+ price and features leak again: Super Slow Motion, Super Low Light, and an iPhone X tag

Hot on the heels of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ pricing leak from Evan Blass comes another revelation that Samsung will go all in with the tags of its upcoming flagships, this time coming from Spain. 

The promo leaflet from a local bank insider shows final pricing of 849 EUR and 1000 EUR, but does warn that the information is based on what is already leaked in the press, so it isn’t clear if they mean the specs, or the phones’ pricing. The amounts jibe in with the 841 EUR and 997 EUR tags that Mr Blass posted, though, so it’s probably the 900fps Super Slow Motion and f/1.5 aprture …

BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion are now Android Enterprise recommended

BlackBerry’s last two handsets, the KEYone and the Motion, were better received by consumers than the previous two models ( the DTEK50 and DTEK60. In fact, with its gorgeous physical QWERTY keyboard and spectacular battery life, the KEYone was one of the most underrated phones of 2017. The Motion is equipped with several features that are new to BlackBerry users, such as an IP67 certification rating. This allows the phone to be submerged in water to a depth of nearly 5 feet, for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. The Motion is also the first ‘Berry to carry dual SIM slots and …

Unlocked BlackBerry Motion is now available in the US (compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T)

BlackBerry Mobile today
released the BlackBerry Motion in the US, allowing customers to get the
phone either from Best Buy, or Amazon. As previously announced, the BlackBerry
Motion is sold unlocked (at least for now), being priced at $449.99. The
smartphone comes with 1-year US
warranty, and is compatible only with GSM/LTE carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile,
Cricket Wireless, and Tracfone.


The Motion is the very first BlackBerry smartphone to feature
dust- and water-resistance, thanks to its IP67 certification. Unlike the
BlackBerry KeyOne (available in the US since last year), the Motion …

You can now pre-order the U.S. version of the GSM BlackBerry Motion from Amazon

Earlier today, we told you that the BlackBerry Motion, TCL’s latest handset branded with the BlackBerry logo, will launch on January 12th via Amazon and Best Buy. This is the GSM model of the phone which means that it will only work in the states on AT&T and T-Mobile. If that is okay with you, Amazon is now allowing consumers to reserve the Motion by pre-ordering it from the online retailer’s website.

There are some nice features on the Motion that no BlackBerry has ever had before, including an IP67 certification rating. This means that the handset can be submerged in water as deep …