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Lens producer Carl Zeiss is stepping into the virtual reality headset market, with its own device. Similar in construction to the Oculus Rift, the Zeiss VR One works by turning a high-resolution smartphone into a display, similar to how the Samsung Gear VR uses the Galaxy Note 4, though Zeiss' effort will in theory be able to work with a wider array of devices.
Accessory manufacturer Logitech today announced the Logitech†Webcam C930e, a business-oriented teleconferencing web camera that includes an extra-wide 90-degree field of view, support for the H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 video encoding standards, and high-definition digital pan, tilt, and zoom. Carl Zeiss-certified glass lenses are engineered to avoid the fish eye distortion common to wide-angle images.
Images for a new compact camera from Sony, allegedly with a full-frame sensor, have appeared online. Photos of the Sony RX1, spotted by Photoprice.ca, shows a camera similar to the RX100 in terms of size and general build, but is claimed to have a sensor that would compete with more expensive and high-end models used by professional photographers.
Alongside the Lumia 920 flagship released at its Windows Phone 8 event yesterday, Nokia also showed off another handset, the budget-oriented Lumia 820. The previously leaked handset uses a 4.3-inch, 800x480 resolution display and gets the same dual-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor as the 920. Otherwise, there is 1GB of RAM onboard and 8GB of storage space complemented by a 32GB microSD memory card slot.
Nokia's Lumia 900 will soon be available in pink, in addition to white, black, and cyan, though it will only arrive at AT&T. The carrier already offers all three colors, with the new pink one being added on July 15. The Windows Phone handset uses a polycarbonate casing, so Nokia points out that scratches won't remove any pink paint, as the entire plastic piece is pink.
Logitech has just unveiled its BCC950 ConferenceCam, meant for meetings. It's the first device to combine a 1080p webcam with a full-duplex speakerphone. The camera connects over USB and an included remote control or control pad lets users pan, tilt, and zoom the camera to focus on anyone or anything in the room.
Nokia's 808 PureView smartphone, with its industry-beating 41-megapixel sensor, was more than five years in the making at the company, and the company's Damian Dinning now revealed the project was inspired by satellite imaging tech. Nokia has experimented with folding optics for zoom, but found the solution to be slow and noisy, before realizing images taken by satellites use large resolution sensors and then crop the image and zoom in a specific part of the image.
Ideum, which makes Microsoft Surface-like computer tables such as the MT-50, has now revealed its 65-inch MT65 Presenter display that hangs vertically, on a wall. The multi-touch 3D display is meant for public consumption and is thus covered by tempered glass. It can recognize and track up to 32 touch points.
UK wireless provider Orange revealed on Wednesday that the just-released Nokia Lumia 800 now holds the record for the number of pre-orders for Nokia smartphones. Half of the pre-orders are from existing customers who also happen to be eligible for Nokia's free Xbox 360 promotion. The record-breaking customer interest comes ahead of Orange's marketing campaign.
Earlier rumors that an upcoming Sony NEX-7 digital SLR will mimic the look of an older Konica-Minolta Dimage A2 appear to be mostly true, as a new digital image of the upcoming Sony shooter has been leaked by SonyAlphaRumors. Still, the image is said to be of a pre-production unit, so some changes may still occur, and even the source says so. A rangefinder similar to that of the Fujifilm X100 is visible on the image as well.