Nobody Puts This Robo-Vac In a Corner, Unless They Want It Clean

Unless you live in a retro-futuristic curvaceous bubble home, your house is probably filled with corners full of dust and debris and your boxy or round robotic vacuum can't quite reach them. It makes you wonder why all robot vacuums aren't designed like Panasonic's new MC-RS1 Rulo with its triangular-shaped form… » 1/23/15 12:40pm 1/23/15 12:40pm

Panasonic's 4K Blu-Ray Player Could Make Discs Matter Again

The CES show floor just opened, and the chaos is real. Sift through it and you'll find Panasonic has a gem hiding out in its massive booth. We've already been told 12930821321312 times that that 4K is here, and while the screens are, the stuff to watch is still sparse. But Panasonic's new Blu-Ray prototype wants to… » 1/06/15 4:20pm 1/06/15 4:20pm

Can 4K Make Camcorders Worth Buying Again?

Remember camcorders? They were those things you shot crappy video of your friends and family with, back before every phone and still camera on Earth gained the ability to shoot decent high-definition video. This year, they're trying to ride 4K all the way to a comeback. » 1/05/15 8:30pm 1/05/15 8:30pm

Panasonic's New UHD TVs Are as Color Accurate as Professional Monitors

Last year, after killing its beloved line of Plasma TVs, Panasonic rebooted its big screen lineup with a line of surprisingly beautiful 4K LEDs. Now, the company is doubling down on the benefits of LED with its latest line, which the company clams are the most accurate consumer TVs in the world. » 1/05/15 1:27pm 1/05/15 1:27pm

Panasonic Is Bringing Its Crazy Souped-Up Camera Phone to the U.S.

A lot of people were feeling a hearty mix of awe and confusion when Panasonic quietly launched the CM1—an Android phone enclosing a high-end point and shoot camera with a large one-inch sensor and full manual controls. The CM1 was only to be available in a few regions like Germany and France, but now the hybrid… » 1/05/15 1:19pm 1/05/15 1:19pm

The Best Camera for Every Parent

If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those priceless moments. » 12/17/14 4:40pm 12/17/14 4:40pm

Amazon's Shaving the Price of This Popular Electric Razor Today

Update: That was fast, looks like Amazon is sold out for now. Check back later, hopefully they'll have more. n » 10/22/14 9:45am 10/22/14 9:45am

Your Lettuce Could Come From an Old Semiconductor Factory

In a factory that once made floppy disks, herbs are growing. Inside an old semiconductor factory, there's lettuce taking root. Oddly enough, electronics factories make great farms. And Toshiba, Sony, Panasonic, are swapping industrial infrastructure for a business that's as old as civilization itself. » 9/30/14 2:21pm 9/30/14 2:21pm

Panasonic Goes Old School With Its Cassette-Shaped Voice Recorder

Panasonic is clearly targeting a certain demographic, or at least a specific age group, with its latest voice recorder. Because anyone who grew up before the age of MP3s, or even compact discs, will spot the RR-S30's uncanny resemblance to an audio cassette tape. To anyone younger, it will simply look like something… » 9/23/14 9:15am 9/23/14 9:15am

Five Awesome Cameras From the Biggest Photo Show In the World

The bi-annual Photokina show going on in Germany right now is the most important photography tech event in the world. We see some awesome gear, yes, but we also get a get a glimpse for what lies ahead. This year's show is particularly interesting because it falls just as digital imaging reaches the crossroads… » 9/19/14 11:01am 9/19/14 11:01am

Panasonic CM1: A 1-Inch Image Sensor Crammed Into an Android Phone

Amongst Panasonic's big announcements the Photokina show in Germany came a whopper of a surprise. The Panasonic CM1 is a 4.7-inch Android smartphone with a 20-megapixel 1-inch image sensor. This could be the best smartphone camera of all time. » 9/15/14 9:16am 9/15/14 9:16am

Panasonic GM5: The Smallest System Camera Around

Last year's Panasonic GM1 was an absolutely tiny camera with interchangeable lenses. It seemed like a curious design, because once you changed lens from the kit pancake to a normal-sized lens, it turned out to be not-so-tiny anymore. That hasn't stopped Panasonic from pushing out a similarly small follow-up, the… » 9/15/14 8:00am 9/15/14 8:00am

A Blu-ray Disc Player on Your Car's GPS Is Probably Not a Good Idea

There's just one thing that could make your drive to work less agonizing when the GPS is telling you there's no way around the endless traffic: access to your Criterion Collection Blu-ray discs. Or at least that's the scenario Panasonic is envisioning now that it's including Blu-ray players on its satellite navigation… » 9/10/14 9:15am 9/10/14 9:15am

Panasonic's AR Make-Up Mirror Turned Me Into a Pussycat Doll

Stuff the tech reporting — after trying out Panasonic's augmented reality make-up mirror, I reckon I've got a glittering career awaiting me as the first male member of the Pussycat Dolls. » 9/04/14 11:37am 9/04/14 11:37am

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review: 4K For the Rest of Us

While ultra high definition video—you know it better as 4K—has been making steady inroads among the pro ranks for years, it hasn't yet hit with the masses. The Panasonic Lumix GH4 wants to prove that the ability to capture 4K video is something every shooter needs, whether they own an 85-inch 4K TV or not. » 8/22/14 12:33pm 8/22/14 12:33pm

Panasonic FZ1000: A Large-Sensor Super Zoom That Shoots 4K Video

Since Sony released the RX10 last year, there have been exactly zero competitors to rival that camera's stellar lens quality, zoom reach, and sensor size. It redefined what a "bridge camera" could be. Panasonic is the next company to realize the advantage of bringing large sensor image quality to a fixed long range… » 6/12/14 12:00am 6/12/14 12:00am

Overhead Laser Lights That Illuminate With Images and Video

As far as giant corporations go, it's usually Sony that's willing to a take risk on an unorthodox new product. But this time it's Panasonic's turn with the company's new Space Player that combines overhead lighting with compact projectors letting you project everything from different colors, to still images, to videos… » 3/16/14 3:00pm 3/16/14 3:00pm

Sony and Panasonic's New Optical Archival Discs Will Store Up to 1TB

Sony and Panasonic announced last year that they had plans to develop a new, high-capacity optical storage disc—and they weren't lying. New details indicate that a new Archival Disc format will have a capacity of up to 1TB. » 3/10/14 6:15am 3/10/14 6:15am

Panasonic's Lumix GH4 Packs 4K Video Into a Sweet Mirrorless Shooter

Accessible 4K video shooting is still in its infancy, but it was only a matter of time before it started showing up in consumer cameras. The Panasonic GH line's history of robust video capability makes it a natural fit for 4K, and the new Lumix GH4 squeezes as much as it can into a familiar frame. » 2/06/14 11:00pm 2/06/14 11:00pm