Yes! Google's New Camera App Yells at People For Taking Vertical Video

Google's new standalone Camera app is a sleek and powerful alternative to the stock Android camera. Turns out, it's also a soldier in the war against vertical videos. Try to shoot a portrait-framed vid, and you'll stare down the cold judgment of an icon telling you you're doing it wrong. You've been warned. » 4/18/14 9:44am Yesterday 9:44am

The Best Action Camera: Spring 2014 Edition

You can't just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren't all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best. » 4/17/14 1:00pm Thursday 1:00pm

Blackmagic URSA: A Modular Cinema Camera with Insane Swappable Sensor

Blackmagic just announced a new camera, the URSA, a 4k cinema camera with some absolutely unique features like a 10-inch LCD display, dual RAW and ProRes recording, and a crazy swappable sensor and lens-mount design. All for $6000. » 4/07/14 12:50pm 4/07/14 12:50pm

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Review: Buttery Smooth Quadcopter Video

DJI has been making remote-control quadcopters for years. Originally, you had to strap your GoPro to it, but last year DJI introduced the Phantom 2 Vision, which had its own integrated camera system. It was pretty sweet, but every tiny turn you took your video shook enough to scramble your viewer's brain. » 4/06/14 8:00pm 4/06/14 8:00pm

This neat animation makes me miss my childhood gadgets so much

Here is some guaranteed nostalgia for you. Follow the life of a Game Boy in this wonderful animation: watch it get assembled in a factory and packaged for an excited kid and see it get played by youthful thumbs and then eventually be tossed away by a teenager. It's every toy's story. Throughout its journey you'll see… » 4/02/14 9:14pm 4/02/14 9:14pm

Spooky Art Installation Puts Mesmerizing Video on Moving Sculpture

Artist Robert Seidel loves to play at the fuzzy border between sculpture, still images, and art in motion. He's at it again with "grapheme," projecting piercingly bizarre video images on delicate suspended shapes that defy the conventions of a stationary, rectangular screen. » 4/02/14 6:40pm 4/02/14 6:40pm

A Charming Adventure Around the World Animated With Office Supplies

A girl named Elastika lives in a world made of office supplies, but her escapades are a far cry from cubicle drudgery. With just some pushpins and rubber bands, filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet takes her—and us—around the world in screeching cars, sinking ships, and even rockets. Can you catch all the famous sights that… » 4/02/14 6:00pm 4/02/14 6:00pm

Crazy camera trick takes the Hitchcock zoom to a whole new LSD level

You know the Hitchcock zoom effect: A camera on a dolly moves back or forward as the lenses zoom in or out, changing the field of view. French photographer Micaël Reynaud has created a new variation of the technique—which you can see above—combining the dolly zoom with slit-scan photography. » 4/01/14 7:42pm 4/01/14 7:42pm

Wonderful prank turns waitress' shift into the best day of her life

Instead of coming up with idiotic ideas, perhaps all the dumb companies trying to push their stupid April Fools' Day "jokes" down our throats should start making some actually awesome pranks. Like this one, played on young waitress Chelsea Roff, who basically got her shift turned into the best day of her life. » 4/01/14 12:13am 4/01/14 12:13am