Tag Archive: Lens


Here’s why OnePlus is temporarily disabling the color filter lens in India

The OnePlus 8 Pro’s color filter camera is disabled out of the box in India, but it will be usable via a future OTA update.

What you need to know The OnePlus 8 Pro is launching with the color filter camera disabled out of the box in India. The move comes after it was found that the 5MP lens can see through thin layers of plastic and clothing. OnePlus is working on an OTA to fix the  [Read More…]

Google Lens will make NY Times Magazine’s annual Music Issue interactive

Reveal videos, animations, and save or share stories using Lens.

What you need to know On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine’s annual Music Issue hits newsstands with Google Lens interactive content. Readers will be able to use Lens to reveal videos, animations, and even access the magazine’s “25 Songs That Matter Now” playlist. Google and the New York Times have also teamed up in the past with augmented reality ads for season 3 of Stranger Things.  [Read More…]

Moment’s new universal lens mount works with nearly all Android phones

The mount works with both front and rear phone cameras.

What you need to know Moment has launched a universal lens mount for smartphones and tablets. The lens mount has been designed for users who own a phone that Moment doesn’t make a specialized case for. It is priced at $ 30 and is expected to begin shipping before the end of the month.

Moment, a Seattle-based company that has been making fantastic attachment lenses for smartphones  [Read More…]

New Galaxy S11 images show standard camera arrangement, periscope lens

The 108MP main sensor will output 12MP images.

What you need to know We now have a much better look at the upcoming Galaxy S11+’s rear design. Leaked images show the phone’s sensors neatly arranged in a straight line, contrary to previous renders, which showed an arrangement reminiscent of the five tiles in dominos. The phone will reportedly also have a periscope zoom lens.

As we draw closer to the next year, all eyes are on Samsung’s  [Read More…]

This Moment lens gives Pixel 4 the ultra-wide lens we’ve been begging for

The Pixel 4 is easily one of the best phones around when it comes to photography, with phenomenal dynamic range and the ability to pull off miraculous low light shots using its Night Sight and Astrophotography shooting modes. There’s just one problem: where’s the ultra-wide lens?

During the Pixel 4 launch event in New York a few months back, Google engineer Marc Levoy boldly made the claim that telephoto is more important than ultra-wide — something that baffled  [Read More…]

Chrome now lets you use Google Lens when searching images

It appears to be for the mobile browser only.

What you need to know Google has integrated Lens with the Chrome browser on smartphones. It allows you to now scan images using Lens from within Chrome. You may have to manually enable it.

Google Lens is an incredibly useful tool when trying to identify something found in an image. As such, Google has made it a point to integrate it into as many different apps as possible.  [Read More…]

Check The NY Times with Google Lens today for a Stranger Things surprise

Use Google Lens to scan the three Starcourt Mall ads in the print edition of The New York Times today.

What you need to know You’ll find three ads for Starcourt Mall in the July 11, 2019 edition of The New York Times. Scanning these with Google Lens shows a special AR surprise. Google Lens is available on Android phones and via the Google app on iOS.

Thanks to this collaboration between Google, Stranger Things, and the  [Read More…]

Keeping out the dust and debris with the best lens cleaner for the Quest

Like all VR headsets, the Oculus Quest is going to get some smudges and dust on the lenses. It’s very important to keep the lenses clean to prolong their lifespan. One of the best things you can do for your lenses is invest in a lens cleaner. Whether it’s a full kit or just some basic wipes, just a little effort will keep them crystal clear every time you play. Here are some of the best options to keep your  [Read More…]

Live text translation now rolling out to Google Lens

New restaurant menu features are also on their way.

What you need to know Google Lens is getting live text translation and new restaurant menu features. The features are rolling out to everyone over the coming week. They’re coming to ARCore-compatible Android phones and all iOS devices.

This year’s Google I/O was home to more than a few announcements, with one of the focuses being Google Lens. On May 28, Google announced that it’s now rolling out  [Read More…]

Turns out the OnePlus 7 Pro’s telephoto lens can’t deliver 3x optical zoom

The telephoto lens on the OnePlus 7 Pro only goes up to 2.2x optical zoom.

What you need to know The OnePlus 7 Pro’s optical zoom is closer to 2.2x and not 3x. The telephoto lens is cropping 13MP photos down to 8MP to get to 3x zoom. Unlike the OnePlus 5, this isn’t digital zoom — you’re basically losing out on focal length.

One of the marquee features on the OnePlus 7 Pro is the camera  [Read More…]