• Apple patents Watch band with 2 cameras and auto-cropped videos

    1 month ago - By VentureBeat

    Rumors of a FaceTime camera-equipped Apple Watch have been circulating for years, and a just-issued patent sheds light on how Apple could make it work. Rather than placing one camera inside the Watch body, Apple is considering placing twin cameras in a band, then using automatic image processing software to make their recordings...
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  • Huawei wants to put four rear cameras and 10x optical zoom on its flagship phones soon

    Huawei wants to put four rear cameras and 10x optical zoom on its flagship phones soon

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    After topping Apple for two consecutive quarters in global smartphone shipments, it's no big secret that Huawei is also aiming to overtake Samsung and become the world's number one manufacturer of mobile devices... eventually.
    Of course, sales volume is not everything, with bigger profit margins and various innovative technologies being actively pursued for commercial integration over the next couple of years. In a recent exclusive interview with German tech blog AndroidPIT , Walter Ji, the President of Huawei's Consumer Business Group for the Western European Region, teased ...
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  • Apple considers putting multiple cameras on future Apple Watch to let you FaceTime from it

    Apple considers putting multiple cameras on future Apple Watch to let you FaceTime from it

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    There's a constant stream of Apple patents coming from the US patent office, but the latest one is unusually interesting. Bearing number 10,129,503 and dug up by AppleInsider, the patent is for an image-capturing watch that “may include two cameras”.
    While the addition of a camera to the Apple Watch is a logical move, after the voice calling capabilities it already has, Apple is aiming for a more advanced implementation, if the patent can be used as an indicator for the company's plans .
    The device described in the patent (and shown in the drawings ...
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  • Apple Investigating Integrating A Camera Into An Apple Watch Band

    Apple Investigating Integrating A Camera Into An Apple Watch Band

    1 month ago - By Ubergizmo

    Given how small and powerful camera technology is these days, it does seem tempting to try and put a camera into everything. However there are certain devices in which a camera doesn't really make much sense, such as a smartwatch, but it seems that Apple could potentially be looking at doing just that. In a patent recently discovered by AppleInsider , it appears that Apple seems to be toying around with the idea of integrating a camera into an Apple Watch band. Now the purpose of such a camera isn't so that we can snap selfies with it, but rather it could be used for other things, such as...
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