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Bubl - the Google-integrated spherical PhotoSphere camera will start shipping next month

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Bubl - the Google-integrated spherical PhotoSphere camera will start shipping next month
It looks like the first 360-degree consumer camera will be ready to ship next month. The Bublcam is Toronto-based Bubl Technologies's spherical baby cam, which makes it possible for users to pan anywhere in a given shot, capture three-dimensional photos or live video streams, and instantly share them on Google Maps, Street View, and Google+. 

The magic happens thanks to a four-camera arrangement with zero blind spots, along with processing and optimization features such as real-time image stitching, self-calibration and image stabilization. Not all is automatic, however, as Bublcam has manual controls for HDR, white balance, contrast, and gamma. Additionally, developers can make use of the Bul API & SDK to make specialized apps for the camera, and future developments could bring facial and image recognition, interactive touch points, motion tracking, and VR integration. 

The potential seems to be there, and in addition to iOS and Android devices, Bubl already supports Oculus VR, the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, the Amazon Fire set-top box, and the Avegant "personal theater" goggles. The company's mission is to bring 360-degree content on every major platform.

Bublcam is up for preorder at a steep $579, available in black, white, or silver. Hopefully, the camera will be awesome enough, otherwise you'd have to be quite manic for spherical photos to give that kind of cash for a camera the size of a baseball.


source: Bublcam

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posted on 08 Aug 2014, 09:30 3

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3221; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


lol the 64 bit Android article got removed.

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 09:36 1

2. Antimio (Posts: 279; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


why did you erased the "Is Android really 64-bit ready?" article?

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 09:37 1

3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3221; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


It received too much hate.

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 09:49 1

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 3143; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


What is it about? Android is not 64 bit ready till Android L release. Besides apps don't need 64 bit unless it's scientific or mathematically challenged.

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 13:31 2

7. rihel_95 (Posts: 230; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:4uFQyY3unJkJ:www.phonearena.com/news/Is-Android-really-64-bit-ready_id59101+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 10:07

5. Tritinum (Posts: 248; Member since: 06 May 2014)


I wonder how greatly this will improve security in banks, stores and stuff! These are the stuff which actually blows my mind, great work done by guys at Bubl Technologies!

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 15:47

8. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 390; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Same. It seems like there could be some really good practical uses for this thing.

posted on 09 Aug 2014, 01:51

9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3649; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Seems like it was made to film 3D interactive porn...

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 10:45 3

6. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2004; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


P0rn will never be the same ;-)

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