A Chinese company reportedly created a photo with such high resolution, you can zoom from thousands of meters away to see people’s facial expressions

Bigpixel You might call this the pinnacle of high-resolution images. It is the brainchild of a setup called Jinkun Tech, or Bigpixel Technology Corporation, and it was taken from atop the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai. The photo resolution, which is the toughest part to wrap one’s mind around, is reportedly 195 gigapixels. A megapixel […]

Sony’s HX99 camera packs 28X zoom into an ultra-compact body

How do you make a point-and-shoot camera appealing when the smartphone in your pocket can already take great photos? By stuffing a ton of features into a design that’s almost as easy to carry as that phone, apparently. Sony’s just-introduced Cyber-shot HX99 crams a 24-720mm equivalent (28X) f/3.5-6.4 zoom lens, a retractable OLED viewfinder and […]

DJI’s leaked Mavic 2 drone will come in ‘Pro’ and ‘Zoom’ versions

What little mystery surrounded DJI’s upcoming Mavic 2 drone appears to have evaporated. Numerous UK residents have noticed that the latest Argos catalog includes a prominent ad for the Mavic 2 that reveals just about everything, including some clarifications on past leaks. It doesn’t appear to have a removable gimbal, alas. Instead, there will be […]

Watch a Tesla Model X zoom inside a Boring Company tunnel

Someday, The Boring Company’s tunnels could become a busy network of passenger-carrying shuttles, private vehicles and bicycles trying to dodge traffic. But right now, its existing tunnel under LA is pretty ahem boring — save for a short moment last week when the company tested its vehicle transportation platform using a Tesla, that is. Sure, […]

Watch a Tesla Model X zoom inside a Boring Company tunnel

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Panasonic’s ZS200 compact camera doubles down on zoom

Along with the all-new GX9, Panasonic launched the ZS200 compact superzoom, a successor to the excellent ZS100. The new model hasn’t massively changed, as it still offers a 1-inch, 20.1 megapixel sensor, 5-axis stabilization, 4K, 30 fps video and more. However, there’s enough new stuff there to make it interesting. Mainly, the Leica-built zoom lens […]

Zoom Prime: Toyota and Mazda Team Up for Electric-Vehicle Development

– Amid ratcheted-up plans and global forecasts for electric vehicles, Toyota and Mazda are teaming up to develop EV technology. – A new venture by Toyota (90 percent), Mazda (5 percent), and supplier Denso (5 percent) aims to establish a shared architecture for electric vehicles—including common components “transcending differences in vehicle class and power.” The […]

Zoom Prime: Toyota and Mazda Team Up for Electric-Vehicle Development

– Amid ratcheted-up plans and global forecasts for electric vehicles, Toyota and Mazda are teaming up to develop EV technology. – A new venture by Toyota (90 percent), Mazda (5 percent), and supplier Denso (5 percent) aims to establish a shared architecture for electric vehicles—including common components “transcending differences in vehicle class and power.” The […]