NASA Explains Why James Webb Space Telescope Uses ‘Salty’ Lenses

As NASA completes all major deployments of the James Webb Space Telescope and the observatory enters a “cooling” period, the agency is sharing some interesting facts about the $10-billion (roughly Rs. 74,100 core) observatory. These include some lenses which are made out of salt. But why does this infrared telescope need a “salty” lens? In […]

Instagram, Snapchat Add Diwali-Special Stickers, Lenses

Instagram and Snapchat have introduced new features ahead of Diwali. Facebook-owned Instagram has released three new stickers. When Instagram users post stories with stickers, these will also be visible to their followers in a Diwali-special multi-author Story. Snapchat, on the other hand, has added new AR Lenses, cameos, stickers, and Bitmojis to celebrate Diwali on […]

vivo X70 Pro photographed in the wild with a 5x periscope and ZEISS T* lenses

vivo officially unveiled the design for the X70 Pro+ before the September 9 announcement of the new flagship series. The Pro model was not featured in the published images and videos, but someone has a unit on hand and posted a photo. Here’s the first look at the vivo X70 Pro. It matches the 3D […]

Snapchat Launches New Lenses to Celebrate Friendship Day 2021: How to Use

Snapchat has introduced a set of new lenses or filters to celebrate Friendship Day 2021. The exciting new lenses will allow users to share virtual hugs, fun moments, and other expressions with their friends on the platform. The lenses are designed for friends to express themselves with ease and create memorable moments together. Snapchatters can […]

Gorilla Glass with DX and DX+ will protect the camera lenses of your next flagship

Corning announced a couple of new lens protective glass composites dubbed Gorilla Glass DX and DX+. These are technically not new as they have been covering smartwatch displays since 2018 but the transition to camera lenses required plenty of tweaking to durability and light transmittance. Corning states that its Gorilla Glass with DX and DX+ […]

Apple patents periscope lens design with two prisms, LG and Corning working on liquid lenses

According to a forecast by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will not add a periscope lens to iPhones until 2023. But the company is definitely working on the matter and has at least two patents on periscopes. One was dug up by Patently Apple earlier today and shows a periscope system with two prisms and a […]

Snapchat Adds Language-Learning Lenses for Bengali, Punjabi, More Dialects

Snapchat has made it easier to learn Indian languages by adding ‘Learn Langauge’ lenses for some Indian languages. The lenses combine augmented reality (AR) and machine learning (ML) to recognise over 1,000 objects and translate their name in real-time. Snapchat had introduced Hindi, Kannada, and Marathi language-learning lenses last year and has now added Bengali, […]

Sony Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III Debut With Variable Telephoto Lenses

Sony Xperia 1 III, Sony Xperia 5 III, and Sony Xperia 10 III were unveiled on Wednesday. While Sony Xperia 1 III is designed as the company’s flagship phone of 2021, the Xperia 5 III brings some of the flagship’s features to a wider customer base and the Xperia 10 III is specifically aimed at […]

Sony Xperia 1 III and 5 III announced with 120Hz screens, variable telephoto lenses

Sony just held its Xperia event, introducing three new phones with two of them being full-fledged flagships – Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III. As before, the latter aims to appeal to users looking for something more compact without sacrificing anything in terms of user experience. The two phones have unique variable telephoto cameras […]

Celebrate Gudi Padwa, Vaisakhi, Puthandu With Snapchat AR Lenses

Celebrating Gudi Padwa, Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi), and Puthandu, Snapchat has launched localised AR lenses for India. The season of spring and harvest in India is known by many names. While it is called Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Goa, it is popular as Vaisakhi (or Baisakhi) in North India. The spring-time festival is […]

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