Now that just about every new smartphone off the shelf has a DSLR-killing camera, the concept of third party apps to take and edit pictures has sort of fallen out of use. After all, if your pics come hot off of the default camera app looking great, there’s no longer a need for fifty filters or major edits to make them look presentable anymore. However, if you’re looking to go the extra mile these days and produce some of the best pictures possible on a mobile device, the Moment Pro camera App might just be what you’re looking for. In fact, one of the things that DSLRs have over some of the best smartphone cameras, especially the iPhone, is the ability to customize all of the settings. The Moment Pro Camera App gives you the power to change every setting from iso, to focus, to white balance, on your mobile device, and that’s alongside all the other editing and processing features you would expect from a camera app. So maybe the iPhone X camera really is a DSLR-killer, if used in combination with this handy app.
Moment Pro Camera App
Hexa 6-Legged Programmable Robot
Robots are cool and the next big platform. Robotics company Vincross is looking to bring the world of hardware and software programmable robots into your home with Haxa, a 6-legged robot that is highly agile and adaptable. The robot comes with a 720P camera complete with night vision, a 3-axis accelerometer and several sensors including ones to measure distance and proximity to objects. Hexa also includes a full software stack built on the Linux Kernel called MIND, that allows you to create movements and applications that can bring your robotics to life. It connects via an integrated wi-fi adapter and a 4-hour battery life. Hexa is perfect for the first time enthusiasts that don't need to know underlying hardware and complex mechanics to learn and create interesting robotics functionality.
Blloc Minimalist Smartphone
2018 is shaping out to be a year filled with a push towards minimalism in the cell phone space. Companies are realizing that some consumers are feeling overwhelmed and anxious by the constant sensory and information overload that modern smart phones provide. The Blloc smartphone is the latest iteration of these devices. Created to place productivity first and distractions second, the phone uses a monochrome UI to simplify your workspace and only display relevant apps when needed. The controls and interface is built around principles of 'less is more' so that you won't constantly get distracted every time you pick up your phone. The phone will debut later in the year and can be pre-ordered now from Blloc directly.