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Amazon paid $90 million for camera maker’s chip technology: sources

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon.com paid about $90 million to acquire the maker of Blink home security cameras late last year, in a secret bet on the startup’s energy-efficient chips, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The deal’s rationale and price tag, previously unreported, underscore how Amazon aims to do more than sell another popular camera, as analysts had thought. The online retailer is exploring chips exclusive to Blink that could lower production costs and lengthen the battery life of other gadgets, starting…

WATCH: GoPro camera is consumed by lava and continues to record video

A tour guide in Hawaii managed to recover video of his GoPro camera being slowly enveloped by lava which continued to record video.  Erik Storm, owner and lead guide shared the amazing video after managing to dig the camera out of the hardened lava. Storm said he set his GoPro down while giving a tour of a volcano in August 2016 when the glowing red lava poured over the portable camera. "I was telling a story about the Polynesian goddess Pele to my guests when my GoPro was hit by the lava," Storm told CNET. "I am…

WATCH: ‘Ghost’ captured on camera in haunted Irish school

A secondary school in Ireland may have captured proof of the paranormal on film after a series of unexplained disturbances caused a big stir.  Deerpark CBS located in Cork city in south Ireland has released CCTV footage filmed in the school’s corridors which they reckon could show a ghost. The eerie footage was taken at 3am on October 1 showing spooky incidents including a door opening by itself and lockers rocking back and forth. The footage begins with a huge bang and some strange flashes that seem to be coming…

Flights, camera, action: Chinese couples in pursuit of perfect photos

BEIJING/LONDON: Under a rare blue summer sky on London’s Westminster Bridge, Jiachun Lin poses in a flowing white lace gown and windtossed veil with her fiance Da Song. For Chinese couples, wedding photos are not simply about having a photographer show up on the big day. They can be elaborate affairs involving costumes, make-up artists, camera assistants and trips overseas, sometimes even underwater, and take up as much as a quarter of the wedding budget. “You can go to a studio to have pre-wedding pictures…

VIDEO: ‘Angry’ goat smashes office door and runs away like a kid

COLORADO: Workers at a Colorado office were left stunned after they arrived to find their glass door shattered and reviewed security camera footage to identify the vandal – and it turned out to be an aggressive goat. A video posted to Facebook by Argonics Inc. shows the security camera footage recorded Sunday afternoon, when a goat approached the glass doors of the Louisville office. The video shows the goat, which is accompanied by several other goats that watch the action, headbutt one of the doors repeatedly until…

Caught on camera: Indian man kicks fasting Muslim woman colleague for coming late to work

RAICHUR, India: A government woman employee was thrashed and assaulted by her colleague in Karnataka for reportedly coming late to work. The incident was caught on a CCTV camera, which shows Sharanappa assaulting Nasreen for allegedly turning up late for work. Nasreen, working as a in the municipal corporation, was observing fast during Ramzan and is said to have turned up late for work. Since it was a weekday, minimal staff was asked to be present to clear workload. In the video, Sharanappa, a computer operator…

Sony launches Xperia XZ Premium

The latest flagship smartphone of Sony, Xperia XZ Premium, has been unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Xperia XZ Premium, having a 5.5-inch screen, is a successor to the Xperia Z5 Premium. Its hosts of premium features also include, first time in a smartphone, a 4K HDR display and an appealing glass design all-around the device. The Xperia XZ Premium features the new Motion Eye – a sophisticated camera technology which captures motion that the human eye cannot see. The Motion Eye camera with…

Facebook Messenger launches enhanced camera with special effects

Facebook has revamped the Messenger camera and launched a brand new, faster and easier-to-use camera with art and special effects to improve our conversation experience. The company said that messaging is becoming much more visual, as 2.5 billion emojis, photos, stickers and videos are sent every day on Messenger. “In some ways the camera is now replacing the keyboard,” said the company. Therefore, it has built the new Messenger camera to make it faster, simpler and more fun to send photos and videos. The new camera…

Has ‘mothman’ really been caught on camera? People in US state say ‘Yes’

WEST VIRGINIA, US: The seldom appearance of mythical red-eyed creature continuous to haunt denizens of West Virginia and nightmare has struck back once again. Previous sightings have described it as a “large flying man with 10-foot wings” and a “large bird with red eyes”. According to the Daily Mirror, one man is convinced he has proved once and for all the creature is real. Recently some pictures were captured showing some sort of animal appears to have…