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  • World's fastest camera freezes time at 10 trillion frames per second

    10/15/2018 8:38:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies ^ | October 12, 2018 | October 12, 2018, Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS
    What happens when a new technology is so precise that it operates on a scale beyond our characterization capabilities? For example, the lasers used at INRS produce ultrashort pulses in the femtosecond range (10-15 s), which is far too short to visualize. Although some measurements are possible, nothing beats a clear image, says INRS professor and ultrafast imaging specialist Jinyang Liang. He and his colleagues, led by Caltech's Lihong Wang, have developed what they call T-CUP: the world's fastest camera, capable of capturing 10 trillion (1013) frames per second (Fig. 1). This new camera literally makes it possible to freeze...
  • World's fastest camera freezes time at 10 trillion frames per second

    10/13/2018 10:59:28 AM PDT · by ETL · 32 replies
    What happens when a new technology is so precise that it operates on a scale beyond our characterization capabilities? For example, the lasers used at INRS produce ultrashort pulses in the femtosecond range (10-15 s), which is far too short to visualize. Although some measurements are possible, nothing beats a clear image, says INRS professor and ultrafast imaging specialist Jinyang Liang. He and his colleagues, led by Caltech's Lihong Wang, have developed what they call T-CUP: the world's fastest camera, capable of capturing 10 trillion (1013) frames per second (Fig. 1). This new camera literally makes it possible to freeze...
  • Creepy or convenient? Facebook’s new Portal smart display follows you around the room

    10/08/2018 8:48:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    The social media giant today introduced two devices, which are both Amazon Alexa smart speakers with video displays. The Portal and Portal+ are hands-free devices with cameras and microphones for video calls to Facebook friends. As you might have guessed, a Facebook account is required. If another person joins you on the call, everyone will always be in the frame. “Both models are designed to make you feel closer to the important people in your life, and make video chats seem less like a call and more like you’re actually in the same room,” according to a Facebook press release....
  • looking for a FR astronomy/astophotograghy hobbyiest.

    09/28/2018 11:07:24 AM PDT · by Fhios · 27 replies
    9/28/18 | Vanity
    Hey, I'm looking for some amature astronomy / astrophotography hobbyists that can give me hints, links and recommendations to get started.and even used eqipment that may fit in with what I'm going to do. 1. I'm handicapped so my mobility is restricted I'll startiing in my driveway with pretty high light polutiing focusing on objects off in our solor system. Sun, moon, Jup, mar, saturn, uran, Merc venusm pluto, Moons of Jupiter, planets transiting the Sun and if they are resolvable, some of the bigger asteroids. 2. I would like take some time delayed photographs just for practice for upgrades...
  • Stealing From a Cashierless Store (Without You, or the Cameras, Knowing It)

    09/16/2018 7:21:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 74 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 September 2018 | Nellie Bowles
    A start-up uses visual tracking and behavioral data to operate a new San Francisco market, which lets shoppers walk out unimpeded. And sometimes mischarged. One recent afternoon, the city’s newest grocery market was trying to figure out whether I would buy, steal or leave behind a bag of white Cheddar popcorn — and so was I. On its side: 27 cameras along the ceiling and a wealth of behavioral data. On my side: crippling indecision. Last week, San Francisco got its first completely automated cashierless store, Standard Market. Shoppers who have downloaded the store’s app can go into the 1,900-square-foot...
  • New iPhone X Plus Leak Highlights Apple's Cancelled Feature

    07/31/2018 11:10:32 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/30/2018 | Ewan Spence
    By surrendering to the triple-lens competition, Apple has once more given away the high-ground to manufacturers such as Samsung and Nokia who are expected to have triple-lensed cameras on handsets before the end of the year. Once more the iPhone will be playing catch-up, hoping its fan base will be happy to wait for ‘new’ technology already available in the mainstream.
  • Why Polaroid photography is making a comeback

    05/31/2018 1:22:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies ^ | May 10, 2018 Updated: May 10, 2018 01:45 PM | Kevin Hackett
    Dubai's Julian Castaldi putting the final touches to an exhibition of Polaroids ___________________________________________________________________________________ Instant photography is cool again, says Dubai artist, Julian Castaldi “It’s for an office party,” quips Raj Thomas as he hands over his debit card in a Dubai store, in return for a “Polaroid” camera that’s made by Fujifilm. “I think we’ll have some fun with it for a few weeks before the novelty wears off.” The force of nostalgia is strong with instant cameras (which, no matter the brand, will always be referred to as Polaroids, just like every vacuum cleaner used to be known as...
  • Canon shutters 80-year history of film cameras

    05/31/2018 1:15:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 7:00 pm, May 31, 2018 | The Yomiuri Shimbun
    Canon announced Wednesday it would end sales of its EOS-1v, the last remaining model of film camera that the company has sold in Japan. The company’s film cameras, which symbolize Canon’s old-time roots, will come to the end of their 80-year history. As the sales of film cameras have been on a decline due to the spread of digital cameras, the company stopped the production of the EOS-1v in 2010 and currently is shipping its remaining stock. The company said it will continue to accept repair orders and other customer inquiries until Oct. 31, 2025, even after finishing selling the...
  • The next generation of smartphone cameras could see through walls

    01/25/2018 6:51:04 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    PC authority ^ | 24 Jan 2018
    ...One extreme example is the single-pixel camera, which relies on a beautifully simple principle. Typical cameras use lots of pixels (tiny sensor elements) to capture a scene that is likely illuminated by a single light source. You can also do things the other way around, capturing information from many light sources with a single pixel... To do this you need a controlled light source, for example a simple data projector that illuminates the scene one spot at a time or with a series of different patterns. For each illumination spot or pattern, you then measure the amount of light reflected...
  • Warning over iPhone apps that can silently turn on cameras at any time

    10/26/2017 10:52:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/26/17 | James Titcomb
    Apple has been urged to change the way in which iPhone apps are granted access to the phone's camera after a security researcher demonstrated how apps can secretly record photos and videos without the user knowing. Felix Krause, an Austrian developer who works for Google, built an app that was able to take pictures of its user every second and upload them, without notifying the user. He called it a "privacy loophole that can be abused by iOS apps". When an app wants to access the camera, for example to scan a credit card or take a profile picture during...
  • How Google's Pixel 2 camera outpaces last year's photo tech

    10/17/2017 10:32:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies ^ | October 17, 2017 8:00 AM PDT | by Stephen Shankland
    What do you do to top Google's highly regarded first-generation Pixel phone camera? The same, only more. More HDR+ image processing. More chip power. More artificial intelligence. And more image stabilization. The result for photos: "All the fundamentals are improved," said Tim Knight, head of Google's Pixel camera engineering team. On top of that are new features including motion photos, face retouching and perhaps most important, portrait mode. In the days of film, a photo was the product of a single release of the camera's shutter. In the digital era, it's as much the result of computer processing as old-school...
  • BOMBSHELL: NFL Camera Operators Were Instructed NOT to Show One Thing During Protests

    09/29/2017 7:08:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    IJR ^ | 09/28/17 | Caleb Hull
    The NFL ratings dropped substantially after a record number of players protested the national anthem on Sunday, and polls have even shown that the majority of Americans believe that players should stand for the national anthem. During the Patriots versus Texans game, it was blatantly obvious what fans thought of the players kneeling for the national anthem. As “The Star-Spangled Banner” played, fans noticed 17 Patriots players kneeling. Then the stadium of approximately 60,000 began booing and screaming, “Stand up!” Watch: But now, Sporting News is reporting that it spoke with a “behind-the-scenes TV staffer” and found that the NFL...
  • Communist China Uses Face Recognition Computers to Ration Toilet Paper

    09/28/2017 2:42:15 PM PDT · by 198ml · 13 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 9/28/17 | John Porter
    Communist China is having a string of toilet paper thefts. Ergo they must ration toilet paper. And are using facial recognition software. Toilet paper. Facial recognition software. Let that soak in before wiping. That’s because people have been taking so much toilet paper that the UNESCO World Heritage Site operators decided enough was enough, and installed facial recognition dispensers at its toilets, local reports said. If the same user is detected within nine minutes, the dispenser will deny them a second feed of paper. Obviously, anyone who has eaten Chinese food before can see how this may be problematic. In...
  • Cop shoots Ohio journalist at traffic stop after confusing camera, tripod for gun

    09/05/2017 8:08:19 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 86 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 5, 2017 | Nicole Hensley
    A cop shot an Ohio news photographer after confusing his camera and tripod for a weapon, according to the paper. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot New Carlisle News photog Andy Grimm in the side as he unloaded a tripod from his vehicle to snap pictures of a traffic stop around 10 p.m. Monday. Without warning, the deputy opened fire as Grimm was setting up the tripod. The photographer said he and the deputy knew each other.
  • Third Video Shows ‘Questionable Activity’ by Police, and Baltimore Drops More Cases

    08/22/2017 9:14:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 22 Aug 2017 | Jacey Fortin
    For the third time in about a month, body-camera video showing “questionable activity” by Baltimore police officers has prompted state prosecutors to dismiss or postpone dozens of criminal cases, the Baltimore City state’s attorney’s office said in a statement this week. The state attorney’s office did not describe what was captured in this latest video. But it said the footage was brought to the attention of the office by the Baltimore Police Department on Aug. 2 and “was self-reported as a re-enactment of the seizure of evidence.” State attorneys referred the matter to the Police Department’s internal affairs division. T.J....
  • Flashback: Clinton White House Turned Off Cameras for Press Briefings, Said They Weren’t ‘Necessary’

    06/29/2017 7:13:32 AM PDT · by johnk · 9 replies ^ | 28 Jun 2017 | by ADAM SHAW
    With mainstream media reporters telling their audiences that the end is nigh over the Trump White House decision to hold fewer press briefings on camera, few are mentioning that the move is not without precedent — with President Bill Clinton’s White House turning off the cameras in the ’90s because they weren’t “necessary.” The Trump administration has been reducing the number of press briefings available to cameras in recent weeks, triggering horror from many in anti-Trump press outlets, particularly those with a reputation for showboating. CNN Senior White House reporter Jim Acosta even tried to push his own hashtag: #whyarethecamerasoff...
  • God's Will and Glory ,your Fruit to take in and bare[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/14/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    You my children have been orchestrated for My will and glory but are you accomplishing my will at this very moment or have you put me on pause for I AM your Redeemer, Lord and God . My yoke is easy there is no striving but a beautiful flowing river of Life and this is the wellspring I call to that abides in you ! My law is Love and My Rudder for your life is intimacy with me . So come even now and walk with Me in the Garden of your Destiny for there is fruit of My...
  • Government Spooks Can Use The Mic And Camera On Trump’s Phone Even When He Thinks It Is Turned Off

    After reading this article you might not ever view your electronic devices the same way again.  Last year, Hollywood released a biographical political thriller based on the life of Edward Snowden that had one particularly creepy scene.  In that scene, a government spook used a program to remotely activate the microphone and camera on a laptop, and by doing so he was able to watch a woman as she got undressed.  Sadly, as you will see below, this kind of thing is happening constantly.  Any digital device can potentially be accessed and used to spy on you even if it...
  • Leaked image suggests Amazon may be making an Alexa Camera

    03/02/2017 9:52:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CNET ^ | 03/02/2017 | Ry Crist
    The Amazon Echo's virtual voice assistant "Alexa" is already a great listener -- now, a new report suggests she might soon keep an eye on your home, too. That scoop comes in the form of a picture of an Amazon-branded security camera that AFTVNews reportedly found "sitting on" The small, free-standing design is similar to products like the Nest Cam or the Canary Flex, but it's the blue ring around the lens -- reminiscent of the blue ring on top of the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers -- that's raising eyebrows. Does that mean that this thing...
  • Just how good is the iPhone 7 Plus' Portrait mode? Good enough for 'Billboard' magazine's cover

    02/16/2017 11:48:08 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    Mashable ^ | February 16, 2016 | BY RAYMOND WONG
    There's something special about the the Feb. 17 issue of Billboard Magazine, featuring former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello on the cover.Can't figure it out? OK, I'll just tell you: It was photographed with an iPhone 7 Plus using Portrait mode. But there's no way you'd have known that unless someone had told you. SEE ALSO: The next iPhone's battery might be getting a Plus-sized boost The cover was shot by portrait photographer Miller Mobley, who has worked for Billboard before and has photographed celebrities like Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Hanks, and Ryan Gosling. The project — specifically to shoot...