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  • New iPhone 4 problem: Camera crashes, takes down FaceTime

    07/05/2010 9:32:11 AM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 151 replies · 1+ views
    Silicon Beat ^ | June 28th, 2010 | Troy Wolverton
    You’ve heard about the yellow screen splotches and the wonky antenna that requires you to hold the new iPhone just right. But now a new issue is coming to light: a faulty camera system that not only affects your ability to take pictures, it can foil your attempts to use FaceTime, the video chat feature that is the iPhone 4’s top talking point.
  • Thieves caught on camera to steal camera Thieves caught on camera trying to steal camera

    06/08/2010 6:02:37 AM PDT · by runningbear · 19 replies · 46+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | June 7, 2010 | Merrill Balassone
    "Picture this: A hammer-wielding man pries a security camera from the side of a Modesto law office. It takes him a couple of minutes. And all the while, the camera is rolling, perfectly capturing his grimacing face as he works."
  • A Video Gun Sight That Keeps Soldiers Out of Danger

    05/27/2010 10:09:37 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 682+ views
    Popular Science ^ | 5/24/2010 | Nicole Dyer
    The Rolling Green hills of Sonora, California, no longer lure prospectors with the promise of gold, but for Matthew Hagerty the draw is just as powerful: They’re a secluded hideaway ideal for perfecting his military invention, called SmartSight. Ten years in the making, SmartSight is a gun-cam system that allows a soldier to see around corners and shoot targets without putting himself in the line of fire. It consists of a wireless video camera mounted to the rail of an M4 or .308 SOCOM carbine, a small computer worn on a military vest, and a thumbnail-size color head-up display affixed...
  • Sick of “Gotcha Government”? Pass an Anti-ROB Act

    05/20/2010 10:22:12 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 9 replies · 348+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | 5/20/2010 | David Scalzo
    One of my genuine concerns with the direction of our society is the rise of ‘Gotcha Government’. By that, I mean a government that increasingly regulates the minutiae of our lives and imposes increasingly extreme punishments when we fail to precisely adhere to each meddlesome stricture. Get a parking ticket lately? It’s probably $50 or more (‘Gotcha!’). Try to buy some beers at Jewel on Saturday morning, or at the airport waiting for a flight? Get out your ID, Grandpa. No matter how old you look the proprietors fear government stings to catch them “in the act” (‘Gotcha!’). Don’t get...
  • What was that UFO whirring over Windermere Cup race?

    05/03/2010 7:02:38 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 932+ views
    seattlepi ^ | May 2, 2010 | Joshua Trujillo
    Crowds cheered Saturday for the University of Washington Men's rowing team as they pulled far ahead of Syracuse and Oxford. But the little electric helicopter that was speeding low over the water, chasing the rowers, got almost as much attention from the tens of thousands gathered for the race with oohs and aahs trailing the whirring contraption. So what was it all about? Well apparently it is a somewhat secretive camera platform. The operator asked photographers gathered at the Conibear Shellhouse not to take closeups of the prototype helicopter that had just been center stage along the Montlake Cut. This...
  • Red-light camera stolen in South Seattle

    05/02/2010 11:28:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 796+ views
    SEATTLEPI ^ | Apr 30, 2010 | CASEY MCNERTHNEY,
    People who ran a light recently at a South Seattle intersection known for red-light cameras have caught a break. The camera ...was stolen earlier this month and police are still searching for it. A police spokesman said they've identified a car they believe was involved in the theft, but the investigation is ongoing. The camera is owned by American Traffic Solutions, the vendor that contracts with the city. Under normal circumstances, the city pays $3,750 per month for the camera service. Between July 26, 2006 -- the first day a red-light camera ticket was issued in Seattle -- and May...
  • Hayward men get six months for BB gun hate-crime shooting (Muslims go on Rampage with BB gun)

    04/26/2010 12:51:35 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 53 replies · 1,595+ views
    http://www.insidebayarea.com ^ | 04/22/2010 | By Eric Kurhi
    SAN FRANCISCO — Three Hayward cousins have pleaded guilty to shooting a man in the face with a BB gun because they thought he was gay, and were sentenced to six months in jail. Mohammad Habibzada, 24, Shafiq Hashemi, 21, and Sayed Bassam, 21, also will be on probation for three years and must complete as much as 400 hours of community service, including 40 hours of hate-crime sensitivity training, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. Police said the men went to San Francisco on Feb. 26 armed with an air rifle and video camera, targeting people who...
  • Prosumer Bridge Camera VS DSLR

    04/22/2010 4:10:44 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies · 704+ views
    self | April 22, 2010 | swampsniper
    When I bought my Sony DSLR I hung on to my Panasonic FZ30 and my old Olympus c2100. Sometimes I want to travel light and there are situations where the smaller camera gets results with less effort. The rose is from the Panasonic, amaryllis fron the Sony.I'm on my second FZ30 I ran the first one until it stopped, lots of shots.
  • New speed cameras trap motorists from space [Ruled Britannia alert!]

    04/20/2010 10:02:11 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 12 replies · 641+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 20 April 2010 | Richard Savill
    The cameras, which combine number plate reading technology with a global positioning satellite receiver, are similar to those used in roadworks. The AA said it believed the new system could cover a network of streets as opposed to a straight line, and was “probably geared up to zones in residential areas.” The Home Office is testing the cameras at two sites, one in Southwark, London, and the other A374 between Antony and Torpoint in Cornwall. The `SpeedSpike’ system, which calculates average speed between any two points in the network, has been developed by PIPS Technology Ltd, an American-owned company with...
  • Behind the Lens: Combat Camera Afghanistan

    04/05/2010 4:44:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 337+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Staff Sgt. Christine Jones, USA
      Story by Staff Sgt. Christine Jones22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Seconds can feel like hours . . . pulse racing, heart pounding, hands shaking uncontrollably, as all around lives are changed forever in the blink of an eye. But in that blink, time doesn't stop. Life is still happening around you and it is your mission to photograph every part of what is happening in that moment. Even after an explosion.As Combat Camera, that is the job. As a member of the 4th Combat Camera Squadron it's my mission.Images and video by 4th Combat Camera...
  • OBAMA FALLS ON CAMERA!

    04/01/2010 8:17:00 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 72 replies · 3,189+ views
    Smooth Camera Catches Obama Stumbling But Plays It Off Like Nothing Happened
  • The speed camera that isn't: Motorists cut back gas as they pass ex-policeman's bird box

    02/22/2010 3:48:02 PM PST · by GAB-1955 · 9 replies · 597+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 2/22/2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A bird box resembling a traffic camera has put the brakes on speeding motorists racing through a village. Retired police officer Bill Angus placed the box on a pole at the edge of his property in order, he says, to offer a little help to the local birdlife.
  • Could a Frozen Camera Dethrone Hillary and Norgay as the First to Summit Everest?

    01/28/2010 10:24:39 AM PST · by Palter · 28 replies · 1,954+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 26 Jan 2010 | Larry Greenemeier
    Photo detective work could solve an enigma nearly nine decades old. But will it vindicate Hillary's historic climb or rewrite the record books? On June 8, 1924, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine left their camp less than a kilometer from the summit of Mount Everest on a mission to be the first mountaineers to ascend the world's highest peak (8,850 meters). They were never to be heard from again. Whether either man reached the summit—almost three decades before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic 1953 climb—has been an open question for nearly 86 years. Although more than half a...
  • Are Face-Detection Cameras Racist?(partial to Caucasians)

    01/24/2010 6:55:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 635+ views
    Time ^ | 01/22/10 | Adam Rose
    Are Face-Detection Cameras Racist? By Adam Rose When Joz Wang and her brother bought their mom a Nikon Coolpix S630 digital camera for Mother's Day last year, they discovered what seemed to be a malfunction. Every time they took a portrait of each other smiling, a message flashed across the screen asking, "Did someone blink?" No one had. "I thought the camera was broken!" Wang, 33, recalls. But when her brother posed with his eyes open so wide that he looked "bug-eyed," the messages stopped. Wang, a Taiwanese-American strategy consultant who goes by the Web handle "jozjozjoz," thought it was...
  • Coakley goons wrap cameraman up in campaign sign

    01/18/2010 8:36:35 PM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 137 replies · 9,813+ views
    Washington News Alert ^ | January 18, 2010 | Robert Romano
    Springfield, Mass. —A cameraman working on a ballot integrity initiative with Americans for Limited Government Foundation was wrapped up in a large Martha Coakley campaign sign by her supporters as he tried to video the campaign rally. According to Erich Heyssel, who was attempting to film a Coakley campaign event, “While filming at a Martha Coakley event I was approached by two men holding a 4×8 sign. They proceeded to hold the sign up in my line of sight, I tried to move, and was continuously blocked by these men and their sign.” Heyssel continued, “The situation escalated as they...
  • Best Security Camera (Vanity)

    12/26/2009 8:29:36 AM PST · by Paisan · 6 replies · 617+ views
    Anyone have any info on Home Security Cameras? I'm looking specifically for a Day\Night camera with excellent long range nightime capabilities - 60 feet and beyond. I've read numerous reviews on various cameras but I was wondering if anyone had any specific favorites they would recommend. Thanks !
  • Dell tech flashes woman with (her own) jubblies {breasts}

    12/13/2009 6:47:14 AM PST · by pikachu · 47 replies · 4,272+ views
    The Register ^ | December 13th, 2009 | Rik Myslewski
    A DellConnect IT specialist has been accused of intercontinental sexual hijinx for remotely flashing a woman client with a nude photo - of herself. According to a report in The Orange County Register out of Santa Ana, California, 45-year-old Stacy Gore received the boobular surprise when she was working with an India-based Dell tech-support drone to disinfect her virus-infected PC. After a reported two and a half hours of remote ministrations to the ailing computer, Gore was surprised to find herself staring at her own breasts - onscreen, that is. "It creeped me out," she told the OCR. The DellConnect...
  • Teen's video snags surprise locker thief suspect

    10/24/2009 11:26:19 PM PDT · by bogusname · 37 replies · 2,299+ views
    newsday.com ^ | October 22, 2009 | ZACHARY R. DOWDY
    Her senior year was just a month old at Newfield High School in Selden when Tiana Rapp, 17, opened her gym locker and discovered someone had pilfered a whopping $150 from it. Police have arrested a hall monitor, Linda Cubano, and charged her with three counts of petty larceny in connection with the thefts. Rapp said she had reported the missing money to school officials, who suspected a student was responsible. But something didn't add up, she said, because the girls' lockers were patrolled by an adult hall monitor. The criminal struck again a couple of weeks later: That time,...
  • 'Frankencamera': A Giant Leap For Digital Photos?

    10/12/2009 7:20:19 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 34 replies · 1,680+ views
    npr.org ^ | 11 October 2009 | npr
    It's big. It's ugly. And it's made from recycled parts, at least for now. It's called the "Frankencamera" — and it might someday change the way you take pictures.Computer scientists at Stanford University say the new camera works something like an iPhone: It can be altered in nearly infinite ways, depending on the applications downloaded to it.Even the best digital camera on the market today has lots of limitations, the professor behind the prototype, Marc Levoy, tells NPR's Guy Raz.Say you want to take a photo of your child playing with a new toy in a dark room, near a...
  • From the Eye of the Albatrosses[Animal Camera]

    10/11/2009 10:12:10 AM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 820+ views
    PLoS One ^ | 07 Oct 2009 | PLoS One
    Albatrosses fly many hundreds of kilometers across the open ocean to find and feed upon their prey. Despite the growing number of studies concerning their foraging behaviour, relatively little is known about how albatrosses actually locate their prey. Here, we present our results from the first deployments of a combined animal-borne camera and depth data logger on free-ranging black-browed albatrosses (Thalassarche melanophrys). The still images recorded from these cameras showed that some albatrosses actively followed a killer whale (Orcinus orca), possibly to feed on food scraps left by this diving predator. The camera images together with the depth profiles showed...