Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Sony Just Announced the World’s Highest Sensitivity CMOS Sensor, But It’s for Your Car

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Sony today announced the new IMX224MQV 1/3-inch 1.27MP CMOS sensor, which is said to have the world’s highest level of sensitivity for any sensor in its class. But before you get excited about that night vision point-and-shoot you’ve been wanting, you should know something: it was designed specifically for use in automobile cameras.

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Adobe Shows Off Features for Changing Time of Day Lighting and Removing Fog

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At the Adobe MAX 2014 conference this past week, Adobe showed off some of the crazy technology current brewing in the company’s labs. Two of them offer a glimpse at what may soon be available to photographers in Photoshop: changing the time of day (i.e. lighting) in photographs with a simple slider and removing haze from a scene automatically.
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Video: Nikon Strips Away the Outer Shell and Shows You the Tech Inside Its Nikkor Lenses

Ever wonder how the tech packed inside of your new Nikon lens actually works? How does Vibration Reduction provide 4.5 stops of stabilization? And what about the silent motors, how do those work?

In a video released earlier today, Nikon Asia decided to peel away the outer shell of its glass and show you, revealing the technology that makes a Nikkor Lens a Nikkor.

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It’s Official: A.I.s are Now Re-Writing History

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The other day I created a Google+ album of photos from our holiday in France. Google’s AutoAwesome algorithms applied some nice Instagram-like filters to some of them, and sent me emails to let me have a look at the results. But there was one AutoAwesome that I found peculiar. It was this one, labeled with the word “Smile!” in the corner, surrounded by little sparkle symbols.

It’s a nice picture, a sweet moment with my wife, taken by my father-in-law, in a Normandy bistro. There’s only one problem with it. This moment never happened. Read more…

New Imaging System Promises 12-Times More Color Sensitivity than a Traditional Sensor

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What’s the use of an image sensor that’s 12 times more color sensitive than the human eye? We’re not entirely sure, but thanks to a team of researchers at Universities of Granada, Spain and Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy you may someday get to try it out and find out for yourself.

Researchers at those two universities are using “Transverse Field Detector” technology to distinguish 36 individual color channels without any need for a filter, making it 12-times more color sensitive than standard Red/Green/Blue sensors and the human eye both. Read more…

New Lens Technology Could Bring Optical Zoom to Even the Thinnest Smartphones by 2016

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Smartphone cameras have improved exponentially since their introduction to the world, but one company still believes there’s plenty of room for improvement. That company is DynaOptics and their latest tech is promising to pack optical zoom into more smartphones without adding any bulk to the phones at all. Read more…

Here’s a Glimpse at How Sony’s New ‘4D’ Autofocus Technology Looks and Feels

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At Photokina 2014, Sony is a showing off its new autofocus technology called “4D Focus.” It’s an AF system that blankets the scene with a wide coverage area and can rapidly focus on subjects while predicting their movements over time.
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Here’s How iPhone Thermal Cameras Can Be Used to Steal Your Pin Codes

There are a lot of great, fun, and interesting things people can do with an iPhone and that FLIR ‘predator vision’ infrared camera case we told you about at the beginning of this year. But, as it turns out, there is also a very bad thing people can do.

Using just an iPhone and the Thermal camera case, people can actually steal your PIN codes, be that for an ATM or that keypad on your car or garage door. Read more…

This is How Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Creates Such Silky Smooth Footage

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Instagram only just released Hyperlapse earlier this week, and already it’s amassed a cult-like following thanks to its dead-simple interface and amazing results.

But, as simple as the interface may be and as impressive as the results are, what happens between when the app is opened and the final hyperlapse actually involves a lot of incredibly technology at work. Read more…

Your Future Camera Might Be Powered by Hemp

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In an interesting development in the world of batteries, researchers have discovered and demonstrated a way to make extremely efficient carbon electrodes by heating up the fibers of hemp in a two-step method.

The resulting carbon electrodes hold as much energy as the super-material graphene, are more durable in extreme temperatures, and come at a much lower cost — pretty much the ideal material to make batteries out of. Read more…