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Home security cameras

This will make you never want to use a home security camera again

March 31st, 2021

Not only is there a good chance that Chinese authorities are watching citizens at any given moment in the country, where surveillance is so pervasive that it’s given rise to a social credit scoring system there. But hackers are also apparently getting creepier than ever, thanks to the sale of footage from home security cameras …

Security cameras hacked

Hackers just pulled off one of the most mind-boggling hacks of 2021 so far

March 11th, 2021

The Silicon Valley security startup Verkada which suffered a major security breach that was disclosed a few days ago — in which hackers were able to compromise more than 150,000 security cameras that connected to everything from gyms, jails, schools, hospitals, and Tesla factories — said on Wednesday that it now has everything back under …

Slo-Mo Video

Next year’s smartphones will have much better video capture

June 3rd, 2016

Slo-mo video capture has become a staple feature on high-end smartphones in the past few years. But even though 120fps slo-mo is a good start, all the current image sensors can only capture footage at 720p, which isn’t really good enough for the modern HD world. Luckily, new sensors starting to enter production are going …

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This is a very wrong way to clean an expensive camera

September 1st, 2015

Late last week, photographer Ryan Heywood posted an utterly strange video to YouTube that defies explanation. Titled “How to clean expensive camera gear”, the video shows Heywood running a Red Epic Dragon 6k, Canon 1DX, and some L series lenses through some water. It also shows him smothering the aforementioned equipment in sand.

ITC ruling clears HTC in patent case with former Apple subsidiary

November 30th, 2011

The International Trade Commission has ruled that camera technology used in HTC devices does not infringe on patents registered to former Apple subsidiary FlashPoint Technology. HTC is currently locked up in a number of patent spats, and the Taiwan-based company most recently was found to be infringing on a patent owned by IPCom. That ruling …

Front, rear iPad 2 cameras reaffirmed by new report

December 10th, 2010

A new report Friday cites news from component suppliers in claiming Apple’s next-generation iPad tablet will include front and rear-facing cameras. The report reaffirms rumors that have existed since the summer, shortly after Apple introduced FaceTime alongside the iPhone 4. FaceTime, which is now supported by the iPhone 4 and Apple’s most recent iPod touch …

BendDesk is a curved multitouch workspace, and we’re in love

November 27th, 2010

The BendDesk is a new multitouch workspace created by the talented minds at The Media Computing Group, and it’s absolutely incredible-looking. It’s a fully curved display that looks to form a 90 degree bend and makes use of two projectors, 3 cameras, and loads of IR lights to view and track up to 10 touch …