Tag: Camera+

Apple’s latest privacy issues show we need ‘now recording’ lights

When Apple released its first iSight webcam in 2003, the most notable design elements were its industrial aluminum tube housing and giant glass lens — iconic elements that completely disappeared when tinier iSights (later renamed FaceTime cameras) were built directly into later Macintosh computers. But one element that remained a part of every Mac camera […]

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Oscar the AI trash sorter can be a real grouch

Oscar is a trash-sorting system with a 32-inch display and AI-powered camera that recognizes the items in your hand and tells you how to properly dispose of them. Approach with a Thai noodle box, for example, and it will tell you to throw the remaining food into compost and put the box in the trash. […]

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Apple reportedly plans 3-camera iPhone XS Max and 2-camera iPhone XR sequels

Faced with softer than expected sales of 2018’s flagship iPhones, Apple will apparently try again in 2019 by augmenting two of the models with new camera systems — a decision that might increase the appeal of the iPhone XR’s and iPhone XS Max’s successors. That’s according to a Wall Street Journal report this morning, citing […]

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2019 iPhone XS Max Successor to Feature Triple-Camera Setup, iPhone XR to Get Dual-Camera

A new WSJ report claims that Apple will again be unveiling three new iPhones this year. The company plans to add a triple-camera setup to the high-end iPhone XS Max successor, with the iPhone XS and iPhone XR successors featuring a dual-camera setup. Right now, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max feature a dual-camera […]

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Simtoo’s SimCam is an AI security camera that doesn’t require a subscription

Shenzhen-based Simtoo is best known for its foldable, crowdfunded portable selfie drones, but the company’s branching into new markets this year. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it revealed the SimCam, an IP65-rated waterproof home security camera that taps an artificial intelligence (AI) to follow track folks within view. On its face, the […]

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Ooma’s Smart Cam can record without an internet connection

Fifteen years ago, San Francisco’s Ooma launched its first product: a voice-over-IP phone that allowed users to place calls over other Ooma users’ landlines. Telecommunications remains Ooma’s bread and butter, but its acquisition of Butterfleye in December 2017 marked its foray into home security. It launched Ooma Home Monitoring — a system that allows users […]

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TrailGuard uses machine learning to curb African elephant poaching

Elephants could be extinct by the end of the next decade. Soberingly, an estimated 100 African forest elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat, and body parts; the world’s population drops by one animal every 15 minutes. At the current rate, within the next 10 years, the remaining 100,000 elephants alive today […]

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Apple reportedly bought Silk Labs, a maker of privacy-focused AI for devices

Most AI processing for mobile devices is currently handled by cloud servers, enabling companies such as Google and Amazon to monitor users’ requests as they come in. But privacy-focused Apple has been working on ways to build AI directly into its devices and has acquired a small company called Silk Labs to aid its efforts, […]

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Panasonic World’s First Organic 8K Sensor

At Inter Bee 2018, Panasonic is introducing the first camera equipped with an “Organic” 8K sensor (36M pixel, 60 FPS), which should push the light sensitivity and dynamic range farther than existing CMOS sensors. Ubergizmo spotted this technology back in 2013 when the research was first announced, and products should arrive onto the market in […]

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iPhone XS Owners Annoyed with Beauty Filter Effect Applied on Selfies Taken from Front Camera

Apple has made massive improvements to the iPhone XS camera in terms of both hardware and software. While the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max feature a larger sensor with bigger pixels, they also come with an improved processing algorithm for improved details, contrast, and dynamic range. However, a processing change on Apple’s behalf particularly […]

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