Tag: Cameras

NASA Finds India’s Vikram Moon Lander Crash Site, With Amateur’s Help

NASA has found pieces of Vikram, a small spacecraft that India attempted to land on the moon in September. They did it with the help of an engineer from India who scoured the lunar surface in his spare time. Vikram was part of India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon, which launched in July. If the […]

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Australia Introduces Phone Detection Cameras for Roads

<img data-attachment-id="1700158" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_548703073.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="distracted driving dumb guy with phone" data-image-description=" pathdoc/shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_548703073-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_548703073-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1700158″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_548703073-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_548703073-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_548703073-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_548703073-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_548703073-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_548703073-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/shutterstock_548703073.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Australia put up the first phone-detecting cameras in New South Wales over the weekend. […]

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A Big Screen to Sift Through Recruits

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Theodore Kim, director of newsroom fellowships and internships, discussed the tech he’s using. What are your most important tech tools for doing your work and finding people to recruit? There’s lots of interest in working at The Times, and […]

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A Paranoid Guide to Fighting the ‘Bugging Epidemic’

People worry that Big Brother and Big Tech are invading their privacy. But a more immediate concern may be the guy next door or a shifty co-worker. A growing array of so-called smart surveillance products have made it easy to secretly live-stream or record what other people are saying or doing. Consumer spending on surveillance […]

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This Elusive Creature Wasn’t Seen for Nearly 30 Years. Then It Appeared on Camera.

The illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam has depleted some forests so drastically that scientists call the result “empty forest syndrome,” where almost nothing sings or crawls or rustles the branches. “There’s a beautiful, vibrant tropical forest around you, but no animals in it,” said Andrew Tilker, a scientist with Global Wildlife Conservation and doctoral student […]

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Every Photo Tells a Story. His Spoke Volumes.

ImageWaiting for the “All aboard” on a platform at Pennsylvania Station. March 17, 1955.Credit…Sam Falk/The New York Times “To tell the story, completely and instantly,” was how Sam Falk described his mission as a photographer. A staff photographer at The New York Times from 1925 to 1969 — a turbulent and transformative era in American […]

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Staring Into the Soul of the Catskills Through a Pinhole

PALENVILLE, N.Y. — Sometime last summer, a rectangular tent appeared in the woods off a trail in the Catskills. Sheathed in plastic and cordoned off with yellow caution tape, it looked more like a crime scene than a camp site. But if anyone dared approach it, one small clue gave away its real function: a […]

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Motoring Journalist Prosecuted for Speeding in Video

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Dash Cams That Can Back You Up in an Accident

When you can’t rely on people to tell what happened after a crash, a dash cam may be your only good backup. “My client says he had a green light while driving through an intersection,” said Ben Schwartz, a personal injury attorney. “But another driver, who came through the same intersection and struck him, claims […]

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Pixel 4 Review: Google Needs to Do More to Stand Out

Google’s new Pixel 4 phones will reach stores this week. Apple’s new iPhone 11s debuted last month. The question is: Will you be able to tell the difference between the smartphones? It used to be easy to distinguish them. While the Pixel’s hardware features were never as impressive as those of other high-end devices, Google […]

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When You Take a Great Photo, Thank the Algorithm in Your Phone

Not too long ago, tech giants like Apple and Samsung raved about the number of megapixels they were cramming into smartphone cameras to make photos look clearer. Nowadays, all the handset makers are shifting focus to the algorithms, artificial intelligence and special sensors that are working together to make our photos look more impressive. What […]

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Stephon Clark’s Sons Reach $2.4 Million Settlement Over Police Killing

The family of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was shot seven times by Sacramento police officers last year and whose death prompted California to change its use-of-force law, reached a $2.4 million settlement this week with the capital city, court filings show. The money will go to Mr. Clark’s two sons, ages 2 […]

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Hong Kong Takes Symbolic Stand Against China’s High-Tech Controls

HONG KONG — There’s no sign to mark it. But when travelers from Hong Kong cross into Shenzhen in mainland China, they reach a digital cutoff point. On the Hong Kong side, the internet is open and unfettered. On the China side, connections wither behind filters and censors that block foreign websites and scrub social […]

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IPhone 11 and 11 Pro Review: Thinking Differently in the Golden Age of Smartphones

Over more than a decade of writing about technology, reviewing a new iPhone has long been one of my simplest assignments. Year after year, the formula was this: I tested the most important new features of Apple’s latest smartphone and assessed whether they were useful. Assuming the newest iPhone worked well, my advice was generally […]

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Real-Time Surveillance Will Test the British Tolerance for Cameras

CARDIFF, Wales — A few hours before a recent Wales-Ireland rugby match in Cardiff, amid throngs of fans dressed in team colors of red and green, and sidewalk merchants selling scarves and flags, police officers popped out of a white van. The officers stopped a man carrying a large Starbucks coffee, asked him a series […]

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Hospitals Should Replace Infection-Prone Scopes With Safer Models, F.D.A. Says

Companies that make reusable, snakelike cameras to examine patients internally should begin making disposable versions, because the current models cannot be properly sterilized and have spread infections from one patient to another, the Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday. In the meantime, hospitals that use the instruments, called duodenoscopes, should start to transition to […]

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YouTuber’s Surprise Discovery Gives Parents Last Look at Son They Lost

For two years, Robin McCrear wondered what happened to the last video footage her son recorded before he died. Her son, Richard Lee Ragland III, 22, drowned in June 2017 near a waterfall in Foster Falls State Park in Tennessee, she said. It was a devastating loss for Ms. McCrear, 51, who described her son […]

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iPhone 11 Pro may feature shatter-resistant body, live video editing, and AMX chip

Apple’s upcoming update to the iPhone XS might not be beautiful, but it’s going to pack more significant internal and external improvements than previously expected, Bloomberg reported this morning. Expected to be called the iPhone 11 Pro, the new model is said to feature shatter-resistant glass and improved waterproofing on the outside, as well as […]

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Security Researchers Find Several Bugs in Nest Security Cameras

Hackers could have logged into your Nest Cam IQ Indoor and watch whatever was happening in your home by taking advantage of a vulnerability found by security researchers. The hackers could have also prevented you from using the camera, or use access to it to break into your home network. Nest Cam IQ is the […]

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TriEye raises $2 million more for cameras that can see in the dark

TriEye, an Israel-based semiconductor company pioneering short wave infrared (SWIR) imaging technology for adverse weather and nighttime conditions, today announced that it’s expanded its series A round from $17 million to $19 million with an investment from Porsche. CEO Avi Bakal says that the newfound funds, which bring the startup’s total raised to date to […]

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How Bodycams Distort Real Life

“You’re going to kill me.” It’s chilling to hear Tony Timpa’s words on a Dallas police officer’s bodycam recording because he was right. A few minutes after Mr. Timpa, 32, pleaded with the police for his life, it was over and his corpse was loaded into the back of an ambulance. The bodycam footage shows […]

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A Rookie Police Officer’s Gunshot, Intended for a Dog, Kills a Texas Woman

A woman was accidentally shot and killed Thursday in Texas by a rookie Arlington police officer whose bullets were intended for her loose dog, the police said, an episode caught on the officer’s body camera. The victim of the shooting, which happened around 5:20 p.m. near a shopping center in the Dallas suburb, was identified […]

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In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons

HONG KONG — The police officers wrestled with Colin Cheung in an unmarked car. They needed his face. They grabbed his jaw to force his head in front of his iPhone. They slapped his face. They shouted, “Wake up!” They pried open his eyes. It all failed: Mr. Cheung had disabled his phone’s facial-recognition login […]

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