Tag: Cameras

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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How Royal Caribbean is using computer vision to track crowds at dining destinations

Royal Carribean’s Spectrum of The Seas — the third-largest class of cruise ship in the world by gross tonnage — can accommodate over 6,000 people and 2,500 crewmembers during its nine-night Asia voyages. That’s a lot of mouths to feed, particularly mornings prior to port, when throngs of passengers nab breakfast before deboarding. So how […]

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Why 2,000 Speed Cameras Are Coming to N.Y.C. Streets

Weather: Mostly sunny, but carry an umbrella: There is a slight chance of showers, and thunderstorms are possible. The high will be near 87. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Thursday, the Fourth of July. ImageCreditJames Estrin/The New York Times Racing to beat the light? Think you can speed by a school now that classes are […]

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2,000 Cameras Will Be Watching How You Drive in New York City

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Cameras have stood guard outside New York City schools for years to keep children safe from speeding cars. City officials say they have led to fewer injuries and crashes. Now the city is sharply expanding the use of such […]

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Smile, Your City Is Watching You

Walking through the streets of New York City, you can feel the thrill of being lost in the crowd. As throngs of people filter past, each going about their days, it seems possible to blend in without being noticed. But as municipalities and companies pursue the dream of “smart cities,” creating hyper-connected urban spaces designed […]

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A Major Police Body Cam Company Just Banned Facial Recognition

Axon, the company that supplies 47 out of the 69 largest police agencies in the United States with body cameras and software, announced Thursday that it will ban the use of facial recognition systems on its devices. “Face recognition technology is not currently reliable enough to ethically justify its use,” the company’s independent ethics board […]

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Giant Squid, Phantom of the Deep, Reappears on Video

Edie Widder was eating lunch in the mess hall of the Research Vessel Point Sur on Tuesday when her colleague Nathan J. Robinson dashed in. He didn’t have to say anything — in fact, he wasn’t yet quite able to say anything. She ran from the table, made certain by his flailing arms and the […]

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HTC redesigns Vive Cosmos with 6 inside-out tracking cameras

We already knew that HTC was seeding developers with new information on its premium tethered consumer PC headset Vive Cosmos ahead of a third-quarter 2019 launch, but no one realized that the version shown at CES this January wasn’t the final design. Today, HTC’s Facebook page revealed a “fresh off the line” version of Cosmos that looks […]

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To Map a Coral Reef, Peel Back the Seawater

Coral reefs comprise just 1 percent of the ocean floor yet they are home to 25 percent of the world’s marine fish, a growing source of protein for people. But reefs are imperiled by a range of threats including warming waters, acidifying seas, destructive fishing methods, and agricultural and other runoff. Moreover, scientists have only […]

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Texas Is Latest State to Pump the Brakes on Red-Light Cameras

On a recent morning in May, Carlos Barrientos drove up to a Belt Line Road intersection on his way to work in Grand Prairie, Tex. His breakfast sandwich, sports drink, backpack and papers were arranged around him and on the seats, so Mr. Barrientos, 23, tried to avoid making sudden moves. Suddenly a yellow traffic […]

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