Tag: Cameras

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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The Day the Cameras Came

They emerged in profusion seemingly overnight, like mushrooms after a good rain — if mushrooms could grow upside down. From ceiling tiles. And monitor your every movement. When the security cameras first appeared in the newsroom of The Times not long ago, it was natural to assume the worst. “They” were onto us: Someone had […]

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Why would you want a $10k camera with 100 megapixels anyway?

Today, Fujifilm officially announced its GFX 100 medium format digital camera. While it has a number of impressive stats ranging from its 3.37-pound heft to its $10,000 price tag (which makes it cheap compared to its competition), none eclipse the fact that it has a 102-megapixel imaging sensor inside. While there are certainly higher-resolution cameras […]

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