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Real-Time Augmented Reality Equips Your Home with a Holodeck

I envy Spock in so many aspects of life that it’s almost sad. I said almost! His odd, yet charming pointed ears, his vast intelligence and superior brain, his hot piece of space tail (Uhura), even his uncanny resemblance to Leonard Nimoy. But perhaps most of all, I envy his use of the Enterprise’s Holodeck. Amazingly, the RT2 chara AR ...

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Inflatable Photo Studio

Every choice in life comes with positive and negative baggage. The good thing about the Inflatable Photo Studio is that you can mobilize your hobby and always have a portable spot to snap off a few B&W portraits of your favorite subject. And then, of course, there is the downside, which isn’t nearly as pleasant. The bad thing about dealing ...

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Swedish Chameleon Turns Your Canon DSLR Into a Multi-Purpose Monster

At first glance, I would have sworn this was some engine for a small motorcycle, but then I thought to myself, “Wait, engines don’t have lenses.” No, what I saw wasn’t an engine at all. This was some sort of camera. And a Canon DSLR at that. As it turns out, this is Swedish Chameleon’s way of compressing a whole ...

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Digitally Mapping the 600 Year History of Prague’s Old Town Square Clock Tower

Digital mapping is in a state of transition. It hasn’t really had a chance to become a part of the daily squeeze, but it’s at point where the brink of breaking its way into everyday life is a possibility. This presentation by mapping company The Macula demonstrates both the entertainment and technological merits of digital mapping. Displayed using digital mapping ...

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iPhone, HD Video Camcorder Launched Into Space with the Camera Rolling

Meet our two new national heroes. You might even have a pair of heroes living under your own roof. Luke Geissbuhler and his son (not the heroes) took an iPhone and an HD video camera (there they are!), enclosed in a Styrofoam block attached to a specially-designed weather balloon, and launched the devices 19 miles into the sky. As the ...

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Video Airbrushing: New Software Can Digitally Improve Physique of Actors

Airbrushing of celebrities was a hot button for a few years. Magazines were lambasted by blogs for their sometime extreme removal of girth from celebrities, models and public figures. Nowadays, airbrushing is more of a joke. An excuse to poke fun at the Photoshop disaster that many magazine covers have become. A new piece of software is bringing the airbrushing ...

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16 MP Cellphone Cameras Coming Soon

Typically, smartphone cellphone camera’s megapixel sensors range from somewhere between 5 MP to 8 MP, which is fine for most people, but is a burden for photographers who want to have one device to rule them all. Sony recently unveiled a 16.41 MP camera sensor designed for cellphones, the .58 inch back-illuminated Exmor R IMX081PQ CMOS sensor. The new camera ...

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Camera-Wielding Inflatable Giant Invades Tokyo

In a culture that’s been terrified by monsters like Godzilla and Mothra for decades, I’m not sure an inflatable giant was the best choice of advertising mediums for the people of Tokyo, Japan. Panasonic used a gigantic inflatable model of their celebrity spokeswoman, Ayase Haruka, wielding a Lumix FX700 larger than two humans, to convince/terrorize the people of Tokyo to ...

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Telescopic iPhone 4 Lens Shoots the Moon

Don’t get me wrong. The new 5 megapixels sensor of the iPhone 4 is a vast improvement over other iPhone models, but it just doesn’t do the trick for taking some of the detailed, intricate photos some of us enjoy taking. Japanese stargazer Jurilog decided that instead of using a DSLR camera, he wanted to use the iPhone 4 to ...

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