Tag Archives: camera

Digesting Duck Takes Magical Images

Taeyoon Choi is a tourist from South Korea who is tired of the monotony of photography. He asks the question, “Why is there no camera that takes photographs on its own?” So he devised a way to separate the camera from a human operator. Using French inventor Jacques de Vauncanson’s Mechanical Digesting duck, Choi has turned it into his own ...

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360 Degree Camera Prototype By Olympus

Olympus Japan today announced the development of the worlds first 360 degree lens and camera prototype. With a vertical coverage of 180 degrees this camera is a boon to surveillance systems everywhere. This camera won’t miss a thing as it can cover every possible angle so long as the room isn’t too asymmetrical. No word from Olympus if the prototype ...

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The Image Fulgurator

How this device isn’t an April Fool’s joke is beyond me. Yeah, it’s that awesome. Created by Julius von Bismarck, the Image Fulgurator can remotely insert images into other people’s photographs. Through a complex setup involving a 35mm camera and light, you can aim the device at the scenery someone is photographing and a light sensor will insert your image ...

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What Does A Camera See?

New spy cam software has been compared to scramble suits worn by narcotics officers in Philip K Dick’s novel/movie A Scanner Darkly. No one wants their own mug shown in some criminal surveillance video simply because you became an anecdote for “the wrong place at the wrong time.” With this new software, faces will be blurred and encrypted; protecting the ...

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No Keys Needed On This Glass Keyboard

This glass surface with the form of keys etched in it is the latest project from designer Kong Fanwen. Using a motion capture camera mounted at the top, it tracks your finger motion and translates it to the computer as if you were typing on any normal keyboard. The No-key Keyboard is the sleekest looking keyboard we’ve seen in awhile ...

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Just When You Thought That iPhone 3G Was Hot…

If there’s a company out there that can take on Apple, it’s either Nokia or Sony-Ericsson. The latter company will be coming out with a sleek little cellphone called the C905 in Q4 of this year. It’ll have a really nice QVGA screen, support MS Exchange just like the iPhone 3G, Bluetooth, Xenon flash and some other crap. It sounds ...

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Eye-Fi Phones Home Stolen Cameras

Since purchasing a DSLR last year, my major problem hasn’t been related to having a good time, but rather endlessly worrying if my camera will be lost, stolen or broken. I haven’t had a chance to use the Eye-Fi wireless SD card yet, but I’ve heard plenty of good things. Now I have another reason to pick one up: security. ...

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‘Real-Time’ 3D Image Rendering System

Japanese researchers have devised a prototype that renders 3D images by using pictures taken by 64 cameras placed on an 8 x 8 grid. The 3D display is comprised of a small assortment of shapes and colors. The images taken by the cameras look three-dimensional to the naked eye and researchers say it’s, “almost real time.” By taking 60 angled ...

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Spy Glasses Are The Real Deal

Filming people doing silly sings is much easier when your camera is hidden secretly in the arms of your sunglasses. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to spend $402 on these suave spy sunglasses so you can be the next Ethan Hunt. A simple button push is all it takes to switch the view that you wish ...

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Sorry Prepubescent 20-Year Olds, No Smoke Break For You

A Japanese company called Fujitaka has introduced a “Child Check System” for cigarette vending machines that uses facial recognition. It then compares the face with 100,000 faces in the vending machines database after taking a digital photograph of the consumer. The legal smoking age in Japan is 20, so if you just so happen to be a 13-year old looking ...

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