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Canon's showing off a full-frame sensor that can see stars and turn moonlight into daylight .
To get a well-defined picture of stars, a photographer usually has to do one of two things: take a long exposure of a second or more; or crank up the camera’s sensitivity to a level that adds noise and distortion to the image. Today, Canon is teasing a full-frame (35mm-film-size) camera sensor that can not just capture photos in extreme low light, but video, too. The above clip was recorded in real time with nothing but starlight.
This next image show two video captures of the same scene, one without the new sensor's improved sensitivity and one with. The only illumination is moonlight:
Canon’s DSLR cameras are known for their low-light performance — it's one of the reasons so many filmmakers use the 5D series in addition to, and sometimes in lieu of, pro-grade video cameras. But this is something different and more specialized: “The newly developed CMOS sensor features pixels measuring 19 microns square in size, which is more than 7.5-times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor incorporated in Canon's top-of-the-line EOS-1D X and other digital SLR cameras,” says Canon, which means the total resolution of its images is likely much lower than a regular full-frame DSLR. Canon says that the first generation of this tech will likely be used in non-consumer applications, such as surveillance and “astronomical and natural observation.”
It's worth watching the whole demo video, though, because the sensor's effect is profound. It basically pulls off night vision without screwing with image color. It's hyperreal:
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Apple has removed all its laptop computer and desktop computer systems from the EPEAT ecological rating system, consisting of older MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. According to iFixit, that just recently tore down a MacBook Pro and its retina screen, that’s most likely related to a design direction favoring smaller, lighter notebooks and longer battery life. Doing so needed them to glue the cells to the aluminum shell, making it impossible to recycle the instance and some other parts– iFixit could not pull the batteries out without spilling the (extremely dangerous) battery digestive tracts all over. Cupertino’s choice suggests that lots of federal agencies may not be able to get those products, since 95 percent of its electronics acquiring must adapt to the EPEAT requirement. On top of that, many enlightening institutions that need the accreditation would also require to choose out of Mac acquisitions, and also sizable companies like HSBC and Ford. Presently, iPhones and iPads are exempt from that certification, however thinking about recent advertisements from Apple particularly promoting its conformance to EPEAT, the company may have some ‘splaining to do.
[Picture credit: iFixit]
Question by The CLB: Will these Tablet PC’s like the Galaxy Tablet or the Xoom be able to be upgradeable?
In other words, if I purchase a tablet and put a cell carrier’s service on the tab, will I be able to get a newer better tablet in two years, just like I can do with my cell phone and get the two-year contract renewal rebates, and etc? How does that work?
Answer by Dfwteddybear
If you want a new one, you will have to buy it.
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Question by Lauren J: Do you HAVE to get the new xbox, to be able to use the kinect sensor adaptor thing?
People are saying you have to have the new xbox to work the kinect thing,
And people are saying you can use your old xbox.
Which is true?
Answer by Ray Robison
no the only difference is that with the old consoles you have to plug kinect into a wall outlet
with the new 360′s kinect draws power directly from the system
What do you think? Answer below!
First coins were too heavy so we moved to notes. Then notes were too numerous and we streamlined to credit cards. Now, your wealth can be literally contained within the palm of your hand. Japanese bank Ogaki Kyoritsu will soon start accepting palm authentication, allied to a PIN and date of birth verification, as enough proof of identity before releasing cash from ATMs.
Biometric identification methods are already commonplace in Japanese banks, but the novelty here is that Ogaki Kyoritsu will dispense with the need for a related credit card or bank book. Based in Gifu Prefecture, this is only a small regional bank, so we can consider its rollout of the new ATM system very much a pilot scheme. The plan is to install the new ATMs at 10…
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Able Planet reveals BT500 Bluetooth headset, NC1200 noise-cancelling headphones (first look and ears-on)
Looking for your next set of utilitarian headphones with a touch of aural-spice? While we were roaming the halls of CES, Able Planet (known for its hearing-aid-based Linx sound-clarifying technology) has given us a behind the scenes look some hand-built, pre-production models set to release later this year. Join us past the break for our overview and initial impressions. (Pro Tip: you’ll want to read-on if wireless or noise-cancelling headphones pique your interest.)
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Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20 and Brian X Chen has a great tick-tock detailing the initial fall – and continuing fall – of webOS. The interviews are quite telling, including a quote from Paul Mercer:
The most important line there is “the technology wasn’t there yet.” Considering a number of other OSes, including, most notably, WinPho 7, are able to do what webOS was supposed to do including social network contact control, status updates, and web-technologies-based UIs, I find this as a bit of a cop out.
The Pre came out in 2009 to much fanfare and was in a face-off against iOS and Android for most of its life cycle. The primary problems outlined in the article – lack of developer support, a speedy, nine-month build time, and general failures to secure key talent – sound like good excuses in retrospect but I think the lesson learned here is that Palm tried to play by start-up rules in an established game. Nine month programming jags to produce shipping code is fine when you’re doing a social network for goat lovers. It’s not so fine when you’re selling phones to a mass market.
I don’t miss webOS. Palm overshot and failed to convince a jaded public that it was worth switching. Palm died because the core audience – the “anything but iPhone crowd” – never received a clear, compelling reason to switch. Then HP bought it and, well, we all know what happened there.
In the end, Palm couldn’t build momentum or a product that worked. There are, oddly enough, still Pre fanboys out there who point to a great webOS open source renaissance but that’s about as likely as the average user caring enough about their Android phone to install Cyanogenmod: there is some impetus there, to be sure, but most people just want to check email, make calls, and buy a phone that will work for, at minimum, two years until the next big thing comes along.