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  • Say goodbye to your camera bump: Miniaturized optics through new counterpart to lens

    06/10/2021 9:51:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 6/10/2021 | University of Ottawa
    Operating principle of a spaceplate. a, A spaceplate can compress a propagation length of deff into a thickness d. For example, a beam incident on the spaceplate at angle θ will emerge at that same angle and be transversely translated by length w (resulting in a lateral beam shift ?x), just as it would for deff of free space. b, Adding a spaceplate to an imaging system such as a standard camera (top) will shorten the camera (center). An ultrathin monolithic imaging system can be formed by integrating a metalens and a spaceplate directly on a sensor (bottom). Can you...
  • The End of a 40-Year Love Affair: Saying Goodbye to Nikon

    06/10/2021 6:14:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/10/2021 | Stephen Green
    Don’t fret, my brother and sister Nikon shooters — our favorite brand isn’t going anywhere.Not yet, anyway.But the writing is on the wall, and this 40-year Nikon shooter just put all his gear on eBay to finance the move to former nemesis, Canon.This was a sad decision to make, but ultimately an easy one.Let’s look at the former first.Dad was the kind of man who thought what every 12-year-old boy (or at least his 12-year-old boy) needed for Christmas was a Nikon.That was 1981. Just a few months shy of 40 years ago.I was nearly floored when I took the...
  • Trapped Spider Flinches When California Woman Taps Phone Screen To Focus

    06/04/2021 7:16:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Item Fix ^ | 06/04/21
    Annette shows the spider she found in her garage that she trapped inside a glass jar. Her friend has her phone camera out and pointed at the spider. They find out that every time Annette's friend taps the phone screen to focus, the spider inside the jar moves and flinches like she is directly touching it in this creepy clip from Riverside, California on May 27. https://youtu.be/rheEifSjmOY
  • MTA pulls security cameras from NYC subway train due to vendor’s ties to Chinese facial recognition company

    04/23/2021 9:14:19 AM PDT · by Salman · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | APR 22, 2021 | CLAYTON GUSE
    The MTA on Thursday abruptly halted a program to test new security cameras on subway cars — a day after the Daily News raised questions about the ties the company providing the technology has to a Chinese firm that specializes in facial recognition technology. Transit managers last week sent a memo to subway crews alerting them of new video cameras installed on a four-car G line train. The new tech is part of a years-long effort by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to improve security and put more eyes underground. The test program installed four cameras in each of the cars,...
  • Biden wins 98% of one batch of 23,487 votes in Georgia during #Suitcasegate

    12/04/2020 8:03:27 AM PST · by Right2Rights · 26 replies
    electionwizard.com ^ | 12/4/2020 | the wizard
    A video has surfaced showing that at 12:18 AM ET on November 4, 98 percent of one batch of 23,487 votes all went for Biden in Georgia. This is statistically unlikely.
  • Suspects remain on the loose after brazen daytime robbery Tuesday in East Honolulu

    12/02/2020 10:33:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    KHON2.TV ^ | December 2, 2020 | Manolo Morales
    HONOLULU (KHON2) -- A home invasion robbery on Waialae Iki ridge in East Honolulu has left neighbors shaken. HPD says the victims are a husband and wife in their 70's. They were bound with tape while the suspects looted their home. Police are asking residents to take extra precautions, even when at home. It happened Tuesday afternoon just before five o’clock. HPD says there were two male suspects. One had a gun, the other had a knife. Sources say they were able to get in through a bedroom window. Sources say the 76-year-old man who lives in the house on...
  • The ethical questions that haunt facial-recognition research

    11/20/2020 8:57:04 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Nature ^ | 18 Nov, 2020 | Richard Van Noorden
    In September 2019, four researchers wrote to the publisher Wiley to “respectfully ask” that it immediately retract a scientific paper. The study, published in 2018, had trained algorithms to distinguish faces of Uyghur people, a predominantly Muslim minority ethnic group in China, from those of Korean and Tibetan ethnicity1. China had already been internationally condemned for its heavy surveillance and mass detentions of Uyghurs in camps in the northwestern province of Xinjiang — which the government says are re-education centres aimed at quelling a terrorist movement. According to media reports, authorities in Xinjiang have used surveillance cameras equipped with software...
  • State court allows spy operations by police using license plate readers

    10/25/2020 3:22:22 AM PDT · by ptsal · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 24-Oct-2020 | WND Staff
    The Rutherford Institute is calling a decision by the Virginia Supreme Court to give police departments unrestricted use of Automated License Plate Readers to gather data statewide about residents a "blow to privacy." The legal team had asked the court to decide in its Fairfax County Police Department v. Neal case that the use of the computerized spy programs violated a state law restricting government collection of personal information.
  • Anyone Have Experience Using A Browning Trail Cam As A Home Security Camera?

    09/11/2020 6:37:03 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 34 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | September 11, 2020 | Self
    Looking at the Strike Force Extreme with a steel cover as I want a low profile discreet setup attached to the top of our yard gate which is 6 feet in height. (Link and URL are to the Browning Strike Force shown on Amazon.) Adjacent property owner is trespassing in our front yard and deliberately destroying our lawn along his driveway, extending out to five feet of our lawn. This was suggested to me by a sergeant major with the county sheriff's office. He said to install a camera because their experience was its presence would alter this person's behavior...
  • Officers' body camera video in George Floyd case released to public

    08/10/2020 10:17:14 AM PDT · by Slainte · 39 replies
    KSTP TV ^ | 08/10/2020 | KSTP
    Copies of the body camera video of former Minneapolis police officers arresting George Floyd were released Monday morning. The excerpts of the videos are from the time immediately before, during and after the detainment and death of Floyd, who died in police custody on Memorial Day. The videos are from the body cameras of former officers Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng.
  • Ahmaud Arbery on body camera video

    05/19/2020 5:35:36 AM PDT · by bort · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 18, 2020 | Sam Levine & Oliver Laughland
    "Police attempted to use a Taser on Ahmaud Arbery . . ."
  • Wired security system???

    04/28/2020 1:44:56 PM PDT · by oldasrocks · 34 replies
    I am trying to set up a security camera for the front gate. I need to hard wire it because out net goes down often out here in the country. NO company I can find can reach over 70 ft hard wired and I need 700 ft. All I want is a camera with IR back to a monitor in the house. All aside fences are protected with a thick stand of blackberries. Does anyone have any ideas on how to do this?
  • Uber plans to start audio-recording rides in the U.S. for safety

    11/20/2019 7:53:41 PM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 20 Nov 2019 | Faiz Siddiqui
    Uber plans to record audio during rides in the United States as part of a new security feature, in its latest push to protect riders and drivers amid rising safety concerns. The feature, which is first to be piloted in some Latin American cities next month, allows users to opt in to activate an audio recording on any trip or all trips, according to internal communications viewed by The Washington Post and confirmed by Uber. In markets where it’s available, users would probably be given a blanket warning that trips are subject to recording — and that the feature will...
  • Police can keep Ring camera video forever and share with whomever they’d like, Amazon tells senator

    11/20/2019 7:01:26 PM PST · by Theoria · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 19 Nov 2019 | Drew Harwell
    Police officers who download videos captured by homeowners’ Ring doorbell cameras can keep them forever and share them with whomever they’d like without providing evidence of a crime, the Amazon-owned firm told a lawmaker this month. More than 600 police forces across the country have entered into partnerships with the camera giant, allowing them to quickly request and download video recorded by Ring’s motion-detecting, Internet-connected cameras inside and around Americans’ homes. The company says that the videos can be a critical tool in helping law enforcement investigate crimes such as trespassing, burglary and package theft, and that homeowners are free...
  • ILLINOIS RED-LIGHT CAMERAS HAVE COLLECTED MORE THAN $1B FROM DRIVERS SINCE 2008

    10/15/2019 12:41:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | 10/15/2019 | Austin Berg, Ben Szalinski, Tivas Gupta
    Illinois local governments generated more than $1 billion in red-light camera revenue from 2008 to 2018.. Each red-light camera ticket in Illinois costs drivers up to $100.. Chicago has long been a poster child for red-light camera abuse. The city is home to the nation’s highest count of red-light cameras, a former high-ranking transportation official serving jail time for taking bribes from a red-light camera company, and a pricey settlement for drivers who a judge ruled did not receive proper notifications in the ticketing process. ... smaller local governments outside the city have installed almost as many red-light cameras as...
  • China's new 'super camera' can instantly pinpoint specific targets among tens of thousands of people

    09/27/2019 3:39:10 AM PDT · by cba123 · 27 replies
    Abc Australia ^ | Thursday at 2:33 | Tracey Shelton
    Scientists have unveiled a 500 megapixel cloud camera system in China that they say is capable of capturing the facial details of each individual in a crowd of tens of thousands of people, raising fears facial recognition monitoring could soon reach a new level. (Please see full article at the link)
  • Facebook Wants to Put a Camera in Your Living Room

    09/20/2019 7:30:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/20/2019 | Rich Demuro
    Facebook has new devices to help you video chat from your couch! Smart speakers are popular these days but Facebook says they’re missing a key feature – the ability to video chat! The company’s new line of gadgets called Portal look like picture frames but let you make video calls, too! There’s even a model that sits on top of your TV so you can video chat from the couch. Portal TV. This device sits on top of your TV and lets you video chat from the most comfortable seat in the house: your couch. It’s much more relaxing than...
  • Google's Got A New Face-Tracking Camera For Your Home

    09/09/2019 1:46:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/09/19 | Ry Crist
    It's no longer just always-listening microphones -- Google's new Nest Hub Max smart display adds a camera that's always scanning for faces.Google Home and Nest Hub gadgets already feature microphones that are always listening for the words that wake up the Assistant ("OK, Google" or "Hey, Google"). Now, the search giant's newest gadget for your home, the Nest Hub Max smart display, adds in a camera that's always watching for a familiar face.Google calls the feature Face Match, and it uses facial recognition technology to remember what you look like. After that, you can tap on the screen to see...
  • The Camera That Went To The Moon And Changed How We See It

    07/13/2019 7:50:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | July 13, 2019 | Scott Neuman
    In the summer of 1962, Walter Schirra — who would soon become America's third man to orbit the Earth — walked into a Houston photo supply shop looking for a camera he could take into space. He came out with a Hasselblad 500C, a high-end Swedish import that had been recommended to him by photographers from Life and National Geographic. "He was sort of an amateur photographer," Jennifer Levasseur, a curator in charge of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum's astronaut cameras, says of Schirra. "Somewhere along the line, the decision was made that he could select what camera...
  • Photojournalist shot by deputy settles lawsuit with Clark County

    05/06/2019 3:27:27 PM PDT · by MeganC · 14 replies
    Springfield News-Sun (OHIO) ^ | May 3, 2019 | Parker Perry
    Andrew Grimm and the county have settled a lawsuit he and KBA News filed in late 2017 after Grimm was shot by a Clark County deputy. *** Grimm, a former photographer for the New Carlisle News, was shot by Shaw on Sept. 4 on Main Street in New Carlisle while preparing to take photos of the deputy at a traffic stop.