Grilled cheese with a tech twist in San Francisco
(AP) -- Jonathan Kaplan made it easy for consumers to shoot cheesy home movies when he founded the company behind the Flip Video camcorder. Now, he's hoping to popularize something cheesier - and gooier - ...
With human behind wheel, Google's self-driving car crashes
Google Inc.'s quest to popularize cars that drive themselves seemed to hit a roadblock Friday when news emerged that one of the automated vehicles was in an accident. But in an ironic twist, the company is saying that the ...
Teaching robots to identify human activities
(PhysOrg.com) -- If we someday live in "smart houses" or have personal robots to help around the home and office, they will need to be aware of what humans are doing. You don't remind grandpa to take his arthritis ...
UrtheCast to show live HD video of Earth from space (w/ video)
World's first 'live' video feed of Earth from space
(PhysOrg.com) -- The world's first high definition streaming video camera to be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) has been announced by David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science ...
Kodak wins round in patent dispute with Apple
(AP) -- Shares of Eastman Kodak Co. shot higher Friday after a judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission rejected Apple Inc.'s digital-camera patent claims against the photography pioneer.
Practice can make search-and-rescue robot operators more accurate
Urban search and rescue (USAR) task forces are essential for locating, stabilizing, and extricating people who become trapped in confined spaces following a catastrophic event. Sometimes the search area is too unstable for ...
Pico projector used in eye based video gaming system
Wireless webcam is easy to use, hard to beat
I've been a fan of live webcams since I discovered them online years ago. I've also always wanted to set up my own camera, but it's not an easy undertaking.
Cisco plans to shut its Flip camcorder business
(AP) -- Cisco Systems Inc., one of the titans of the technology industry, on Tuesday said it is killing the Flip Video, the most popular video camera in the U.S., just two years after it bought the startup ...
Motion-capture helping reveal how kangaroos hop
Computer scientists develop smart, less obtrusive tracking system
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University at Buffalo and Amrita University in India have developed the framework for a smart environment that can track people's whereabouts without the use of invasive technologies such ...
Robot hummingbird passes flight tests (w/ Video)
Surf's up: New research provides precise way to monitor ocean wave behavior, shore impacts
Engineers have created a new type of "stereo vision" to use in studying ocean waves as they pound against the shore, providing a better way to understand and monitor this violent, ever-changing environment.