Samsung's New CMOS Imagers Offer High-Performance, HD Capable Solutions for Mobile Phones
Samsung Electronics today announced that it has developed two new CMOS image sensors - the S5K4E2 and the S5K5CA - for the mobile phone market. Designers and manufacturers of high-end smart phones and slim mobile handsets ...
New search technique for images and videos has broad applications
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have developed a powerful new approach to a fundamental problem in computer vision: how to program a computer to recognize or categorize ...
Seeing things: Researchers teach computers to recognize objects
(PhysOrg.com) -- If computers could recognize objects, they could automatically search through hours of video footage for a particular two-minute scene. A tourist strolling down a street in a strange city ...
Leading Companies Form Mobile HD Interface Working Group to Drive Industry Standard
Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Silicon Image, Sony and Toshiba today announced the formation of a Mobile High-Definition Interface Working Group that intends to create an industry standard for an audio/video interface to connect ...
New 3-D sensors coming soon to computers, cameras, other gadgets
In the science fiction movie "Minority Report," set 50 years in the future, Tom Cruise's character interacts with a computer display by moving his hands in front of it.
Sound imaging: clever acoustics help blind people see the world (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Video from portable cameras is analysed to calculate the distance of obstacles and predict the movements of people and cars. This information is then transformed and relayed to a blind person ...
Zooming in to catch the bad guys
It's a frequent scene in television crime dramas: Clever police technicians zoom in on a security camera video to read a license plate or capture the face of a hold-up artist. But in real life, enhancing this low-quality ...
Biology knows best -- human-like vision lets robots navigate naturally
(PhysOrg.com) -- A robotic vision system that mimics key visual functions of the human brain promises to let robots manoeuvre quickly and safely through cluttered environments, and to help guide the visually impaired.
No more geeky glasses to watch 3D (w/Video)
Most people’s experience with 3D involves wearing tinted glasses in a cinema. But a new technology, which does not require glasses and may enable 3DTV, is being developed by European researchers.
Microsoft adds touch screen, Web browser to Zune
(AP) -- The next generation of Microsoft's Zune music player, due in the fall, will have a touch screen, Web browser and an HD Radio receiver.
Conn. pols weigh updates to reflect GPS advances
(AP) -- Addicted to that GPS navigation system? On Connecticut roads, that might make you a lawbreaker.
HoloTV Images Jump off the Screen, into Tomorrow's Homes (w/Video)
Flickr lets all users upload video snippets
Flickr on Monday began letting users of its free online photo-sharing service upload snippets of video to the website in a budding challenge to Google-owned YouTube.
Samsung Introduces Pair of 12 Mega-Pixel, 24mm Ultra-Wide Angle Compact Digital Cameras
Samsung Electronics today unveiled two new 12 mega-pixel compact digital cameras boasting 24mm ultra-wide angle Schneider lenses. Samsung’s new TL320 raises the bar for innovation in the digital imaging ...