Google Maps makes Grand Canyon virtual trek

Google Maps opened a virtual path to the wonders of the Grand Canyon on Thursday by adding panoramic images gathered by hikers with Android-powered camera systems strapped to their backs.

GravitySpace shows how floors will smarten up (w/ video)

(Phys.org)—Year of the smartphone? So yesterday. Year of the smart room? So promising. In scientific circles, conversations are moving down from smart doors, fridges, stoves, and toilets, as computer scientists visit and ...

Measuring image quality made easier with new computational methods

Researcher Mikko Nuutinen has developed methods for measuring the quality of digital and printed images computationally with algorithms directly from natural images. These unprecedented methods are presented in his doctoral ...

Review: Samsung fuses tablet, camera

In the few weeks I've been testing the Samsung Galaxy Camera, I've been trying to figure out which market Samsung is out to capture.

Toshiba launches highly sensitive 20MP BSI CMOS image sensor

Toshiba Corporation today announced that it will launch a new 20-megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor, the TCM5115CL, as the latest addition to its sensor line-up for digital still cameras. TCM5115CL offers the industry's highest ...

Japan security firm to offer private drone

A Japanese security company plans to rent out a private drone that takes off when intruder alarms are tripped and records footage of break-ins as they happen, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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