Cameras that can learn what they are viewing — ScienceDaily

Intelligent cameras could be one step closer thanks to a research collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and Manchester who have developed cameras that can learn and understand what they are seeing.

Roboticists and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers know there is a problem in how current systems sense and process the world. Currently they are still combining sensors, like digital cameras that are designed for recording images, with computing devices like graphics processing units (GPUs) designed to accelerate graphics for video games.

This means AI systems perceive the world only after recording and transmitting visual information between sensors and processors. But many things that can be seen are often irrelevant for the task at hand, such as the detail of leaves on roadside trees as an autonomous car passes by. However, at the moment all this information is captured by sensors in meticulous detail and sent clogging the system with

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Resetting The Benchmark For Smartphone Cameras



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New Apple iPhone Series : Resetting The Benchmark For Smartphone Cameras

It’s finally here. After months of hype and speculation, Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone 12 series. The new range of iPhone 12 includes the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple launched the iPhone 12 series during its “Hi, Speed” virtual launch presentation. During the launch, Apple did indeed unveil four iPhone 12 variants including an entry-level 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, in line with what the rumours had suspected all along. All the iPhone 12 models are powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic chip and come with Apple’s Super Retina XDR Display. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be powered with Apple’s A14 Bionic chip. The iPhone 12 Pro has been priced at Rs. 1,19,900 onwards, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max

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the latest smartphone features, specs and cameras compared

The iPhone 12 has a dual lens 12MP camera system and 4K video recording. It can support 2x optical zoom and 5x digital, meaning less blur from far away. 

The Samsung S20 also has a 12 MP dual lens and 4K video, but only offers 1.1x optical zoom and 3x digital. Both boast improved night mode and camera stabilising software, which will make your photos look professional even in the most photographer-unfriendly settings. 

Today, however, smartphone photography is about software as much as specs. Both phones apply serious amounts of computational power to improving photos, and it’s difficult to take bad photos with either.

iPhone 12 vs Samsung S20 battery

Apple said its new iPhones delivered 5G speeds of up to 4 gigabits per second and would be able to balance speed with battery life, which early 5G networks have often been tough on. This means that when a phone

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro And iPhone 12 Pro Max Are Resetting The Benchmark For Smartphone Cameras



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Apple iPhone 12 Pro And iPhone 12 Pro Max Are Resetting The Benchmark For Smartphone Cameras

The Apple iPhone line-up for 2020 line-up brings four iPhones to the table, but what doesn’t change at all is the fact that the Pro devices, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max are really resetting the benchmark in terms of photography performance. It was perhaps to be expected, but what has finally been unveiled is in all likelihood more than what anyone of us may have imagined. And that’s just one aspect, because across the board, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro line is a serious upgrade over the iPhone 11 Pro series. Incidentally, the pricing of the Apple iPhone 12 Pro and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max remains the same as last year. The Apple iPhone 12 Pro prices start Rs 1,19,900 while

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Hidden camera’s hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award

The embrace by Sergey Gorshkov, Russia
Sergey Gorshkov’s winning WPY image is called The Embrace

To photograph one of rarest creatures on Earth you have to be incredibly skilled and remarkably lucky.

But Sergey Gorshkov is clearly both – as demonstrated by his stunning picture of a Siberian, or Amur, tiger deep in the forests of Russia’s Far East.

The image has just won him the title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

The female tiger is seen embracing a tree, rubbing herself up against the bark to leave her scent and mark territory in Leopard National Park.

“The lighting, the colours, the texture – it’s like an oil painting,” says WPY chair of judges Roz Kidman-Cox.

“It’s almost as if the tiger is part of the forest. Her tail blends with the roots of the tree. The two are one,” she told BBC News.

All the more extraordinary is that this is a camera-trap image.

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Can thermal cameras slow COVID-19 spread? Airports are the testing ground for new tech

A camera in the security lines at Dallas Love Field is scanning every passerby for elevated temperatures, in a test by the airport and Southwest Airlines to find out if it can detect sick people before they board flights.

In the back hallways, employees are getting temperature checks at kiosks before they start work each day, trying to keep sick employees out of the airport, too.

As airlines, companies and governments scramble to reopen a battered economy facing the eighth month of a worldwide pandemic, airports are now the frontline for evolving thermal imaging technologies designed to pick out infected travelers before they can spread COVID-19 further.

Thermal camera makers such as Dallas-based Wello Inc. and Beaumont’s Infared Cameras Inc. have suddenly been inundated with requests for their technology. Even small restaurants, hotels and schools are asking about it.

“It’s not just convention centers and airlines,” said Gary Strahan, CEO

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The best facial recognition cameras of 2020

Select home security cameras have facial recognition, an advanced option that lets you make a profile of friends and family members who regularly come to your house. Then, when the camera sees a face, it determines whether or not it’s someone in your list of known faces. 

The software can be hit or miss, based on a variety of factors, from lighting to changing hairstyles, wearing glasses one day but not the next — and more.

But one thing we know for sure is that this feature is becoming increasingly popular in our devices, not just in home security cameras, but also our phones and as efficiency tools helping to automate airport check-ins. As law enforcement becomes more invested in facial recognition technology, it’s already raising serious questions about privacy and

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Amazon Discounts Arlo Pro 3 Security Cameras by $100 Before Prime Day

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Arlo Pro 3 – Wire-Free Security Add-On Camera

Although Prime Day has not yet officially arrived, some early Prime Day deals have already begun to roll in. The event officially starts on October 13, but if you’re in the market for something and see a great deal, go ahead and snag it. Products are likely to sell out quickly, especially on the really great Prime Day smart home deals.

Amazon has dropped the price of the Arlo Pro 3 home security camera system down to $400 for a total savings of $100. This package includes two wireless security cameras that can be mounted nearly anywhere inside or outside of your home.

The Arlo Pro 3 packs some impressive specs inside a small package. The camera has 2K HDR video, which means you can make out details even in areas of high contrast. Digital zoom

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Release date, price, cameras, 5G and more

During a virtual Sept. 15 event, Apple launched two new wearables, the Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE, as well as a number of iPads. Unfortunately, those hoping for a new iPhone didn’t get anything, as the company kept mum about the new iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max (Apple has not confirmed the names of the phones, but we’ll go with those for now).



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The current iPhone 11. Angela Lang/CNET

That’s because while we usually see new flagship iPhones in September, the COVID-19 outbreak has forced suppliers in China to shut down or operate on limited capacity. This affected not only Apple’s inventory in September, but it may affect sales, too. Apple also closed its US retail stores, though now some have reopened in limited ways. All this culminated with Apple confirming there will be

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Unknown Oppo smartphone gets FCC certified with triple cameras



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Oppo seems to be preparing to launch new smartphones; this can be seen after one of their devices has received certification from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC has certified an Oppo phone that comes with the model number CPH2185. The identity of this new Oppo smartphone is still a mystery, but the FCC provides us with some information about it.

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