from defensetech: An Israeli start-up, O.D.F. Optronics, has put together a spherical sensor, packed with 360-degree cameras and microphones, that can see and hear everything in a 25-meter radius, and send the pictures and sounds back to HQ.
- ‘Black Mirror’ season fou... — ‘Black Mirror’ season four looks as bleak as everhttps://www.engadget.com/2017/08/25/black-mirror-season-four-teaser/Black Mirror is coming back to depress us all, and Netflix has revealed the cast and directors for season four’s episodes. [...]
- Stanford built a ‘4D’ cam... — Stanford built a ‘4D’ camera for cars, robots and VRhttps://www.engadget.com/2017/07/25/stanford-4d-camera-robots/A team of Stanford scientists have created what could be the perfect “eye” for autonomous vehicles and delivery drones thus far. It’s a 4D camera that can capture nearly 140 degrees of information, allowing it to gather more information than conventional cameras in a single image. [...]
- Nikon working on next-gen D850 DSLR f... — Nikon working on next-gen D850 DSLR for its 100th anniversaryhttps://www.engadget.com/2017/07/25/nikon-D850-100th-anniversary-dslr/For its 100th anniversary, the camera maker has no intention of ceding the high-end professional market, however: It just announced the development of the full-frame (FX) D850, the successor to the 36.3-megapixel, full-frame D810 (pictured). Nikon released a 4K teaser YouTube video (below) with a mix [...]
- Public, New York: the five-star hotel... — Public, New York: the five-star hotel for half the price | Eva Wiseman | Travel | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/jun/25/public-hotel-new-york-manhattan-five-star-hotel-half-the-price?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=232265&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2Veteran hotelier Ian Schrager’s new venture in Manhattan takes luxury down a notch. Schrager is the man responsible for purple feature walls, for lobbies that double as local cocktail bars, for chairs that look like comfy sculptures, and [...]
- Bug-zapping laser will only kill bad ... — Bug-zapping laser will only kill bad insectshttps://www.engadget.com/2017/06/26/intellectual-ventures-lab-photonic-fence-first-trial/The Photonic Fence can differentiate between pests and plain old bugs, then zap them with lasers, if a Department of Agriculture trial goes well. Using cameras and other optics, the Photonic Fence scans for pests within 100 metres, looking at each bug’s “form, velocity, acceleration and wing-beat frequency.” When [...]