Photography

Lensless cameras could turn windows into sensors, even pointed the ‘wrong’ way

Dan Hixson/University of Utah College of Engineering Researchers believe lensless cameras may pave the way for tiny future cameras, but the latest academic experiment with an lens-free camera uses something that already exists as a “lens” instead: a window. Researchers at the University of Utah recently shared a lensless camera that works by using a […]

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Profile: In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?

ImageWhat Lisa Brennan-Jobs wants readers to know is this: Steve Jobs rejected his daughter for years, but that daughter has absolved him.CreditFrances F. Denny for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Profile In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We? Lisa Brennan-Jobs has […]

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Huawei and ZTE handed 5G network ban in Australia

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei says the Australian government has banned it from providing 5G technology for the country’s wireless networks. It said fellow communications firm ZTE had also been banned, both reportedly because of national security concerns. “This is a extremely disappointing result for consumers,” the company said on Twitter. Faster data download and upload […]

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MIT, Adobe’s new A.I. could bring one-click background removal, social filters

[embedded content] Removing a background from a photo is a time-consuming process — but researchers from MIT, Adobe, and Microsoft may have just created technology that will allow for one-click background removal, even around tough edges like hair and fur. The process, called semantic soft segmentation, uses color and texture to automatically separate the image […]