• Sat, Jun 24, 2017
  • New camera design to make smartphones slimmer

    Updated: Jun, 24, 201704:53 PM

    The experimental lens mimics a regular lens, but can switch from a fish-eye to a telephoto lens instantly -- with just a simple adjustment in the way the array receives light.
    New camera design to make smartphones slimmer
    To make smartphones more slimmer, a group of engineers has developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA).According to a paper presented at the Optical Society of America's (OSA) Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) and published online in the OSA Technical Digest, the OPA computationally manipulates incoming light to capture an image -- exactly what lenses do using large pieces of glass. We have created a single thin layer of integrated silicon photonics that emulates the lens and sensor of a digital camera, reducing the thickness and cost of digital cameras, said Ali Hajimiri from the California Institute of Technology.The OPA has a large array of light receivers, each of which can individually add a tightly controlled time delay (or phase shift) to the light it receives,...
  • Facebook to release app exclusively for video creators Facebook to release app exclusively for video creators
    Updated: Jun, 24, 201703:27 PM

    The announcement made at VidCon revealed that the app will be available by the end of the year

  • Robotic O-Arm allows for minimal invasive neuro surgery: Doctors Robotic O-Arm allows for minimal invasive neuro surgery: Doctors
    Updated: Jun, 24, 201712:39 PM

    It helps to visualize the complete spinal structure in real time and provides surgeons with better exactness and lowers the risks and complication rates.

  • Google Maps not fit for high-end applications: Surveyor General of India Google Maps not fit for high-end applications: Surveyor General of India
    Updated: Jun, 23, 201710:32 AM

    There should be some control over the applications like Google Earth and Google Maps

  • South Korean banks wary after cyberattack claim by hackers South Korean banks wary after cyberattack claim by hackers
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201704:35 PM

    A hacker group has planned a cyberattack against seven major South Korean banks if they do not pay 360 million won ($315,000) in the virtual currency bitcoin.

  • WhatsApp emerges as major news media platform WhatsApp emerges as major news media platform
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201703:28 PM

    WhatsApp competes with owner Facebook in the consumption of news in most of the countries.

  • Apple Store removes 'millions' of scam and clone apps Apple Store removes 'millions' of scam and clone apps
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201703:06 PM

    In a bid to go after spam and clone apps on its App Store, Apple has instituted new tougher guidelines, thus cleaning up millions of apps in the process.

  • Facebook to provide Indian users with more control over profile pictures Facebook to provide Indian users with more control over profile pictures
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201702:30 PM

    The Internet giant has also announced plans to deliver tools to protect Indian women profile photos.

  • Internet Giant Facebook says impossible to weed out hate content Internet Giant Facebook says impossible to weed out hate content
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201705:20 PM

    Our policy is zero tolerance -- that doesn't mean zero occurrence.

  • Historic Apple-1 computer bought for $365,000 Historic Apple-1 computer bought for $365,000
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201705:11 PM

    The Steve Jobs built computer model kicked off what would eventually become the world's most profitable company.