Pixiq has a great write up on the similarities and differences between the human eye and a camera. Apparently, we’re the same in image focusing and light adjustment but different in lens focus and sensitivity to light. What else?
Pixiq’s breakdown gets even more interesting when they explain how cameras work like our eyes. The cornea acts like a lens, the iris and pupil act like the aperture of a camera and the retina is like the imaging sensor of a digital camera.
There’s much more interesting tidbits in their piece and I suggest you skim it all, you might even find out [...]
Research has shown that women make more eye contact than men do. Why should this be so? Below are just a few of the possible reasons why:
Connection: Women are other-oriented. They seem more interested in affiliation, bonding, acceptance, and social maintenance. Consequently, they look more.
Intimacy: Intimacy is important for women, and making eye contact is one way a woman tries to get close. Think of a couple out for their anniversary dinner, gazing into each other’s eyes. In conversation with people they like, women tend to increase their looking while talking.
Want more space on your PS3? Install a new HDD. It’s very easy. Too lazy/rich? Well, soon there will be 160GB and 320GB models for you to upgrade to, then.
For $300, you can get a straight-up PS3 with a 160GB HDD. That’s shipping immediately. For $400 you’ll be able to get a 320GB PS3 with a Move controller, a PlayStation Eye and a copy of Sports Champions. That drops on September 19th, the day Move launches.
So there you have it: you can’t get the higher-end PS3 without Move included, but it’s a decent deal when you consider the stuff you get for that extra [...]
Thanks to work being done by a pair of researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Tennessee, something as simple as a webcam could be diagnosing your eyes as well as a trained ophthalmologist.
Before we get to that point, however, Ken Tobin, a scientist, and his partner Edward Chaum, an ophthalmologist, have a smaller stepping stone they want to clear. They’ve created a company called Automated Medical Diagnostics (or AMDx) with the aims of provided a nerve center of software for eye exams.
Consider this: you go to the doctor because your eye is hurting. [...]
Students at London’s Imperial College are developing a version of Atari’s classic Pong that can be controlled by the blink of an eye.
The students, under the supervision of Dr Aldo Faisal, have used off-the-shelf components that track eye movement and enables a user to play the game hands-free, via some rather strange looking spectacles.
The ICL students constructed the spectacle-controller for US $37, connecting an infra-red sensor and a webcam to a pair of glasses to track the movement of a player’s eye, then sending that data to synchronization software which translates it [...]
After over a decade of work, a group of researchers at Bionic Vision Australia have created a prototype of a surgically inserted eye implant that could see real-world applications in as little as three years.
To call it a “bionic eye” really only addresses part of it, as the entire setup involves the implant, a pair of glasses with a camera, and a tiny processor you keep in your pocket. The camera feeds footage to the processor, which interprets the sensory information and then wirelessly sends images to the eye implant, which in turn stimulates the neurons of the retina to translate [...]
Nintendo announced that it plans to launch a new 3D-capable handheld gaming console at E3 2010, sending the games industry into a flurry of speculation this week as to how the new machine will work.
How, gamers are now desperate to know, will Nintendo deliver a well-executed 3D gaming experience without the gamer requiring to wear any glasses?
Nintendo is pegging the Nintendo 3DS as the true “successor” to DS with the new console set for release sometime before the end of March 2011.
“3D-capable displays without nerd-lenses have actually been possible for many years, and in [...]
An ITV executive has come out saying that the broadcaster has ‘no plans’ to strike a deal with either YouTube or Hulu.
The news comes after it was found that ITV and Hulu weren’t exactly seeing eye to eye when it came to splitting advertising revenue on the video site.
This will come as a blow to VoD advocates who were hoping that ITV would agree terms with Hulu, meaning the site would finally launch in the UK.
Speaking at the MediaGuardian Changing Media Summit, ITV Director of Online and Interactive, Ben McOwen Wilson, noted: “We have no plans at present to do any deals [...]
The motion controller formerly known as Sphere is now the PlayStation Move, and Sony has come out swinging (literally) with loads of new information about the device. It still looks like a Wiimote with a little ball on top (and there’s even a nunchuk-style attachment Sony’s calling the “sub controller”), though Sony’s works in tandem with its PlayStation Eye camera — which has been out for a while now. You can buy the controllers individually if you already own an Eye when the devices land this holiday season, or buy a controller, Eye and a motion-controlled [...]
The fortunes of Tesla as the leader of the electric vehicle luxury category may be in question, but the company continues to work on innovation. Their latest creation is the new concept car called the Tesla EYE.
Designed by a team from the Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin in conjunction with Tesla, the vehicle recently went on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2010. You can see video of the Tesla EYE’s interior and exterior in detail here.