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Casio shows prototype of the world’s fastest digital camera

UPDATED - NEW IMAGES - Casio has used the IFA expo in Berlin to unveil a prototype design of what can be reasonably expected to be the world’s fastest digital camera. Though its key specs are nothing special - 6.0 megapixels and 12x optical zoom with image stabilization - the prototype has a new high speed CMOS sensor and high speed LSI image processing chip and can shoot still images at a remarkable 60 frames per second and VGA resolution movies at 300 frames per second, offering ultra-slow motion replay to non-professionals for the first time.  Read More

Unmanned Vehicle “Swarming”

September The dynamics of the battlefield have changed many times over the centuries as new "killer" technologies have emerged, and another change is about to occur thanks to the evolving role of unmanned systems. As on-board sensor data processing technologies have improved dramatically, the vehicles can function as fully robotic systems, capable of making their own decisions. With these technologies, unmanned systems can act as part of a distributed, intelligent network on the battlefield, processing, sharing and communicating critical data. As a key component of joint, network-centric operations, intelligent vehicles can perform the data processing and communications normally handled by personnel in the field or at a centralized location.  Read More

The Porsche-designed Eton P9110 emergency radio

One of the stand-outs on the floor at IFA was the new Porsche-designed Eton P9110 – in function, it’s a AM/M/Shortwave radio with LED flashlight, cell phone charger, emergency siren, flashing red light and a crank handle so you can generate your own power, but it is more than just the sum of its parts. Made of cast aluminium, its considerable (1.74 pounds - 0.74 kilograms)weight and the feel of its precision knurled nobs, and the look and feel is … quite extraordinary. That’s before we even get to what it looks like, which is a metallic sculpture of great beauty.  Read More

Panasonic’s launches Digital SLR DMC-L10 Camera

Panasonic today unveiled its second digital single-lens reflex camera (SLR) the DMC-L10. The DMC-L10 features an advanced 2.5-inch free angle Live View LCD which can rotate 270 degrees, enabling versatile shooting options, and making it easy and convenient to shoot from high or low angles. There’s also a 10.1-megapixel Live MOS Sensor, the company’s Venus Engine III image processor, face detection technology, dust reduction using a Supersonic Wave Filter system and the camera uses the open format of Four Thirds lens mount system. Most importantly, it’s a significant step for Panasonic, so we’ve added the company’s launch powerpoint presentation to the image library in its entirety.  Read More

Panasonic 16GB SDHC card due in November

UPDATED - NEW IMAGES With memory’s inexorable bang-per-buck march outstripping even Moore’s Law of doubling every 18 months, it’s not surprising that we constantly announce new record capacities. It’s nonetheless exciting because the number of HD camcorders and high-resolution digital still cameras demanding card-based recording media with larger capacity and higher data transfer speeds is dependent on the development of more and faster memory cards. Panasonic today announced it will release a 16GB Pro High Speed SDHC Memory Card with a data transfer speed of up to 20MB/s. The new RP-SDV16GU1K card will be globally released in November with a retail price of US$320.  Read More

Researchers explore the use of radar anti-landmine technology

There is perhaps no graver reminder of the indiscriminate cruelty of modern warfare than the landmine. It's estimated that over 100 million landmines remain concealed around the world and with the aim of improving detection techniques, researchers from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands are developing a ultra-wideband radar system that they hope will make the process safer and cheaper.  Read More

While sound and sight are the easiest senses to reach with conventional media, they are by no means the most sophisticated. Haptic technology aims to communicate through the subtle and sensitive channels of the tactile senses, which include perceptions of temperature and pressure... and researchers at Queen’s University, Belfast, say a fully networked, haptic future is not as far away as it sounds.  Read More

When you’re reporting about new technologies, it’s easy to get carried away with excitement over a breakthrough, particularly when sensationalist press releases are involved. This appears to have happened with Duke University’s somewhat misleading 2006 release announcing “the first demonstration of a working invisibility cloak – and a competing press conference is being called to contest the press releases' claims and demonstrate a 13-year-old technology that’s much closer to delivering optical invisibility.  Read More

SA6 In Ear Earphones

MP3 players are available in almost all imaginable sizes, shapes and colors, but when it comes to tailoring headphones to our individual needs, variation is somewhat limited. Sleek Audio has designed a new type of inner ear headphone that gives users the ability to tweak the levels to find their “audio fingerprint” - the specific configuration of bass and treble levels that will deliver the best possible sound for an individual's ear.  Read More

Audi A4

A new version of the Audi A4 compact executive saloon has been revealed to the world in pictures this week, ahead of its debut on the show stand at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. The all new Audi A4 Saloon has been completely redesigned and includes new sports chassis.  Read More

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