• Spectral Edge wants to drive its infrared photo-enhancing tech into every smartphone

    Spectral Edge wants to drive its infrared photo-enhancing tech into every smartphone

    Smartphone cameras are so good these days it can seem almost churlish to yearn for improvements. And yet enhancements continue to shave away at imperfections as engineers turn the screw to optimize multiple aspects of image capture hardware and software. Read More

  • Binoculars transmit video and voice

      Popular Mechanics has a cool article in their January 2009 issue about a new binocular technology for the U.S. military. Called LightSpeed, these binoculars have high-power infrared LEDs that allow them to transfer data and voice at up to 1 megabit per second and 32 kilobits per second respectively. There is a receiver in the left eyepiece and a transmitter in the right, which can emit… Read More

  • Toyota's new digital dash includes the road you can't see

    While not a new idea, Toyota is executing a neat play on the digital road in its new Crown Hybrid series of cars. Using infrared cameras and other sensors, a virtual representation of the road ahead is displayed under the instrument panel. It’s smart, too; pedestrians and other objects are highlighted so the driver can be informed of things in the road before he can see them. The idea is… Read More

  • UK's new badass binocs combo infrared, GPS to target baddies three miles away

    [photopress:jtasbino.jpg,full,center] Like a Certs being a candy mint and a breath mint, the SSRF is a rangefinder and a GPS targeting computer. Using a combination of technologies, the Surveillance System and Range Finder is used to identify enemies up to three miles away, then using the GPS, they call in the big guns to wipe them off the Earth. Kinda creepy. Look for a… Read More

  • A sweet lens for the hardcore wide-spectrum photographer in your life

    I personally haven’t had any trouble with chromatic aberration in the non-visible wavelengths of light, but then again I’m not shooting in infrared. You should though, it’s cool, but there is the question of whether your camera is up to it. If your sensor will detect the non-visible light, there’s still another problem: that type of light acts differently and both… Read More