sensor

Vayyar, a company developing radar-imaging sensor technologies, today announced that it raised $108 million in a Series E round led by Koch Disruptive Technologies, with participation from GLy Capital Management,…

Imaging sensor startup Vayyar lands $108M to fuel expansion

Today, Tesla revealed Version 8 of its Autopilot software, going live in one to two weeks. Version 8.0 includes updates to the signal processing tech used to interpret images received…

Tesla Autopilot 8.0 uses radar to prevent accidents like the fatal Model S crash

Apple has been granted a new patent related to camera tech by the USPTO today, which uses three different sensors and three different lenses to improve color capture accuracy and…

Apple Patents Triple Sensor, Triple Lens iPhone Camera For Better Resolution And Color Accuracy

Houseplants can be hard to care for, even when watered regularly on a sunny windowsill. A new device from Swiss startup Koubachi takes the guesswork out of plant care through…

Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Takes The Guesswork Out Of Container Gardening

If you thought the 13MP sensors you’ve seen lately in some Japanese cell phones were enough, think again. Sony today unveiled the 1/2.8-inch back-illuminated Exmor R IMX081PQ CMOS sensor (pictured…

A research laboratory at Japan’s Ritsumeikan University has developed a monitoring system for wet diapers that consists of a self-powered sensor/transmitter and a receiver and is supposed to assist staff…

Hardware

DIY garage door sensor

2:05 pm PDT • October 1, 2009

I don’t use my garage very often, but I am a pretty forgetful person. So it’s not uncommon for me to leave my garage door open all night, revealing its…

In principle, any advance in any field of technology is welcome, but I have my doubts about this new service developed by a Japanese company called DSS. It’s basically aimed…

Japan’s most prestigious educational institution, the University of Tokyo, and semiconductor company Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic), today unveiled an ultrasensitive sensor for robot use. The prototype was produced based on…