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

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

    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 image resolution for photos shot with an iPhone or other mobile device. The system is similar to the two sensor Apple patent around mobile cameras the company applied for recently, but it solves a different kind… Read More

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

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

    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 real-time monitoring and notifications when the plant needs attention. Read More

  • Sony Announces World's First 16.41MP Sensor For Cell Phones

    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 on the left), which boasts 16.41MP. Needless to say, it’s the first of its kind. Read More

  • Self-powered diaper monitor system automatically detects wet diapers

    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 in hospitals and nursing homes in performing diaper checks with elderly patients. The sensor kit has to be placed inside the diaper and sends signals to the receiver unit, which was… Read More

  • DIY garage door sensor

    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 precious contents to passers-by. Thankfully I haven’t been burgled yet. And now, thanks to a new instructable, I can make my own “Hey dummy, you left your garage door open” reminder system! Read More

  • New service enables total control of factory workers

    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 at establishing a “big brother”-like control system [JP, PDF] within factories. Read More

  • Japan advances in the development of "perfect" humanoids

    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 MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) nanotechnology and is as small as a bread crumb. It’s made of silicon and covered with elastic rubber. Read More