Blink Mini Indoor Camera Drops to $25 for Cyber Week

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If you’ve been dying to know what your pets are up to when you’re not home, now’s your chance to find out. The Blink Mini Indoor Security Camera is here to meet all your home monitoring needs at a new lower price. Once $35, Best Buy has slashed the price to just $25 in one of our Best Buy Cyber Week deals. Best Buy is also offering the camera for $5 if you buy it with an Echo Show 5 or Echo Show 8. If you’re just buying the camera, we suggest picking it up in-store, grabbing two, or padding your order to avoid shipping charges.

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Amazon offered the same discount for Prime Day and also included the camera with a bundle for $5, but we’ve never seen an offer that beat this one.

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Apple reportedly dropping camera supplier O-Film after forced labor allegations

Apple has begun severing ties with iPhone camera module supplier O-film after learning the company had been using forced labor.

In July, the U.S. Department of Commerce had added O-Film to a list of companies implicated in human rights violations against Uighur Muslim minorities.

The Elec claims that Apple is only allowing the company to supply camera models for older iPhone models. This may hint that the Cupertino-based tech giant needs time to find a replacement, though it isn’t quite clear from the source.

It is estimated that O-film Tech supplies about 10% of Apple’s camera modules — a number that has declined over the last four years. LG InnoTek is said to supply about around 50% of what Apple needs for the iPhone, and Sharp fulfills about 30% of demand. Specific product mix between the trio isn’t clear.

It was recently reported that Apple had been lobbying

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Microsoft: Here’s how your smartphone camera plus AI can keep an eye on your health

While wearables are at the forefront of medical applications for mobile technology, COVID-19 has sent researchers looking at older technologies like the humble smartphone for remote diagnosis. 

Microsoft Research has been working on telehealth applications via a smartphone for over a decade, but the current pandemic presents new opportunities that make the approach more relevant than it was even a year ago. 

Telehealth has held promise in healthcare since the advent of video but smartphones, better cameras and artificial intelligence might produce a more workable an answer at time when it’s difficult for people to visit medical facilities due to the pandemic. 

As the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted in June, telehealth can help provide patients with care while minimizing the risk patients passing on of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — to doctors and nurses.

Microsoft points out that atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a

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3 Ex-Presidents Say They Will Take Coronavirus Vaccine On Camera : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton volunteered to take the coronavirus vaccine, once it’s available, on camera to assuage concerns about the shot.

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Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton volunteered to take the coronavirus vaccine, once it’s available, on camera to assuage concerns about the shot.

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Who better to promote a product than a former president? How about three?

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are willing to lend their star power for a good cause, saying this week that they would publicly take a coronavirus vaccine, once it’s available in the U.S., to encourage skeptical Americans to do the same.

Obama said that if Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, thought the vaccine was safe and effective,

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Three Major Camera Improvements May be Coming to iPhone 13

The iPhone 12 premiered with an improved camera system, but 2021’s iPhone 13 is predicted to take mobile photography to the next level with three major camera hardware improvements.


The ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup offered a range of significant camera improvements, with a larger aperture on the wide-angle lens and an improved, seven-element lens assembly, and Sensor-shift optical image stabilization and a deeper telephoto lens on the 12 Pro Max model. There was also a number of computational photography improvements, such as the introduction of Apple ProRAW, Night mode portraits, Smart HDR 3, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision, Night mode Time-lapses, and Night mode and Deep Fusion on the front-facing camera. Next year, the ‌iPhone 13‌ is expected to focus on three main areas of improvement: the Ultra-Wide lens, sensor size, and sensor-shift stabilization.

Ultra-Wide Hardware Improvements

Supply-chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects the aperture of the ultra-wide angle lens on

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Former US presidents Obama, Clinton, and Bush say they are willing to take their COVID-19 shots on camera to show the vaccine is safe

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Former President Barack Obama. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

  • Former US presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton said they are willing to film their COVID-19 vaccinations to build public confidence in the shot’s safety and effectiveness.
  • Obama said in an interview scheduled Thursday: “I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science, and what I don’t trust is getting COVID.”
  • Clinton’s press secretary told CNN he will take it publicly “if it will help urge all Americans to do the same.”
  • Bush has contacted Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, two of the US’ leading physicians, to see how he can encourage American to get vaccinated, his chief of staff said.
  • Their comments come after polls suggest many Americans are wary about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. 
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ZTE Axon 20 5G, world’s first under-display camera smartphone goes global on Dec 21

ZTE launched the Axon 20 5G as the world’s first smartphone with an under-display camera back in September. Now, the smartphone is soon going to be launched for the global market on December 21. It will be made available through the official ZTE website in the following markets: EU, UK, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, UAE, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa. However, the company hasn’t announced its price yet and says that it will be revealed via the official website soon.

ZTE says it has achieved a full view display effect while maintaining the same level of performance of the front camera by adapting a special material with high euphotic rates achieved through new organic and inorganic film, which improves light input to the front camera. The phone comes with a dual-control chip and a unique driver circuit that solves synchronization problems of color and conventional displays when

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Mobilizes’ 5G Camera Solution Featured at Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020

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Dec 02, 2020 ( via COMTEX) —
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2020

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — This year, Mobilize Solutions was featured during Qualcomm Technologies’ annual Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020. During the virtual event, leaders from Qualcomm Technologies and across the mobile industry shared the latest innovations in premium tier mobile technologies.

The Mobilize team is working with Qualcomm Technologies to develop new exclusive 5G camera solutions. Optimized with the Qualcomm� Snapdragon(TM) 888 5G Mobile Platform, Mobilize is focused on developing picture-in-picture live streaming, AI to deliver relevant AR in real-time, and providing mixed reality experiences from any location in the world.

“As the mobile camera experience continues to evolve the importance of innovating and developing new technologies is a top priority. Our work with Qualcomm Technologies will enable us to develop new

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Why I invert the camera controls in video games: Empathy

Science is finally studying the beautiful minds of inverted gamers. Dr. Jennifer Corbett is the co-head of Brunel University’s Visual Perception and Attention Lab in London, and she’s planning to study people who invert the Y or X axis when controlling a camera in a video game, according to a report from The Guardian. Her team wants to understand why some people want the camera to look up when they press down on a joystick.

But I already know why I do this — it’s about how I empathize with the characters and world in a game.

OK — it’s not exactly true to say that Corbett and her researchers want to understand “why people invert their controls.” Instead, the study is more about determining how different people process visual information. And learning more about this topic can have far-reaching consequences.

“Understanding these sorts of individual differences can help us

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high def thermal camera core

LEXINGTON, Mass. – The BAE Systems Sensor Solutions segment in Lexington, Mass., is introducing the Athena 1920 high-definition thermal camera core for long-range and demanding applications in security, surveillance, and targeting systems.

The Athena 1920 combines infrared image clarity with a wide field of view, and is compact, lightweight, and low-power.

Additional applications for this thermal camera core include aerial reconnaissance, perimeter security, and asset monitoring. “We put more pixels on the target, giving end users the situational awareness they need to make critical decisions,” says Robyn Decker, director of Lexington Business Center and Sensor Solutions at BAE Systems.

The Athena 1920 features a 1920-by-1200-pixel vanadium oxide (VOx) uncooled microbolometer pixel array using 12-micron pixel technology. The camera’s 60 Hz frame rate delivers clarity and minimizes motion blur in dynamic scenes.

The high-definition sensor offers nearly eight times the field of view of traditional camera cores, and with its 51-by-40-by-21-millimeter

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