[VIDEO] Hackers Infect DVRs to Pull off Internet Breach 

Hackers took control of home security cameras and video recorders to launch one of the biggest Internet attacks in history this month. The unprecedented attack raised questions about how the Internet will cope with a flood of connected and vulnerable devices expected to come online in the next few years.


Another Day in Obama’s America: Man Shames Panhandlers Who Refused His Job Offer

Facebook Mobile Uploads – Michael Wooldridge | Facebook

Standing next to two panhandlers in Iowa, one man held a sign that read, “Don’t give money.”

He had apparently offered them a job at his business and they refused.

“My Uncle Mike offered these guys a job said he was busy right now could use the help they said no so he did this!!”

“I said, You’re hired,’ and they said, ‘We’re not from around here.’ I said, ‘Well, you’re here,’ and then they just smirked and turned around,” Mike Pothoff told  WQAD-TV.

A photo posted by Michael Wooldridge, who says Pothoff is his uncle, on Dec. 12 on Facebook has since gone viral with over 24,943 shares.


Wooldridge wrote, “My Uncle Mike offered these guys a job said he was busy right now could use the help they said no so he did this!!”

Pothoff told WQAD that the job offer is still valid. He shared his reason for shaming them with the station.

“There’s a lot of women and kids that aren’t going to have a lot for Christmas – might not have anything – and it upsets me that we have younger kids, or people who can work, that are doing that,” Pothoff said….(read more)

Source: USAToday

[VIDEO] Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch Cam E-8 

This clip is raw from Camera E-8 on the launch umbilical tower/mobile launch program of Apollo 11, July 16, 1969.

[PHOTO] Don Draper with Camera


[VIDEO] First Self-Powered Camera Developed

Researchers at Columbia University have created a new type of smart camera that operates without any external power supply. Photo: Computer Vision Laboratory, Columbia Engineering

Apple Buys Israeli Camera-Technology Company LinX


Acquisition of LinX deepens the Apple’s position in Israel

Orr Hirschauge and Daisuke Wakabayashi report: Apple Inc. has acquired Israeli camera-technology company LinX Computational Imaging Ltd.

Apple confirmed the acquisition with its standard statement when it has bought a company. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” said an Apple spokesman.

LinX vs iPhone 5s

The companies had been discussing an acquisition price of about $20 million, according to people familiar with the matter.

LinX didn’t respond to requests for comment.

LinX develops and markets miniature cameras for tablets and smartphones. Using an array of sensors that capture multiple images at the same time and proprietary algorithms, LinX says its cameras can gauge depth and create three-dimensional image maps.


Last year, the company said its tiny camera modules allow for better-quality pictures in low light and faster exposure at standard indoor conditions. It said the technology offers single-lens-reflex (SLR) camera image quality without the need for a bulky device. Read the rest of this entry »

[PHOTO] What Happens When You’re Using a Selfie Stick and Your Phone Rings?


What Day Is it?


[PHOTO] Selfie Nation


NASA: On Space Station, Earth’s Bee-ooty is in the Eyeball of the HD Beholdin’ Beholder

Analysis: What Happens When Police Officers Wear Body Cameras

Use of force by police officers declined 60% in first year since introduction of cameras in Rialto, California

With all eyes on Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of the death of Michael Brown, a renewed focus is being put on police jeffbible_jeffersiontransparency. Is the solution body-mounted cameras for police officers?

“Thomas Jefferson once advised that ‘whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.'”

Sometimes, like the moments leading up to when a police officer decides to shoot someone, transparency is an unalloyed good. And especially lately, technology has progressed to a point that it makes this kind of transparency not just possible, but routine.

“One problem with the cameras, however, has been cost.”

So it is in Rialto, Calif., where an entire police force is wearing so-called body-mounted cameras, no bigger than pagers, that record everything that transpires between officers and citizens.

“Unfortunately, one place where expenses can mount is in the storage and management of the data they generate.”

In the first year after the cameras’ introduction, the use of force by officers declined 60%, and citizen complaints against police fell 88%.

It isn’t known how many police departments are making regular use of cameras, though it is being considered as a way of perhaps altering the course of events in places such as Ferguson, Mo., where an officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. Read the rest of this entry »

REWIND: Police Cameras of the 1950s


Doryu 2-16 Pistol Camera ~ This realistic automatic pistol-shaped 16mm camera was developed for police and surveillance tasks in 1954, and was produced until 1956. – atomic-flash – mudwerksmudwerks



[VIDEO] Camera Falls From Airplane and Lands…Where?

 reports: A viral video captures a camera — being used in a plane carrying skydivers — dropping to the Earth and landing in a pigpen, where one of the farm’s residents gives the gadget a good lick. Some are speculating if the clip is authentic…

One of the passengers aboard the skydiving plane apparently dropped the camera out of the vehicle. MIA MUNSELLE VIA YOUTUBE

One of the passengers aboard the skydiving plane apparently dropped the camera out of the vehicle. MIA MUNSELLE 

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Researchers Find a Way To Look People in the Eye During Skype Calls

Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH Zurich

Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH Zurich

Looking someone in the eye is one of the most basic social cues us humans have. It helps connect us to other people, show sympathy and indicate that you’re actually listening to what someone has to say. Unfortunately, it’s not something you can do over the Internet. And I’m not just talking about the impersonality of email here; I’m talking about Skype video chat. If you look at someone’s eyes on Skype, you’re not looking at the camera. If you’re not looking at the camera, then it doesn’t appear to the other person that you’re looking them in the eye. It’s a Catch-22.

Apparently this little pet peeve of mine is the subject of some pretty intense academic research. A group of students and scientists at the Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH Zurich have created a relatively inexpensive way to maintain eye contact during Skype chats. There are two main components to the system: A software program and a Microsoft Kinect movement sensor.

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A Hidden Camera Show Goes To Texas. It Did Not Expect To Find This.

So much for all those stereotypes.


ABC News starts with the wrong assumptions, goes to the wrong state. Hidden camera crew sets up in Texas, secretly trolls for bigots, and FAILS. Instead, finds decency, tolerance, and respect. Surprising!” says ABC News. (surprising to who, exactly?)

via A Hidden Camera Show Goes To Texas