Photography

The best cameras for YouTube in 2020

DT Internal URL Cleaner The Sony A6600 makes a strong case for being the best camera for YouTube thanks to its versatile features, built-in stabilization, and excellent autofocus. It’s one of the most well-rounded mirrorless cameras on the market and the best bang for the buck. It’s still OK to upload videos shot on your […]

Gears & Gadgets

“Cache issue” causes Xiaomi cameras to show other people’s camera feeds

Xiaomi’s two home security cameras. Someone else’s sleeping baby. The camera feeds all show weird distortion, missing data, and incorrect cropping like this. Dio-V Sometimes the images are very distorted. Dio-V “Baaaang!” I guess this is someone’s office. Dio-V A checkout counter? Dio-V Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi has shut down the Google Home Hub integration […]

Emerging Tech

Google is monitoring animal populations with a giant network of wildlife cameras

[embedded content] A new artificial intelligence program led by Google and Conservation International streamlines wildlife conservation monitoring to better protect animals.  Wildlife Insights uses A.I. and the Google Cloud, so conservationists — and anyone else in the world — can keep tabs on more than 4.5 million animals in the wild without actually disrupting their […]

Photography

New ‘shady’ research from MIT uses shadows to see what cameras can’t

[embedded content] Artificial intelligence could soon help video cameras see lies just beyond what the lens can see — by using shadows. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have concocted an algorithm that “sees” what’s out of the video frame by analyzing the shadows and shading that out-of-view objects create. The […]