Cell Phone Cameras Changing News Coverage

SmartMobs.com has an interesting post with links to a 22 minute BBC video that discusses how pictures and video images taken by everyday citizens with cell phone cameras is changing the way news is covered and news content is created. As we have stated before on this blog, networked technology has turned everyday citizens into […]

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What is RFID ( Radio Frequency Identification ) ?

RFID ( Radio Frequency Identification ) is the latest small-scale tracking technology that can be used to track and locate objects or people. Pay attention to this new technology and its increasing applications. Here is a concise description of RFID from Wikipedia — Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing […]

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DOD Gadget Will Sense Through Concrete Walls

It’s a new year and the Department of Defense has released news on a new gadget that will sense people and movement through concrete walls. The new “radar scope” will detect movements as simple as breathing through 12 inches of concrete. From the release — Troops conducting urban operations soon will have the capabilities of […]

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Camera Phones That Label People, Places and Pictures

As we have said before on this blog, it is just a matter of time before digital cameras automatically label pictures with location and personal information. According to an article in newscientist.com, Yahoo’s Berkeley research lab is using Bluetooth-enabled cell phone cameras along with facial recognition software to automatically label pictures with location and people […]

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Quake-Alarm Cell Phone to be Tested in Japan

The Daily Yomiuri Online is reporting on the testing of a new emergency broadcast system in Japan that would automatically turn on cell phones and alert users to major earthquakes and other natural disasters. The article reads — The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry plans to develop a new emergency-broadcast system capable of automatically turning […]

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