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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – VIII – Synthetic Media

Synthetic Media It is now several decades that video games have acquainted us with synthetic reality. Imaginary landscapes and ambient are recreated by computer graphics along with sounds that match the objects and the ongoing actions providing a “credible” reality. Actually, the first synthetic environment screamed “fake” at all times …

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Splitting pixels for faster autofocus

I still remember my first film camera (I was really proud of having a camera!). It had an optical indicator that as I turned the focus ring on the lens showed a detailed area in the frame split in two that recomposed into a single image once the focus was …

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8K for our homes

It is now about a year (since last CES, the physical one back in 2020, not a virtual one like this year) that 8k television has become available (it has a definition of 7680×4320, vs a 3840×2160 of a 4k television). But you needed big pockets to get one (consider …

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An unbelievable display: 10,000 ppi

There is quite a bit of confusion when we talk (and hear) about resolution. Resolution is measured in pixel per inch, that is how many different points are in an inch. On a 4k television you have 3,840 points horizontally and 2,160 vertically. How many per inch? Well that depends …

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Towards Smart Contact Lenses

I have been seeing news and hearing talks on smart contact lenses for at least ten years (more if it was just speculation). The hurdles to be overcome are just staggering and these have delayed the actual availability of products. Samsung was possibly one of the first “big” companies to …

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Exceeding usefulness…

Sony has announced a new digital image sensor designed for video cameras, more specifically security cameras, able to take 8k videos at 30 frames per second.  8k requires a resolution of 8192×4320 pixels, that would be 35 Mpixels, approximately, and the chip has a 8192×5556 pixels, 47+Mpixels. 8k is a …

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Seamless AR on a contact lens

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to Samsung for a contact lens embedding a display unit that can be used to overlay artefact images to the vision of the world, effectively achieving a seamless augmented reality experience. Just imagine. You won’t need any cumbersome device to …

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New SSD with 100+ layers enters production

It was September 12th, 1958, when the first integrated chip was demonstrated by Jack Kilby at Texas Instrument (for the record, that first chip was using germanium, not silicon. Robert Noyce few months after that first chip was able to create one based on silicon). It took 12 more years …

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What if Mona Lisa starts to talk?

I have seen quite a bit of talking avatar, animation that sometimes look like the real thing and some other times are clearly intended to represent an artefact. What surprised me when I saw the video clip (watch it) was the amazing capability of endowing a life into a still …

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64Mpixels on a smartphone

Samsung has announced the availability of two image sensors designed for smartphone cameras, one cramming 48Mpixels on the sensors, the other 64Mpixels. Both have a pixel size of 0.8µm, hence the 64Mpixels sensor is a bit larger in size than its sibling. The small size of the pixel is bound …

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