Hitachi develops Japan's first 'lensless' camera technology

Nov 15, 2016

Hitachi develops Japan's first 'lensless' camera technology

Hitachi Ltd. says it has developed camera technology that can capture video images without a lens and adjust its focal position afterwards, becoming the first Japanese firm to do so. The technology using a special thin film will allow cameras to be lighter and ...

Camera makers struggle to stay atop smartphone wave

Feb 12, 2016

Camera makers struggle to stay atop smartphone wave

High school student Nao Noguchi is a perfect example of why Japanese camera sales have plunged in the past few years — she uses her smartphone for everything and cannot understand why anyone would bother with a separate device for photos. “It is easy ...

Sep 3, 2015

Texas man kills himself while taking selfie with gun

A 19-year-old Texas man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself while posing for a selfie with a gun. Deleon Alonso Smith died of a gunshot wound to the throat about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment in southwestern Houston. Investigators say ...

U.S. announces $20 million police body-camera program

May 1, 2015

U.S. announces $20 million police body-camera program

U.S. officials on Friday announced a $20 million pilot program to help equip law enforcement agencies across the country with body cameras. The program is part of a general push by American police agencies to outfit officers with cameras to provide clear recordings of ...

Synthetic fluorite puts lens biz in focus

| Dec 7, 2014

Synthetic fluorite puts lens biz in focus

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Iwatani Corp. brightened the outlook for camera fans in October by announcing it had developed the world’s first viable technology for synthesizing high-purity fluorite — an element critical to making the world’s best lenses. Lenses in top-flight cameras and telescopes require fluorite to reduce ...

Google's Glass takes fans nearer to action

Jul 1, 2014

Google's Glass takes fans nearer to action

Your favorite team is playing for the title, and you are in the middle of the field. Google Glass is slowly becoming more common in sports as teams and broadcasters try to bring fans closer to the action. The American football team Philadelphia Eagles ...