New Camera Promises 'Living' Images

Light field technology is the key to a new camera allowing you to be re-focus images minutes, days or even years after the shot, or to view them in 3D.


What's the Latest Development?

What could you do with a camera that captures 11 million rays of light instantly? The makers of the Lytro light field camera, due to ship next year, say you could take "living pictures", ones that you  re-focus minutes, days or even years after the shot, or view in 3D. This is my next says the viewfinder LCD is tiny and of fairly poor quality, and it's difficult to frame images, but...

What's the Big Idea?

"The basic concept works, it works well, it’s fun, and it’s like nothing else on the market." This sort of plenoptic camera isn’t a new concept, but previous demonstrations have required giant arrays of distinct cameras to create, while Lytro’s device is a tube you can hold in a single hand, says Sean Hollister. Lytro says  the camera should be able to shoot approximately 400 images on a charge.

NYTimes exposé reveals how Facebook handled scandals

Delay, deny and deflect were the strategies Facebook has used to navigate scandals it's faced in recent years, according to the New York Times.

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  • The exhaustive report is based on interviews with more than 50 people with ties to the company.
  • It outlines how senior executives misled the public and lawmakers in regards to what it had discovered about privacy breaches and Russian interference in U.S. politics.
  • On Thursday, Facebook cut ties with one of the companies, Definers Public Relations, listed in the report.
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Russian reporters discover 101 'tortured' whales jammed in offshore pens

Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.

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  • Russian news network discovers 101 black-market whales.
  • Orcas and belugas are seen crammed into tiny pens.
  • Marine parks continue to create a high-price demand for illegal captures.
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What would happen if America defaulted on its debt?

Sure we know it would be bad, but what do all of these scary numbers really mean?

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  • At the press time, the value was $21.7 trillion dollars.
  • Lots of people know that a default would be bad, but not everybody seems to get how horrible it would be.
  • While the risk is low, knowing what would happen if a default did occur is important information for all voters.
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