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Driverless car laser ruined camera

Image copyright Jit Ray Chowdhury Image caption The purple dots and lines on this photo of the Stratosphere hotel in Las Vegas show the damage… A man who took a photograph of a driverless car on display at the CES tech fair says his camera was damaged as a result. Jit Ray Chowdhury noticed purple spots on all his photographs after taking a photo of a lidar laser scanning system displayed by San Francisco firm AEye. He says the $1,198 (£930) Sony camera was one month old and the firm…

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Apple to launch three iPhones with new camera features this year: WSJ

(Reuters) – Apple Inc plans to launch three iPhone models this year with some new camera features, including three rear cameras for the most expensive model and two for the other models, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The new iPhones will succeed the XR model that has shown sluggish demand, which according to Apple was due to weak sales in China. That led several electronics retailers in the world’s second largest economy to slash iPhone prices this week. Apple was not available for comment outside regular business hours.…

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Cornwall cliff collapse caught on camera

Part of a cliff collapsing in Cornwall has been caught on camera by a woman out walking. Deborah Smith was at Lynstone Road, Bude, when she said she noticed “some little bits going, then saw the rocks moving and quickly videoed it”. The video was recorded at about 16:00 on Monday afternoon. Mrs Smith can be heard gasping in shock as a large section of cliff falls away. Falmouth Coastguard, which covers the area of the collapse, said the cliff fall had been reported to them and warned walkers to…

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Giant Christmas tree on van caught on A38 police camera

Image copyright PC Jane Bickley Image caption The van was caught on a Devon and Cornwall Police van’s speed camera A giant Christmas tree being transported on top of a van on a dual carriageway has left police lost fir words. The image was taken by one of Devon and Cornwall Police’s speed camera vans on the A38 on Saturday. PC Jane Bickley shared the “shocking” image on Twitter as a warning to other drivers travelling with large loads. “We all know it’s a hectic time of year but please…

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Rare white reindeer calf spotted on camera in Norway

Image copyright Mads Nordsveen / Caters Image caption The rare animal’s appearance is caused by a genetic mutation A Norwegian photographer has shared images of a rare white reindeer calf he encountered while hiking with friends. Mads Nordsvee, 24, from Oslo, said he spotted the animal in the snow on a walk in northern Norway. The images, where the animal almost fades into the landscape, has now been liked almost 20,000 times since they were posted on Monday. Sharing the images on Instagram, the photographer commented: “He almost disappeared into…

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Camera lens made of ice takes cool photos

A photographer has taken some surprisingly clear shots using a camera lens he made out of ice. Mathieu Stern travelled to Iceland where he hoped to find the clearest possible ice. He then moulded chunks of ice into lenses for his camera. While the lenses only lasted about a minute each, he was able to take a series of surprisingly clear photos and videos. He told the BBC he found the pictures “perfect”, even though they were a little blurry. Source link

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Boston rape victim, 16, found by drone with thermal camera

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA thermal imaging camera was used to find the girl A teenage girl who called 999 to report she was in an unknown location with a man who had just raped her was found by police using a drone. The 16-year-old contacted police in the early hours of Saturday to say she was on land in Boston with her attacker. Police recognised the description given as a levelled factory site and officers used a drone with a thermal imaging camera to track…

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Perth Prison drug smugglers filmed themselves on drone camera

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDrone smugglers caught on camera Two drug smugglers were caught after accidentally filming themselves packing cannabis and pills into a drone which they planned to fly into Perth Prison. Paul Reilly, 32, and Michael Martin, 35, intended to get the drugs to Martin’s prisoner brother. But the drone crashed and when police studied footage from its camera, they found images of both men. At Perth Sheriff Court, Reilly was jailed for 33 months while Martin was sentenced to a year in prison.…

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‘I will not take down’ A1 fake speed camera

A man living beside the A1 says he “will not take down” a replica speed camera he made for £40. Mike Lacey, 72, made the fake camera using drainpipe and guttering to slow drivers passing his house in Beeston, Bedfordshire. Mr Lacey claimed authorities said the structure was “distracting” and asked for it to be removed. The village is split by the dual-carriageway, which has a speed limit in the area of 50mph. Source link

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