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Devin Coldewey

DxOMark’s night and wide-angle camera tests push today’s smartphones to their limits

By | Artificial Intelligence, Gadgets, Hardware, Mobile, TC

Sure, you could take Apple’s word for it that the new iPhone’s cameras are amazing — or you could let some obsessive pixel-peepers perform some (mostly) objective tests and really get into the nitty-gritty. Pixel peepers in extraordinary DxOMark are here to help, with new tests focused on evaluating the latest gadgets’ night modes and […]

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FarmWise and its weed-pulling agribot harvest $14.5M in funding

By | agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, farming, farmwise, Funding, Gadgets, GreenTech, Hardware, Recent Funding, Robotics, Startups

Automating agriculture is a complex proposition given the number and variety of tasks involved, but a number of robotics and autonomy companies are giving it their best shot. FarmWise seems to have impressed someone — it just raised $14.5 million to continue development of its autonomous weeding vehicle.

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This prosthetic arm combines manual control with machine learning

By | Artificial Intelligence, EPFL, Gadgets, Hardware, machine learning, Prosthetics, Robotics, Science

Prosthetic limbs are getting better every year, but the strength and precision they gain doesn’t always translate to easier or more effective use, since amputees have only a basic level of control over them. One promising avenue being investigated by Swiss researchers is having an AI take over where manual control leaves off.

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Why does the new iPhone 11 Pro have 3 cameras?

By | Apple, Apple Hardware Event 2019, Gadgets, Hardware, iPhone, iPhone 11 Pro, Photography, TC

On the back of the iPhone 11 Pro can be found three cameras. Why? Because the more light you collect, the better your picture can be. And we pretty much reached the limit of what one camera can do a little while back. Two, three, even a dozen cameras can be put to work creating a single photo — the only limitation is the code that makes them work.

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