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Olympus single-shot HDR camera in development tips insider

Olympus single-shot HDR camera in development tips insider

Olympus is reportedly working on a new camera with single shot HDR capabilities, able to create a high dynamic range image from a single frame. Most conventional HDR systems - such as that on the iPhone 4 for example - combine at least three frames of varying exposures to form a single picture with extra detail in both brighter and darker areas. However, according to 43 Rumors' source, Olympus is developing an in-camera HDR system that can do it with just one original frame to work from.

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Fraunhofer bi-directional OLED prototype incoming: Display & Camera in one [Video]

Fraunhofer bi-directional OLED prototype incoming: Display & Camera in one [Video]

We first covered the Fraunhofer Institute's bi-directional OLED display technology - which basically combines a display with a camera - all the way back in 2009; now the R&D company is bringing its latest prototype out to play. Set to show at the Smart Systems Integration 2011 expo later this month, the current model consists of a 0.6-inch 320 x 240 AMOLED panel with an integrated 160 x 120 CMOS camera.

Update: Video after the cut

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Double USB – It goes both ways

Double USB – It goes both ways

Inserting a USB connector is generally a fairly simple task. But there's always that little pesky split second you spend checking which side is on top. Now considering how many devices these days rely on us plugging and unplugging their USB connectors, we are possibly wasting loads of time each day. This problem may now be solved should the Double USB design from Yanko be adopted as a standard.

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MSI Tablet with Built-In Projector is Just a Prototype

MSI Tablet with Built-In Projector is Just a Prototype

Not too long ago, it looked like projectors were picking up speed and heading into the mainstream market. They were even being built into phones. But then that phase seemed to get passed over relatively quickly. One market that seems to have shied away from the projector, is the tablet market. To some, a projector and a tablet would make the perfect bed fellows. MSI apparently agrees with those folks, and have created a prototype device that, at least right now, runs Windows 7 and is powered by Intel.

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HP Ready to Ship a Dick Tracy Wristwatch to the US Army Later This Year

HP Ready to Ship a Dick Tracy Wristwatch to the US Army Later This Year

While we've seen plenty of devices that look like a small wristwatch with technology that's certainly not limited to just a watch, it's still not that infamous Dick Tracy watch that so many people want on their wrist. According to a new report from Mercury News, Hewlett-Packard (HP) is ready to move their prototype flexible display technology to the next level, and offer up a prototype "Dick Tracy wristwatch" to the United States Army.

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