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16.2 Megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V Digital Camera by Sony [Review]

November 2, 2011 Leave a comment

With 30x optical zoom, incredible low light performance, full 1080x60p HD movie capabilities, and innovative features like, hi-speed linear auto focus, 3D image capabilities, and backlight correction to catch even the smallest details in high contrast shots, the Sony DSC-HX100V will renew your passion for photography. The DSC-HX100V features a 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor that brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonar lens to deliver extremely fast speed, high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. In addition, the combined Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor delivers extremely fast 10fps, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight and 1080i movie modes… Read Detail Review About This Camera

First Human Infected Himself With a Computer Virus (Human-Electronic Interface with RFID)

May 27, 2010 Leave a comment

The University of Reading’s Dr. Mark Gasson has an unusual distinction: he’s the first human to become infected with a computer virus. After corrupting a small electronic chip with the malware, the British scientist inserted the device into his hand and was able to pass on the virus to external systems.

The chip itself uses a technology called RFID to send information back and forth. It allows Dr. Gasson to gain access through security doors and activate his cell phone — all of which still sounds odd and futuristic enough though the technology has been used for applications as mundane as paying for drinks in upscale nightclubs already for years.

The whole concept is admittedly a bit of a stunt, but it does address some of the issues we will start to face as implantable electronics become more prevalent and mainstream. When you’re talking about putting a chip inside your body, “blue screen of death” takes on a whole new meaning, as do the potential consequences of hacking and malicious security breaches.

Dr. Gasson himself admits the self-infection is mostly “proof of principle” but warns about the implications of implantable electronics particularly in the realm of medical devices. The fear that hackers could go after your pacemaker isn’t exactly new either, but the risks remain and grow perhaps even more severe as medical implant technology becomes ever more sophisticated.

Check out the Video From BBC and let us know what you think of Dr. Gasson’s “infection”: fear-mongering or important warning as we move ever closer to the age of mainstream cybernetics?

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