TOKYO: Once at the leading edge of consumer electronics, Sony Corp. is now more lumbering giant than trend-setter after falling behind competitors such as Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. Sony watchers are urging the down-on-its-luck company to rediscover its pioneering ethos. Founded in 1946, Sony symbolized Japan's rebirth after its World War II defeat, rising from humble beginnings. It had little else besides the smarts of founders Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita, to come up with hit after hit: the transistor radio, home tape recorders, the Walkman portable recorder-and-player.
For months, rumors and reports have suggested that the camera will be one of the biggest changes we see in the next iPhone. Now, we have more evidence that this may indeed be the case. Developer Hazma Sood, who has posted accurate information about iOS updates in the past, just made an interesting observation regarding iOS 9.
NEW YORK (AP) — Photography gets even better with Apple's new iPhones.Although the iPhone is already among the best smartphones for everyday shots, images from previous iPhones haven't been as sharp as what rival cameras produce. The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models address that, with 50 percent more detail, while introducing animation for still images and brighter low-light selfies.Screens remain at 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches diagonally, but they have new technology offering shortcuts to frequent tasks.
You know that part of Google maps that can show you the front door of your neighbor's house (or your own)? It's called Street View. Google deploys armies of vehicles equipped with special cameras that take 360 panoramic shots for Street View. They looked like this:
The bombings in Boston and the subsequent investigation of the suspects will likely revive the debate about pervasive security camera surveillance in the U.S. Stationary security cameras near the bombing location evidently gave police a key lead in identifying the suspects, as the past day of breaking news reports has revealed.
By Matt Burns
Sony makes a lot of really nice things, but it has never taken smartphones seriously. That’s to change if Sony (SNE) Mobile’s sales chief, Dennis van Schie, is to be believed.