Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Next-Gen HDR Photography: Down to the Pixel

I've been mucking with high-dynamic range photography for a year or so, and ever since I was introduced to the technology, it seemed clear to me that it was only a matter of time before the ability to adjust for differing light intensities moved from the entire sensor (the current HDR process) to individual sensor pixels. Canon has recently submitted a patent application for just such an approach... while we're still years away from such a device, it's interesting to see movement in that direction.

Multitouch Table Taken to the Next Level

Very interesting demo of a multitouch interactive table that includes magnetically controlled widgets. While there have been tables that allow physical widgets such as knobs to provide input to the table, this setup gives the table the ability to control physical objects. While fascinating to watch, I'm having some trouble thinking up a good application for this.