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Xiaomi smartphone has 108 megapixel camera

Xiaomi smartphone has 108 megapixel camera

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Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has unveiled the world's first mainstream handset to feature a 108 megapixel camera.The extra high-resolution sensor was developed by Samsung, which has yet to feature it in its own products.The firms say the benefit is that it delivers "extremely sharp photographs that are rich in detail".However, one early test of the tech indicates that its images contain more digital distortions than those produced by lower-resolution smartphones.For now, the Mi CC9 Pro Premium has only been announced for the Chinese market, where the base model costs 2,799 yuan ($ 400; £310). But Xiaomi has said
Einstein’s ‘spooky’ phenomenon caught on camera for first time

Einstein’s ‘spooky’ phenomenon caught on camera for first time

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Scientists have photographed a phenomenon which Albert Einstein called "spooky action at a distance" for the first time. The image is of a strong form of quantum entanglement, where two particles interact with each other and share their physical states for an instant. It happens no matter how great the distance between the two particles. Image: Albert Einstein called the phenomenon 'spooky' The connection is known as Bell entanglement and underpins the field of quantum mechanics.Paul-Antoine Moreau, of the University of Glasgow's School of Physics and Astronomy, said: "The image we've managed to capture is an elegant demonstration of a fundamental property of nature, seen for the very first time in the form of an image. ...
Connecting my bird box camera to the web

Connecting my bird box camera to the web

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Since my parents retired, they have spent more and more time enjoying the birds that visit their garden. The British Trust for Ornithology estimates that the public spends more than £200m on bird food each year, so my parents are not alone.My dad even got into a battle of wills with a local squirrel, to make the bird-feeder harder for it to access. For their anniversary, I decided to buy them a bird box. As we are all fans of the BBC's Springwatch, I wanted to get one with a camera attached.There are lots of options for this. Some are wireless and connect to a receiver that you can plug in to your TV. Others connect to the wi-fi and have their own smartphone app. Others have long cables that go directly into your TV. This last one was the option I went fo
Swann's home security camera recordings could be hijacked

Swann's home security camera recordings could be hijacked

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A popular wireless security camera designed to safeguard businesses and homes was vulnerable to a spying hack.The flaw meant it was possible to hijack video and audio streamed from other people's properties by making a minor tweak to Swann Security's app.Researchers found the problem after the BBC reported a case where one customer had received another's recordings.Australia-based Swann and OzVision - the Israeli provider of its cloud tech - said the issue had now been fixed.Swann said that the vulnerability had been limited to one model - the SWWHD-Intcam, also known as the Swann Smart Security Camera - which first went on sale in October 2017. Retailers including Maplin, Currys, Debenhams, Walmart and Amazon have sold them.Howe...