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Movidius Camera Processor Helps Drones As Well As Doctors

by Jim Turley

Video surveillance, CCTV, camera-toting drones, cellphone video, stoplight cameras – they’re everywhere! It seems as though no public space isn’t being recorded, filed, uploaded, and possibly analyzed for malfeasance. The common factor in all these scenarios is digital cameras.

And what do all digital cameras need? Lots of storage, lots of bandwidth, and lots of processing power. Grabbing frame after frame of unrefined, uncompressed video isn’t interesting. You need to massage the video before it’s useful. That means some combination of white balance, edge detection, smoothing, compressing, artefact reduction, and possibly image recognition. That’s a lot of work on a lot of pixels, in very little time.  Read More


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Why Martha Stewart loves her drone

Posted on 07/30/14 at 10:15 AM by LauraDomela

LauraDomela
Also see: Every Martha Stewart tweet about drones

http://gizmodo.com/every-martha-stewart-tweet-about-drones-1613287820

Why Don’t They Just…

Posted on 07/29/14 at 9:40 PM by kevin

kevin
@TotallyLost, I agree completely. All of us should challenge misinformation when we see it being propagated, and we should work very hard to be sure that what we publish or broadcast is correct.

I feel that we in the press have an additional responsib…

Why Don’t They Just…

Posted on 07/29/14 at 12:01 PM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
At the same time, silence by knowledgable people only lends credibility to the kooks in a discussion.

When the credibility of kooks poor statements are challenged, responsible people do have the power to google the subject, and find facts, especially o…

Where is the Value? Where is the ROI?

Posted on 07/28/14 at 10:41 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
How do you see the IoT ROI playing out?

Who Uses Power-Over-Ethernet?

Posted on 07/25/14 at 10:48 AM by raymondfung

How about IP phone ? Most corporate nowaday has deployed IP phone on staff's desktop. PoE can provide both power and data to the phone set. Added to that, some phone set even has an extra mini 2-port LAN switch built-in for connection to the desktop PC. S…

Off to the Android Races

Posted on 07/24/14 at 9:23 AM by EEMBCpres

Hi. One quick comment pertaining to your sentence "Since the idea is to benchmark the platform, not the program, doubling up on optimized and non-optimized code makes sense."
EEMBC uses the terms peak and base, respectively, to refer to the CPU portion o…

Improved FPGA Tool Results

Posted on 07/23/14 at 8:38 PM by JohnSwan

JohnSwan
Fresh approach. They're exploring the constraint space in the cloud.

8-bit pixel sunglasses implore everyone around you to deal with it

Posted on 07/22/14 at 8:24 PM by SteveNordquis4

SteveNordquis4
It's Season 1 of CSI:Miami, surely; but the Poor Taste Conference cred. is surely the monopsony behind the production run.

An Irregular Street Scene

Posted on 07/21/14 at 9:45 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
How do you see the pros and cons of plasma dicing?

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