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iPhone 5 with Sony camera sensor? [Sony CEO leak?]

04/02/2011, During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Sir Howard Stringer (Sony’s CEO), mentioned that the tsunami would delay the shipment of Sony’s best camera sensors to Apple. The thing is, Sony isn’t known to supply sensors to Apple for...

Kinect used to create artsy music video

03/23/2011, In one of the more creative ways we’ve seen a Kinect being used, is in this video project by the folks over at 1024 Architecture. They used the Kinect sensor to track the skeletal movements of a person moving, the replaced the tracked wireframe with...

easy2pick helps you spot your luggage at the airport

03/10/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you’re waiting for your luggage at the airport carousel, but everyone seems to have the same bag as you? Well, the folks over at X-treme Geek have developed this nifty little gadget to help you with that problem....

Siemens gas-sensor device to predict asthma attacks

02/09/2011, Siemens has developed a sensor that can warn users of constricted airways a day before asthma attacks occur. The sensor works by measuring the level of nitrogen monoxide (NO) on a patient’s breath to find out if their bronchial tubes have been...

Sony to double production of image sensors

12/27/2010, Sony will be throwing down $1.2 billion in 2011 to double its production of the image sensors that see action in smartphones as well as digital cameras, considering that both markets are extremely lucrative and show no signs of slowing down. A portion of...

DIY: Water Usage Sensor

11/07/2010, Some expensive home setups have methods to track your water usage so that you will not end up with a huge water bill at the end of the month, if you want something similar but can’t afford the whole deal, you could always try and come up with one...

Rust sensor on bridges could help save lives

04/22/2010, Rust damage could prove to be a silent killer for many a bridge, which is why experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg, Germany, might have just stumbled upon a potential lifesaver in the form of an...

QuantumFilm: Quantum Dot-Based Image Sensor

03/21/2010, [DEMO Spring 2010] Today, InVisage Technologies announced QuantumFilm, touted to be the world’s first commercial quantum dot-based image sensor that delivers 4x higher performance and 2x higher dynamic range than regular sensors for mobile handset...

Diaper Sensor Monitoring System Coming Soon?

11/17/2009, A research lab over in Japan has come up with a rather useful tool for nurses and mothers alike – the self-powered diaper monitor system. The device has a self-powered sensor/transmitter, powered by a built-in battery that can generate electricity...

Dust Alert sensor

09/29/2009, Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) managed to come up with a brand new sensor known as Dust Alert, where it is based on a portable chemical analyzer that measures the concentration of tiny particles which could eventually contaminate the air in the...

Soft stroke sensor

08/05/2009, Hannah Perner-Wilson unveiled this soft stroke sensor that is equipped with a bunch of conductive thread and fabric. Whenever the sensor is stroked, the fibers will touch each other in a totally different manner compared to when they were at a standstill....

Sensors detect freshness of food

08/05/2009, Figuring out how ripe a particular fruit is can be quite tricky, and I’ve always marveled at those who can tell by flicking their fingers against the skin of a fruit a couple of times. Well, thankfully there is technology to help us now as a new...