Imagery analysts who work for the military have a tough gig. They literally have to scan through hours of mind-achingly boring video in case something important happens. So wouldn't it be cool if the process could somehow be automated?
A prototype surveillance camera, developed at UCLA, has the ability to give a live text description of crosses its path. It provides a more efficient way to search video, and gives me a good excuse to buy a wide-brimmed hat.
Looking more like a children's trashcan than a camera, the Pupillo is designed to shoot surveillance that can be transferred straight to your 3G phone (which nobody here in the US has yet, of course). Offered by Three Telecom in the UK, this gadget is battery-powered and being marketed as a sort of nanny-cam to check…