Photography is all about light, and one of the best ways to improve your photography is to learn how to bring your own light to a scene, whether on or off-camera, flash or video light.But the Profoto B10, with its elegant design and user interface, excellent light quality, and battery-powered portability, is certainly one of the best pieces of photography lighting gear you can buy.The B10 may stand above other options, but it’s far from the most affordable way to get great lighting.The best photography light overall: Profoto B10The best affordable portable studio light: Flashpoint XPLOR 400 ProBest cheap photography lighting kit: Interfit FLA2002K1 Studio Essentials
DJI released a new version of its Mavic 2 drones, targeting companies and emergency services use drones in their operations.the Drone is called for Mavic 2 Enterprise and is equipped with a 12 megapixel camera that has 2x optical zoom and 3x digital Addition, it comes with a bunch of accessories that can be mounted on the drone.It is about a speaker, a spotlight on the 2400 lumens and a strobe light.A DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise will cost 1200 dollars and that includes the drone, a controller, a battery, the three accessories we wrote about above, as well as a bag to store it all in.
Yokohama, Japan - Collaborative research team of Prof. Jun Takeda and Associate Prof. Ikufumi Katayama in the laboratory of Yokohama National University (YNU) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) successfully observed petahertz (PHz: 1015 of a hertz) electron oscillation.The periodic electron oscillations of 667-383 attoseconds (as: 10-18 of a second) is the fastest that has ever been measured in the direct time-dependent spectroscopy in solid-state material.As high-speed shutter cameras capture motions of fast-moving objects, researchers generally use laser (pulse) like instantaneous strobe light in order to observe the ultrafast motion of an electron underlying a physical phenomenon.The frequency of the lightwave-field in the visible and ultraviolet region can reach the petahertz (PHz: 1015 of a hertz), which means that the oscillation periodicity can achieve attosecond (as: 10-18 of a second) duration.In previous studies, NTT researchers of the team generated an isolated attosecond pulse (IAP) [H. Mashiko et al., Nature commun.5, 5599 (2014)] and monitored the electron oscillation with 1.2-PHz frequency using gallium-nitride (GaN) semiconductor [H. Mashiko et al., Nature Phys.
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have developed a smart wearable they hope could be used to keep people safe in the face of possible physical or sexual assault, or elderly people experiencing a fall.The Smart Jewelry Bracelet uses a combination of machine learning technology and smart sensors to automatically detect when an assault or fall takes place.The bracelet can then alert passersby with a loud beeping sound and a red strobe light.It also connects, via Bluetooth, to the wearer’s smartphone and sends their location and an emergency message to a predetermined contact list.Unlike dialing 911 or using an emergency app, the device works autonomously — meaning that the user is not required to trigger it.“The difference with existing panic button type devices is that we use multi-modal sensing and machine learning to automatically detect the assault or the fall,” Ragib Hasan, associate professor of computer science in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, told Digital Trends.
Tesla counted too much on automation to boost Model 3 production, Elon Musk has admitted, with the automaker pulling out some of the tech the outspoken CEO had not long ago been praising.The automaker has been a voracious early-adopter of robotic production methods, with Musk suggesting before that the end result would be mechanized car construction so fast you’d need a strobe light to see them moving.Turns out, that wasn’t quite the way things panned out.Indeed some of Tesla’s big schemes to make the Model 3 more rapidly turned out to hinder, rather than enhance, its efficiency.As a result, the car company actually pulled some of the equipment from the production line.“We had this crazy, complex network of conveyor belts,” Musk told CBS News, “and it was not working, so we got rid of that whole thing.” It’s part of the chief executive and company founder’s new focus on getting more of the relatively affordable electric car out of the door, having already missed several targets.
This past Sunday, rocket startup Rocket Lab launched a three-foot-wide mirror ball into orbit.As we wrote yesterday, Humanity Star is supposed to give us goosebumps when we look up into the night sky, a “reminder to all on Earth about our fragile place in the Universe,” in the words of Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck.Thanks a lot @RocketLab,” California Institute of Technology astronomer Mike Brown wrote on Twitter.Or, as the director of astrobiology at Columbia University Caleb Scharf wrote in Scientific American, the star represented “another invasion of my personal universe, another flashing item asking for eyeballs”.“Most of us would not think it cute if I stuck a big flashing strobe-light on a polar bear, or emblazoned my company slogan across the perilous upper reaches of Everest,” Scharf wrote.Is Humanity Star really going to make that much of a difference to astronomers?
There are a number of companies, including IBM and Google, using AI in the development of quantum systems, but this is one of the first times quantum machine learning has been successfully tested.It’s hard not to imagine a robot that’s learned to defy the laws of physics when you hear that companies are beginning to combine AI and quantum computer technology.And Elon Musk did explicitly warn us this would happen:In a few years, that bot will move so fast you’ll need a strobe light to see it.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 26, 2017But here at TNW we embrace technology, so let’s put aside the fact that our species is currently hard at work finding ways to give computers a brain capable of understanding the universe in a way we never will.
Ever since I saw Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot perform a backflip, I've not been the same.Involuntary shudders have assaulted me in public moments.I even threw my copy of "Atlas Shrugged" in the trash.Then along came Elon Musk to make me feel worse.On Sunday, he espied the footage of the backflipping metal creature on Twitter and was compelled to observe: "This is nothing.In a few years, that bot will move so fast you'll need a strobe light to see it.
Elon Musk’s predictions about robots is the stuff of nightmares.Twitter user Alex Medina captioned a promotional video of Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot doing front flips and jumps in an obstacle course with the panicked caption: “We dead.” Musk responded to Medina by essentially telling him to buckle in for a lot more terrifying features to these humanoid robot advancements.In a few years, that bot will move so fast you’ll need a strobe light to see it.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 26, 2017The Atlas robot is marketed as the “world’s most dynamic humanoid,” but even that impressive advancement might soon be eclipsed by artificial intelligence.The Tesla CEO followed up his creepy comment with a warning about the future of leaving such technology unchecked.
We could all probably use a little more time in our days, whether it’s to get some extra work done, spend some quality time with the family, or in the case of YouTube’s MadGyver, to engineer and build a special glove that makes time actually appear to slow down and stop.The glove, which genuinely looks like something a mad scientist would cook up, features an Arduino-controlled strobe light in the palm.The glove also features a motion sensor so the speed of the flashing strobe light can be controlled by the wearer simply rotating their hand left and right.When the speed of the flashing strobe light matches the speed of a moving object, like the blades of a fan, it appears to stop, creating the illusion that time has also been frozen.The effect might be nothing more than an optical illusion, but if I had one of these to play with, I would probably waste quite a few hours with it, and be upset at its ability to seemingly make time fast-forward instead.
In the event that you happen to be in the market for an offensive piece of living room electronics, Microsoft has teamed up with DJ duo The Chainsmokers to design a one-of-a-kind Xbox One S console that turns sound into an “ever-changing dynamic light show.” In the true spirit of edgier-than-thou game industry accessorizing, the device is tackier than the most egregious light-up Razer peripheral.Microsoft used 60 miniature pixels to illuminate a multi-layered acrylic display, all powered by a tiny USB-sized microprocessor the company had custom-built for the project.It essentially transforms your Xbox into a multi-colored strobe light you’d find blinding you in the middle of night club, one you may not want to be at because... well, perhaps the DJ is earnestly playing a Chainsmokers song.Microsoft plans to gift the console to one fan who participates in the giveaway on the band’s Twitter account starting today through September 17th.Normally, this kind of flagrant marketing display wouldn’t be all that interesting — especially not with an artist as anodyne and eager-to-please as The Chainsmokers — except that Microsoft says it plans to continue producing custom Xbox One S consoles in partnership with a “top personalities from music, sports, television, fashion, art and Hollywood.” While a DJ-inspired Xbox One S that lights up like an off-brand Amazon disco ball is nothing special, one could imagine some pretty neat device concepts for professional athletes or other musicians with a bit more of a refined visual aesthetic.
Anil Seth has recently been experimenting with a new tool in his study of human consciousness: strobe lighting.A powerful strobe lamp, according to Seth, is capable of inducing altered states of consciousness, while allowing him to record brain signals at the same time.“It looks like we’re simulating a higher state of consciousness, but we don’t know for sure yet,” Seth says.When you flicker a strobe light at someone you get messy data.”Seth, the co-director of the University of Sussex’s Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, has been studying a fundamental scientific problem for most of his career: the question of how consciousness happens.The standard experimental setup of cognitive experiments used to involve seating someone in a dark room, at a desk, and administering a computer-based test.
Today, the Chinese phone maker NOMU has come out with a video unboxing of their latest NOMU T10, a rugged phone with IP68 water and dust proof certification.Let’s have a quick look at the video below.As we can see in the video, the NOMU T10 is taken out of the box and we then have a physical tour of the phone, we’re showed the full-sized reverse charging USB port at the side of the phone and the LED flashlight placed on top.So you could use this phone as either a power bank or a flashlight depending on your needs.The flashlight also has four different modes which are: weaker light, stronger light, SOS and Strobe effect.The guys over at NOMU also do a quick UI and settings tour to end with the waterproof test where the NOMU T10 succeeds with full marks.
A solar-powered one like this top-rated charger from Ayyie.Unlike traditional power banks, which need to be plugged in to recharge after a few uses, Ayyie’s portable charger features a large solar panel on its side for powering up its 10,000mAh internal battery.Two USB ports let you charge two devices simultaneously and the unit is housed is a rugged shock-resistant and waterproof case.The Ayyie solar power bank also features some camping-friendly conveniences like a small built-in compass and a dual-LED flashlight.The compact XL200 delivers an extra-bright output of up to 172 lumens.Five different light settings include both high- and low-power beams as well as strobe, SOS, and signal modes.
p Just when you thought that there weren’t enough rugged smartphones to choose from along comes another!/p p NOMU has just been in touch with details of their new NOMU T10, the companies latest rugged Android smartphone that boasts the IP68 waterproof standard along with the promise that the T10 can survive daily 2 meter drops, so a perfect phone for the extremely clumsy./p p /p p NOMU has used s clever waterproof USB feature rather than fitting the phone with a traditional rubber cover and says that they have tested the T10 and found that it can survive for 2 hours at depths of uptown 1.2 meters.Not only will IP68 keep water out, but also dust too./p p /p Join GizChina on Telegram p Another neat feature that we don’t see on to many rugged phones is built-in multi-function touch.This special torch supports 4 modes including a standard flashlight with 2 strength modes, an SOS light and strobe light.
p By now, most people are aware of strobe lights’ ability to induce photosensitive epileptic seizures.A troll allegedly gave a journalist a seizure with a tweet.An episode of Pokémon sent almost 700 Japanese children to the hospital.But still images can cause seizures, too, and scientists are just now starting to figure out how that happens.A team of researchers from the University Medical Center Utrecht wanted to know what was going on in the brain that might help them better understand why some still images trigger seizures and others don’t.“One particular type of brain wave...called a gamma oscillation, is particularly strongly driven by certain kinds of visual patterns,” Dora Hermes, lead author of a correspondence published today in Current Biology, told Gizmodo.
p Olympus brings flagship features down to the E-M5 Mark II and PEN F cameras with firmware updates, breathing new life into older models.Wireless compatibility with the leading strobe manufacturer is coming to Olympus.On May 8, the company announced new firmware updates for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II, PEN F with Profoto Air Remote TTL-O system compatibility, as well as updates for two lenses.In addition, several high-end features from the flagship E-M1 Mark II are trickling down to the less pricey models, including the ability to save custom color profiles.The new Profoto Air partnership gives Olympus access to the Through the Lens (TTL) strobes wirelessly when using the Profoto Air Remote mounted on the hot shoe.“I’ve had a lot of opportunity to work with Profoto and their functionality and it’s pretty exciting as the leading manufacturer for light shaping and strobes will be working with us for that compatibility.”
John Edmark, a sculptor, inventor, and Stanford professor, loves spirals.When making his mesmerizing “blooms” Edmark wants people to say “wow, how’s that possible?” In this lovely little clip, he explains how it all works.Edmark has some big, profound explanations about why he likes spirals so much—that’s just what happens when you spend all your time working and reworking an idea.But most simply, he just finds them beautiful.As a sculptor, Edmark has been creating forms based on the spiral and the golden angle for years.He films them in a way that causes them to animate when photographed in motion with a synchronized strobe light or a very short shutter speed.
Like your Victorian-era artwork with a dash of 21st-century tech?Whether it is virtual reality, robotics, or artificial intelligence, a lot of the cool tech we cover here at Digital Trends is on the cutting edge of what’s possible, circa 2017.A new art project by renowned U.K. artist Mat Collishaw takes a slightly different tact, however, by merging tech that could have existed 200 years ago with the latest in 3D printing technology.The result is a 3D-printed zoetrope called “The Centrifugal Soul,” an elaborate three-dimensional model which uses a combination of 60 rpm rotations and flashing strobe lights to create the illusion of movement.The zoetrope depicts a 1-second loop — 18 separate frames in all — depicting wild flowers blooming and colorful birds flapping their wings.Think of it as a Victorian-era GIF — with a bit of modern day additive manufacturing thrown in for good measure!
A GIF that triggered a US journalist’s seizure should be considered a deadly weapon, a Texas grand jury has said in an unprecedented ruling.Magazine reporter Kurt Eichenwald, who has epilepsy, was sent a strobe-animated GIF by an anonymous Twitter user in December last year.It said: “You deserve a seizure for your posts.”Eichenwald’s partner replied to the message: “This is his wife, you caused a seizure.I have your information and have called the police to report the assault.”John Rayne Rivello, a 29-year-old from Maryland, was arrested after FBI investigators traced him through an iCloud account linked to an iPhone that he allegedly used to send the tweet.