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Sony Patents Technology To Put Camera And Sensors Behind Smartphone Display
2012-03-26 13:13:01

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Sony the rights to a patent that will allow them to place front-facing cameras on smartphones behind rather than on top of the display screen. Not only will this allow smartphone makers to make display screens a little taller, it also opens the door for new technologies such as touch-screen fingerprint scans for heightening security on the increasingly versatile devices. The patent request describes...

2012-01-23 04:20:01

To be Equipped in First Release of New Stacked CMOS Image Sensors, To Begin Sample Shipment Tokyo, Jan 23, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Sony Corp. today announced the development of two CMOS image sensor models designed for use in smartphones and other devices. They are equipped with Sony's unique "RGBW Coding" function which allows images to be captured with low noise and high picture quality even in low-light conditions. They also contain Sony's "HDR (High Dynamic...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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