Autofocus cameras hit the stores back in the 1970s, making it dramatically simpler for the average consumer to get a good shot. Later, the digital camera made it possible for just about anyone to process their own pictures at home on a computer. Now comes a camera that could represent another kind of photography revolution: the light field camera. Take the picture, but focus it afterward. Robert Siegel speaks with Lytro founder Ren Ng about the new light field camera that his company is producing.
This weekend, a defunct German satellite is scheduled to crash to Earth, just a month after a NASA satellite did the same. NASA orbital debris scientist Mark Matney and Phil Plait, author of the Bad Astronomy blog, discuss whether engineers on Earth have any say when--or where--objects fall.
With a book about Steve Jobs' life set to hit real and virtual shelves soon, his official biographer, Walter Isaacson, is appearing on 60 Minutes. The book reveals that Jobs waited months before having surgery on a tumor — and unknowingly met his biological father.
Robert Siegel speaks with Norman Winarsky, vice president of SRI Ventures and co-founder and board member of Siri. Siri was an SRI spin-off company acquired by Apple last year. This company developed the virtual personal assistant technology for the new iPhone.
There's a new DeLorean DMC-12 coming out — or rather, there's a new version of the stainless steel wedge of a sportscar that became an icon of '80s cool. But it won't run on gas — it'll be electric. And it won't require a nuclear reaction that generates 1.21 gigawatts, either.
Over 300 jobs are at stake if the company leaves its Cincinnati headquarters, so locals are tweeting the CEO. Not to be outdone, residents in Charlotte, N.C., have started their own campaign to lure the company to their city. It's a good-natured battle over a decision usually kept behind closed doors.
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