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"There really are two kinds of food entrepreneurs," says venture capitalist Paul Matteucci, who encourages and connects food-tech upstarts through his not-for-profit, Feeding 10 Billion. “There are the ones that hang around Berkeley or Brooklyn, and build businesses mostly for the end consumer. Then there is a whole different group of highly technical people who are building robotics for the field, sensor-based technology, automated watering systems, new food-packaging technologies, and big-data-related inventory control to reduce waste.” These, he says, are “the people who are going to solve the big problems.”

A raft of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists made their money in tech, and now want to do something with an even longer-lasting impact. Meet the Silicon Valley companies trying to fix our broken food system

Kodak, which filed for bankruptcy in January, is now locked in a digital imaging patent dispute with Apple. I’ll bet this 10,000 pixel camera is the source of a few of those patents.
shihlun:

Steve Sasson and his 1975 Kodak Digital Camera .

Kodak, which filed for bankruptcy in January, is now locked in a digital imaging patent dispute with Apple. I’ll bet this 10,000 pixel camera is the source of a few of those patents.

shihlun:

Steve Sasson and his 1975 Kodak Digital Camera .

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This is what happens when a digital camera makes love to your cellphone.

As digital cameras have outgrown their bulky origins and continued to miniaturize, some photographers and cinematographers  joke that soon the “camera” itself will disappear, leaving just a lens  with a chip and a screen on the back of it.
That’s basically what the designer/photography nuts at Artefact have created with their WVIL concept camera,  which looks like a DSLR lens with an iPhone stuck to it. But Artefact  considers even that radical design as a starting point, not a  destination — after all, if your camera is just a lens with a chip in  the back, why not make the viewfinder detachable from the lens and really get crazy?

The video demo is siiiiiiick! You’re going to want to click through for this one.

This is what happens when a digital camera makes love to your cellphone.

As digital cameras have outgrown their bulky origins and continued to miniaturize, some photographers and cinematographers joke that soon the “camera” itself will disappear, leaving just a lens with a chip and a screen on the back of it.

That’s basically what the designer/photography nuts at Artefact have created with their WVIL concept camera, which looks like a DSLR lens with an iPhone stuck to it. But Artefact considers even that radical design as a starting point, not a destination — after all, if your camera is just a lens with a chip in the back, why not make the viewfinder detachable from the lens and really get crazy?

The video demo is siiiiiiick! You’re going to want to click through for this one.