New Apple Technology Stops iPhones From Filming Live Events
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Fans at concerts and sports games may soon be stopped from using their iPhones to film the action — as a result of new technology being considered by Apple, The Times of London reported Thursday.
The California company has plans to build a system that will sense when a person is trying to film a live event using a cell phone and automatically switch off their camera.
A patent application filed by Apple, and obtained by the Times, reveals how the software would work. If a person were to hold up their iPhone, the device would trigger the attention of infra-red sensors installed at the venue. These sensors would then instruct the iPhone to disable its camera.
Other features, such as the phone’s ability to make a call or send text messages, would not be affected.
The software is seen as an attempt to protect the interests of event organizers and television broadcasters who have exclusive rights to film an event. These companies often sell their own recordings but are frustrated when cell phone videos appear online via websites such as YouTube, allowing people to watch the concert free.
The concept may also allow Apple to reach more favorable terms with record labels when negotiating deals to sell content though its iTunes online store.
Apple filed its patent application with U.S. authorities 18 months ago, but details only became available this month. It is not clear if Apple intends to develop the concept into a working system, and if so, whether it will be implemented within the company’s devices. The latest version of iPhone is expected in September.
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Japan Will Not Allow PSN Reactivation Until they Know it’s Safe
Sony Corp. (SNE, 6758.TO) will not be allowed to restart its halted online game services in Japan until it provides further information on what measures it has taken since an earlier hacking incident, a Japanese regulatory official said Sunday.
"We met with Sony on May 6 and 13, and basically we want two things from them," Kazushige Nobutani, director of the Media and Content Industry department at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, told Dow Jones Newswires.
He listed two areas where it requires further explanation before approval will be given following the incidents regarding its PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment videogame services.
"The first is preventative measures. As of May 13, Sony was incomplete in exercising measures that they said they will do on the May 1 press conference," he said, adding that he could not provide details on the outstanding issues for security reasons.
The second was in how Sony hoped to regain consumer confidence over personal data such as credit card information.
"There were similar cases in the past that were caused by other firms, and we are asking Sony whether their measures are good enough when compared to countermeasures taken in the past," he said.
Sony began a limited and phased restoration of the services Saturday, bringing the company a step closer to normalcy following an attack on its systems that compromised personal information for more than 100 million user accounts last month. It said that it would begin bringing its PlayStation Network back online in the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East.
"We are still in talks with various authorities (in Japan and Asia)," Sony spokeswoman Kumie Tanaka said." By receiving advice from the industry ministry, we would like to have the service in Japan ready."
This past weekend we had a chance to set up a booth at a B-boy/girl event hosted by UCI’s B Boys Anonymous. What can i say this event was DOPE! So much talent was packed under one roof all for the love of dancing. The event was held out in Costa Mesa so it was kind of a far drive but well worth it. Since we had a booth setup we decided that it would be the right time to drop our new 2011 spring drop (online store will be up this week). What a succes we had with the event, met a lot of new people and seen a few familiar faces. Instant Noodles from Americas Best Dance Crew was there. All in all it was a dope event and good time we will most diffenitly be doing more work with BBA in the near future. But for now here are some pictures!
Mikhail setting up our booth
Special discount just for coming out to the event.
Casey Yoneyama BBA President and 2nd place winner in the Funkstyle battle
Front of the Check Your Six shirt
Averus Over Everything!
We’re Royalty off the first drop are still on sale as well!