Archive for October 25th, 2004

We’re All Naked Under Our Clothes

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A
developer in Tokyo has created an add-on for Vodafone handsets that’s
meant to be used as a night filter to let people take pictures with their
phones in the dark.

Unfortunately, the night vision camera has an unexpected side effect, according
to Japanese developer Yamada Denshi. In the right circumstances, it allows users
to see a lot more than they bargained for.

As well as taking snaps in the dark, the Yamada Denshi infrared filter apparently
sees through people’s clothes.

The problem arises because the filter uses the distribution of heat to create
its pictures. When attached to a high-end camera, the filter can see though certain
kinds of clothing and is reportedly particularly effective on dark bikinis.

The handset most often used with the filter–the
V602-SH
–is only available in
Japan.

from CNet