09 February 2011

The Real Truth About "Enhancing" Images

"You’ve seen it over and over. The FBI uses their advanced technology to “enhance” a blurry image, and find a villain’s face in the worst possible footage.
J. Edgar Hoover, director of the F.B.I, photog...Image via Wikipedia

It’s one of the most common tropes in television and movies, but is there any possibility a government agency could really have the technology to find faces where there are only blurry pixels? We’ll make the argument that not only is it impossible with current technology, but it is very unlikely to ever be a technology we’ll ever see. Stick around to see us put this trope under the lenses of science and technology, and prove it wrong once and for all."

Well, How-To Geek is calling their bluff. Read on to see why>>

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