Philippe Kahn tries to strike a balance

The former Borland CEO demos a motion-sensing technology that could be used, among other things, to help stabilize cell phone videos.

CARLSBAD, Calif.--After a shaky start, tech veteran Philippe Kahn impressed the crowd at D by showing how his company's motion-sensing technology could be used to stabilize a blurry cell phone photo.

Kahn's Fullpower Technologies was the first of several companies invited to do a no-slides tech demo at the conference. Kahn drew the ire of Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg when he tried to sneak in some PowerPoint.

The last moments were interesting, though, as Kahn and a co-worker took an iPhone photo and showed it as initially captured and then stabilized using their technology. The best way to explain it is just to show it. Below are the stabilized and unstabilized photos.

Here's the unstabilized shot:

Here is the original shot, as seen on a monitor. Ina Fried/CNET

And here's the one stabilized using Fullpower's technology:

Ina Fried/CNET

 

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