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Chinese School Tests Cameras That Are Always Watching to See If Students are Paying Attention

Students napping in class will soon be a thing of the past with the aid of high-tech cameras currently being tested at a middle school in China.

Hangzhou No. 11 Middle School will be the first to be monitored by a smart classroom behavior management system which reportedly tracks student performance using cameras and facial recognition technology.

Why the Man Who Invented the Digital Camera in 1975 Was Forced to Keep it Hidden

The technology that allows us to snap pictures on our phones in order to upload to Instagram and Snapchat was all thanks to engineer Steven Sasson, who invented the digital camera in 1975 at the age of 24 while working for Kodak, the biggest photographic film company at the time. His employers forced him to hide the camera, but decades later, digital photography has disrupted an entire industry and made Kodak film obsolete.

Snapchat Founder Says The Future of Mobile Video Will Be Vertical

According to Snapchat founder and CEO Evan Spiegel, the future is vertical, which means those who are watching or shooting videos horizontally are missing the latest memo.

Mobile filming has created problems for many people because phones are vertically aligned, whereas video has traditionally been framed horizontally. Because many of its users are already shooting their snaps vertically, and because the company wants to make full use of the mobile screen real estate — especially for advertisements — Snapchat is now pushing for vertical framing on all snaps, according to Adweek.