06/23/2013, A group of researchers based at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan have created glasses lined with 11 near-infrared LEDs that are capable of protecting the user from facial recognition feature of Google Glass.
06/02/2013, Google Glass Team has said that at this point in time they will not be approving any apps for Google Glass that offer facial recognition features.
05/14/2013, We’ve seen some Google Glass-specific applications starting to be developed like the Glass to Facebook app and Reddit app, but finally, a facial recognition application has been developed that takes Google’s original theory of what could be possible with the wearable computer, and turns it to reality. The application is called MedRef for Glass and was developed by a team of computer programmers at a medical hackathon to help hospital employees […]
03/06/2013, According to New York state officials, the DMV’s implementation of facial recognition software when it comes to driver’s licenses from the dawn of 2010 onwards, has managed to result in over 2,500 arrests of guilty people who attempt to steal someone else’s identity, or at least, want to obtain a second license. This is what Gov. Andrew Cuomo had to say about the situation, “Through this program, we are successfully […]
01/20/2013, How many of you out there use Face Unlock on your Android-powered smartphone? How about computers, do you think that the function of facial recognition is a suitable form of security for your data? I don’t think so, as someone can always capture a mugshot of your face, and hold it in front of the camera assuming that is the only gateway before breaking into your system. Well, Isao Echizen […]
10/22/2012, It’s not new that Facial Recognition does work: London had built an extensive security apparatus around that in recent years. There is also no question that the technology itself has become very reliable, but what’s new is that it has made its way to consumer products and service at a rate never seen before. Recently, Facebook has added facial recognition to automatically “tag” photos, which created more notifications, which ultimately […]
12/06/2011, Driving outstation can be quite a tiring experience, especially if you travel alone. This usually results in a long and boring drive and usually along the way you start to feel a little drowsy. This can prove to be rather dangerous as you may accidentally nod off at the wheel and swerve out of your lane and into oncoming traffic. Denso has come up with a new solution that will […]
09/20/2011, When you come across YouTube videos, we’re sure that there are some amateur made ones that look incredibly professional, and you probably wonder how on earth did they do that? So you whip out Windows Movie Maker or iMovie in an attempt to recreate something similar, but there’s just something missing and you can’t put your finger on it. Well fret no more as Magisto has just debuted their video […]
08/26/2011, Remember the movie Minority Report and how stores and advertisements would be able to recognize a person and greet them accordingly? For those who may not have watched the movie or have forgotten, there are scenes in the movie where Tom Cruise’s character enters a departmental store and a billboard advertisement, and by scanning his eyes they were able to recognize him, and greeted him and listed his preferences.
08/23/2011, Advertisers are always on the lookout for the next big thing in terms of hitting their target audience, and facial recognition technology is called into play this time around. Just how will it be applied? For starters, you will have the software behind a digital billboard or kiosk analyze your mug, coming up with the gender and age details. Once that is done, it will be able to narrow down […]
08/15/2011, You know, there was no need for facial recognition technology for apes in The Rise of the Planet of the Apes when it came to identifying Caesar – this ringleader certainly knew how to get to the top of the command chain with his wit and allies from the ape world, and boy, was he one charismatic ape. It seems that facial recognition programs are now run to help park […]
08/09/2011, There is a new Google Group known as “London Riots Facial Recognition” which has appeared after the bloody riots hit London the past few days. Don’t worry, this group is not going to loot your online bank account, but rather, it intends to take advantage of facial recognition technologies in order to root out all the looters (where possible, of course) who have the “luxury” of appearing in online photos.
08/04/2011, Despite Facebook recently making it easier to opt out of facial recognition photo tagging, it looks like the social network is still taking heat for its service. Germany has just declared the feature as a violation of “the right to anonymity” – which means that Facebook in its current state is now illegal in the country. Facebook has two weeks to make sufficient changes – by making it easier for […]
07/27/2011, Last year, Facebook launched a new feature for its photo-tagging service that was both praised and criticized. People who loved uploading photographs found joy in not having to manually tag all their friends each time they uploaded a new album, while there were people on the other end of the spectrum concerned about the facial recognition data that Facebook collected with the feature. There was a way to opt out […]