07/25/2011, If you thought the selection of apps available on iOS devices now was impressive, wait ’til you hear about what iOS 5 will bring to the table. According to reports online – iOS 5 is going to include face detection technology, and the best part is that Apple will be opening up facial recognition as a public developer API for iOS 5 apps. This means that Apple will be leaving […]
07/25/2011, Previously there have been rumors about Google starting a facial recognition service (which were disputed by Google) but now, it looks like those rumors are about to come true. Pittpatt, a company that specializes in “reliable facial recognition software for images and video” has officially announced on its website that it has been acquired by Google. While it wasn’t mentioned why Google would make such an investment – what we do […]
07/22/2011, For those who travel frequently on airplanes, you may have realized that airport security is starting to get tighter, and while some of the practices conducted by airport security personnel may be questionable, the fact of the matter is that security is extremely important. Now it appears that starting from September, passengers who go through London’s Heathrow airport terminals one and five will have their faces scanned before they board […]
07/14/2011, Isn’t technology wonderful when it comes to crime fighting? After all, discovering that no two persons have the same fingerprints around the world was a pivotal discovery when it came to solving crimes, and here is something which might interest the authorities worldwide – an iPhone accessory which is smart enough to identify suspects while looking up a criminal record, helping cops nab suspects in the process. This accessory will […]
07/13/2011, Folks who are extremely particular when it comes to their privacy, will probably be really upset to hear that the police will now be getting an iPhone add-on that will allow photos of people to be taken, and then cross-checked against a police database.
06/10/2011, The standard ATM machine isn’t exactly smart – after all, it requires you to input the relevant PIN number and is more of a passive player than an active element. Nice to know that us humans are never happy or satisfied with where we are, hence Sberbank of Russian have come up with a new ATM design that will do away with the need for customers to talk to humans, […]
06/07/2011, One of the most interesting features of Facebook when it was released has got to be its photo tagging feature. It was one of the features that brought a lot of joy and misery to Facebook users all over the world. Well sometime during last year, Facebook introduced a facial recognition feature that helped you to make sure photo tagging wasn’t going to be a chore by making it automatic.
05/19/2011, Facial recognition technology is something that might be employed by law enforcement agencies (at least that’s what we see in the movies, where the covert operations team has this high tech software that is capable of enhancing even the most grainy and blurry photo to excruciatingly high detail, running it against an international database of people based on facial recognition in mere seconds) to track down the baddies when cracking […]
04/22/2011, We all know just how passionate Italians can be – you can see it in the way they interact with one another, and of course hackers of Italian bloodline aren’t going to let some hard coding pass them by if they have a chance to crack it, right? That’s right – Italian hackers at Windows8italia.com managed to take a much closer and intimate look at their M1 copy of Windows […]
02/16/2011, Now this is pretty embarrassing – the Manchester Airport in the UK has had its facial recognition scanners turned off simply because there was an incident that involved the robot guard letting a couple through the gate despite having swapped passports. It took a human (naturally) to stop the couple once they’ve gotten through that particular hurdle. According to the UK Border Agency, “Following the incident, the gates at Manchester […]
08/09/2010, Update: It seems that the BioLock app is fake, and it was never released to the masses. Sorry about it, guys! Sliding to unlock on your Android smartphone will soon be passe, thanks to Blue Planet Apps offering a newer dimension. We’re talking about biometric security, where it will include facial recognition and iris scanning before the smartphone can be used, making it the ideal solution for those who tend […]
12/17/2009, If you’re too lazy to type a password into your USB drive every time you want to access its protected contents, then you might want to check out the Lockface USB drive. If you didn’t already guess it from the name, it’s a USB drive that will allow you to authenticate yourself via facial recognition, though you’ll need a webcam to make it work. In the event you don’t have […]