Intel's Perceptual Computing marks neo-desktop era
Hormone important in recognizing familiar faces
Oxytocin, a hormone involved in child-birth and breast-feeding, helps people recognize familiar faces, according to new research in the January 7 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Study participants who had one dose o ...
Move over '123456': passwords to go high-tech
Internet users may soon have a secure solution to the modern plague of passwords, in which they can use visual patterns or even their own body parts to identify themselves.
Facial-recognition technology proves its mettle
(Phys.org) —In a study that evaluated some of the latest in automatic facial recognition technology, researchers at Michigan State University were able to quickly identify one of the Boston Marathon bombing ...
In your face: Near-infrared glasses thwart face recognition
BitTorrent co-founder now working with Hollywood
A Silicon Valley executive whose previous venture was synonymous with Internet piracy has found a way to play nice with Hollywood. BitTorrent Inc. co-founder Ashwin Navin is working with television networks and consumer electronics ...
Skeptics scoff, privacy advocates protest as biometric IDs advance
Long envisioned as an alternative to remembering scores of computer passwords or lugging around keys to cars, homes and businesses, technology that identifies people by their faces or other physical features finally is gaining ...
Samsung launches new Galaxy S III phone in US, taking on Apple
Samsung launched its Galaxy S III smartphone in the United States Thursday after fending off a legal challenge from rival Apple, which claimed it infringed on iPhone technology.
Honda shows smarter robot, helps in nuclear crisis (Update, w/ video)
Honda's human-shaped robot can now run faster, balance itself on uneven surfaces, hop on one foot and pour a drink. Some of its technology may even be used to help out with clean-up operations at the stricken ...
Method developed to match police sketch, mug shot
(PhysOrg.com) -- The long-time practice of using police facial sketches to nab criminals has been, at best, an inexact art. But the process may soon be a little more exact thanks to the work of some Michigan ...
New software brings facial-recognition technology to mobile phones (w/ Video)
Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed software for mobile phones that can track your facial features in real-time. Eventually it will be able to tell who the user is, where they are looking and even how ...
Tokyo trials digital billboards that scan passers-by
Digital advertising billboards being trialled in Japan are fitted with cameras that read the gender and age group of people looking at them to tailor their commercial messages.
Gay men's bilateral brains better at remembering faces: study
Gay men can recall familiar faces faster and more accurately than their heterosexual counterparts because, like women, they use both sides of their brains, according to a new study by York University researchers.
Rock stars, Hollywood take a look at Iowa State researcher's unique 3-D technology
William Lohry took a seat before a projector-camera combination and offered his best smile.