Facial selection technique for ads can increase buyers by 15 percent
Merely changing the face of a model in an ad increases the number of potential purchasers by as much as 15% (8% on average), according to a study being published by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management ...
Face it: Instagram pictures with faces are more popular
Like them or not, there's more proof that selfies aren't going away any time soon. Georgia Institute of Technology and Yahoo Labs researchers looked at 1.1 million photos on Instagram and found that pictures ...
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.
Your smartphone is looking at you – but can it read your emotions?
Smartphones can already understand your voice commands but imagine if they tried to read your emotions as well.
Reflections in the eye contain identifiable faces
Dogs recognize familiar faces from images
So far the specialized skill for recognizing facial features holistically has been assumed to be a quality that only humans and possibly primates possess. Although it's well known, that faces and eye contact ...
New algorithm uses subtle changes to make a face more memorable without changing a person's overall appearance
Do you have a forgettable face? Many of us go to great lengths to make our faces more memorable, using makeup and hairstyles to give ourselves a more distinctive look.
Heavy air pollution hits Shanghai, delaying flights
China's commercial hub Shanghai was blanketed by dense smog Friday, delaying flights and spurring sales of face masks.
Biologists find an evolutionary Facebook for monkeys and apes
Why do the faces of some primates contain so many different colors—black, blue, red, orange and white—that are mixed in all kinds of combinations and often striking patterns while other primate faces ...
Tesco petrol stations to scan customers' faces
Britain's biggest retailer Tesco is to install screens at its petrol stations that scan customers' faces so that advertising can be tailored to their age and gender.
Putting a face on a robot
What does the assistive robot of the future look like? It depends. A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology finds that older and younger people have varying preferences about what they would want ...
US man faces fine for disrupting airport satellite (Update)
A New Jersey man faces tens of thousands of dollars in fines after regulators say he interfered with a satellite system at one of the nation's busiest airports while masking his whereabouts from his employer.
New research suggests ancient Indonesian "hobbit" looked more like us than apes
A fatigue detection device to help keep your eyes on the road
An EPFL student has developed a video analysis algorithm able to estimate the level of a driver's fatigue based on the degree of eyelid closure. PSA Peugeot Citroën, a project partner, has built a prototype ...