Facelock: A new password alternative which plays to the strengths of human memory
Forgotten passwords are a serious problem for both IT managers and users. The root of the problem is a trade-off between memorability and security: simple passwords are easy to remember but easy to crack; ...
Performance of facial recognition software continues to improve
Who is that stranger in your social media photo? A click on the face reveals the name in seconds, almost as soon as you can identify your best friend. While that handy app is not quite ready for your smart ...
New algorithms produce patterns that could hide eyesores in public places
If a bulky electrical box has to be placed at the edge of a public park, what's the best way to conceal it so that it won't detract from its surroundings? How about an air-conditioning condenser beside a ...
Multilayer nanofibre face mask helps to combat pollution
Researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a ground-breaking filter technology that guards against the finest pollutants in the air.
Computer algorithm outperforms humans on 'Labeled Faces in the Wild' benchmark
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 ...