As hacking grows, biometric security gains momentum
With hackers seemingly running rampant online and millions of users compromised, efforts for stronger online identity protection—mainly using biometrics—are gaining momentum.
Lenovo Intros Its First 12-Inch Netbook: IdeaPad S12
Lenovo today announced the IdeaPad S12, the company's first 12-inch netbook. The new netbook brings users the next level in netbook computing with improved usability and performance. Enhancements include a ...
SHORE facial analysis spots emotions on Google Glass
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 ...
A pioneering facial recognition cane for the blind
A revolutionary 'smart' cane enabling the visually impaired to instantly identify friends and family could be available soon, thanks to students at Birmingham City University.
NEC's Facial Recognition Technology Achieves First Place in the Still-Face Dataset
Japan's NEC Corp. announced today that its face recognition technologies ranked number one in the Still-Face Dataset of the Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge (MBGC) carried out by the National Institute of Standards and ...
Picture it: Facial recognition to find lost dogs
Any worried pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a more scientific way to find a lost dog.
Application of face-recognition software to portrait art shows promise
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded researchers at the University of California, Riverside a $60,000 grant to continue their development of face-recognition software to help identify ...
Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy Nexus smartphone
Samsung Electronics unveiled its newest Galaxy Nexus smartphone Wednesday, the first to use the latest version of Google's Android operating system.
Instant facial recognition a two-edged sword
By the time Joe Rosenkrantz took his seat in his company's conference room, a video camera had already handled the introductions. An image of Rosenkrantz, taken as he walked toward his chair, instantly popped up on a nearby ...
Advertisers scan faces to tailor pitches
Picture this: You stop in front of a digital advertising display at a mall and suddenly an ad pops up touting makeup, followed by one for shoes and then one for butter pecan ice cream.
Battle brewing over control of personal data online
Google Inc., Yahoo Inc., Facebook Inc. and other Internet companies have made billions of dollars tracking people's online movements and using that data to target advertising based on their prediction of what a person might ...
Smartphone app tracks students' class attendance automatically
Do you want to know how often your college student attends class? Missouri University of Science and Technology has an app for that.
Improving security with face recognition technology
A number of U.S. states now use facial recognition technology when issuing drivers licenses. Similar methods are also used to grant access to buildings and to verify the identities of international travelers. ...