New smartphone app helps blind find their way inside buildings
Veneer of privacy grows thinner as technology infiltrates our lives
We're no longer just strangers in a crowd. Imagine any street corner in any town where, let's say, four people - Alexandria, Larry, Cory and Cameron - are lost in private thought. Without a single conversation, without ...
Nuance to add pair of Icahn nominees to board
Nuance Communications Inc. says it's reached a deal with billionaire investor Carl Icahn to add two of his nominees to its board.
London police use super recognizers to fight crime
Paul Hyland almost never forgets a face. He's a "super recognizer," and that's giving an unusual kind of help to his employer: Scotland Yard.
Ford buys software startup Livio
Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it acquired the startup company Livio in a bid to accelerate its efforts to help drivers safely access content on their smartphone while on the road.
Carl Icahn's stake in Nuance grows to 16.9 pct.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has raised his stake in Nuance Communications over the past month to almost 17 percent, nearing a threshold that would trigger defensive mechanisms to thwart a hostile takeover.
Skype eye contact finally possible (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Those separated from family and friends by long distances often use video conferencing services such as Skype in order to see each other when talking. But who hasn't experienced the frustration ...
Don't shout to be heard—just reduce your acoustic reverberation
Sound travels as waves, which continue to bounce off surfaces like walls and ceilings. These reflected waves or reverberations interfere with the original sound. This noise or acoustic reverberation makes ...
China court hears claim Apple's 'Siri' is a copycat
A case against US technology giant Apple brought by a Chinese firm for alleged patent infringement in its digital personal assistant "Siri" has begun in a Shanghai court, state media said Wednesday.
Google chief says Glass privacy fears will fade
Google chief Larry Page assured investors that privacy fears about the company's coming Internet glasses will fade as people incorporate the eyewear into their lives.
Google nixes face-recognition features in Glass eyewear
Google late Friday put out word that it won't add face-recognition features to Glass, in a bow to privacy fears raised about the camera-enabled Internet-connected eyewear.
Carnegie Mellon tracking algorithm inspired by Harry Potter's Marauder's map (w/ video)
Professor weighs benefit vs. risk of facial recognition technology
(Phys.org) —Many states are using the technology to scan driver's licenses to prevent identity fraud. It led to the arrest of a suspected arsonist in New York. And while facial recognition technology could ...
Google Glass for consumers will 'take a while', Schmidt says
Consumers can expect to wait a while before they're able to lay their hands on Google's much-hyped Internet-connected eyewear, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Friday.