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.
Who's your daddy? Researchers program computer to find out
A University of Central Florida research team has developed a facial recognition tool that promises to be useful in rapidly matching pictures of children with their biological parents and in potentially identifying ...
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 ...
NSA scoops up images for facial recognition programs
The US National Security Agency is scooping up large quantities of images of people for use in facial recognition programs, the New York Times reported Sunday, citing top secret documents.
Computer science professor builds web app for bird identification
(Phys.org) —Digital technology is about to add big data to the bird enthusiast's traditional tools of binoculars and a field guide.
Wearable tech makers look to push boundaries
Will your clothes and accessories change how you live your daily life? Wearable devices like smart watches, glasses and activity monitors were a big topic of conversation at South By Southwest Interactive this week - specifically ...
The future of biometric technology
Biometric security such as fingerprint, face and voice recognition is set to hit the mainstream as global technology companies market the systems as convenient and easy to use, according to a prominent information ...
Battery-free technology brings gesture recognition to all devices
Mute the song playing on your smartphone in your pocket by flicking your index finger in the air, or pause your "This American Life" podcast with a small wave of the hand. This kind of gesture control for ...
New facial recognition apps concern researcher
Brian Mennecke is not surprised to see developers using facial recognition technology to create new apps for smart phones and tablets. In fact, Mennecke and his colleagues at Iowa State University predicted this would happen ...
Advertisers look with empathy into your front room
Technology is under development to enable advertisers to target products not just at a broad group of people that might be watching a certain type of programme but at specific households and even individuals.
Wells Fargo tests voice-recognition mobile technology
Imagine picking up your phone and being able to ask, "How much did I spend at restaurants last month?"
Biometrics researchers see world without passwords (Update)
Some Purdue University researchers are working on technology that could see all those passwords that computer users must punch in replaced with steps such as iris and fingerprint scans.
Spinoff to introduce ultrasonic gesture recognition for small devices (w/ Video)
US senator concerned about Apple fingerprint tech (Update)
A U.S. senator is asking Apple for more clarity on privacy and security concerns he has with its use of fingerprint recognition technology in the new iPhone 5S.