Can robots recognize faces even under backlighting?

Vision-based face detection and recognition is one of the most rapidly growing research areas in computer vision and robotics and is widely used in several human related applications. However, vision-based face detection ...

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.

Microsoft unveils Windows Phone update 'Mango'

Microsoft unveiled the latest version of its mobile phone software and new handset partners on Tuesday as it seeks to claw back market share from Apple and Google.

Gadgets: Great gadgets, as a gift or not

Officially this is not another gift guide. Instead I'd rather consider it the first of two roundups either of products I just haven't gotten to this year or some I have just couldn't find a home for.

Samsung unveils new smartphone platform 'bada' to the world

Samsung Electronics today unveils its new smartphone platform, Samsung bada. At this unveiling, Samsung showcases the bada SDK (Software Development Kit) for partners and presents the unique benefits and unprecedented opportunities ...

It's semantic -- easier solution to annotate and search images

( -- Innovative software developed in Europe that makes it easier to organise, search and navigate collections of digital images will soon be available to media agencies, photographers and, potentially, anyone ...

iLife upgrade makes photos, videos fun

One of the main reasons people buy Apple computers is because they come with fabulous software for managing your photos and creating movies.