Tag: face recognition
Google denies planning face recognition app
It was CNN which first sparked the speculations that Google is working on its very own face recognition app – as in, take a picture of someone on your phone, and have their Google profile pulled up. Whoa stalker-ish!…
Idiot analyst predicts death of mouse by 2013
Just to clarify: that’s not one individual mouse – such as a cheeky, fun-loving rodent inhabiting said analyst’s house, much to the annoyance of his hapless, accident-prone cat. No he’s talking about the humble computer mouse, invented back in 1963 by Douglas Engelbart and probably now attached to over a billion personal computers even as I type this. No matter; Garter analyst Steve Prentice reckons that their final days will come in the next 3-5 years.
Google working on improved image searching for a trillion online pictures
According to Google, almost one trillion images now exist online, thanks to the explosion in popularity of digital cameras and camera phones. and the company is looking at ways to improve how users can search for the pictures they want.
Currently, Google’s image search relies on textual information stored in and around images on web pages. This is fine to a point, but not only does it have the potential to be abused by people trying to make their web pages more popular, but it relies on a human to correctly categorise a picture and what it contains…
JVC's gesture-controlled TV responds to applause
It looks like an ordinary telly, but JVC’s “handclap & gesture recognition TV” has one things other TVs don’t – ears.
Two handclaps open up the volume and channel settings options, for example, with the two on-screen icons flashing red alternately – clap again…
Hello, Hello Kitty Robo
If no one else understands you, Hello Kitty Robo might be able to help. It has a microphone for listening to your crazed whispers, plus, being a dependable robot, it won’t then post all your secrets to the internet.
Kitty has stereo cameras for face recognition, so hopefully it can see when you’re crying and rotate one of its moving arms to attempt something approaching a reassuring hug…