Facebook rolls out facial recognition worldwide

On June 10, 2011, in Social Networking, by Mike Jefferson

Facebook is constantly trying to improve its features and speaking of new Facebook features, Facebook has just introduced a new facial recognition feature.

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Today we have an app for the iPhone that unlocks your phone using face detection tech. This latest application is called RecognizeMe, and it scans your face with the front facing camera of your phone in order to unlock your iPhone 4 – hence earlier iPhones won’t be able to use this feature.

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Sony has announced the development of its super tiny penny-like high definition (HD) camera module. Already now entering mass production, the latest in digital technology MCB1172 8.3-megapixel camera module is astonishingly small, smaller than a £1 coin measuring in at just 9.5 x 7.1 mm. Likely to turn up in a range of products later this year, the potential for Sony’s future products to have HD recording capability is overwhelming.

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The MCB1172 from Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions Division will have the ability to deliver 720p, at 30fps, it further includes movie stabilisation, face detection, autofocus and motion autofocus. There’s also a high sensitivity mode and a slow-mo function, delivering 120fps as well as the option of 16x zoom.

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Currently on sale at Amazon is this USB flash drive of the US President Barack Obama. Available in 2GB, the USB Drive commemorates President Obama’s rise to the White House with an Obama hologram on the face of the pivot-style drive.

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The latest Samsung TL100 is 12.2-megapixel camera thats just 3.7 inches wide by 2.2 inches high by 0.6 inch deep. Like any decent pocket sized camera in its class, the TL100 has a largish LCD at 2.7 inches and a 3x optical zoom. It also has the shooting options currently in vogue: face, smile, and blink detection and full-resolution ISO settings up to 1600. The camera also boasts Samsung’s new Smart Auto feature, which automatically selects the appropriate scene mode for the environment users may be shooting in.

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Robot girl with a pretty celebrity face

On January 30, 2009, in Robotics, by KLS

We’ve featured all sorts of robots before, sexed robots, really real like fish robots but none with a pretty face as real as this robo-girl. This pretty Robot girl was done by Tamar and Rob Sheridan. Tamar took the photos and Rob did the special effects using Photoshop.

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