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Articles tagged with: face recognition

Polar Rose Launching Face Detection For iOS 5

Polar Rose is a company that develops applications for Apple has just launched a powerful face recognition application for iOS 5. Polar Rose is a Swedish company which works on facial recognition technology.

In the recent launch of Apple’s OS X Lion, the company introduced Photo Booth software with some some very creative effects of facial recognition and features in which you could add flying birds or circling hearts around you head. Apple won’t be adding these features in the upcoming iPhone, rather it will be using Polar Rose’s facial recognition technology.

Google Introduces Image-Search, Voice Recognition, + Instant Pages

Google is introducing new features, engineered within mobile devices, such as voice and image search to its traditional Google search box. The company claimed that they will roll out a speech-recognition tool displayed as a microphone button on the right side of Google’s search box for a select number of visitors on Tuesday.

For now, it will only be available on Google’s Chrome Web Browser, a browser that claims 12.5% of the web browsing market share. The new speech recognition tool was programmed to take input both from standard English as well as varying accents to help create a platform for everyone to use.

Viewdle Face Recognition App Knows Who You Are

Google may be coming out with a face recognition app soon but Viewdle has already beat them to it. You probably have not heard of Viewdle, yes they are relatively new, but they raised funding last year and now has several products in the works, one of which is a face recognition app. The app allows you to instantly identify people by taking their picture and its making the headlines.

Facebook Has Been Punked!!

Two Europeans have developed a site using photos, locations and names from Facebook. Their project, Lovely-Faces.com, launched earlier this week with more than 250,000 photos and Facebook is not happy.

The project was based on the theory that social networking is naturally addictive and in our human DNA. Based on their analysis, it’s about exploring something that has never been done before: staying in touch with past and present friends in a single, potentially infinite, virtual space. It is also about connecting and sharing photos and details of your life with a universe filled with millions of people spread across the globe that seems like just a click away.