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Articles tagged with: recognition

Google Acquires Facial Recognition Company, Pittpatt

Google is keenly interested in upgrading its current projects and adding new and exciting features to them. Recently, Google bought Fridge, a social networking firm. Now Google has acquired PittPatt(Pittsburg Pattern Recognition), a face recognition software company.

Apple To Provide Better Voice Features In iOS 5?

People always demand endless control over electronic gadgets. Probably keeping in view with this theory, voice recognition systems were introduced in smart phones providing the users more freedom of control over the device.

iOS 5 is the upcoming operating system for Apple’s i-devices. iOS seriously lags behind Android because of the latter’s better developed system wide voice recognition system.

More For Me, An Android Deal-Finder App

If you’ve got Android, you’re going to want to check out T-Mobile’s new app that was just released. All users can enjoy the app, regardless of wireless carrier, and it’s called More For Me. The application pulls the best daily deals from websites like Living Social and streamlines it to your custom interests and demographic.

The Groupon-style apps are quite hot these days, with people looking for the best bargains around town, especially in the recession we are in. T-Mobile is the first wireless carrier to offer such an app.

NEC’s 23″ Full HD, LED-LCD Screen

NEC has recently added a new LCD to its MultiSync lineup. The new screen is dubbed the EX231Wp and offers consumers a whopping 23″ of screen real-estate, offering a thin and lightweight screen that is perfect for workers who need to carry their display with them (such as LAN party goers).

The display is LED backlit, saving power, and runs a full HD resolution, spanning 1920 x 1080 pixels. The monitor consumers a typical 27 watts of power when in use and offers DisplayPort and DVI inputs for connectivity.

Next Generation Television Watches Your Every Move

Intel demonstrated a focused on camera that recognizes both facial and gesture input at Intel Developer Forum, Beijing 2011. The demo begun by showing an avatar being controlled by having the camera map on the user’s face. This mapping allowed the user to control the avatar’s head movements as well as the facial features, enabling the avatar to laugh, smile, frown, or look confused.

The gesture recognition allows users to control and navigate the user interface with the wave of a hand. This hand waving allows photos to move from right to left, zoom in and out and rotate pictures in clockwise or counterclockwise directions. The next demonstration showed how the software uses facial recognition to determine how many males and females are present in the room, their age, and their emotion (happy or sad). The application uses this information to…