Microsoft upgraded its facial recognition platform to improve its accuracy when it comes to darker skin colors. The development team confirmed that it now uses larger and diverse samples to reduce misidentification.
June 28, 2018
Amazon sold its real-time facial recognition technology to US law enforcement and the ACLU is objecting. This is because the technology, called “Amazon Rekognition,” has the ability to identify up to 100 individuals in a single photo in real-time.
Apps/Software May 24, 2018
The future iPhone may not only scan your face, but your veins as well. A patent Apple filed in 2015 illustrates a technology that can scan beneath the skin and into the veins, which could deliver more accurate recognition.
Apple May 17, 2018
In the future, you might be able to walk into a concert with just your face, no ticket required. Ticketmaster and Live Nation have invested in a company called Blink Identity that claims to have sophisticated facial recognition technology.
Apps/Software May 9, 2018
Research from M.I.T. Media Lab revealed that the accuracy of facial recognition systems depends on the gender and skin color of its user. The technology may not be intentionally biased, but the discrepancy arises from its data sets and creators.
Apps/Software February 12, 2018
The two-year-old Google Arts & Culture app is suddenly trending, surging to the top of the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. This is because users discovered a recently added feature that matches selfies with famous works of art.
Google January 15, 2018
A new research suggests that humans are excellent at observing facial cues of other people to determine whether they’re sick or not. How is this hopeful, exactly?
CES 2018 January 4, 2018
OnePlus cofounder Carl Pei just confirmed that OnePlus 5 users are getting a much-coveted feature from the OnePlus 5T: Face Unlock. Sure, it’s not as sophisticated as Apple’s Face ID gimmick, but it’s decent and it works fine.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 26, 2017
Researchers from German security firm SYSS discovered that Windows Hello, the facial recognition system of Windows 10, may be tricked using a printed photo with modifications. Here's how you can protect yourself from an attack using the exposed method.
Microsoft December 21, 2017
Facebook announced a new feature called Photo Review, which uses facial recognition technology to notify users when they appear in others' photos, even if they're not tagged. The features has some limitations, however.
Internet December 20, 2017
The OnePlus 5T has officially been unveiled, with a price tag of $499. The Android-powered smartphone features a 6-inch Full Optic AMOLED display, a headphone jack, and a Face Unlock feature that might be better than Apple's Face ID.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 17, 2017
A Vietnamese security firm was able to trick Apple's Face ID security feature through an elaborate mask that cost $150 to make. Should iPhone X owners worry about this discovery?
Apple November 12, 2017
Apple will allow developers to access the face-mapping data collected by the TrueDepth camera of the iPhone X. Apple has guidelines to prevent the inappropriate usage of the data, but privacy advocates have still raised concerns.
Apple November 2, 2017
A report claimed that Apple quietly allowed iPhone X suppliers to downgrade the accuracy of Face ID to speed up the production of the smartphone. Apple has strongly denied the allegations, saying that they are 'completely false.'
Apple October 25, 2017
Rumors claim that next year's iPhone models will include the most important features of the iPhone X, namely the OLED display and Face ID. The 2018 iPhones will also be cheaper than the iPhone X.
Apple October 20, 2017
Some people take tons of photos of their pets all day. Google has now updated Google Photos to make sure those photos are properly recognized, categorized, and grouped, as it does on humans.
Google October 17, 2017
A word to the wise, don't rely on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8's facial recognition for security. Why? Because a simple photo can outsmart it.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 6, 2017
Will Apple replaced the Touch ID fingerprint recognition system with the Face ID facial recognition system in the iPhone 8? From what we've heard about the feature, it is definitely a possibility.
Apple August 22, 2017
The Emergency SOS feature of iOS 11 does not only give users a quick way to call 911, but it also disables Touch ID. This will prevent users from being forced to unlock their iPhones using their fingerprint.
Apple August 17, 2017
More details about the iPhone 8 facial recognition system have been found in HomePod firmware code. The feature, reportedly named Face ID, could allow users to unlock the smartphone even when it is lying flat on a table.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 7, 2017
Recently published patent applications reveal that Apple has been working on iPhone facial recognition technology for years. However, the company is having trouble with getting the feature to work on the iPhone 8, which may delay the premium smartphone's launch.
Apple July 14, 2017
There is 'a sense of panic in the air' in Apple, according to a report by Fast Company. The iPhone 8 team is said to be encountering software problems surrounding the upcoming smartphone's wireless charging and 3D face scanning features.
Apple July 12, 2017
A report claims that Apple is looking to replace the Touch ID in iPhones with 3D face scanning technology. Will the new security feature be ready in time for the upcoming iPhone 8?
Apple July 4, 2017
A new study reveals how facial recognition is a result of facial feature analysis rather than mere identification. Results of the study do not just defy precious scientific beliefs, but also cracks the code on facial recognition.
Neuroscience June 2, 2017
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ boast enhanced security through facial recognition and iris scanning, but they may not be that secure after all. A new video surfaced showing the Galaxy S8 facial recognition feature tricked by a photo.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 1, 2017
Researchers have created a facial recognition software capable of diagnosing DiGeorge syndrome, a rare genetic disease. The disease was difficult to diagnose, being different among distinct populations.
Biotech March 25, 2017
Scientists have successfully developed a facial recognition software that is less invasive and more effective in tracking lemurs in the wild. Researchers hope the software could be applied in a wide range of animal conservation efforts.
Animals February 17, 2017
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says enhanced security features are expected in the rumored iPhone 8 and the 2017 iPhone lineup. Revamped biometric tech will come by way of better Touch ID and even facial recognition.
Apple January 22, 2017
Brain tissues are known to stop growing early in life but the brain tissue responsible for facial recognition continues to grow past adolescence. What necessitates this continued growth?
Neuroscience January 5, 2017
Known human interface technology developer, Synaptics introduced its new Multifactor Biometric Fusion Engine that combines facial recognition and fingerprint to add layers of protection to mobile devices. The new system will also be integrated with tablets and notebook PCs.
Security January 4, 2017
Facebook has acquired FacioMetrics, a facial recognition startup, to boost its photo and video capabilities. The social media company has not revealed financial details of the deal.
Internet November 17, 2016
Caterpillar has installed facial recognition systems in trucks used in the mining industry. The systems, which were developed in partnership with Seeing Machines, are important to ensure the safety of operations in mine sites.
Apps/Software July 11, 2016
Fish are able to recognize human faces, researchers at the University of Oxford have discovered. Remember that the next time you are making faces in your aquarium!
Animals June 8, 2016
Dell was present at the Computex 2016 and unveiled its latest Inspiron 7000 laptops. The devices, which range from 13 to 17-inchers, come packed with Windows 10 and advanced security features usually found in expensive gadgets.
Computers May 31, 2016
Facebook has launched a modified version of private photo-sharing app Facebook Moments for the European and Canadian markets. What has been changed in the software, and why are the modifications needed?
Apps/Software May 11, 2016
The brain functions in so many ways, including recognizing people's facial expression. A new study has revealed what part of the brain is responsible for recognizing facial expressions.
Neuroscience April 22, 2016
Samsung created an app that alerts a child that they are holding their mobile device too close to their face. Its purpose is to prevent potential vision problems.
Apps/Software April 19, 2016
Amazon recently filed a patent for a pay-by-selfie technology. Its customers will soon perform some actions such as smiling or blinking to pay for items on the app.
Apps/Software March 15, 2016
Msqrd is the live-animated photo and video filter app that allows users to embody celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and pop culture icons like Harry Potter and Iron Man.
Apps/Software February 29, 2016
Microsoft's Bing releases a new tool that uses facial and image recognition to determine a user's celebrity look-alike.
Internet February 24, 2016
Japanese researchers have developed a robot that looks like a samurai. Instead of sword fights, though, this robot is aimed at helping humans and interacting with them.
FUTURE TECH November 27, 2015
Facebook is working on software that'll warn parents before they upload pictures with their children on them or when the pictures are about to be seen by the public.
Internet November 14, 2015
Microsoft announced new updates to Project Oxford, including a new Face API that launched today that can detect a person's emotion in a photo.
Apps/Software November 11, 2015
Facebook Messenger is getting a new feature that lets it scan your camera roll and recognize your friends’ faces before prompting you to share it with them. Dubbed Photo Magic, the potentially creepy feature is opt-in, but you still have to check.
Apps/Software November 10, 2015
Google Photos got a neat new update with several improvements, as well as a wider rollout for its 'face grouping' feature. Moreover, you can now hide photos of your ex or other persons you don't want to see in your People collections or 'Rediscover this day' cards in Assistant.
Apps/Software October 30, 2015
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