Researchers Announce '100% Accuracy' In Facial Recognition

Psychology researchers from Glasgow University have just announced that they've developed a facial recognition algorithm that's 100% accurate in their testing. The technique essentially averages 20 photos into one composite but is able to disregard confounding variables like age, lighting, expression and camera… » 1/28/08 10:26am 1/28/08 10:26am

Webcam Wrapped Up in Antique Disguise, Can Still Shoot Porn for the 00's

Set up this retro webcam on its included tripod, and it looks like you have an old-timey Kodak Brownie camera set up and ready to take some snapshots. Other than its musty old faux leather-wrapped retro looks, it has standard webcam specs, such as 640x480 resolution, USB connectivity and a built-in microphone. Giving… » 11/30/07 9:49am 11/30/07 9:49am

Smile Measuring Software Helps You Smile To Full Capacity

Don't you hate accidentally smiling at 17% capacity and having no one tell you? Omron has released what they're calling "Smile Measurement Software," which tells you what your smile factor is on a scale of 0 to 100%. The software uses 3D face mapping technology to, "ensure accurate smile detection and measurement even… » 9/06/07 11:20pm 9/06/07 11:20pm

Southern China to Tape Entire Population

China, in an effort to curb criminal activity, is installing 20,000 cameras in Shenzen. Cameras will track the city's 12.4 million people, and are fitted with software from American firm that promises to automatically detect the faces of those breaking the law. » 8/12/07 3:36pm 8/12/07 3:36pm

World's Biggest Camera, Not So Portable

On Monday the world's biggest camera took the world's biggest picture - a not very wallet-friendly 31' by 111'. The camera body was an aircraft hangar, the film was cloth soaked in light sensitive chemicals and the exposure was a tedious ten days. Of course, there are limited options with a camera this big, and it can… » 8/09/07 4:32am 8/09/07 4:32am

Snaps With the iPhone

Here's a little demo of the iPhone camera feature. Say, who are those two lovely guys on the first photo? Working hard, from the looks of it! The iPhone zooms and slides easy, and the pinch, after you figure out which way you're going, is nice and smooth. The gyroscope is great for landscapes and cool to boot, and the… » 6/29/07 9:03pm 6/29/07 9:03pm