Google Patents Contact Lenses with a Camera

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This news comes the day before Google Glass goes on a one day sale to the public. It comes one day after reports of another Google Glass user being assaulted for wearing that device. The news comes from Patent Bolt that Google has filed for a patent on contact lenses with a camera. Imagine being able […]

Beyond Fingerprints, Apple Turns to Faces for Mac, iPhone, iPad Security

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Apple was recently granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an invention that would allow a personal computing device to be controlled by facial recognition. The purpose of facial detection would be for security and for convenience purposes, and the invention could be applied on Macs, iPhones, and even iPad tablets. […]

Will Facial Gesture Unlocking Give You the Right to Act Weird in Public?

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Google had debuted a key security feature called Face Unlock on the Android 4.0 software release, but users eventually found out that holding a picture of the owner’s phone up to the device’s front-facing camera would unlock the device, supplanting the security benefits. At its core, however, Face Unlock does offer a lot of potential, […]

Facial Recognition Hack Makes Google Glass Useful in Medical Settings

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While we’re still not quite sure how exactly will Google Glass be used in the future as it’s still an entirely new mobile form factor and there are still not that many applications designed for the wearable computing platform, Glass will definitely be a beneficial tool to doctors and medical staff as demonstrated with the […]

How Will Google Evolve Android’s UI With Rumored Viewdle Purchase?

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Google is rumored to be acquiring artificial reality and facial recognition company Viewdle in a deal that is set to close this week for about $30 to $45 million. Google and its hardware business, Motorola Mobility, declined to comment about the deal and Viedle CEO told ZDNet to contact Motorola Mobility for comment, suggesting that the […]

KLIK Photo App Offers Real-Time Facial Recognition to iPhone Users

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KLIK, a new iPhone app powered by Face.com will recognize faces before users even take a photo. Like Instagram, KLIK offers filters for photos and a social network for sharing the photos. Unlike Instagram, however, KLIK is all about people. The app uses Face.com’s facial recognition to automatically tag friends in photos while the user […]