Recognition

  • This computer can detect fake facial expressions better than humans 22-03-2014 01:14 PM

    Washington: In the ever-expanding contest between artificial intelligence and the ordinary human mind, you can chalk up another one for the computer. Scientists have developed a computer system with sophisticated pattern recognition abilities that performed much better than humans in differentiating between people experiencing genuine pain and people who were...
  • Google acquires gesture recognition technology startup Flutter 03-10-2013 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Google has acquired a new startup Flutter, which makes gesture recognition technology for PCs. Flutter's first and only product is a Mac app - initially described as "Kinect for OSX" - that uses hand gestures to detect movements using the built-in webcam in machines. It lets users control...
  • Contextual computing and other smartphone innovations coming your way 13-09-2013 01:00 PM

    San Francisco: As Apple and other smartphone makers find it harder to wow consumers with new devices, engineers think future breakthroughs may depend more on finding new ways to integrate existing components than on inventing more powerful chips. Apple's new iPhone 5S introduced on Tuesday shows how difficult it is...
  • Facebook's new facial recognition feature under scrutiny by FTC 12-09-2013 10:42 AM

    San Francisco: US officials will examine changes to Facebook Inc's privacy policy to determine whether they violate a 2011 agreement with federal regulators, a Federal Trade Commission spokesman confirmed Wednesday after certain changes drew fire from privacy advocates. Much of the criticism has focused on a proposed "Tag Suggest" feature...
  • Watch: How iPhone 5s' Touch ID fingerprint sensor works 11-09-2013 02:44 PM

    New Delhi: With the launch of the iPhone 5s, Apple introduced a new fingerprint-recognition system to unlock your phone. The new system lets you easily unlock phones without having to type in a four-digit code. Apple says many people don't use a passcode because it is cumbersome. With fingerprints, Apple...
  • Facebook may add profile images to controversial facial recognition 29-08-2013 11:20 PM

    San Francisco: Facebook is considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members' profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network's controversial technology. The possible move, which Facebook revealed in an update to its data use policy on Thursday, is intended to improve the...
  • Finnish firm launches payment system with face recognition 21-07-2013 12:04 PM

    Helsinki: Finnish company Uniqul has developed the world's first payment system which recognises customers' faces and helps them pay without having a wallet, credit card or mobile phone. The company is getting ready for deployment of the system in Helsinki, news website goodnewsfinland.com reported. The company said its patent pending...
  • South African varsity awards Indian-origin academic 04-06-2013 03:18 AM

    Johannesburg: A South African academic of Gujarati-origin has been awarded a gold medal by a university in Johannesburg for his service to the institution and for contribution to the development of his hometown of Azaadville. Prof Kantilal Naik received the award from Wits University, where he is the Honorary Adjunct...
  • UPSC mulling to put civil services exam answer sheets online 16-05-2013 06:16 PM

    New Delhi: Conceding to the longstanding demand of civil service aspirants, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is mulling to put online the scanned copies of answer sheets of the candidates writing the prestigious examination. The Commission, which conducts the annual examination to select candidates for IAS, IPS and IFS...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Jitendra Singh 07-12-2012 11:48 PM

    The sports minister Friday took the bold decision to de-recognise India's amateur boxing and archery federations because of their faulty electoral process. ...
  • EC rejects Swamy's plea seeking de-recognition of Cong 06-11-2012 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: In a major setback to Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy, the Election Commission on Tuesday rejected his plea seeking de-recognition of Congress. The EC, while rejecting his petition, said, "The Commission takes serious exception to Swamy's allegations questioning the impartiality of the Commission, which the Commission rejects as...
  • National Herald row: Money used for retirement scheme, says Cong 03-11-2012 04:15 PM

    Keeping up with his attack on the Congress, Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Saturday slammed it saying it wasn't a charitable organisation to extend loans. Breaking its silence, the Congress on Friday rejected allegations levelled by Swamy and maintained that its support to National Herald newspaper was interest free...
  • Will move EC to de-recognise Congress: Swamy 03-11-2012 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy has said that he will file a petition before the Election Commission of India on Saturday seeking de-recognition of the Congress party. He tweeted, "After the Congress confession of the loan crime (on Friday), I am filing a petition today before the ECI...
  • Facial recognition in use after riots 12-08-2011 02:56 PM

    London: Facial recognition technology being considered for London's 2012 Games is getting a workout in the wake of Britain's riots, a senior police chief told The Associated Press on Thursday, with officers feeding photographs of suspects through Scotland Yard's newly updated face-matching program. Chief Constable Andy Trotter of the British...
  • Old people not tuned with appropriate behaviour 02-02-2011 11:29 AM

    Wellington: Older people have more trouble detecting social gaffes committed by others, the result of a decline in how they perceive emotions, according to a New Zealand study. Using video clips from the British sitcom 'The Office', researchers at the University of Otago compared the ability of older and younger...
  • Govt woos Indian docs abroad, to approve foreign degrees 14-12-2007 09:43 PM

    The Indian tennis ace is waiting anxiously for the World Cup to get underway. ...
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  • No more blues for people of Nilgiris 21-12-2006 10:34 AM

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  • New Lenovo notebook can recognise you 20-12-2006 07:47 PM

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