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Boot up: Viewdle bought?, iOS maps' Downfall, spam text fines, Notch v Win 8 and more

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Plus is the PC over?, hard drive shipments began ramping up again, suggestions for Stuxnet origins and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamAugmented Reality + Facial Recognition >> Viewdle®Viewdle's best-in class computer vision technology showcases the power of your...
Boot up: Viewdle bought?, iOS maps' Downfall, spam text fines, Notch v Win 8 and more

Facebook Acq-Retired Face.com, But Here's Why It Will Bank By Reviving Its Facial Recog API

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Tagged photos are Facebook’s lifeblood, and it would be happy to suck them out of other apps. That’s why I suspect Facebook will resurrect Face.com’s facial recognition API, even though it just shut it down less than a month after acquiring the Israeli company. Reopening the API will let other apps’...
Facebook Acq-Retired Face.com, But Here's Why It Will Bank By Reviving Its Facial Recog API

Voice & Gesture Control: Beyond Touch With Windows 8

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If Intel has its way, touch will be just one of the ways to control Windows 8 ultrabooks. The chipmaker is looking to add voice commands and Kinect-like gestures for what it calls "perceptual computing." On Tuesday, Intel announced a partnership with Nuance Communications to put a locally hosted voice...
Voice & Gesture Control: Beyond Touch With Windows 8

Researcher: Face.com iOS flaw could have allowed Facebook, Twitter account hijacking

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Facial recognition start-up Face.com patched a vulnerability in its KLINK iOS app that could have allowed attackers to hijack the Facebook and Twitter accounts of its users, according to Ashkan Soltani, the independent security researcher who claims to have found the flaw....
Researcher: Face.com iOS flaw could have allowed Facebook, Twitter account hijacking

Today's Scuttlebot: Battle Tweeting and Facebook's Job Board

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Wednesday's selection includes a vote of confidence for identifying and shaming people who post deeply offensive or stupid Twitter messages, a study that says Facebook encourages behaviors like overspending and overeating and...
Today's Scuttlebot: Battle Tweeting and Facebook's Job Board

The FBI's Billion Dollar Facial Recog System

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It's the eye in the sky, patiently watching, tracking your every move. Look up and say "hi," because with an influx of cash and a voyeuristic agenda, the FBI is more than ever the model for Big Brother.  In February, the FBI began a $1 billion pilot program using facial-recognition...
The FBI's Billion Dollar Facial Recog System

Augmented Reality Player Viewdle Now Really Part of Google's Motorola Unit

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Motorola confirmed late on Wednesday that it has acquired Viewdle, a maker of augmented reality and image recognition software. “Motorola Mobility today announced that it has acquired Viewdle, a leading imaging & gesture recognition company,” a Motorola representative said in a statement. “Motorola and Viewdle have an existing commercial agreement...
Augmented Reality Player Viewdle Now Really Part of Google's Motorola Unit

Are the lawyers smoking crack? And 9 other great stories from this week

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When Apple v. Samsung Judge Lucy Koh asked if the companies' counselors were smoking crack, many of us chuckled, and some of us groaned. But it seems lots of folks were operating under questionable sobriety this week, not the least of whom included Kentucky state legislators, who wanted to include their schools...
Are the lawyers smoking crack? And 9 other great stories from this week

Are biometric ID tools evil?

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Fingerprint readers, iris scanners, palm vein scanners, facial recognition systems and more -- biometric ID tools are going mainstream. But will the mainstream go biometric?...
Are biometric ID tools evil?

Researcher Says Face.com iOS Flaw Left Facebook, Twitter Vulnerable

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UPDATE: Facial recognition start-up Face.com patched a vulnerability in its KLINK iOS app that could have allowed hijacking of Facebook and Twitter accounts....
Researcher Says Face.com iOS Flaw Left Facebook, Twitter Vulnerable

Face.com iOS flaw could have allowed Facebook, Twitter account hijacking

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Facial recognition start-up Face.com patched a vulnerability in its KLINK iOS app that could have allowed attackers to hijack the Facebook and Twitter accounts of its users, according to Ashkan Soltani, the independent security researcher who claims to have found the flaw....
Face.com iOS flaw could have allowed Facebook, Twitter account hijacking

TNW's Daily Dose: Yahoo partners with Google for ads, Facebook deletes face data in Europe, and more

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Yahoo has announced a display ads partnership with Google, it’s confirmed that Facebook has deleted data used for its controversial face recognition feature in Europe, and Twitter revamps search in its iOS and Android apps. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through...
TNW's Daily Dose: Yahoo partners with Google for ads, Facebook deletes face data in Europe, and more

£9m cost of eye scanning 'would have been better spent on staff'

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Report on UK Border Agency criticises IRIS scheme and raises questions on progress of e-borders and e-gates Money spent on the UK Border Agency's (UKBA) IRIS biometric scanning system would have been better used for staff, the home affairs select committee has found.IRIS was introduced in UK airports in 2006...
£9m cost of eye scanning 'would have been better spent on staff'
Germany reopens Facebook facial-recognition inquiry, Facebook defends its legal status

Xbox One: five key points you need to know

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Microsoft has unveiled its new generation of games console - but what else can it do, and when can you buy one?1. What exactly is the Xbox One?It's the latest games console from Microsoft, announced at an elaborate event co-hosted in Seattle and London this week. It's the first new...
Xbox One: five key points you need to know

Google acquires Ukrainian facial recognition company Viewdle

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According to a report from Forbes (via TNW), Google just last week closed a deal to acquire Ukrainian augmented reality and facial recognition startup Viewdle. The exact amount Google ended up paying for the company is unclear, but Forbes’ sources said it was somewhere in the neighborhood of the...
Google acquires Ukrainian facial recognition company Viewdle

Startup beats Apple in race to revolutionize the remote control

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Industry watchers have been waiting for Apple (AAPL) to burst into living rooms around the world for more than a year now. Either on an own-brand HDTV, a completely redesigned Apple TV or enhanced remote control functions on iOS devices, Siri is seen as the key to Apple’s revolutionary plans. Speaking...
Startup beats Apple in race to revolutionize the remote control

Recognizr: Facial Recognition Coming to Android Phones

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Swedish software and design company The Astonishing Tribe, also known as TAT, has been developing a rather astonishing augmented reality application for mobile phones. Originally built as a software concept, the Android app called "Recongnizr" is a mobile prototype that allows you to use your phone in order to "see"...
Recognizr: Facial Recognition Coming to Android Phones

Boot up: Xbox's voice control, Lenovo aiming for US, booming video ads on iPad and a peek at the iWatch?

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Plus why Twitter bought Vine, how much Yahoo will pay for Hulu and the Liberty Reserve founder arrestedEight hand-selected links for you, freshly plucked from the web by our Technology teamThe Xbox One's voice control and remote play >> PolygonThe ultimate cheat - Xbox One will let you hand over...
Boot up: Xbox's voice control, Lenovo aiming for US, booming video ads on iPad and a peek at the iWatch?

AMD announces availability of its Elite A-Series APUs for notebook PCs

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AMD today announced the availability of its AMD Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), formerly codenamed Richland. These processors, designed for use in notebook PCs, combine either two or four x86 CPU cores with a graphics engine derived from AMD's Radeon HD 8000 series of discrete GPUs on the...
AMD announces availability of its Elite A-Series APUs for notebook PCs

Samsung's Smart TV Isn't As Smart As It Thinks It Is

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More and more people are using their big, flat-panel TVs to watch Internet video, view photos, play music and casual games, and access apps, social media and websites. The trouble is, this is primarily being done via plugged-in PCs, or add-on boxes like Apple TV, Microsoft’s Xbox, and Roku players....
Samsung's Smart TV Isn't As Smart As It Thinks It Is

Baidu and Ford cooperate on hackathon to produce Baidu Cloud apps for Sync AppLink

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Chinese search giant Baidu has for the first time partnered up with another company on a hackathon. Ford was the lucky partner, as the two hosted an event over the weekend that used Baidu’s developer tools to build apps designed for the car maker’s Sync AppLink system. The 24-hour event featured individuals...
Baidu and Ford cooperate on hackathon to produce Baidu Cloud apps for Sync AppLink
Photography app KLIK comes out of testing with v1.0, debuts filters and learning mode
The future of passwords: Logging in with your entire body
Google Says No To Facial Recognition Apps For Glass (GOOG)
New gesture-control app: Look away to pause your video, "shhh" it to shut it up

MedRef for Glass uses facial recognition to identify patients, keeps health records

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We've seen a few interesting apps built specifically for Google's wearable but, to our knowledge, MedRef for Glass is the first that includes facial recognition. The basic functions aren't anything terribly ground breaking: you can create and search patient files, and even add voice or photo notes. What makes...
MedRef for Glass uses facial recognition to identify patients, keeps health records

Yandex Tempts Samsung Ultrabook Buyers With 250 GB Of Storage Space

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Russian search company Yandex is distinctly Googley in its hosting of a disparate array of digital services. Its latest play is cloud storage space, which it is promoting with a little help from Samsung. Starting today, Yandex will offer 250 GB of free space on its fledgling cloud storage service...
Yandex Tempts Samsung Ultrabook Buyers With 250 GB Of Storage Space

AMD announces Temash, Kabini, Richland, and Kaveri APUs at CES 2013

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AMD's press event here in Vegas just wrapped up, and if there's a single acronym to describe everything that we witnessed, it's this: APU. The two highlights were codenamed Temash and Kabini, two products that the company is touting as its first true system-on-chip APUs. In fact, each of...
AMD announces Temash, Kabini, Richland, and Kaveri APUs at CES 2013
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