visual recognition

visual recognition

Shazam 5.0 claims to be the fastest content identification gun in the West

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Shazam claims it can now identify content in as little as one second, the music and visual recognition company announced today. The information follows the launch of Shazam 5.0, which the startup describes as a major update to its existing apps. Enhanced speed seems to be the main focus of...
Shazam 5.0 claims to be the fastest content identification gun in the West
What will TV look like in two years? Radically different (we hope)

One-Click Anonymity: YouTube Offers Automatic Face Blurring

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YouTube is chock full of videos where lighting and camerawork make it hard to figure out who’s in the clip. Now YouTube is giving video-makers the ability to make it even harder to identify people. Google’s site has rolled out a face blurring tool that’s supposed to let videomakers automatically...
One-Click Anonymity: YouTube Offers Automatic Face Blurring

ecoATM Raises $17M From Coinstar And Others For Electronics Recycling And Resale Kiosk System

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EcoATM, a company that creates kiosks that automate the buy-back of used mobile phones and other used portable electronics directly from consumers, has raised $17 million in funding from Claremont Creek Ventures, Coinstar, TAO Ventures, PI Holdings, Moore Venture Partners, AKS Capital and Koh Boon Hwee. As you may know,...
ecoATM Raises $17M From Coinstar And Others For Electronics Recycling And Resale Kiosk System

Orbeus Trains Machines To Recognize Faces, Emotions, Broccoli

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Facebook has been taking a lot of flack lately over Face.com, the startup it reportedly acquired for roughly $60 million for its facial-recognition technology, which is creating a a whole new set of privacy concerns for the social network. But a new visual recognition engine developed by startup Orbeus aims...
Orbeus Trains Machines To Recognize Faces, Emotions, Broccoli

Tagbrand Gives Fashionistas An App To Check-In Their Brands

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“All people wear clothes!” declared one of Tagbrand’s founders on stage at Disrupt today. That’s true, but let’s review. DailyBooth was (is still perhaps?) a phenomenon for a time as people became accustomed to sharing their daily lives in a more quirky manner than mere video can afford. (Ok, OK,...
Tagbrand Gives Fashionistas An App To Check-In Their Brands

Google Buys Mobile Visual Search Startup Plink

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Google has purchased mobile visual search startup Plink for an undisclosed sum, the UK-based company has just announced on its blog and Twitter account (via The Guardian). The company’s two founders, PhD students Mark Cummins and James Philbin, will work on Google Goggles and help enhance the search giant’s visual...
Google Buys Mobile Visual Search Startup Plink
Google Glass, meet 'Baidu Eye'
Google Glass patent details controlling refrigerator, television, dishwasher, thermostat, garage door, A/V & security systems...kitchen sink?

Tokyo bakery's visual recognition checkout sorts the sandwiches from the croissants (video)

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We've seen food recognition tools in the past, but none as slick as this one being trialed at a Tokyo bakery. Co-developed by Brain Corporation and the University of Hyogo, the camera-equipped, automatic checkout is not only quick, but also accurate -- it's even able to distinguish different types...
Tokyo bakery's visual recognition checkout sorts the sandwiches from the croissants (video)

Google buys UK startup Plink

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Google buys mobile visual search startup as part of aim to acquire at least one company a monthGoogle has made its first ever UK acquisition, buying mobile visual search startup Plink for an undisclosed sum.The acquisition follows chief executive Eric Schmidt's statement that Google is aiming to acquire at least...
Google buys UK startup Plink

Amazon's 'Fabulous' iPad app finds shoes by shape

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Amazon’s A9 search subsidiary this morning released a new iPad app called Fabulous that uses visual search technology to help people find shoes based on preferred shapes. The app lets users browse for shoes by category or keyword. Amazon’s technology can then automatically display other shoes in shapes similar to...
Amazon's 'Fabulous' iPad app finds shoes by shape

Photobucket integrates ImageVision technology to filter questionable content

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When dealing with user-generated images there is always the question of how to deal with content that is questionable. That is to say photos or images that are violent, graphic, pornographic or might make you want to crack open the mind-bleach to forget. For now, many organisations and companies filter...
Photobucket integrates ImageVision technology to filter questionable content
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