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Spotlight: Your face is big data

Source: Pixabay A Russian photography student conducted an experiment he called Your Face is Big Data to see how easy it is to identify random strangers on the street. His results are...

Biometrics market to more than double by 2021, reaching $30B, ABI forecasts

The global biometrics market will reach more than $30 billion by 2021, marking a strong 118 percent increase from last year, according to a forecast by market research firm ABI Research.

The eyes are the windows to the new Windows 10 Hello feature

Passwords are so passe, so Microsoft wants to do away with them. That's why Windows 10 will enable users with the right hardware to use their eyes, face or fingertips as the new way of logging-on using the new Windows Hello feature.

News Scan: Coca-Cola test interactive vending machine; Samsung, Apple factory employees exposed to carcinogens; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for May 5, including Coca-Cola's vending machines of the future, the expected rise in Wi-Fi chipsets, how Chinese factory workers for Samsung and Apple were exposed to a catergory 1 carcinogen, the top downloaded apps and one mobile ad startup that raised $8 million.

Next up: Smartphones that know how you feel

Those who wear their heart on their sleeve soon may not have to, as apps are being developed that would enable smartphones to gauge how someone feels.

Facebook, Apple to advise government on facial recognition privacy rules

On December 3, the U.S. Department of Commerce formally launched "a new privacy multi stakeholder process regarding the commercial use of facial recognition technology."  

Spotlight: Google Glass passes on facial recognition

Google will not add facial recognition technology to Google Glass "without having strong privacy protections in place," Google wrote on its Project Glass blog.

Cruise ship awash in new technologies

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world, and the technology used to keep it sailing smoothly is outsized too. The ocean liner had deployed facial recognition, digital signage and RFID technologies, as well as a boatload of handheld wireless devices.

Apple to launch facial detection APIs with iOS 5

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly poised to introduce new facial detection APIs in conjunction with its forthcoming iOS 5 operating system revamp, enabling developers to incorporate user detection