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Toshiba UL863 LED TV Series With Face Recognition

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 6th, 2011

Toshiba Europe has introduced the new Toshiba UL863 LED TV series with a new face recognition feature. The Toshiba UL863 can identify up to four users and automatically select their personal settings. Through an embedded WLAN interface, the LED TV easily connects wirelessly to the home network and allows access to Toshiba Places, Toshiba’s Web-based content and service platform for laptops and TVs.

It also supports HbbTV, the European standard for providing an open platform that seamlessly combines TV services delivered via broadcast with services delivered via broadband. The new Toshiba UL863 LED TV series is available in 32-inch, 37-inch, 42-inch or 46-inch models.

Apple acquires face recognition company Polar Rose

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on September 20th, 2010

Norwegian Mac Site Mac1 is reporting that Apple has just bought all shares for the Swedish face recognition company Polar Rose. Neither Apple or Polar Rose have commented on the speculation just yet, but Polar Rose did take down its Flickr service late last month.

This is an interesting move for Apple who already have some Face recognition built into iPhoto for its Faces functionality. Polar Rose’s technology can be built into web applications like MobileMe as well. Polar Rose also had an Android version but, well Apple isn’t interested in that.

SmartFaucet recognizes faces to adjust temperature and flow

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2009

SmartFaucet recognizes faces to adjust temperature and flow iHouse has released the SmartFaucet that comes equipped with face recognition technology that can recognize the person’s face and then automatically turn on the water to the preferred temperature and flow f that person. It features a touchscreen display located on top of the faucet that can even be used to check your email, the calendar, etc.

It will give you something to do while shaving. Like read all that erectile dysfunction stuff in your inbox. The integrated LEDs illuminate to show the temperature, with transition from blue to red for higher temperatures.