Posts Tagged ‘facial recognition’

Microsoft Aims to Change Authentication with Microsoft Passport

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

The trick is to protect access from unauthorized access, while still allowing authorized users to log-in without too many hassles and complications. I’ve yet to see a commercial security/authentication strategy that can successfully accomplish both of those goals.

If you want to sign in on a web service currently you have to provide username and password to do so. This is neither convenient nor overly secure, considering that the server you communicate with has to store username and a hashed password for that. Microsoft envisions Passport to change that by allowing users to sign in to applications and web services without passwords.


AVG’s Invisibility Glasses Promise to Protect your Privacy in Public

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

A pair of those gag eyeglasses with a plastic nose and mustache would probably accomplish pretty much the same thing … and the gag glasses would look slightly less ridiculous too.

AVG unveiled Invisibility Glasses, a new product from its Innovation Labs, yesterday in Barcelona. I have to admit that I imagined a different kind of product when I read its name, thinking of a product that would make the wearer invisible or one that would automatically remove objects or people in your sight when you use the glasses. Invisibility Glasses serve a different purpose though. They have been designed by AVG to protect your privacy when you are in public.


TVs watch you while you sleep

Friday, May 14th, 2010

I wonder if these new, intelligent TVs with facial recognition technology, will be able to detect the bored expression on my face when I watch 98% of the junk that’s on TV these days?

New facial recognition and motion sensor technology to roll out across more models, saving energy in the process

The next time you fall asleep in front of the TV, someone, or rather something, could be watching you – and all in the name of saving energy.