Tag Archive: Recognition


The Wisenet SmartCam N1 and N2 security cams have advanced face recognition

No surprises.

Hanwha Techwin America announced this week two new security cameras: the Wisenet SmartCam N1 and the SmartCam N2. These are very similar cameras, but the N1 is a Sam’s Club exclusive and costs just $ 149.99. The N2 will be $ 50 more, available at a variety of retailers like Amazon, Crutchfield, and more, and add a couple features like “Abnormal Sound Detection,” which alerts you to glass breaking, babies crying, and other unusual noises.

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Amazon’s creating a facial recognition system the government can use

Law enforcement will be a “common use case” for the tech.

Privacy is a luxury that seems to be slipping away from our world with every day that passes, and Amazon’s currently working on a system to ensure it disappears ASAP.

According to marketing materials that the ACLU obtained, Amazon’s building a new technology called “Rekognition” that’s designed for facial tracking. Per the ACLU —

Powered by artificial intelligence, Rekognition can identify, track, and analyze people in  [Read More…]

Fingerprint sensors are still better than facial recognition

Face unlock is great when you’re wearing gloves, but fingerprint sensors are good for more than just authentication.

Alongside the various Android phones I’ve tested, I’ve been using the iPhone X for about two months now. One of the most noteworthy changes to the iPhone X over previous models is the removal of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, now replaced with a high-tech face unlock function Apple calls Face ID. Some Android phones have similar features; the  [Read More…]

Looks like the Galaxy Note 9 won’t get under-display fingerprint recognition after all

Reliable analyst Min-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities doesn’t believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will come with under-display fingerprint recognition.

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Looks like the Galaxy Note 9 won’t get under-display fingerprint recognition after all

Reliable analyst Min-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities doesn’t believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will come with under-display fingerprint recognition.

The post Looks like the Galaxy Note 9 won’t get under-display fingerprint recognition after all appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Vernee X has Face ID recognition, massive battery, costs only $249.99

Although unlocking your phone with your face was part of Android for a long time, Apple’s introduction of Face ID has prompted many Android manufacturers to focus on facial recognition once again. Most recently we talked about OnePlus including a face unlock feature in its latest OnePlus 5T, although unlike Apple’s implementation (or Samsung’s for […]

Galaxy S8 and S8+ get Verzion update to speed up facial recognition

Customers on Big Red should be seeing a rather sizeable update hit their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices over the next few days. Before you get too excited, it’s not Android Oreo. Rather a large update that targets quite a lot of bug fixes. In addition to fixing a huge list of bugs related […]

Nest unveils the 4K HDR CAM IQ with facial recognition

Nest has unveiled their latest smart home camera, the IQ. Similar in looks to the Nest outdoor camera, the IQ packs an 8-megapixel (4K) sensor that supports 12x digital zoom and HDR color. The camera doesn’t stream in 4K but rather uses that 4K video to supersample to 1080p for super clear video and a […]

How to improve Alexa’s voice recognition

It’s time to send Alexa to voice training school.

Out of the box, the impressive microphone arrays in most Amazon Echo and Echo-like products ensure your voice is clearly heard from across the room. Being heard isn’t the same thing as being understood, and whether it’s due to an accent Alexa doesn’t quite process or some audio interference in the room, if Alexa doesn’t get what you’re saying, there’s a relatively simple fix. Contained within your Alexa  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S8 has face recognition and iris scanning, and you have to choose one

There are two ways to unlock the Galaxy S8 with your face. Here are the differences.

The Galaxy S8 contains more ways than ever to keep your content safely locked behind a password: in addition to the traditional PIN, pattern or password option (cumulatively the most secure), there’s fingerprint recognition, iris scanning (which debuted on the Galaxy Note 7) and, oldie-but-goodie, face recognition.

In the beginning…

Back in 2011, Google debuted support for face recognition  [Read More…]