Author Archives: Shawn Farner


New technology from Toshiba can better detect human forms in images

New technology from Toshiba can better detect human forms in images

Toshiba has developed a new breed of image-analyzing software that can more easily detect humans in images.  Sure, this kind of technology exists elsewhere, but Toshiba has put it on steroids - it can now detect humans at double the speed.

The technology can scan for the human form not only in still images but also in live video of up to 30 FPS.  The technology would certainly be useful for security cameras and it will be interesting to see where else this kind of detection technology could be useful.

Toshiba plans to conduct a demonstration in Tokyo next week at the Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology.  As it stands now, this technology is at least two or three years out from becoming commercial....

Real Apple fans have iPhone wedding cakes

Real Apple fans have iPhone wedding cakes

If I told you that we found this picture courtesy of Gizmodo, you'd probably look at it and call me a liar right to my face.  I'm okay with that.  What I'm not okay with, however, is this beautiful iPhone cake and its wasted potential.  Look at those apps - the thing isn't even jailbroken!  I suppose it's fitting though; a locked down phone for a newly-locked-down man.

The cake took 18 hours to make and was a gift to Bobby Casey from his new bride.  Sure, it says Cingular on it, but that doesn't take away from its awesomeness one bit.  It's almost too beautiful to eat, but unfortunately, the cake was eaten.  At least they took pictures.

Bottom line: whoever made this thing has serious talent.  In fact, I wonder if she'd make us a Palm Pre cake for launch...  If you're out there, get in touch!...

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