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.
It looks as though two new Rhapsody-powered MP3 players are getting ready to rumble, and they won't be satisfied until they win the world title for "most uncreative model names". Haier America has announced the Ibiza Mini and the Ibiza Touch. Mini and Touch - now why do those sound familiar?
Throughout history, there have been inventions that have changed our lives for the better. We look back at these innovations, these great accomplishments as examples of man's ingenuity. The latest breakthrough serves the human race by answering one very simple question - where can I find a McRib?
The premise of Microsoft's newly-released music making application is simple - you just sing into your PC's microphone and Songsmith analyzes your song's notes to create a background track. If you'd like to see all the ways you can use this power for evil, watch the video after the jump.
The concept videos for Sony's flexible OLED Walkman were apparently playing somewhere in the booth, and luckily for us, the folks over at Sony Insider caught some footage of it and uploaded it for the world to see. Interested in seeing what could very well be the future of portable music players? Watch the video after the jump.
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!
President-elect Barack Obama will be inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States in exactly one week - January 20. Sure, that's good news for the former Illinois Senator, but his promotion doesn't come without a little bit of sacrifice - namely, he'll have to give up his precious BlackBerry. Fortunately, the President does have a few NSA-approved smartphones he can use.