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Software that can identify people from internet

Software that can identify people from internet
Bangalore: Now, people can be identified from their images posted on the internet, as a software firm named Face.com has developed a facial recognition technology. The software, which is yet to be released, can help identify people on social networking sites and online galleries by comparing their images against known pictures of them The software works by creating an algorithm of the face, which is a measurement of the arrangement of features including the eyes, nose and mouth, according to the developers. The company further claimed that while scanning typical images which appear on social networking sites, the software is 90 percent accurate.According to Gil Hirsch, Chief Executive of Face.com, the company has launched a service that allows developers to take its facial recognition technology and apply it to their own applications. The technology is already being used by 5,000 developers, Hirsch added.Supporters of the software, includ…

TVS launches Keyboard with Indian Rupee Symbol

TVS launches Keyboard with Indian Rupee Symbol
Bangalore: TVS Electronics has launched a new keyboard, the TVS Gold Bharat Keyboard, with the new Indian Rupee symbol on it. TVS-E has now become the first and only Indian company to incorporate the new Indian Rupee symbol on its keyboard, which is priced at Rs. 1,495.

The keyboard has the dimensions of 490(L) x180(W) x20(H) mm and supports USB and PS2 for connectivity. The long life mechanical switch supports up to 50 million keystrokes and is compatible with Windows and Linux. TVS claims that the keyboard is highly reliable as it has a 200,000 hours mean time between failures. The TVS Gold Bilingual keyboards support Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, and Assamese etc. S.S.Raman, Managing Director, TVS Electronics said on the launch of the keyboard, "We are proud to depict the Indian Rupee symbol in our keyboard and we are the first and only Indian manufacturer to do so. As th…

Steering your car with your eyes

Because your eyes move faster than your arms, an optical device may one day steer your car around sudden, sharp curves the instant you see the danger ahead, according to a team of German researchers.“The ultimate goal of the project is to build a device into cars that warns the driver if he is in danger of unintentionally departing from the lane,” says Farid I. Kandil of the Department of Psychology, University of Muenster, Germany.It is well-documented that when negotiating winding roads, drivers tend to look at a specific, well-defined point on the lane marking — referred to as the tangent point.The German researchers have found that the further drivers can look ahead, generally in left-hand curves, wide curves and when leaving a curve, the less they have to look at the tangent point.Constructing a device which registers those subtle eye movements could reduce the danger of losing control in a curve. In the study, six drivers test-drove a car repeatedly through a series of curves, o…

Lemon unveils dual SIM, touchscreen phone iT717 @ Rs.4499

Lemon unveils dual SIM, touchscreen phone iT717 @ Rs.4499Bangalore: Lemon Mobile has unveiled its latest touchscreen phone, the iT717, for the Indian market. The iT717 is a dual SIM (GSM+GSM) phone and is available at a price of Rs. 4,499.
The iT717 has dimensions of 101.4 x 49.5 x 15.5mm and weighs 100 gram. It comes with an internal memory of 20MB which can be expanded up to 8GB. The phone is loaded with a 3.2 MP camera and has integrated music player and FM Radio.

The connectivity options of the phone include Bluetooth, USB, and WAP and GPRS for internet. Packed with an 1100 mAh battery, the phone offers a talk time of up to 5 hours and standby time of up to 8 days. It comes with a few integrated softwares like Opera Mini, and Nimbuzz Instant messenger.

Lenovo launches IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 Notebooks

Lenovo launches IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 Notebooks Bangalore: PC maker Lenovo has launched a new range of multimedia notebooks. The new line up called the Y-Series comprise of the Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 and Lenovo IdeaPad Y560. The prices of the notebooks start at around Rs. 46,235 and are available across stores in India.
The IdeaPad Y460 has a 14 inch HD LED screen display and runs on Intel Core i5 processor. It has Windows 7 as the operating system and comes bundled with a variety of softwares. Weighing 2.2 kg, the notebook has dimensions of 340 X 20-33 X 235mm. The Y460 has a 1.3MP integrated web camera and its connectivity options include 3 USB ports, one card slot, one multi card reader slot, Mic-in, headphone, and HDMI.

IdeaPad Y460 has a memory up to 8GB DDR3 DRAM and has a storage capacity up to 320GB. It comes with a 6 cell battery that gives a running time of approximately five hours.

The IdeaPad Y560 sports a 15 inch display screen and is powered by Inter Core processor. It incl…

Nokia announces 5250 XpressMusic phone

Nokia announces 5250 XpressMusic phone

Mumbai: Bangalore: Nokia has announced the launch of its latest touchscreen phone, the 5250 XpressMusic. The sample pictures of the new device were released on Nokia's Facebook page.

The Nokia 5250 will run on Symbian^1 operating system and have free Guitar Hero 5 Mobile. It has a 2.8 inch TFT screen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 640x360 pixel resolutions. There is a 2MP camera loaded on the phone which comes in size of 104mm x 49mm x 14mm. The 5250 also packs in FM radio.

The phone has an internal memory of 51MB that can be expanded up to 16GB using a microSD card. The device has a standby time of 18 days, 7 hours of talk time, 24 hours of nonstop music playback, claims Nokia.

You can download music from Ovi Music with the phone. The 5250 handset will come with Ovi Music Unlimited in select regions. There is the now ubiquitous access to social networks like Facebook and Ovi Mail, Gmail and Yahoo mail, as well as instant messenger account…

Toshiba launches NB250 netbook with 8 hrs battery life

Bangalore: Toshiba India has announced the launch of the new Toshiba NB250 netbook series. The specialty of this model is its long battery life of up to 8 hours. The NB250 netbook, now available in India, is priced at Rs. 19,250 and has one year warranty.

Sivakumar N, General Manager, Toshiba India (PC Division) said, "Strengthening our array of products for India, on the occasion of our Independence day, Toshiba India now offers its customers all day computing freedom. The Toshiba NB250 series has a sophisticated look, is low weight and will help our customer remain connected on the go."

The NB250 comes with an Intel Atom processor N455 and has a 10.1 inch screen display. The netbook is pre-installed with Windows 7 starter edition and has a memory of 1GB RAM, expandable up to 2GB. For graphics the NB250 uses Intel NM10.

The netbook is HD audio supporting and SM BIOS compliant. It comes bundled with a range of softwares. Connectivity wise, it supports Wi-Fi and LAN. The NB25…