Thursday, March 12, 2015

TG Tech Briefs: Stories Worth Sharing for Week Ending March 7, 2015

Some recent tech stories that I find interesting and worth sharing.

The Face Detection Algorithm Set to Revolutionize Image Search If you’ve ever been involved in implementing automated facial recognition then you know the ability to identify faces from any angle, or when partially occluded, is problematic. These two researchers hope to change that.

Biometrics Researchers Race to Stay One Step Ahead of Hackers As much as we hate passwords, they’re not going anywhere soon. That’s because fingerprints and other biometrics might not be as secret as we think they are. Interesting article.

Europe Pivots Between Safety and Privacy Online If you’d like some insight into how the EU perspective on information privacy is different than the US, this is a great place to start. It’s just a whole different cultural perspective than in the US.

A Speedy Wireless Protocol Is Coming to Many Gadgets WiGig is up to 10 times faster than today’s WiFi. This technology is being pushed by Qualcomm and will supposedly be available by the end of this year.

The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies Many if the usual suspects are on this list, but there are many surprises to… Warby Parker? The list also demonstrates that innovation is not just limited to high-tech, but applies equally to retail, transportation, housing and even social activism. How did an upstart airline become India’s largest in just 10 years? By being different. There are some lessons to be learned here.

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