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Unlock Your Smartphone Through Facial Recognition

Written on July 13, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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"Face Unlock" for Android unlocks your phone by just looking at it, instead of entering a passcode

Android 4.O, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, offers Android users the “Face Unlock” option.

The “Face Unlock” is a new screen-lock option that lets users to unlock their Android devices with facial recognition. It takes advantage of  “the front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device.” All you have to do is hold your device in front of your face to unlock it, in case this does not work you can make use of a backup PIN or pattern.

Android’s latest platform, the Android 4.1 (Jellybean) requires users to blink before your Android device unlocks. It makes use of a special feature called the “Liveness Check” to make sure that static pictures can’t be used by someone else to unlock your device.

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Apple to Launch Face Recognition?

Written on September 21, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Imagine a smart technology that recognizes the face of a person and links to the person's social network activities. Stop imagining now, for this technology has arrived.

Rumors are spreading that Apple has purchased Swedish company Polar Rose that specializes on Face Recognition technology and software. We couldn’t jump into conclusions that Apple will use Polar Rose’s innovation but face recognition for mobile? Sounds good.

Polar Rose recently shut down the face tagging service, and it seems that the acquisition by Apple is the key note.

Apple uses the face recognition on their iPhoto, but face recognition might be in some places further than that. A video embedded below demonstrates AR app called Recognizr with tech Augmented ID. It was from Polar Rose. Allowing you to point your handset’s camera at a friend and quickly see links to his or her social networking profiles and updates.

Take a look at this modern technology.

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