Face Recognition Coming to a Computer Near You

The Reuters news service is reporting that Swedish software company Polar Rose is planning on making their facial recognition software publicly available on the internet within the first half of 2008. Polar rose is hoping that their service will become the must-have “killer app” of people recognition in digital images across the web. Polar Rose […]

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Inmate Tests Washington’s Public Records Law

The Associated Press is reporting on a story out of Washington, where the public records requests of a convicted and imprisoned arsonist are testing the state’s public records laws. Allan Parmelee has been filing hundreds of public records requests in an attempt to dig up background information on the judges, attorneys and police officers that […]

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Using Google Maps to Find People

When most people think about the uses for an online mapping tool like Google Maps, they typically think of it as a good search engine for finding locations and getting driving directions, but have you ever considered Google Maps to be a good option for doing people searches and lookups? The Google Map search is […]

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Google Maps “Street View” Video Tutorial

Google Maps has published this quick and informative YouTube.com video tutorial to help users learn some of the handy ways you can use their “Street View” feature to explore 360 degree street level images of major US cities.  

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Fighting Crime With YouTube.com Videos

A growing number of people, business owners and police departments are using YouTube.com videos to fight crime and capture alleged criminals. According to a recent NPR.org article, a cigar shop owner in Mesa, AZ recently uploaded a security camera video recording of two people that stole two Seiko watches from his store, in an effort […]

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