Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Phone Based Facial Recognition

Ever seen someone you know but can't remember their name? It's OK, happens to all of us.

Nows there's a phone based augmented reality solution for that. Recognizr is an Android app that "is a mobile prototype that allows you to use your phone in order to "see" who a person is and what web services and social networks they're connected to."

Interesting post on 

Nice Video demos also.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Now Your Dog Can Tweet

Interesting item on Mashable about a new product from Mattel. Puppy Tweets dog collar lets your dog's movement create auto generated tweets through blue tooth connection on collar.

While this may or may not seem silly, to me this is really about the Internet of Things. What if instead of tweeting it was sending GPS co-ordinates. There are probably already products that do this.

What if instead of being on your dog, it was on your car - oh -like OnStar or the new Ford Sync products?

Why not use that stream to charge insurance rates? Been thought of a long time ago.

How many remember the original use of the OnStar system was to create a record of events in the 30 seconds before an accident to use for denying the claim?