Google Acquires PittPatt Facial Recognition Company

Google has this week quietly acquired PittPatt, the seven year old facial recognition company which was started by three  “image analysis” and “pattern recognition” specialists from Carnegie Mellon University.

No details have been released about the purchase by either side. But the new facial recognition tools the company has created will be a perfect fits for Google new social networking service Google+ recently launched under invitation only.

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Apple Seeds OS X 10.7.2 Lion To Developers

Apple’s latest version of its Mac operating system, OS X Lion launched last week, and has already become popular with Mac owners with Apple reporting over one million downloads of Lion on its first day.

Now Apple has seeded a new version of OS X Lion to developers, OS X 10.7.2 and the latest developer version has changed support for iCloud Beta 5, and developers have to download 10.7.2 to be able to run and text iCloud services.

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iPod Touch 3G Hinted At In Latest iOS 5 Beta

Apple is expected to release the next generation iPod Touch in September at the same time as the iPhone 5 and iOS 5, and we have been hearing rumors that the new iPod Touch would feature a 3G connection over the last few weeks.

Now some evidence has been discovered in the latest beta release of iOS 5 that hints that the new iPod Touch will feature a 3G connection and may also comes with GPS, have a look at the photo below.

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iPhone 5 Launch Date, September 5th?

We know that the iPhone 5 will probably land in September, Apple confirmed hat they will have a new product launching in September last week, and we suspect it will be the new iPhone 5.

Now it looks like we may have an actual launch date for the iPhone 5, the 5th of September 2011, the news comes from mobile carrier Swisscom, who recently spoke to iPhone Italia and have said that the iPhone 5 will launch on their network on the 5th of October, one month after the US launch.

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Sony Cybershot TX55 Compact Camera Announced

Sony has added another compact camera to its Cybershot range with the launch of the Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55, which according to Sony is the worlds thinnest camera that can capture full HD AVCHD video.

The Sony Cybershot TX55 measures just 12.2mm thick, and it features a 16.2mm Exmor R image sensor, plus some new technology from Sony that they call ‘By Pixel Super Resolution;, which is design to boost zoom range to 10x without any image quality loss.

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Pig With Wings Flying Piggy Bank Comes In Three Sizes

That’s pretty much it. Three sizes: small, medium, and large. Though artful, it’s also breakable as all piggy banks should be. A wonderful sculpture in itself with a cross mark for a coin slot, the Flying Piggy Bank is the work of Galerie Briggite. Not sure if it’s a person or a design studio. Nice though. Real nice.

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Frag Out! Flower Grenades Explode With Love

For mother nature. Because as pictured below, inside is a small cute plant and—seeds? Yes seeds. For sowing the earth with goodness. Just be careful not to hurl one of these in public unless you want to be mistaken for a terrorist. But as a work of art and a clever way to cultivate plants, we have to commend this flower grenade. Flowers are nice, especially when you smell them and such.

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QuickSmart Portable Stroller Is Really For Parents

Seen below is a backpack marked “Stroller.” But where’s the real stroller? It’s inside the bag. We could’ve used a genuine pic of the QuickSmart in action, but the overwhelming majority of them were craptastic in quality.

Yes, it’s the parents who’ll find the QuickSmart most useful. It’s a stroller that’s foldable into a backpack when not needed. (See down south.)

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Satisfy Your Taste For Adventure With Fold A Boat

While not an inspiring craft for the more swashbuckling adventurers out there, the Fold a Boat is ideal for solitary journeys across Europe’s rivers and streams. Canals too as the Old Continent is just full of them. Not sure if you can try this on the open sea though. But as the vaunted SAS like to proclaim, ‘Who dares wins!’

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Reservoir Of Water Being Sucked By Black Hole

In what appears to be the most bizarre title for a Geeky Gadgets post, news is currently circulating about a recent find at the edge of space. Two teams of astronomers have located a huge floating body of water—so huge, it’s almost immeasurable—that’s being consumed by a black hole. The awesome part is the water being sucked by the endless void is coming out the other end as energy.

 

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