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Facial Recognition Technology: Xbox One vs PlayStation 4

By Nigel Boys Dan Ackerman, technology writer for CNET, has just finished comparing the facial recognition capabilities of the PlayStation 4 camera and Xbox One Kinect. Here are some of the results of his comparison. According to Ackerman, both game systems can be used to log on users using facial recognition through the use of […]

Have you heard of the new video game system called Ouya? You will. And at just $99 for open gaming, you’ll want one. Thanks to pledges of more than $3 million in two days on the crowd-funding website, Kickstarter, the Ouya has the potential to become the gaming world’s next best thing. The video game […]

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Techyville.com Staff Writer No one can say what the future will hold, but Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote is stating you will be able to look back on your past through internet archives stored on his website for at least 100 years. As history has shown us through the years, it changes and it does […]

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Microsoft applies to patent gesture-based MIDI interface, turn us all into Jean Michel Jarre

Microsoft has applied to patent a free-space gesture controller for a MIDI interface that could see you kicking out jams on invisible instruments. Using a Kinect-style depth camera, individual movements would be mapped to notes and played out by the games console observing the action. The company actually teased a similar function in its Kinect Effect advert, where it showed cellists, violinists and pianists all miming in front of the sensor, although we doubt the technology is at a sufficiently capable stage just yet.

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HP Pavilion dv6 gets treated to AMD’s Trinity processor, shakes hands with Ivy Bridge twin

HP’s Pavilion dv6 must be pretty popular. That’s how we’d explain the fact that the laptop will be one of the first to land with AMD’s Trinity chipset — despite already appearing with an Ivy Bridge refresh

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Engineer makes light-up business cards with 555 timer, proves PCB skills

Sure, there have been some pretty creative variations on the standard paper business card, but if you’re looking to make a career in electronics engineering, card stock isn’t necessarily the best option for material. Such was the case for one student, who had the canny idea to make a card that demonstrates his printed circuit board know-how

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Disney troubled over early offering of John Carter DVD by Netflix and Redbox

Well, well, the warrior from Mars seems to have stirred some problems over in the US of A. According to the LA Times , Disney isn’t exactly happy with Netflix and Redbox , mainly because they’re both offering the hot-off-the-press John Carter DVD ahead of that 28-day rental window — granted, the parties never agreed to a deal in the first place, and thus it shouldn’t cause any legal troubles. The conundrum started after Walt’s movie studio couldn’t close a pact with Netflix and Redbox that’d see them offer new rentals after the aforementioned time frame .

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Apple alternative to UDID may come soon, track app use without pesky privacy issues

Apple has already provided a few clues as to what it’s going to put on the plate for developers at WWDC . One change that’s unlikely to be touted at the keynote, or even the entire conference, could prove to be the most important for app writers: an alternative to the UDID (Unique Device Identifier) that Apple started phasing out a year ago

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Microsoft today announced a new platform called Smart Glass.  The platform lets users play video and other media on a big screen television, while beaming the content from their mobile device.  The Xbox 360 is the primary mobile companion needed for gameplay. Microsoft’s announcement today confirms an earlier report claiming that Microsoft was planning to launch […]

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John Scalzi’s Redshirts to be Released on June 5th

John Scalzi, author of “Old Man’s War”, will release his new book Redshirts on June 5th. Scalzi is my favorite Sci-Fi author right now with my favorite book being “Agent to the Stars.” Redshirts takes place in the 25th century and is centered around the crew of the  Universal Union flagship Intrepid. The crew is […]

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