Facial Recognition Thermal

The future is here: New face recognition technology can work in the dark

By on July 31, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

The future is here: New face recognition technology can work in the dark

It’s kind of crazy how quickly face detection and recognition technology managed to push its way into the mainstream. Over the past few years we’ve seen face recognition technology reach desktop photo software like iPhoto and even mass market smartphones from the likes of Samsung. And of course, there are no shortage of stories centering on government agencies who use face recognition technology for identification and surveillance purposes.

Setting the bar even higher, researchers from Germany have reportedly developed a new technology that allows facial recognition software to identify faces even in the dark. Whereas traditional facial recognition software involves the comparison of two photos, both of which must be taken in well-lit environments, the approach German computer scientists came up with involves using a person’s thermal signature.

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Windows 10 Upgrade Download Install Tips Tricks

The ultimate Windows 10 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know

By on July 31, 2015 at 2:12 PM.

The ultimate Windows 10 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know

More than 14 million people have already upgraded to Windows 10, but you might not be one of them. You’re probably scared that things will go wrong, that your data might be lost, or that Microsoft will soon have you searching for drivers. Don’t worry — that last one won’t happen.

The entire process is much simpler than you think, and below you’ll find everything you need to know before and after the install. More →

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Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense Password Sharing Facebook

Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi password with all your friends – stop it using this guide

By on July 31, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi password with all your friends – stop it using this guide

Windows 10 is the much-needed upgrade that PC users have been waiting for ever since Microsoft promised it would fix its numerous blunders in Windows 8. But that doesn’t mean Windows 10 is perfect. In fact, there are plenty of issues that need correcting, and a Day One patch might fix some of them. On top of that, there are certain privacy issues you need to be aware of, and the fact that Windows 10 is spying on you by default.

On top of that, Windows 10 will also share your Wi-Fi passwords with others by default, but that can also be fixed relatively easily. More →

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Windows 10 Update

Windows 10: How to remove all the tiles from your Start Menu and pretend Windows 8 never existed

By on July 31, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Windows 10: How to remove all the tiles from your Start Menu and pretend Windows 8 never existed

Windows 10 has done a fantastic job thus far of replacing the sour taste left in our mouths from Windows 8 with the sweet, sweet taste of software that’s actually intuitive and user-friendly. No longer is Microsoft attempting to cram a tablet interface down our throats on desktop and laptop computers, and that simple fact alone is likely enough to make most users happy with Windows 10. Of course, Microsoft didn’t stop there — here are some of the best new features you’ll find in Windows 10.

Of course, there are still some remnants of Windows 8 floating around in Microsoft’s new operating system, and in this post we’ll show you how to get rid of the biggest ones. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale right now for free

9 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale right now for free

By on July 31, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

It’s Friday, and you all know what that means… one last list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free before the week comes to an end. We’ve had a great run this week, and we’re finishing on a high note with nine solid paid iOS apps on sale for free. If you’re really hungry for new apps and nine isn’t enough, there are still a few apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post as well. More →

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Why Flash Needs To Die

I disabled Flash on my computer and I haven’t enjoyed the web this much in years

I disabled Flash on my computer and I haven’t enjoyed the web this much in years

By on July 31, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

For the past several months, I’ve been unable to surf the web on my MacBook Air without having it sound like a rocket ship taking off. While things weren’t quite that bad on my Windows 8.1 desktop PC, I still had to deal with my fair share of slow loading times and Shockwave crashes that would regularly drive me up the wall. However, all this changed when I finally did something that I should have done a long, long time ago: I disabled Adobe Flash on both computers. More →

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Windows 10 Download Install

Windows 10 is already on 14 million PCs, and the rush to upgrade is far from over

By on July 31, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Windows 10 is already on 14 million PCs, and the rush to upgrade is far from over

Windows 10 is probably the most exciting Windows update we’ve seen in years. A massive number of Windows 7 and Windows 8 users have already upgraded to Windows 10, and the upgrade wave is far from over. More →

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Windows 10 Downgrade Windows 8.1 Procedure

An insane person’s guide to ditching Windows 10 and going back to Windows 8.1

By on July 30, 2015 at 4:56 PM.

An insane person’s guide to ditching Windows 10 and going back to Windows 8.1

So, you’ve installed Windows 10 on your laptop, tablet or desktop and for some reason, you don’t like what Microsoft has done to fix the tragedy that was Windows 8. Or, perhaps you’re aware of some bugs that Microsoft hasn’t yet patched. Luckily for you, Microsoft lets you downgrade back to a previous Windows version right from inside Windows 10, and the procedure is relatively easy, though not quite hassle-free. More →

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Worst AirBnB Guests Of All Time

The worst AirBnB nightmare ever: Renter’s house covered in vomit, semen

By on July 30, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

The worst AirBnB nightmare ever: Renter’s house covered in vomit, semen

While AirBnB is a great service that has produced plenty of happy renters and guests, it’s still always a risk to open up your home to total strangers for a weekend. With this in mind, we’ve long wondered what the biggest AirBnB horror story of all time was… and now we think we’ve found it. More →

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Windows 10 Error

5 common problems people are having with Windows 10 – and how to fix them

By on July 30, 2015 at 3:41 PM.

5 common problems people are having with Windows 10 – and how to fix them

There is absolutely no question that the response to Windows 10 has been overwhelmingly positive. True, anything would seem like a huge improvement compared to the disaster that was Windows 8. But people love that the Start Menu has made its triumphant return and replaced the Start screen that everyone hated so much, and new features like Cortana and the Edge web browser are big checks in the pro column as well.

Of course, nothing is perfect. More →

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Windows 10 Something Happened Error Message

Forget the blue screen of death, Windows 10 has the silliest error message yet

By on July 30, 2015 at 3:16 PM.

Forget the blue screen of death, Windows 10 has the silliest error message yet

It looks like Windows 10 has fixed a lot of issues users had with Windows 7 and Windows 8, even though not all pre-release bugs have been squashed. In fact, you might discover things you don’t like here and there, though Microsoft is ready to fix some of them with quick updates. More →

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Windows 10 Day One Update Download

Microsoft has already released its first big Windows 10 update – here’s how to get it

By on July 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

Microsoft has already released its first big Windows 10 update – here’s how to get it

Windows 10 was released just yesterday — follow these steps to avoid waiting in line if you still haven’t received your upgrade confirmation — but there’s already an update available for the new OS. In fact, Microsoft’s first Windows 10 update is a pretty massive one, and you should download it right away. More →

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