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Boston bombings: How facial recognition can cut investigation time to seconds

Videos taken at the crime scene could hold important clues. But it's a different kind of fast-forward investigators can now use to review all the footage. CNET's Kara Tsuboi goes face-to-face with facial recognition and surveillance.

By April 18, 2013


Sources confirm Apple laid off salespeople last week

An Apple spokesman twice denied reports that the company laid off enterprise salespeople, but sources have stepped forward to confirm they lost their jobs last week.

By March 9, 2009


3VR Security updates line of surveillance gadgets

Company announces a line of megapixel SmartCam surveillance cameras, which are designed to coordinate with the VR SmartSearch Network Video Recorder.

By September 15, 2008


Up next: Cameras that know who you photographed

Face recognition technology built into cameras could make it easier to organize and find photos, once the computational challenges are solved.

By November 14, 2007


HP opens college lab in China for media search

PC maker partners with Beijing's Tsinghua University to develop an application for searching files of video, photos and music. Photos: HP's Chinese media search lab

By May 31, 2007


3D tech will search for just the right photo

Swedish start-up Polar Rose's technology is designed to more efficiently search for pictures on the Web.

By December 19, 2006


Big Blue could monitor borders, shoplifters, moose

High-tech digital-surveillance system from IBM Research has far-reaching possibilities.

By November 6, 2006


Face recognition comes to photo albums

Riya is a new search technology that will let you find pictures of Mom on your hard drive using text and images.

By March 13, 2006


Start-up soups up surveillance cameras

New software could help make it easier for security guards to make sense of what the closed-circuit cameras see.

By January 25, 2006