A cold case comes back to life after facial recognition software recognizes an alleged US outlaw who'd been hiding out in Nepal.
New NEC software can identify celebrities and other glam customers in real time, sending an alert to retail or hospitality staff that someone is in immediate need of doting service.
The company declares it won't approve facial recognition in software for its high-tech specs "at this time" -- saying strong privacy protections will need to be in place first.
Despite images of the suspects at the scene and in official databases, the software could not put names to their faces, Boston's police commissioner tells the Washington Post.
During a Senate hearing, the U.S. senator voiced unease about facial recognition software used by Facebook saying it infringes on users' privacy and could lead to abuse by the police.
Disputing a report on CNN, Google says it's not developing facial-recognition technology for cell phones that would be able to identify who's in a photo.
Photo recognition is coming to Facebook's photo-tagging tool, so when you upload photos, it will trawl through its database of tagged images to find your friends' faces.
Facebook has announced it will change the way you tag photos by spotting faces in your pics and prompting you: "Whose face is this?"
This post initially misstated the lack of a feature to bulk accept or reject facial recognition matches in iPhoto. The software does contain the feature.
We pit the newly-released Picasa with facial recognition against Apple's iPhoto, and Microsoft's Windows Live Photo Gallery software to see which one did the best job at recognizing faces, and making it easier to organize big photo libraries.