November 13, 2012

If you're located in or near Silicon Valley (or aren't, but have access to a computer), are interested in gesture-based user interfaces, and don't have any plans for tomorrow evening, this post is for you. The Bay Area SID (Society for Information Display) chapter sponsors monthly technical seminars on various display-related topics, for SID members and non-members alike.

October 24, 2012

Apple introduced a plethora of new and upgraded hardware yesterday, including enhancements to several traditional computer products: the iMac (thinner screen), 13" MacBook Pro ("Retina" display) and Mac mini (Intel "Ivy Bridge" CPUs).

October 23, 2012

The image sensor (or sensors, in the case of a stereo array for depth discernment purposes) is perhaps obviously a key part of any embedded vision system. This is why, for example, my first technical article published on the Embedded Vision Alliance website covered them.

October 8, 2012

Around two months ago, I mentioned some of the notable image processing-based technologies that Google's R&D lab was busy improving and turning into publicly available products. Here's another one, involving neural network-based analysis and identification.

October 8, 2012

This morning, Microsoft unveiled the latest iteration in what has become a series of runtime and SDK updates for its Kinect for Windows peripheral.

September 26, 2012

Earlier this year, during a keynote at the Google I/O developer conference, company representatives demonstrated an under-development HTML5- and CSS-based web application called Movi.Kanti.Revo, co-developed with Cirque du Soleil. As of a week ago, it's now available for you to try out for yourself.

September 25, 2012

Back in mid-April, I shared with you the video of the March 2012 Embedded Vision Alliance Member Summit keynote from Jim Donlon, a Program Manager for DARPA (the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).

September 23, 2012

This past week was a notable one for the Embedded Vision Alliance. Jeff Bier and Eric Gregori represented the Alliance in three presentations at the Embedded Vision Alliance, one of them also showcasing demonstrations from Analog Devices, Texas Instruments and Xilinx.

September 16, 2012

Those of you with children may sometimes find yourselves challenged to correctly identify the objects in art "masterpieces" created by your offspring ("That's a great cow...or is it a horse?'s a I see..."). Soon (if not now), according to researchers at Brown University and the Technical University of Berlin, you might be able to harness computer cognizance to assist your association efforts.

September 16, 2012

Apple's unveiling of the iPhone 5 (along with other related announcements) wasn't the only notable tech news this past week. Intel also held its yearly U.S. Developer Forum, and Dadi Perlmutter's Tuesday morning keynote showcased several notable embedded vision demonstrations.