June 25, 2012

Last November, rumors began circulating in cyberspace regarding the next-generation Microsoft Kinect peripheral...that it would be, for example, accurate enough to read the lips of people sitting in front of it, along with delivering improved motion tracking and voice recognition (the latter by virtue of the camera peripheral's integrated microphone array), and being "able to tell what direction the player is facing" (but can't it already do that?).

June 22, 2012

Back in early May, I dedicated a news writeup to Samsung's just-announced and latest-generation Galaxy S III smartphone, by virtue of its abundance of embedded vision talents.

June 21, 2012

Speaking of Texas Instruments, a few weeks ago the company introduced its new TMS320C6748 DSP Development Kit, which is intended to support real-time video analytics (specifically biometrics, for access control) applications such as fingerprint identification and face detection-and-recognition.

June 21, 2012

Hopefully, some of you have already had the opportunity to audition the recently published presentation done by Jonathan Epstein, Omek Interactive's President, at the late March Embedded Vision Alliance Summit:

June 17, 2012

Some of you may have been already following the recent spat of back-and-forth lawsuits between DISH Networks and a group of broadcasters. In brief, at January's CES (Consumer Electronics Show), DISH introduced a PVR (personal video recorder, also sometimes called a DVR aka digitial video recorder) called Hopper, which simultaneously recorded up to six programs and also supported in-home streaming to companion playback clients called Joeys.

June 14, 2012

Speaking of face-related embedded vision topics...a month back, I told you how smartphone-based software was being used to make makeup suggestions.

June 14, 2012

Another day, another facial recognition-fueled controversy...although strictly speaking, this one involves less-complex face detection, not age, race, gender or specific-identity least not yet, that is.

June 11, 2012

Last Thursday, I mentioned that if you'd missed either or both of Jeff Bier's two embedded vision webcasts on Tuesday, they were available for archive viewing on the EE Times and Vision System Design websites. Fortunately, if a live webcast on embedded vision strikes your fancy, you have another opportunity.

June 7, 2012

Two-plus weeks ago, and again at the beginning of this week, I told you about upcoming webcasts that Embedded Vision Alliance founder Jeff Bier would be participating in, respectively hosted by Vision Systems Design Magazine and EE Times.