Chicken Soup for the Face Recognition Soul

Competing face recognition technologies have been under development for a number of years, but now two are starting to emerge as the leaders: local feature analysis, developed by Joseph Atick, who founded Jersey City, NJ-based Visionics; and eigenface, first demonstrated at Helsinki University of Technology, later developed at MIT, and currently marketed by Viisage Technology of Littleton, MA. It looks like the only way to defeat this technology is with a serious bar fight. More Here
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Revolutionary Handheld Receiver – IC-R3

The IC-R3 by Icom is not your average handheld receiver. In addition to the new video capabilities that allow you to see the receiver’s operating status and spectrum scope, you can display broadcast visual information: TV program, picture from wireless cameras and more. The IC-R3 is great for sporting events, security, Amateur TV, and you can watch your favorite TV program at anytime, anywhere. This is a “must have” for the true gadget freaks. More Here
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Methanol-Powered Micro Fuel Cells

Tiny little power plants, micro fuel cells, will soon be powering everything from cell phones to laptop computers to a host of other handheld devices. Even the best lithium-ion cell-phone batteries provide only about four hours of talk time while these micro fuel cells could provide up to 20 hours. No recharging batteries here, you just swap out methanol cartridges.
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Microsoft’s New eHome Strategy

The idea of making your home an extension of Bill Gate’s computer network is alive and well. Thinking that Windows XP and the XBox were just stepping stones to total world domination, Microsoft unveiled new initiatives designed to further the company’s vision of turning homes into digital media networks linked to its software, video game machine and Internet services. More Here
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Underwater At Its Best

This is a far cry from the old deep sea diving bells. Deep Flight I is an experimental, one-person sub that was built to prove the concept of underwater flight and has broken through to an entirely new class of submersible craft which operate on the principles of dynamic wing forces and flight control rather than the static system of ballast adjustment and vectored thrust of conventional submersibles. More Here
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