Marios Savvides, a Carnegie Mellon
engineering professor, says he’s invented technology that can identify someone
from across the room with the precision of a fingerprint. The device is called
an Iris Scanner. Unlike fingerprinting which requires you to touch something, the Iris
Scanner can capture it at a distance which makes the whole user experience less
intrusive and much more comfortable.
An example of Iris Scanning is a cop
pulls over an individual. The individual glances in their rear-view mirror.
When the individual glances in their rear-view mirror, the Iris Scanner will
then identify them. In this example the technology could
have potentially identified a dangerous suspect before the cop approaches them.
Unlike other scanners,
which require an individual to step up to a machine, this scanner can capture
someone’s iris and face as they walk by. With this system there are no certain spots
you have to stand. It will find you anywhere between 6 and 12 meters and it
will zoom in and capture both irises and your full face.
Iris scanning could
also replace government IDs at the airport and elsewhere. Like other types of bio-metrics, it could replace a laptop’s login system as well. As a sector, bio-metrics is undoubtedly important. Many security experts believe that passwords and the
security regime that accompanies them are fundamentally broken. Savvides, sees bio-metrics as another method of human
If this invention works
as well as Savvides claims it does, the government could scan the face of
everyone walking on a city block. It could algorithmic-ally identify a disguised
political activist walking down a city street, driving a car, or passing
through airport security.
What’s you’re feeling
about this new technology? How do you
think we could benefit from it?
After months of teasing and speculation,
Windows Insiders and intrigued media finally received an official name for
Microsoft's new browser initiative. Initially the browser was known as Project
Spartan, however recently it received its official name, Edge.
According to Microsoft, Edge is setting
a higher and better benchmark than Internet Explorer 11 and its comparable or
better than other modern day browsers. Even in Octane 2.0 benchmarks, Edge
outpaced Internet Explorer 11 and scored higher than Chrome Canary and Firefox
Alpha. With the Jetstream benchmark,
Edge beat out Internet Explorer 11, Chrome, and Firefox.
Microsoft attributes these leaps in
performance to the more than 4,200 interoperability improvements the new
browser maintains. According to the development team behind Edge, the Edge
browser was designed to help developers focus on content rather than browser
compatibility moving forward.
One feature that was mentioned during the
Edge presentation was the ability to turn websites into apps that leverage
unique Windows 10 features like Xbox live achievements. While this news is
rather impressive, it seems to be only part of the story for Edge.
We're sure to see more information on
how Edge can be leveraged in the Windows Store, Windows Phone, and
Enterprise. We’ll be sure to keep you posted. Stay tuned!
big changes to Google’s search algorithms went into effect. On April 21,
the company increased the ranking of all sites that are mobile-friendly. This
change will have a significant impact on all mobile searches in all languages
with this change, Google will start to use more information from indexed apps
as a factor when ranking search results for users that are signed-in and have
the app installed.
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Optimizing the contents layout through Responsive Web design creates a
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