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An earlier photo editor and organizer from Google that was available as a free download. A unique feature was its ability to use the same image in multiple albums without duplicating the file. Photos tagged as "Gold Star" favorites could be searched independently. Collections of photos were made private by adding passwords. Google acquired digital photo management company Picasa, Inc., in 2004 but discontinued it in 2016 in favor of its Photos service (see Google Photos). See also pICAsso.
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Biometrics face recognition software from Neven Vision, a developer of mobile machine vision technology, has been selected by mobile operator NTT DoCoMo in Japan to improve the security of personal data and transactions on mobile phones.
The application from NTT DoCoMo is based upon the technology from Neven Vision, which is developed to work with mobile devices without the need for communication with a central server system.
It has the feel of science fiction, but such image recognition technology from Neven Vision Inc., Santa Monica, Calif., is real and in use at this very moment.
The Neven Vision i-Scout visual mobile search platform is based on patented recognition technology that enables mobile cameraphones to "see" and recognize visual imagery.
The i-Scout provides a simple way to hyperlink existing real-world images, making them interactive," says Hartmut Neven, chief technology officer of Neven Vision. "Because this is primarily a 'pull' technology, users have control over what content they want to receive, and marketers can dramatically increase their campaign ROI."
Neven Vision technology is easily added to existing campaigns without the use of special symbols or barcodes.
The Los Angeles (Calif.) Police Department Rampart Division gang unit is using the Neven Vision Mobile Identifier handheld biometric identification system for remote identity verification.
"Neven Vision facial recognition technology can identify a face in less than 180 milliseconds, 10 times faster than any other system.
The Mobile Identifier system consists of Neven Vision facial recognition software and a camera-enabled mobile device, such as a PocketPC or a cameraphone, law enforcement officers use to capture an image of a subject.
By using the technology of GE Security and Neven Vision together, Rampart officers can identify criminal behavior remotely and promptly intervene as crimes are being committed.
The Neven Vision Mobile Identifier is compatible with existing police mug shot systems and can be used to perform identity recognition on live or recorded video footage.