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Biometrics and Consumer Electronics: A Brave New World or the Road to Dystopia?[Soapbox]
Biometric systems confirm a person's identity by extracting and comparing patterns in their physical characteristics against computer records of those patterns. Examples include scans of the face, iris, or retina; measurements ...
Smart cameras: 2D affine models for determining subject facial expressions
In this paper we consider how next generation of smart cameras will move beyond face detection and tracking to develop more useful analysis tools for determining the expressions and emotions of the subjects in images. An ...
Cloud computing and consumer electronics: a perfect match or a hidden storm? [Soapbox]
Cloud computing has emerged strongly into the consumer domain. As industry competes to gain market share from the rapidly growing multitudes of cloud-IT users, both network and data center infrastructures will grow more ...
A Matter of Timing: Consumer Electronics & Network Time
Network time protocol (NTP) has become widely used across the Internet to synchronize clocks on computers and, more recently, on a wide variety of handheld devices. You are using NTP on a daily basis without even knowing ...