Though the world's best poker players might claim they can call a bluff ten out of ten times, research suggested experienced investigators only get it right 65 percent of the time. So researches at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York went ahead and wrote some software that supposedly identifies lies 82.5 percent of the time.
Being visually impaired can sometimes mean using special means to obtain specific items that are labeled for a largely sighted world of consumers. The LookTel Recognizer for iPhone aims to change that dynamic forever.
A science fiction-like world in which we leave our augmented reality (AR) mark on real locations to be found by others was amazingly depicted by novelist Bruce Sterling, and now Stiktu is hoping to make that imagined world a reality.
Future X-Factor and American Idol stars can rest easy in the knowledge scientists have been working tirelessly to take out the guesswork in what makes a hit song. They've developed a software program that can predict chart positions with about 60% accuracy.
Photoshop is one of the most powerful and deep pieces of software available, a tool that professionals use to manipulate images in thousands of ways. Which makes Adobe's unveiling of Photoshop Touch for tablets very interesting.
What if you could highjack someone else's video chat in real time and essentially steal their face? That's the idea one creative coder had when concocting this real-time video chat masking hack, and the effect is amazing.
Google's popular YouTube site is not only an unqualified success with tens of millions of views per day, it has also become an integral part of American popular culture. Now the site aims to empower its users with yet another tool that may set it apart from the competition.
Sometimes the simplest path to brilliance happens by accident, and that's what it looks like we have here with the real world Facebook Like button.
For a long time now, computer graphics have been made mostly out of polygons, which are flat shapes that can be stuck together to make things look three dimensional. An Australian company claims to have done away with polygons completely, allowing for near-infinite graphic detail.
Imagine you've got your eye on a fancy new digital camera, or cell phone, or iWhatever. It's expensive. It'll probably get cheaper if you wait. But how do you know when to pull the trigger so that you can get your new toy as soon as possible without risking looking like a chump when the price drops the next day? Just ask Microsoft.