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2013-07-03 00:20:44

SINGAPORE, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViSenze Pte Ltd (www.visenze.com) today announced that it has partnered with Taiwan Rakuten Ichiba, Inc., a subsidiary of Rakuten Group to launch a state-of-the-art visual fashion search and recognition service on Rakuten's social and shopping sites in Taiwan. ViSenze is a NUS spin-off company that has developed intelligent visual tools, which provide visual search, match and recommendation functions on web and mobile platforms. In this new...

Study Shows Where Scene Context Happens In Our Brain
2013-05-21 13:17:48

University of California - Santa Barbara In a remote fishing community in Venezuela, a lone fisherman sits on a cliff overlooking the southern Caribbean Sea. This man —— the lookout —— is responsible for directing his comrades on the water, who are too close to their target to detect their next catch. Using abilities honed by years of scanning the water's surface, he can tell by shadows, ripples, and even the behavior of seabirds, where the fish are schooling, and...

2013-04-22 22:30:54

UC Berkeley study shows how we refocus to track down a human, animal or thing A contact lens on the bathroom floor, an escaped hamster in the backyard, a car key in a bed of gravel: How are we able to focus so sharply to find that proverbial needle in a haystack? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered that when we embark on a targeted search, various visual and non-visual regions of the brain mobilize to track down a person, animal or thing. That means...

2013-04-09 08:36:34

Shoppers simply "Snap & Search" to find favorite fashions LONDON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cortexica Vision Systems, the leading provider of cloud-based image recognition systems and visual search technology, today announced the commercial availability of "Visual Fashion Finder," a mobile visual search solution for the fashion industry. Visual Fashion Finder leverages Cortexica's patent-pending Find Similar(TM) technology, and can be integrated into the mobile applications...

2013-02-12 08:38:23

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an announcement today, American augmented reality and visual search company, Gravity Jack, has completed round one of submissions in its competitive developer program and is expected to notify winners in the coming days. The company began accepting submissions in late December, allowing developers from all walks and industries to submit creative ideas for the company's powerful augmented reality and visual search technology. The...

Brain Functions During Visual Searches Revealed
2012-07-17 09:10:02

You're headed out the door and you realize you don't have your car keys. After a few minutes of rifling through pockets, checking the seat cushions and scanning the coffee table, you find the familiar key ring and off you go. Easy enough, right? What you might not know is that the task that took you a couple seconds to complete is a task that computers —— despite decades of advancement and intricate calculations —— still can't perform as efficiently as humans: the...

2012-07-11 14:20:42

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Superfish, Inc., a global leader in visual search technology, today announced one of its finest technological developments with ShapeRank. ShapeRank examines images' visual features and then does something no other visual search technology does - it examines the geometric relationships between them, to present images with visually similar content more accurately. This additional dimension of geometry improves visual search precision and...

2012-04-12 11:16:12

Study uncovers a possible positive effect of using multiple forms of media at the same time Our obsession with multiple forms of media is not necessarily all bad news, according to a new study by Kelvin Lui and Alan Wong from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Their work shows that those who frequently use different types of media at the same time appear to be better at integrating information from multiple senses - vision and hearing in this instance - when asked to perform a specific...

2012-02-22 08:00:00

DENVER, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- bieMEDIA (www.biemedia.com), an online marketing and media solutions company, today announced that Mike Osborne, chief operating officer, has been appointed to Mobile Acuity's (www.mobileacuity.com) Board of Directors effective February 1, 2012. Mobile Acuity is a leading technology company enabling interactive brand marketing campaigns using its Mobile Visual Interactivity(TM) platform. Osborne will serve as chairman of the audit committee....

2011-05-09 14:21:23

In the wild, mammals survive because they can see and evade predators lurking in the shadowy bushes. That ability translates to the human world. Transportation Security Administration screeners can pick out dangerous objects in an image of our messy and stuffed suitcases. We get out of the house every morning because we find our car keys on that cluttered shelf next to the door. This ability to recognize target objects surrounded by distracters is one of the remarkable functions of our...