A new mobile app called the Recognizr allows people to simply click pictures of anyone on the road and bring up their online presence.The app from a Swedish mobile software firm called The Astonishing Tribe ( is taking information overload to the next level by using augmented identity.How the app works is by mashing up face-recognition technology,computer vision,cloud computing,and augmented reality with the complex digital lives many of us lead on the internet.They have created an app that allows you to gather information on a person and their social networking life by working with facial recognition.
So,when the user points a camera at a person across the room,Recognizrs face recognition software creates a 3-D model of the person’s mug and sends it across a server where it is matched with an identity in the database.A cloud server conducts the facial recognition and sends back the subject’s name as well as links to any social networking sites the person has provided access to.The technology isn’t quite stalker friendly yet;only people who have opted in can be recognised, and the code only runs on Android smartphones.


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