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Now, a software to help you feel sure of your next hairdo

Updated: Jul 22, 2016 08:37 IST      
Now, a software to help you feel sure of your next hairdo

Washington D.C, Jul 22 (ANI): Not sure if a bouffy suits you? Don't worry, there's now an easy way of knowing how you would look with a particular hairstyle.

A new system developed by a University of Washington computer vision researcher called Dreambit lets a person imagine how different they would look with a hairstyle or color, or in a different time period, age, country or anything else that can be queried in an image search engine.

After uploading an input photo, you type in a search term, such as "curly hair," "India" or "1930s." The software's algorithms mine Internet photo collections for similar images in that category and seamlessly map the person's face onto the results.

The new software can also help show what a missing child or person evading the law might look like if their appearance has been purposefully disguised, or even how they would look at an advanced age if years have passed.

Developer Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman said, "It's hard to recognize someone by just looking at a face, because we as humans are so biased towards hairstyles and hair colors," adding: "With missing children, people often dye their hair or change the style so age-progressing just their face isn't enough. This is a first step in trying to imagine how a missing person's appearance might change over time."

Another potential application is to envision how a certain actor or actress might appear in a role. For example, the system can marry internet photographs of the actress Cate Blanchett and Bob Dylan to predict how she would appear playing the Dylan role in the movie 'I'm Not There.'

"The key idea is to find a doppelganger set -- people who look similar enough to you that you can copy certain elements of their appearance," said Kemelmacher-Shlizerman. "And because the system has hundreds of thousands of photos to choose from, the matching results are spellbinding."

Initial results will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2016. Plans are underway to make the system publicly available later this year. (ANI)

NVS goes Digital, to establish 8 Centers of Excellence in 8 cities

Updated: May 23, 2017 16:55 IST      By: Onkareshwar Pandey

New Delhi [India], May, 23 (ANI): Following the footprints of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for structural reforms in education ranging from schools to universities, and make Digital India with an aim to transform the country into a digitally-empowered knowledge economy, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) has gone hi-tech.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Ericsson on Tuesday announced the launch of new dual band radio products customised for the Indian market.

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New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): Microsoft India on Monday announced signing of an today Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to jointly explore how Project Sangam will help enhance skills of executives in the telecom sector and create a more viable skilling ecosystem.

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New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): Communications platform Truecaller on Monday unveiled its latest update of group messaging and MMS features on its app, which will enable users to share pictures, loop in the same text when communicating among friends along with the bolt speed flash messaging.

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New Delhi [India], May 19 (ANI): As part of Microsoft's 'Public Cloud for Good' initiative, Microsoft India is making Microsoft Azure broadly available to eligible non-profit organizations, bringing the power of technology to them.

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New Delhi [India], May 19 (ANI): UCWeb Inc's holding company, Alibaba Group on Friday reported a 271 percent jump (year-on-year) in its Digital Media and Entertainment revenue for the fiscal year ended March 31.

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New Delhi [India], May 19 (ANI): Leading provider of open source solutions Red Hat and Amazon Web Services, Inc. has announced an extended strategic alliance to natively integrate access to AWS services into Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

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New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): Acer India on Thursday announced the appointment of Rajeev Chandrashekar as Director of Consumer Products (Gaming).

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Ericsson, Microsoft tie-up to accelerate IoT globally

Updated: May 18, 2017 13:22 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): Leader in communications technology and services Ericsson on Thursday announced its partnership with Microsoft to further strengthen the global Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem by enabling enterprises to speed up the time it takes to launch mobile network-based IoT services.

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New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): Adobe on Wednesday announced the appointment of Sunder Madakshira as Head of Marketing for its India business.

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New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): Leading PC and tablets player Lenovo on Wednesday announced the launch of its dedicated brand for gaming 'Legion' in India in two variants including Lenovo Legion Y520 at Rs. 92,490 and Lenovo Legion Y720 at Rs. 149,990.

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Google doodle celebrates Antikythera mechanism's 115 years

Updated: May 17, 2017 08:50 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): To mark the discovery of the world's first known analogue computer, Google today celebrates Antikythera mechanism's 115 years through its doodle.

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Volvo, Google partnership to enable Android on next-gen cars

Updated: May 16, 2017 16:44 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 16 (ANI): Swedish luxury car company Volvo Cars on Tuesday announced its partnership with Google to develop the next generation of its award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services.

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Overarching security crucial against ransomware attack: Mojo

Updated: May 15, 2017 17:40 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 15 (ANI): The last few days have seen an increase in scrutiny of security measures in the wake of the ransomware attack that has surfaced in companies across the world.

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Gemalto empowers smartphone-based digital vehicle key

Updated: May 15, 2017 13:31 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 15 (ANI): Leader in digital security Gemalto has announced providing of its Trusted Services Hub (TSH) to support Daimler AG's new smartphone-based 'digital vehicle key' for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range.

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Make this mother's day a tech-savvy one!

Updated: May 14, 2017 12:50 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 14 (ANI): Mothers today have become increasingly inclined towards technology that can enhance their core ability to multi-task with ease. With Mother's Day on the calendar celebrating the spirit of motherhood and the importance of them in each individual's life, here are some apps that can get these 'wonder-women' clicking:

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Google Doodle celebrates motherhood through special doodle

Updated: May 14, 2017 11:44 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 14 (ANI): Google today is celebrating Mother's Day 2017 by dedicating an adorable doodle to all the mothers out there.

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Tech that, mum! Techie gifts for your digital-first mom

Updated: May 13, 2017 17:52 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 13 (ANI): Gone are the days when our moms used to struggle to operate smartphones. Time has evolved, and so have our mums.

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New Delhi [India], May 11 (ANI): Gupshup, a leading bot platform, announced today it has made Microsoft Cognitive Services available on InterBot, its bot-to-bot communications channel. Developers will now be able to quickly and easily incorporate the intelligent capabilities of Cognitive Services to build bots for Microsoft Teams, Skype and Skype for Business, Cortana and more.

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New Delhi [India], May 11 (ANI): Mojo Networks, a pioneer in cloud-managed Wi-Fi, recently introduced Mojo Aware™, an advanced Cognitive WiFi™ platform that harnesses the power of cloud, big data, automation, and self-awareness to deliver a pristine experience to WiFi users.

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