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AR startup Blippar added real-time facial recognition to its app

Blippar, the AR (augmented reality) startup aiming to build a visual catalog of every object in the world, has added real-time facial recognition technology to its mobile app, allowing users to create "Augmented Reality Face Profiles."<p>The new technology enables users to scan or "Blipp" faces — …

22 American Foods You've Never Had

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>Hopefully we're all familiar, by now, with Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. It's supposedly a regional food, but that's a difficult designation to stand by when there's a Pizzeria Uno franchise in about half of the states in the country (and three in Puerto Rico!). It's become an</i> …

Editor

Hints after video one. This may never be seen?<p>Draw a picture made of ellipses and rectangles!<p>For example, you could make a self-portrait, an alien …

Graphics

75 Graphically Gorgeous Geometric Tattoos on We Heart It

Huawei Scraps Plan That Would Have Shipped Windows Phone And Android On A Single Handset

Huawei this morning announced that it has changed its mind and will not release a dual-OS handset with both Android and Windows Phone in “the near future.” This is a reversal of its previous strategy to build and sell such a device, with the company indicating that it would go on sale in the second …

Pragmatic UX Techniques For Smarter Websites

Christina Vodtke, author of <i>Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web</i>, recently tweeted the following:<p>There are three core disciplines in UXD: …

One Solution To Responsive Images

The next decision was on image sizes and aspect ratios. To get maximum control over the design, we knew we needed maximum control over the images. We …

Social Shopping Fashion Q&A Platform, Motilo, Bags Another $2.5M For Expansion & Marketing

London-based social fashion platform Motilo, which offers a home for fashionistas to float their sartorial dilemmas, has taken in another tranche of post-seed funding from private investors.<p>The startup, which was founded in April 2012, secured $3.3 million during 2013, and has now topped that up to …

Street Musicians in Black and White

I have been more interested with photography since I got a new camera. It's always exciting to capture moments, walk on the streets and find great …