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Lambda Labs Is Launching A Facial Recognition API For Google Glass

Lambda Labs, an early-stage startup out of San Francisco, is preparing to release a facial recognition API for developers working on Google Glass apps. The API will be available to interested developers within a week, company co-founder Stephen Balaban says. The move comes on the heels of a …

Shazam Revamps Its iPad App For Second Screen Action, Can Now “AutoTag” In Background While You Watch TV

Although the majority of Shazam‘s over 93 million U.S. users still use the app on their smartphones to identify, tag and share the songs they’re “hearing,” a growing chunk of that user base – around 10 million in the U.S. last year – has used Shazam to identify TV programs and ads. Today, the …

Korean Startup Accelerator SparkLabs Reveals Its Second Intake

SparkLabs, the startup accelerator that wants to inject South Korea’s startup ecosystem with Silicon Valley expertise, announced its second intake today. Its latest class is an international lineup of companies that represent a variety of sectors and are at widely different stages of funding, from …

Google Adds Monthly Top Charts To Google Trends, And A Beautiful New Search Trend Visualizer

Every year Google creates a summary Zeitgeist feature to sum up the year in search data, showing what has been the most popular among its users. Now, it’s rolling out Top Charts, a new monthly series of lists similar to that year-end feature, available on Google Trends as of today. It’s built on …

Photo Albums Are Stupid. Moju Labs Is Building What Comes Next.

With years of digital exhaust now behind us – over 240 billion photos on Facebook, 8 billion on Flickr, and not to mention the 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute – we’re now transitioning to a time when we’re in need of smarter tools for organizing and accessing our personal data …

Google+ and Glass just got the upgrade for lifelogging everything

If you’re still laughing at Google+, and at Google Glass, then it might be time to stop; Google has just shown that they’re its next route to …

Google, NASA quantum computing project could bring stronger machine learning to the masses

It’s been almost two decades since Peter Shor came up with a a breakthrough algorithm for finding the prime factors of a number with a quantum …

And, bam! Here’s Google Compute Engine

Drum roll, please. Google Compute Engine is now available to everyone, not just those who pay $400 per month for Google Gold support. (Update: …

A boost for brain training: Lumosity can help lift ‘chemo fog,’ study finds

Brain training – that booming yet much-debated business – just got another feather in its cap.<p>In a study published in the peer-reviewed journal</i> …

We’re witnessing the rise of the graph in big data

GraphLab, a popular open source project dedicated to graph analysis and machine learning, is trying to capitalize on the excitement around graphs by …

Type 'Atari Breakout' Into Google Image Search for a Cool Surprise

Google is commemorating the 37th birthday of classic Atari game <i>Breakout</i> in the best possible way: It turned Google Image Search into a version of the …

How Facebook Used Science To Design More Emotional Emoticons

With the help of a psychology professor and a Pixar illustrator, Facebook is trying to make our messages a little more emotional.<p>In 1872, Charles Darwin published <i>The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals</i>, a book that cataloged emotional expressions in humans and their link to the animal …

‘Algoraves’ are algorithm-based dance parties featuring live coding (video)

The latest dance crazy in Europe right now is Algoraves, a rave where you’re actually dancing to algorithms that produce music based on who shows up.<p>Basically the idea behind Algoraves is to take a program that can produce algorithms and constantly alter the music that’s playing. BoingBoing is …

Gigaom | Get your cat on: BuzzFeed creates new section where readers can publish

Advertisement<p>Viral site BuzzFeed launched a new content vertical on Wednesday called “Community” that consists entirely of user-submitted …

How analyzing Wikipedia page views could help you make money

Plenty of companies have been looking at software for analyzing private large data sets and combining it with external streams such as tweets to make …

Salesforce acquires visual web clipping service Clipboard

Visual organizer and web content clipper service Clipboard announced Thursday that it’s been acquired by Salesforce and will be shutting down the …

Boxfish lands on Android, has big plans for real-time TV data

Palo Alto-based Boxfish, the second-screen TV guide that squarely aims at news junkies and sports fans, landed on Android this week with an app that …

Gigaom | News flash: Twitter doesn’t have to hire journalists to be a powerful media competitor

Advertisement<p>When Twitter recently posted a job listing for a “head of news and journalism,” it sparked a rash of posts and commentary about how the …

ScraperWiki lets anyone scrape Twitter data without coding

The Obama administration’s open data mandate announced on Thursday was made all the better by the unveiling of the new ScraperWiki service on Friday. …

Gigaom | Ping.it: Not a Google Reader replacement, but a tool to discover emerging viral content

Advertisement<p>Want to know which YouTube (s GOOG) videos were most popular on Reddit? Or what the top stories are across 10 different news sites? …