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Study: Facial exercises improve middle-aged women's appearance

Study: Facial exercises improve middle-aged women's appearance

Health
Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Middle-aged women who perform facial exercises at least once every other day had improved facial appearance, researchers at Northwestern University report in a new study.In the study, which was published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, women with an average age of 50 had fuller upper and lower cheeks after conducting exercises over 20 weeks. The researchers said it is the first scientific study to test the premise of facial exercise improving appearance.Middle-aged women 40 to 65 years old underwent two sets of face-to-face 90-minute training sessions with Gary Sikorski of Happy Face Yoga, who developed the exercises and is a coauthor on the study.For the first eight weeks, participants did the exercises at home daily for 30 minutes. From the nine-week to 20-week points of...
Govt pressed on facial recognition delays

Govt pressed on facial recognition delays

Technology
The Government has been pressed to explain delays over the Biometrics Strategy which will regulate the police use of controversial facial recognition technology.Writing to the minister for countering terrorism, the chair of the Science and Technology Committee requested "full clarity on what areas the strategy will cover, and the reasons for the continuing delay".Norman Lamb MP previously told Sky News that there were "genuine and legitimate concerns that we might not have the balance right" when it came to the technology.The Liberal Democrat described the five years of delay in the publication of the Biometrics Strategy as "intolerable" after ministers announced it would remain unpublished in 2017.Image:Norman Lamb MP's letter to the GovernmentFacial recognition technology which can ident...
Backing Big Brother: Investors are pouring into Chinese facial recognition firms

Backing Big Brother: Investors are pouring into Chinese facial recognition firms

Finance
Buoyed by China's plans to build a ubiquitous CCTV surveillance network, Chinese and some foreign investors are pouring money into start-up technology firms that specialize in facial recognition software.At stake for firms such as SenseTime Group, Face++ and DeepGlint, is a multi-billion dollar global public and private market for facial recognition technology that can quickly identify individuals by measuring major elements of their faces, such as the distance between the eyes and the curve of the cheekbones.With the use of artificial intelligence (AI) the technology can recognise and track those wanted by the authorities by seeking a match from a database of photographs. In the commercial world it can be used for security at homes, workplaces and ATM machines, and as a part of payments s...
Facial expressions give clues on bank policies

Facial expressions give clues on bank policies

Technology
Software can be used to analyse the facial expressions of central bank governors and predict policy changes, researchers have claimed.Two artificial intelligence researchers in Japan have been using technology to measure the momentary expressions on the face of Haruhiko Kuroda, the governor of the Bank of Japan, during press conferences.The research uses computer vision technology to detect minuscule changes which humans might not pick up on, and which could otherwise be subjectively interpreted.The technology was developed by Microsoft as part of its cognitive services products, and uses an algorithm to analyse an image and return a confidence rating for eight emotions: anger, contempt, disgust, fear, happiness, neutral, sadness and surprise.Mr Kuroda's expression was seen as neutral most...
Apple iPhone X adopts facial recognition and OLED screen

Apple iPhone X adopts facial recognition and OLED screen

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceApple has revealed a high-end smartphone with an "edge-to-edge" screen that has no physical home button.The iPhone X - which is referred to as "ten" - uses a facial recognition system to recognise its owner rather than a fingerprint-based one.Apple said FaceID can work in the dark by using 30,000 infra-red dots to check an identity, and was harder to fool than its old TouchID system.It is Apple's most expensive phone yet.A 64 gigabyte capacity model will cost $ 999 (£999 in the UK) when it goes on sale on 3 November. A 256GB version will be priced at $ 1,149 (£1,149 in the UK).Media playback is unsupported on your deviceBy contrast, Samsung is charging $ 930 (£869 in the UK) for its new Note 8 phone, which has 64GB of storage."The iPhone X is a l