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When It Comes to Facial Recognition, Caricatures Beat Photos

We have a little saying around hereā€”If the Hamburg Data Protection Authority doesn’t like it, we don’t like it either. What the HDPA doesn’t like these days is the new facial recognition feature embedded in Facebook’s new photo-tagging software, which is creepily known as “suggested automatic tagging.” They claim it violates privacy laws because it’s [...]

Why Can’t We Walk in a Straight Line?

(vimeo link) If we don’t have visual cues to guide us, people tend to walk in circles. Many theories have been put forth for why this is so, but experiments that control for variables such as right-handedness, brain-side dominance, and more strength on one side come up with the same results: we tend to go in [...]