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People tracking to entertain tourists and attract tenants

Empty business locations cost a lot of money and it is important to keep rental times high. Niklas Roy designed a nice system to attract more attention for an empty shop in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Using the tracking of pedestrians in front of the shop, he moves the rental sign behind the window. Watch the video, pretty entertaining. If you think this is interesting, Niklas' augmented pixel project PING! will also entertain you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skpS_C0HVik

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Multi-View Geometry at work: viewpoint interpolation and DubStep go hand in hand

Imagine you did your PhD project on multi-view geometry (unfortunately, I did not) and are still wondering why there are no really cool things out there, related to music or art. Well, there are! Some German guys produced a funky dubstep video using an array of 11 high-res cameras. A virtual camera was generated that kept moving throughout the scene. Multi-view geometry at work, lovin' it! So "Who Cares", I do!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zENSk7DHuHY

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Why you will how have even less privacy on Facebook

We all love CSI, and possibly, the computer vision geeks amongst us mostly like the face that all their "let's enhance" magic is not possible. Not now, and not in the future, as the laws of physics do often not apply in the popular crime TV series. What will become more true in the coming years, or is possibly even much closer, is the fact that you will get recognized automatically on all pictures your buddies (and possibly yourself included) will post on Facebook. Facebook has recently aquired the face recognition company "face.com".

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