Reader's Digest Asia Pacific - - Haven't I Seen You? CORE SECTION -

Key­less door­bells A so-called ‘smart door­bell’ named Chui can be pro­grammed to recog­nise the faces of friends and fam­ily mem­bers, al­low­ing them in­stant en­try. De­tect­ing health is­sues Sci­en­tists at the Univer­sity of Ox­ford in the UK have de­vel­oped a pro­gramme that can scan faces in fam­ily snaps and de­tect po­ten­tial ge­netic dis­or­ders. On­line course su­per­vi­sion KeyLe­mon’s ‘bio­met­ric user au­then­ti­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy’ not only con­firms on­line stu­dents’ iden­ti­ties, it can also make sure they are pay­ing at­ten­tion, based on the an­gle of their heads and how much they blink. In­ter­ac­tive cars Ford and In­tel are col­lab­o­rat­ing on tech­nol­ogy that will al­low a car to recog­nise the driver and au­to­mat­i­cally ad­just cer­tain fea­tures. For in­stance, if a teenager is driv­ing, a par­ent might want to limit the car’s speed. Good news for cats The CatFi Pro feeder is able to dis­tin­guish be­tween one cat and an­other, al­low­ing own­ers and breed­ers to mon­i­tor the diet and weight of in­di­vid­ual cats.

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