The National Institute of Standards and Technology and two other federal agencies report that computer error rates in facial recognition have been reduced 50% since 2000. Today's best facial recognition systems offer a 90% verification probability, comparable to fingerprint matching technologies of 1998. The findings? Older people and males, in general, are easier to recognize than young people, and females overall. Visit www.frvt.org for the full report.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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