Just read this article in Tom’s Hardware.

Writing software and configuring it for different types of hardware is always a challenge. Sometimes one of the key challenging components is also considering the variety and diversity of the end user. For a key example, see the video demonstration below of HP’s new face tracking webcam:

An HP representative commented in the Voodoo Blog, “Some of you may have seen or heard of a YouTube video in which the facial-tracking software didn’t work for a customer. We thank Desi, and the people who have seen and commented on his video, for bringing this subject to our attention.”

The response continued, “We are working with our partners to learn more. The technology we use is built on standard algorithms that measure the difference in intensity of contrast between the eyes and the upper cheek and nose. We believe that the camera might have difficulty ‘seeing’ contrast in conditions where there is insufficient foreground lighting.”

I am sure that HP did not do it on purpose. They are a good and reputable company and doing this on purpose would only damage their image. HP is going to make adjustments and improvements for sure. Check out the video above.

hp_hdx_18tCONGRATULATIONS TO DTX FOR WINNING THIS CONTEST!

My ultimate home office would consist of products from HP that include this all in one PC model HP Touchsmart lQ800t series, HP HDX 18t laptop (check screenshot), HP Laserjet P1006 printer and this HP iPAQ 910 smart phone. HP has just the right equipments and gadgets available that I want for my home office, especially the new models of their smart phone. I have been a fan since theHP Jornada series were introduced and the models of their smart phones now have evolved even more. I can have palm top related features together with phone features rolled into one and the HP iPAQ 910 is just the right smart phone for my needs.

The HP lQ800t all in one PC solves all my space problems including how bulky old monitors were. A flat screen with all PC components inside, still giving me a flat body overall indeed will save me quite a lot of space and my workspace will look clean and spacious. A high end laptop is needed for portability and presentation purposes since I usually do the core of my work on a bigger screen which the desktop HP lQ800t would serve that purpose. I prefer the all in one type of gadgets and equipments because I can save cost rather than buying each component which can add up my expenses even more.

Oh, and I have some great news for you! You can win a $100 HP gift card which you can use to upgrade any of your HP gadget or equipment. To join, just make sure you follow these contest rules. Place a comment on this blog post that includes which HP laptop is your favorite. At the end of the contest period, one winner will be chosen and contacted via email. Valid through 10/31 or while supplies last. Restrictions and exclusions apply.

Oh yeah, here is another great HP offer. Use this HP $30 stackable site wide coupon that can save you $30 off orders $150 or greater at the HP Home Store. Use coupon code SV2132. One important thing to note is that this coupon code is valid for only a week. So grab this great offer from HP and use the most out of it, FREE!

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