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Recognizr: Phone App Helps You Identify And Friend Strangers Through Face Recognition, Social Networking

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Ever wanted to know the name and social networking history of a total stranger without having to go through the arduous task of actually talking to them? Now, with the help of Swedish mobile software firm The Astonishing Tribe's new phone app -- Recognizr -- you can.

Popsci explains how this augmented reality app works:

...the user points the camera at a person across the room. Face recognition software creates a 3-D model of the person's mug and sends it across a server where it's matched with an identity in the database. A cloud server conducts the facial recognition since and sends back the subject's name as well as links to any social networking sites the person has provided access to.

Watch a video demonstration of the app below.

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