Facial recognition used to protect smartphones

It seems facial recognition technology is all the rage for the tech-savvy users among us. And now, with the release of FaceUnlock, it’s extending its use to cell phones. More specifically, facial recognition can now be used for unlocking smartphones.

Because security and privacy is of the utmost importance to smartphone users – who routinely store important data on their phones – FaceUnlock has introduced technology that scans the face of the user and unlocks the phone if there is a match. This prevents everyone from phone thieves to snoopy significant others from accessing a phone.

Sound a little bit too much like Mission: Impossible to you? Well it’s not, and it’s very possible. Check out the video below for a demonstration of the software, which is currently only available on the Android’s Galaxy Nexus, but will be coming soon to iPhones near you.