It’s arrived! Face Detection for your home

The smart home is about to get a lot smarter, thanks to a brand new, cutting-edge solution that can actually tell you if someone’s home.

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Don’t miss what you’re missing at home with simplicam powered by Closeli.

We’re excited to announce that simplicam powered® by Closeli®, the first and only home monitoring Wi-Fi video solution with state-of-the-art Face Detection technology, is officially available for purchase. Now, users can receive notifications when someone is actually in their home – rather than getting motion and sound alerts every time the dog barks at the UPS man, or a tree branch moves near the window.

Let’s celebrate with a 10 second victory dance captured by Closeli:

Whether you’re a parent with a busy toddler, an animal lover with five adopted cats, a caretaker for your parents, a brand new homeowner or someone who likes to capture impulsive solo dance performances on tape, simplicam powered by Closeli lets you keep an eye on who and what matters most. Users can get peace of mind, anytime with easy access to live or recorded video directly on their smartphones, tablets or computers.

Winner: “Macworld Best of Show 2014”

simplicam powered by Closeli took home a Macworld "Best of Show 2014" award.

simplicam powered by Closeli took home a Macworld “Best of Show 2014″ award.

“simplicam powered by Closeli builds on ArcSoft’s 20 years of imaging experience by introducing Face Detection technology to the connected home,” said Senior Marketing Director Caroline Tien-Spalding for ArcSoft. “Detecting faces in real time within a video stream, combined with varying light, size and positioning, has been a huge barrier for the connected home, which we’re excited to crush today. Putting this unique technology in the hands of consumers signifies a major leap forward and opens up a whole new era in the future of home monitoring.”

Watch our nifty overview to see how simplicam powered by Closeli can give you peace of mind, anytime. 

 

What makes Face Detection so awesome?

Whenever a human face is detected within simplicam's frame, you'll get a notification on your mobile device. That way, you can always know when someone's home.

Whenever a human face is detected within simplicam’s frame, you’ll get a notification on your smartphone. That way, you can always know when someone’s home.

With Face Detection technology, you can turn off your sound and motion alerts if you only want to be notified when there's a person in your home.

With Face Detection technology, you can turn off your sound and motion alerts if you only want to be notified when there’s a person in your home.

 

 

Face Detection is on the cutting edge in home video monitoring. If you have pets, or if a tree branch or car moves within the camera’s frame, motion and sound notifications can go off all day long. But with Face Detection, you can choose to turn off your motion and sound notifications, and only be notified when someone’s home.

Convenient, right? We think so, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With simplicam powered by Closeli, you’ll enjoy the following features:

  • No-brainer setup: Get it done on your smartphone in less than three minutes. Seriously. It’s that simple.
  • On-the-go viewing: See the action in live HD on your mobile device. Go ahead – take back date night!
  • Notifications: You’ll know exactly when a noise or motion occurs.
  • Two-way talk: Welcome loved ones home. Tell the dog to stop eating your new shoes. Let an intruder know they’re on camera.
  • Night vision: See who stole the cookie from the cookie jar, even at 4 a.m.

 

>> simplicam | $149.99 Get it now!

 

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With motion and sound notifications directly on your smartphone, food bandits don’t stand a chance.

With simplicam powered by Closeli + Closeli Recording Services, you get all of the above, plus…

  • Face Detection: Always know when someone’s home. Never get ambushed by a surprise birthday party ever again!
  • Peace of mind: Review video recordings from your mobile device or computer.
  • Scheduled recordings: Turn the recording function on and off remotely, or schedule recordings around your personal routine.
  • Video saving: Keep your favorite clips and watch your favorites at work for a mid-day pick me up!
  • Security: Your video streams are encrypted, so what’s yours, stays yours.
  • Easy sharing: Edit and send clips on your smartphone (because there is no such thing as too many hilarious cat videos).

 

>> simplicam with 1 year of 1 Day Closeli Recording Services | $199.99 Get it now!

 

simplicam powered by Closeli - smart home Wi-Fi video monitoring

Face Detection technology from Closeli Recording Services can tell the difference between people and pets.

Or, pick a Closeli Recording Services plan that fits your lifestyle:

  • 1 Day recording: $49.99/year or $4.99/month. Record and review the last 24 hours of footage and save up to one hour of clips. Perfect for long work days.
  • 11 Day recording: $139.99/year or $13.99/month. Record and review the past 11 days of footage and store up to three hours of clips. Great for vacations.
  • 21 Day recording: $229.99/year or $22.99/month. Record and review the past 21 days of footage and save up to five hours of clips. Ideal for the long haul.

 

simplicam powered by Closeli - home Wi-Fi video monitoring solution

Closeli Recording Services let you save and watch videos in the cloud using your mobile device.

Availability and pricing

simplicam powered by Closeli is available for $149.99 on Amazon.com or simplicam.com. Users can purchase the camera with a 1 Day recording plan for one year for $199.99, or upgrade anytime to a new Closeli Recording Services plan (as shown above).

Good things come in orange and turquoise boxes.

Good things come in orange and turquoise boxes.

Got more questions?  Want to connect with us?

 

Like us? Please vote for us in the CTIA “Hot for the Holidays” Awards!

simplicam powered by Closeli is nominated for a "Hot for the Holidays" award. Be sure to vote before 5 p.m. Sept. 8!

Click HERE to vote now! (When you get to the page, scroll down towards the bottom). 

The Hot for the Holidays awards identify and celebrate the hottest mobile consumer electronics products and applications for the holiday season. Winners are celebrated as the “must-buy gifts” for people of all ages during the 2014 holiday season. Deadline to vote is 5 p.m. PT Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

 

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Brains behind the beauty: Creating makeup looks for Perfect365

“Treat your makeup like jewelry for the face. Play with colors, shapes, structure; it can transform you.”

-Francois Nars, creator of Nars cosmetics.

Creating new makeup templates for Perfect365 is truly a team effort. It involves research, engineering, revisions, collaboration, intelligent imaging technology and lots of time falling down the Pinterest rabbit hole while looking for inspiration.

Creating new makeup templates for Perfect365 is truly a team effort. It involves research, engineering, revisions, collaboration, intelligent imaging technology and lots of time falling down the Pinterest rabbit hole while looking for inspiration.

If you love using the free Perfect365 app to play with new makeup styles – from natural and fresh, to bold and breathtaking, to glamorous and classy – you’re probably well acquainted with the bottom line of this digital makeup miracle worker: It’s easy. It’s accurate. It’s like a magic makeup wand in the palm of your hand – for photos. Abracadabra! You’re welcome.

But have you ever wondered about the inspiration behind the looks, and where it comes from?

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Say ‘I do’ to gorgeous wedding photos with Perfect365

We’re in the throes of wedding season, with summer in full swing and fall just around the corner.

Give your makeup artist a leg up by coming to your wedding day makeup trial prepared. Experiment with Perfect365 to find out what look you want to rock on the big day.

Give your makeup artist a leg up by coming to your wedding day makeup trial prepared. Experiment with Perfect365 to find out what look you want to rock on the big day.

If you’re a bride, you’re likely slogging through the trenches of table seating arrangements, fielding phone calls from distant relatives about which hotel they should stay at, or maneuvering around piles of DIY burlap napkins and paper flower garlands that have proliferated like gremlins to take over every inch of available counter space in your already cramped apartment.

DIY wedding crafting is great and all, but it can be stressful, too. Let Perfect365 give you one less thing to worry about.

DIY wedding crafting is great and all, but it can be stressful, too. Let Perfect365 give you one less thing to worry about. No matter what, know that your wedding photos can always look perfect with this easy-to-use app.

This is why – amid a backdrop of exciting (but often stressful) pre-nuptial chaos – having one less thing to worry about can work wonders for your sanity. Feeling indecisive about what kind of makeup palette you’re going to rock on the big day? Getting a little anxious about looking picture-perfect from dawn til dusk, starting with pre-ceremony portraits, to the “I dos,’” to the garter toss?

Enter Perfect365, an awesome free makeup app featuring state-of-the-art face detection technology that automatically maps your key facial features for accurate, easy and super-fast virtual photo touch-ups. Not only does it let you play around with a plethora of makeup styles so you can find your best look, it also lets you enhance photos in just one tap – transforming the average candid snapped by a wedding guest into a professional-looking, yet natural shot. So say “yes” to less stress, great wedding photos and see what Perfect365 can do for you. We even brought in a real bride-to-be to demonstrate!

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Tips and tricks for dynamite July 4 smartphone pics

ArcSoft blog - Tips and tricks for taking firework photos

Get ready to take some awesome Fourth of July photos. It’ll be a blast.

Independence Day weekend is just around the corner, which means three days of heat, hot dogs and hometown pageantry. Photo ops abound on this patriotic holiday, but when you throw in ketchup stains, sweat and combustible entertainment, things can get messy. In this article, you’ll find a roundup of tips, gadgets and apps to not only capture great fireworks images, but also also snap stellar portraits of you and your friends during those festive block parties and beach barbecues. So go forth, seize your photographic freedom and liberate your Fourth of July photos from oppressive mediocrity! Continue reading

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The wearables craze has gone to the dogs

A Scandinavian research team is currently working on a headset that translates your dog's thoughts into human language. Maybe on day, dogs will create their own mind-reading devices...

A Scandinavian research team is currently working on a headset that translates your dog’s thoughts into human language. Maybe one day, dogs will create their own mind-reading devices…

The wearable electronics business is expected to grow from more than $14 billion this year to a predicted $70 billion in 2024, which means a growing number of tech firms are barking up the wearables tree by rolling out a new generation of smart gadgetry – for pets!

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Self-driving ‘clown car’ heralds age of the autonomous auto

Yes, it's smiling at you.

Yes, it’s smiling at you.

What has four wheels, no steering wheel, no accelerator pedal and no brake pedal?

If your first guess was “Radio Flyer,” think more high-tech. Think more “Googley.” Think more…cartoonish.

“It looks like something out of a Pokemon game, with its inoffensive size and surprised little face,” declared blogger Vijay Pattni of the British motoring enthusiast show, “Top Gear.”

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On the road: 10 travel tips for the mobile photographer

Photo by Matt Coch.

Photo by Matt Coch.

Memorial Day Weekend is almost upon us, which means you and your smartphone are going places and doing cool things. Whether you’re a mobile camera wunderkind who can turn a desert tumbleweed into photography magic, or a shutter-happy tourist who doesn’t discriminate between the Grand Canyon and the sketchiest roadside diner Sloppy Joe you’ve ever seen, there’s picture-worthy gold in them thar hills. Take a cue from professional photographer Matt Coch, an avid Instagrammer with 27,674 followers as of May 22. Coch recently went on an 8,000-mile cross country road trip and spells out the benefits of mingling with locals, getting lost, backing up your images, public transportation, and – most importantly – remembering to take everything in. Happy trails!

Roy's Motel and Cafe. Photo by Matt Coch.

Roy’s Motel and Cafe. Photo by Matt Coch.

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Intelligent imaging: Putting the ‘smarts’ in your smart home

Heard of the connected home? That’s the big category for connected appliances, ranging from smoke detectors to refrigerators, and even coffee makers to dishwashers, that our homes will soon be outfitted with.

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With household automation on the rise, marked by a steady uptick from 1.5 million installations in 2012 to a predicted eight million or more by 2017, according to ABI research, it seems we’re looking at more smart devices than we can shake a stick at.

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Behind the lens of a Brooklyn streetscape photographer

"On the Street," photo by Matt Coch.

“On the Street,” photo by Matt Coch.

Creating standout images is a matter of presence for Matt Coch. Whether it’s pausing to notice the Empire State Building reflected in a puddle, marinating in the soft glow of museum exhibits, snapping pedestrians illuminated in a momentary geometric sliver of light, or catching a tourist playfully accosting a scantily clad mannequin outside a Long Island clothing boutique, observational outings are a discipline for the 42-year-old streetscape photographer who meanders and shoots for at least an hour a day, every day – smartphone in hand and shutter finger at the ready. We first came across Coch as a contributing author to the mobile photography enthusiast group, We Are Juxt, and are excited to share some of his experiences, tips and memorable encounters in the following Q&A. Coch, who has 27,674 followers on Instagram as of May 22, shoots his mobile photos using the iPhone 5s and Nokia Lumia 1020.

Empire

“Empire” by Matt Coch.

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Video editing made easy: Get the show on the road with ShowBiz

By guest blogger Adam Drew

I love teaching people about technology. I love it so much, in fact, that I started making videos to help people get more out of their tech. That’s how my Modern Windows Fan video channel on YouTube was born. But before I could teach others, I had to learn how to make videos and get them online. So I hit the Windows Store and started looking for apps that would help me in my new project. I tried a couple of different video editing apps, but I knew my search was over when I found ArcSoft ShowBiz.

Choose from a load of contemporary and classic effects that include Sepia, Black and White, Vintage, LOMO and much more.

Choose from a load of contemporary and classic effects that include Sepia, Black and White, Vintage, LOMO and much more.

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