Orlando Police Testing Amazon’s Facial Recognition in Public

Orlando police confirmed they are testing Amazon’s real-time facial recognition on the streets.

The fact that the facial recognition technology was active in public was not willingly shared by the police service. At first, the police department denied and said the trial was confined to its headquarters as the existing pilot was limited to basic testing, and no members of the public were entered for search.

However, after the news was announced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), police chief John Mina officially admitted at a press conference that three of the city’s IRIS cameras downtown were also equipped with the software. Continue reading “Orlando Police Testing Amazon’s Facial Recognition in Public”

Orlando Citrus Bowl Gets New Name

800px-2006_Rose_Bowl_post-game_celebrationThe Orlando Citrus Bowl will change its name to Camping World Stadium thanks to a long-term deal announced Tuesday by officials of Florida Citrus Sports.

Kentucky-based Camping World is a company that specializes in selling parts and service for recreational vehicles and supplies for camping. Camping World was founded in 1966 and had a single store in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It currently owns 120 stores nationwide. Continue reading “Orlando Citrus Bowl Gets New Name”

Orlando Crashes LA Galaxy 4-0 for First Home Win

Football_Pallo_valmiina-croppedOrlando City SC scored its first home win at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in commanding fashion in front of a crowd of 40,122 fans on Sunday night, defeating the reigning Major League Soccer Cup Champions LA Galaxy 4-0.

It took them three tries until the Lions finally registered their first MLS home win. After a long wait, their fans had finally something to celebrate. The win launched Orlando up to 5th in the Eastern Conference, while the champion LA Galaxy ended a six game-run without victory in the process.

The Lions went in front in the 12th minute through Eric Avila after a fantastic combination from the Lions deep in Galaxy’s half. Orlando City was dynamic in the attack, supported by the wings Rafael Ramos and Brek Shea providing outlets and service. The Lions went into the halftime break leading 2-0. Rookie Cyle scored on a set-up from Kaka in the 34th minute. Continue reading “Orlando Crashes LA Galaxy 4-0 for First Home Win”

Orlando’s new MLS soccer stadium

os-mls-soccer-stadium-rendering-20140610-001Orlando’s new Major League Soccer stadium will have a sunken field; more than three dozen luxury suites; roofed seating bowls; and plenty of places to drink and carouse. After more than a year of speculation, Orlando City Soccer Club on Tuesday released details and renderings of the $110 million stadium featuring an open plaza where passers-by can look down on a field sunken 10 to 12 feet below street level. Continue reading “Orlando’s new MLS soccer stadium”