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Fingerprint Cards Announces Date For Release Of Its Year-End Report

Fingerprint Cards Announces Date For Release Of Its Year-End Report

Fingerprint Cards has set the date for the release of its year-end report: February 2nd. The report will be presented by CEO Christian Fredrikson and CFO Johan Wilsby in a teleconference scheduled for 07.00 CET (1:00am EST). Expectations are high. In its Q3 update from the end of October, FPC reported quarterly revenues up 93 percent…

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MWC Shanghai to Focus on ‘The Human Element’

MWC Shanghai to Focus on ‘The Human Element’

The GSMA has announced new details on this year’s Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. The theme of this year’s conference is The Human Element, and will feature keynote talks on “Industry and the Human Element”, “Operators and the Human Element”, “Society and the Human Element”, and, yes, “The Human Element”. While the theme is, to…

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Samsung to Hold Post-Mortem on Note7 Fiasco

Samsung to Hold Post-Mortem on Note7 Fiasco

Samsung is going to reveal the findings of its Galaxy Note7 post-mortem in an in-depth press conference on January 23rd. The company’s internal investigation sought to find the cause of the fire hazard reported with some Galaxy Note7 devices after the product’s launch, and which persisted even after an extensive recall. The fiasco cost the…

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BMO Harris Bank Embraces Apple Pay Rivals, Including Masterpass

BMO Harris Bank Embraces Apple Pay Rivals, Including Masterpass

BMO Harris Bank is delving deeper into mobile payments with newly announced support for Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and Masterpass. The bank is no stranger to mPayments, with the new support arriving well after it embraced Apple Pay in the spring of 2015. But in embracing all of Apple Pay’s main rivals at once, the…

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Apple Pay Gets New Financial Services Backers at Home and Abroad

Apple Pay Gets New Financial Services Backers at Home and Abroad

Apple Pay has a handful of new supporters among financial institutions, reports 9to5Mac. In the US, 19 new banks and credit unions have been added to the roster, including Bank of Central Florida, Community One Credit Union, and RTN Federal Credit Union. The mPayment platform’s list of supporting financial institutions in the US hit the…

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New Android Operating System Extends Biometric Authentication

New Android Operating System Extends Biometric Authentication

Samsung started bringing the latest version of Google’s Android operating system to its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge this week. And among Android Nougat’s new features is support for a biometric identification platform. Called Samsung Pass, the system was first announced last August. It’s meant to act as a kind of digital master key for…

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NEC Highlights Smart Solutions for Businesses and Governments

NEC Highlights Smart Solutions for Businesses and Governments

“Such solutions include those in its NEC WISE artificial intelligence line, which features technologies based on facial and fingerprint recognition, among other technologies.” NEC has been hard at work on new IoT and AI solutions for businesses and governments, and will be showing them off at a couple of big events this winter. To start, NEC’s own…

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Gemalto’s ID Verification Wins ACT Canada IVIE Award

Gemalto’s ID Verification Wins ACT Canada IVIE Award

Gemalto’s ID Verification solution has netted the company an ACT Canada IVIE Award in the category of Privacy by Design. Launched last spring, the ID Verification platform is aimed primary at financial institutions seeing KYC-compliant enrollment and self-service solutions. The platform can identify a wide range of ID documents in reference to a database of…

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Registration is Open For Iris Scanning Liveness Detection Competition

Registration is Open For Iris Scanning Liveness Detection Competition

“With the technology thus poised to reach a huge number of consumers, the issue of liveness detection in iris scanning is perhaps more important than ever.” A coalition of universities from around the world has once again convened to test liveness detection in iris scanning technologies, and is inviting academic and corporate organizations to take…

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Security Reasons Cause For Microsoft To Discontinue Windows 7 Support

Security Reasons Cause For Microsoft To Discontinue Windows 7 Support

Microsoft has been trying to get users to upgrade from Windows 7 for years, and with Windows 10 now available the company appears ready to really pull the plug. As BetaNews reports, an announcement on the official German website for Microsoft says that in 2020, the company will put a permanent halt to all Windows 7…

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New Fujitsu 2-in-1 Tablets Feature Palm Vein Scanners

New Fujitsu 2-in-1 Tablets Feature Palm Vein Scanners

Fujitsu has launched three new two-in-one tablets featuring biometric security. The devices are targeted for business settings. The Lifebook P727 and the Lifebook T937 are both lightweight, thin devices incorporating a hinge that allows the tablet screen to be rotated a full 360 degrees when attached to a keyboard. Meanwhile, the Stylistic Q737 is designed…

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BCTC Certifies Synaptics Fingerprint Authentication Solution

BCTC Certifies Synaptics Fingerprint Authentication Solution

Synaptics’ VFS7500S fingerprint authentication solution has become the first such device to receive full certification from China’s Banking Card Test Center. The certification could open important paths for Synaptics in the China market. The BCTC was established by China UnionPay (CUP), the country’s major domestic bank network. In announcing the BCTC certification, Synaptics asserted that…

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As Dust Settles Over Galaxy Note7 Fiasco, Samsung Keeps Focus on Iris Scanning

As Dust Settles Over Galaxy Note7 Fiasco, Samsung Keeps Focus on Iris Scanning

“There has been some indication since the Note7 fiasco that Samsung intends to continue integrating iris scanning in future devices…” Samsung will announce the official results of its investigation into what caused some of its Galaxy Note7 devices to catch fire on January 23rd, and as The Korea Times reports, it’s widely expected to cite…

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Alexa Now Takes Food Orders

Alexa Now Takes Food Orders

Amazon’s Alexa is now ready to take your order. The voice interaction-based AI assistant has been programmed with a new ‘skill’ allowing it to take meal orders from customers using its Amazon Restaurants service. The ordering system is available to Alexa users who have previously ordered meals from restaurants participating in Amazon’s restaurant network. A…

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Boon Boosts Apple Pay Support in France

Boon Boosts Apple Pay Support in France

“Boon first announced its support for Apple Pay in the spring of 2016. But at the time, it was only available in the US and the UK.” Boon, a mobile payment app revolving around prepaid Mastercards, has launched in France, and in so doing has enabled Apple Pay support. The advantage of Boon is that…

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Zwipe Has a Big New Ally in its Distribution Efforts: Identification Systems Group

Zwipe Has a Big New Ally in its Distribution Efforts: Identification Systems Group

Zwipe has a big new ally in its distribution efforts. The fingerprint recognition specialist has announced that Identification Systems Group, a North American association of identification system sellers, has introduced Zwipe products to its network. The organization is over three decades old, over a hundred offices across the US, and more than 500 sales personnel…

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ImageWare Attains Windows Server Certification For GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite

ImageWare Attains Windows Server Certification For GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite

“…ImageWare is part of the Microsoft Partner Program, offering biometric authentication for clients working in Windows and Microsoft Azure ecosystems.” ImageWare has attained Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 certification for its GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite platform. The certification means that ImageWare’s multimodal biometric authentication platform for businesses, offered in the form of Software-as-a-Service, is now compatible…

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Mobile POS Offers Biometric Security to Merchants

Mobile POS Offers Biometric Security to Merchants

A new mobile POS system offers biometric security for the businesses using it. The solution is called ChecOut M, and is being showcased at this week’s Retail’s Big Show event in New York. It supports EMV, NFC, and traditional magnetic stripe card payments, and is compatible with both Android and Windows devices. It also supports…

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LG Smart Home Robot Can Recognize Family Members

LG Smart Home Robot Can Recognize Family Members

LG bet on a robot revolution at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, where it unveiled four new robotic offerings. Two are meant for the airport. LG’s Airport Guide Robot able to scan passengers’ tickets, offer information about their flights, and even lead them to their gates; while the Airport Cleaning Robot is pretty much what…

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