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Smart Suitcase Uses NEXT Biometrics Fingerprint Sensor

Smart Suitcase Uses NEXT Biometrics Fingerprint Sensor

NEXT Biometrics technology has found its way into something of a novel use case, with a client having integrated a fingerprint sensor into a smart suitcase. In a statement announcing the integration, NEXT Biometrics did not name the client and product in question, but did offer several details about the suitcase. Describing it as “packed with…

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Microsoft Deepens IoT Investment with Intel Partnership, New Developer Tools

Microsoft Deepens IoT Investment with Intel Partnership, New Developer Tools

Microsoft has doubled down on its Internet of Things efforts, as the company revealed at this week’s Build developer conference. Perhaps the most important development is a new partnership between Microsoft and Intel, which has agreed to support Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Core platform across all of its new processors. Intel has been something of an…

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Gemalto to Showcase Diverse Solutions at Internet of Things World 2017

Gemalto to Showcase Diverse Solutions at Internet of Things World 2017

Gemalto will show off a variety of solutions at Internet of Things World 2017. One of the solutions is designed to help IoT developers to monetize their software. Called Sentinel Fit, it’s a piece of embedded software that Gemalto says can be integrated into the smallest of IoT devices, from which it can transmit use data…

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Jumio Wins Bronze Stevie Award, Prepares for K(NO)W Conference

Jumio Wins Bronze Stevie Award, Prepares for K(NO)W Conference

“Acknowledging the award in a statement, Jumio CEO Stephen Stuut said it ‘validates Jumio’s leadership in the ID verification space.’” Jumio is poised to enjoy a rising profile with a new award win and a conference speaking engagement. The company has won a Bronze Stevie Award in this year’s Annual American Business Awards, in the…

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LG Innotek to Deliver 3D Face Scanner for iPhone 8: Report

LG Innotek to Deliver 3D Face Scanner for iPhone 8: Report

Apple is indeed planning to bring facial recognition to the next iPhone, and LG Innotek is providing some critical hardware, reports the Korea Economic Daily. LG’s parts division has been tapped to provide a specialized camera designed for three-dimensional facial imaging. A new, nearly $240 million production facility will be dedicated to the effort. As…

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Emulating Rivals, Microsoft Opens AI Assistant to Third Party Development

Emulating Rivals, Microsoft Opens AI Assistant to Third Party Development

Microsoft is emulating an approach taken by rivals Amazon and Apple in its effort to enhance its Cortana AI assistant platform. The company has announced a preview version of Cortana Skills Kit, a software development kit aimed at getting third party developers to work on new functionality for the voice-controlled AI platform. The move takes…

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Experian Partners with Daon to Bring Multimodal Biometric Authentication to CrossCore

Experian Partners with Daon to Bring Multimodal Biometric Authentication to CrossCore

“As with other integrations of Daon’s pioneering mobile platform, Experian’s will enable fingerprint, voice, and facial recognition for partners using the CrossCore platform.” Experian is going to be the next major organization to take advantage of Daon’s IdentityX biometric authentication platform, with plans to integrate it into its CrossCore identity security system. As with other…

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FIDO Launches India Working Group, Partners with DSCI

FIDO Launches India Working Group, Partners with DSCI

The FIDO Alliance has established a partnership with the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and launched a FIDO India Working Group, the consortium has announced. The partnership could prove impactful in a rapidly digitizing economy, particularly as the proliferation of India’s Aadhaar national biometric ID program helps to popularize biometric authentication. In a statement,…

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Android Pay Update Code Hints at Facial Recognition Capability

Android Pay Update Code Hints at Facial Recognition Capability

Facial recognition may be coming to Android Pay, though with limited applications, according to a new report from 9to5Google. The speculation is based on a breakdown of the line-by-line code underlying a new software update for Android Pay. Some of the code appears to pertain to future functionality of the app under the umbrella of…

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Nymi Band Has Profound Implications in Lab Environments

Nymi Band Has Profound Implications in Lab Environments

In a new blog post, Nymi is highlighting the business and industrial applications of its Nymi Band. The wristband device is designed to offer continuous authentication through cardiac biometrics, measuring the wearer’s pulse and using its unique rhythmic patterns for identification. Through a collaboration with Microsoft, Nymi has enabled such authentication for unlocking Windows 10…

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Safran Signals Commitment to Wearable Payments After Columbus School Pilot Project

Safran Signals Commitment to Wearable Payments After Columbus School Pilot Project

Safran Identity & Security has concluded a three-month pilot project testing wristband-based payments at Columbus School, a university in Medellin, Colombia. The project was conducted in partnership with Bancolombia bank, and revolved around the use of NFC-enabled wristbands for use at a POS kiosk on campus, with participating students waving their wrists to activate debit…

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OT eSE Supports Transit Card Functionality in New Nubia Devices

OT eSE Supports Transit Card Functionality in New Nubia Devices

China-based smartphone maker Nubia has integrated PEARL by OT into two new smartphones, the Z11miniS and the Z17mini. The embedded Secure Element solution from Oberthur Technologies will secure users’ NFC transactions with the devices. The technology will have particularly impactful application in transportation: In a statement announcing the integrations, Oberthur Technologies highlighted the technology’s facilitation of…

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WordPress Plugin Replaces Passwords with Mobile Biometric Login

WordPress Plugin Replaces Passwords with Mobile Biometric Login

UK-based digital security specialist Intercede has announced a new WordPress plugin that enables biometric security for users of the online media publishing platform. It’s called RapID Secure Login, or RapID-SL, and operates via a smartphone. Once installed, a user logs in by scanning a QR code on the RapID-SL app, and then authenticating on the…

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New Connected Devices Solidify Alexa’s Central Role in the Smart Home

New Connected Devices Solidify Alexa’s Central Role in the Smart Home

Two new smart home appliances are using Amazon’s Alexa AI assistant as their user interface. One is C by GE Sol, GE’s new, circle-shaped light. Users can change the device’s lighting style by voice command, requesting a bright, white light by which to work or a soft, warm light for relaxation, for example. Meanwhile, Toronto-based…

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Alipay Comes to America

Alipay Comes to America

“The deal is unlikely to have much of an undermining effect on rivals like Apple Pay and Android Pay, with Alipay aiming mainly to serve its Chinese customers as they visit the States.” Alipay is coming to the US. It’s the latest, and perhaps most significant, move on the part of the China-based mobile payments…

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IBM MobileFirst Foundation Gets Behavioral Biometrics Capability

IBM MobileFirst Foundation Gets Behavioral Biometrics Capability

IBM’s exploration of behavioral biometrics technology is starting to pay off with a new authentication capability available on its IBM MobileFirst Foundation platform. The technology comes courtesy of SecuredTouch, and it uses over a hundred metrics pertaining to user behavior to help authenticate an individual, from how hard the user presses her smartphone’s screen to the…

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RSA SecurID Access Gets Upgrade

RSA SecurID Access Gets Upgrade

“The new capabilities complement existing security features of RSA SecurID Access such as push notification-based verification, biometric authentication based on fingerprint and eye recognition, and software and hardware tokens.” RSA has upgraded its RSA SecurID Access solution. The platform now offers a cloud-based identity verification option, called Authentication-as-a-Service. It also now has a threat assessment feature…

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WidePoint Buys Probaris ID Software Suite

WidePoint Buys Probaris ID Software Suite

IT services provider WidePoint has acquired the assets pertaining to the Probaris ID software suite. The move brings biometric identification capabilities into WidePoint’s portfolio, with Probaris having developed the identity management suite primarily for the management of large numbers of IDs and users. While such technology offers impactful applications in the enterprise market, a growing interest…

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NEXT Biometrics’ New Semiconductor Client Places Sensor Order

NEXT Biometrics’ New Semiconductor Client Places Sensor Order

NEXT Biometrics has a new client, which has placed a $150,000 order for the company’s fingerprint sensor technology. In a statement announcing the deal, NEXT Biometrics declined to name the client in question, but did refer to it as “a Tier 1 semiconductor company”. Elaborating further, Ritu Favre, the company’s new CEO, said the deal…

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