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Samsung Pushing Full-Size Display Trend to Limit for S9 Devices

Samsung Pushing Full-Size Display Trend to Limit for S9 Devices

If the big trend in smartphone design right now is full-size displays – and it really seems to be – Samsung is poised to push it close to the limit with its next Galaxy S-series smartphones, according to new reports. Citing an anonymous source, SamMobile reports that the Galaxy S9 will feature a 90 percent…

FPC Says Beijing Firm’s Takeover Bid Unlikely

FPC Says Beijing Firm’s Takeover Bid Unlikely

A Beijing firm has approached Fingerprint Cards about a possible takeover, but FPC says such a deal is unlikely. The suitor, Beijing Watertek, reportedly sent a letter to FPC’s head management this week outlining plans for the potential acquisition, with a source close to the Chinese firm leaking the information to Sweden’s Dagens Industri publication.…

Apple Delays HomePod as Competition Intensifies

Apple Delays HomePod as Competition Intensifies

Apple has delayed its HomePod smart home speaker device. The device was first unveiled at this spring’s Worldwide Developers Conference, where it caught a lot of attention as a potential rival to the Amazon Echo, which has more or less pioneered the smart speaker concept. Later in the summer, leaked firmware code led to a…

IDEX, IDEMIA Announce ‘Partnership Expansion’

IDEX, IDEMIA Announce ‘Partnership Expansion’

IDEX has announced an expansion of its partnership with IDEMIA on biometric payment cards. The partnership first emerged a year ago, when IDEX teamed with Safran Identity & Security, which has since merged with Oberthur Technologies to form what is now IDEMIA. The companies’ technologies were used in Mastercard’s pioneering trials of biometric payment cards…

Black Friday’s Big Smartphone Trend – and What It Means for Next Year

Black Friday’s Big Smartphone Trend – and What It Means for Next Year

It’s no surprise to find smartphones among the big-ticket holiday shopping items this Black Friday (not to mention Cyber Monday) – especially ones from brands like Apple and Samsung. Smartphones are popular items, and despite relatively incremental improvements, they tend to show up on consumers’ wish lists every year. But as with so many other seasonally…

Alexa Finally Gets a Body in the New Lynx Robot

Alexa Finally Gets a Body in the New Lynx Robot

Amazon’s Alexa AI assistant has long been offering users help as a disembodied voice, but now it has finally found its way into a humanoid robot in UBTECH’s Lynx. Standing at roughly two feet tall, the robot looks somewhat like an all-white Astro Boy. Responding to voice commands, it can perform the usual Alexa functions,…

Selfie-Centered Meitu V6 Features FPC Sensor

Selfie-Centered Meitu V6 Features FPC Sensor

Meitu is once again using a Fingerprint Cards sensor in a new smartphone: The Meitu V6 features an FPC1235. It’s the same sensor model used in Meitu’s previous couple of devices – the M8 launched at the start of summer, and the T8 smartphone announced closer to the start of the year. The sensor model…

AimBrain Authenticator Comes to BlackBerry Marketplace

AimBrain Authenticator Comes to BlackBerry Marketplace

The AimBrain Authenticator app is now available in the BlackBerry Marketplace, AimBrain has announced. The development means that BlackBerry Dynamics users can now easily implement AimBrain’s facial and voice recognition technology, with server-side biometric authentication ensuring that it’s the actual person being identified, and not the device. The system also incorporates a layer of behavioral…

Sunrise ID Checker Leverages Video Selfies, Smartphone Signatures for ID Verification

Sunrise ID Checker Leverages Video Selfies, Smartphone Signatures for ID Verification

Switzerland-based Sunrise has announced a new digital document verification solution for iPhone and Android users. Here’s how the Sunrise ID Checker works: When authentication is needed, a user is emailed a QR code, which can then be scanned by their smartphone. The customer then scans the front and back of an official ID document and…

FPC Provides Tech for IDEMIA’s Biometric Payment Card

FPC Provides Tech for IDEMIA’s Biometric Payment Card

“For FPC, the partnership represents the latest major step into the emerging biometric payment cards market after the company joined two major payments industry alliances and announced a new partnership with NXP Semiconductors last month.” Fingerprint Cards has teamed up with IDEMIA to collaborate on biometric payment cards. The companies have announced that IDEMIA’s F-Code…

TRUSTECH 2017: NEXT Biometrics To Showcase Smart Card Solution

TRUSTECH 2017: NEXT Biometrics To Showcase Smart Card Solution

“Accordingly, NEXT Biometrics will showcase its flexible fingerprint sensor modules on the show floor during TRUSTECH.” TRUSTECH 2017 is just about to get underway, and NEXT Biometrics is getting ready to make the case for its biometric smart card technology at the event. The company is banking on its flexible fingerprint sensor technology to help…

Facebook Case Study Attests to YubiKey, U2F Solutions

Facebook Case Study Attests to YubiKey, U2F Solutions

With awareness of the need for two-factor authentication security on the rise, Yubico is putting some key case studies in the spotlight to demonstrate its impact. A key one is the firm’s collaboration with Duo Security to secure Facebook employees. The social media giant was looking for a simple yet effective way to authenticate its…

Fiserv to Enable Biometric Authentication, Other Digital Services for COMBANK Customers

Fiserv to Enable Biometric Authentication, Other Digital Services for COMBANK Customers

Commercial Bank of Ceylon (or ‘COMBANK’), a major Sri Lankan bank, is about to get an IT upgrade from Fiserv, the latter has announced. The bank will implement Fiserv’s DigitalAccess platform. The new digital banking solution will support multiple local languages including Sinhala, Tamil, Bengali, and Divehi. As for functionality, it will allow customers to…

Veridium Announces Major New Features For 4 Fingers TouchlessID

Veridium Announces Major New Features For 4 Fingers TouchlessID

“The new features arrive with the one-year anniversary of Veridium’s flagship solution, and the company says it’s now looking to roll out 4 Fingers TouchlessID worldwide.” Veridium has announced two major new features of its 4 Fingers TouchlessID fingerprint scanning solution. One is a new capability of exporting fingerprint scans for matching against those taken…

Samsung Pay ‘Launches’ in Mexico

Samsung Pay ‘Launches’ in Mexico

Samsung Pay has arrived in Mexico, though it isn’t clear if people there can actually use it. The service launches in the country without any official mention of bank support, neither from Samsung nor from whichever financial services organizations may be supporting the platform. That leaves the matter of which cards can be uploaded to…

HID Global Recognized for HID FARGO Connect Deployment

HID Global Recognized for HID FARGO Connect Deployment

HID Global has won the 2017 SSI Security Solutions Award for its deployment of its HID FARGO Connect solution at Kent State University, the company has announced. The solution allows school administrators to issue student ID cards through the use of an iPad. They need only to use the tablet’s camera to snap a photo of…

Foldable ‘Samsung Galaxy X’ Could See Early 2018 Release

Foldable ‘Samsung Galaxy X’ Could See Early 2018 Release

Samsung is planning to launch a foldable smartphone early next year, the company has revealed. Koh Dong-jin, the head of Samsung’s mobile business, told press that such a device would arrive next year at a media event for the recently released Galaxy Note 8. But a new support page for the device, which is rumored…

Fujitsu Offers Sensory’s Facial Recognition to Customers

Fujitsu Offers Sensory’s Facial Recognition to Customers

“First among those customers is Mizuho Bank, the retail and corporate banking arm of one of Japan’s biggest financial services firms, which will integrate Sensory’s technology into its mobile banking app.” Fujistu is now bringing Sensory Inc.‘s TrulySecure facial recognition technology to its customers thanks to a new partnership between the companies. The aim is…

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