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Apple Patent Shows How 3D Sensing Laser Tech Could be Turned to Users’ Fingertips

Apple Patent Shows How 3D Sensing Laser Tech Could be Turned to Users’ Fingertips

“Essentially, this would involve projecting lasers from inside a display toward its surface at a variety of angles, and analyzing the deflection of that light caused by a user’s fingertips.” A newly published patent application suggests Apple may be looking to VCSEL laser technology to enhance touchscreen interaction on future iPhones and iPads. VCSEL –…

Electronic Voting Company Neuvote Partners with FaceTec for Biometric Authentication

Electronic Voting Company Neuvote Partners with FaceTec for Biometric Authentication

“The integration of FaceTec’s ZoOm, shown to be the most secure biometric authentication method available, provides a solid foundation of trust for the rest of our solution.” – Matthew Heuman, CEO, Neuvote Having developed one of the most sophisticated mobile biometric authentication solutions in play, FaceTec is now taking a big step into the world…

Pixel 4’s Face Unlock Has One Glaring Security Oversight

Pixel 4’s Face Unlock Has One Glaring Security Oversight

Google has delivered a sophisticated biometric security feature in its latest Pixel smartphones, but it has a glaring potential flaw: the devices’ Face Unlock system can authenticate a user even if they’re eyes are closed. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL‘s Face Unlock system is otherwise pretty impressive. Taking a cue from Apple, Google…

ID Talk is Available on Stitcher and Apple Podcasts

ID Talk is Available on Stitcher and Apple Podcasts

For those who haven’t heard, Mobile ID World and our sister site FindBiometrics have launched a new podcast — ID Talk. It’s a program dedicated to the topic of digital identity, with episodes revolving around conversations with leading experts and some of the biggest names in the identity industry. In ID Talk’s latest episode, for…

IDEX Prepares for Production of Biometric Access Cards for Major Deal

IDEX Prepares for Production of Biometric Access Cards for Major Deal

“Its biometric technology will be leveraged in a biometric access control security solution, and to that end, IDEX is delivering its sensors ‘to one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturing service companies in order to qualify their manufacturing process,’” IDEX Biometrics is gearing up for the fulfillment of a multi-year, multi-million dollar order for its…

Zwipe Completes Prototype Power Management Chip for Biometric Solutions

Zwipe Completes Prototype Power Management Chip for Biometric Solutions

“The company says it will be targeting not only the smart card sector, but also wearables.” Zwipe has completed a prototype of what could become a critically important component of its biometric payment card business activities. Dubbed the “Z5” chip, the solution is designed to consolidate components needed for energy harvesting and management for embedded…

Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

“With the new Pixel Buds, users will be able to access the AI-driven Google Assistant just by saying “Hey Google”, even if the earbuds aren’t connected to a smartphone that’s on.” Google has revealed that it’s working on a new and much improved version of its Pixel Buds earbuds. Unveiled at today’s big hardware event,…

FinTech, Apple IP, Smart Cars and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

FinTech, Apple IP, Smart Cars and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been another varied week in Mobile ID World’s coverage of the latest innovations in mobile tech, payments, the Internet of Things, and more. And the latest roundup of the week’s most popular articles reflects that variety. If there’s any kind of trend in this latest batch, it may be FinTech, with two of this…

Cryotherapy Tech Turns to Biometric Failsafe

Cryotherapy Tech Turns to Biometric Failsafe

The declining tanning industry is heating up after making the decision to run cold. An increasing number of salons are now offering Whole Body Cryotherapy, which has already boosted revenue by as much as 40 percent. Cryotherapy is often pitched as a self-care and treatment option for athletes, bodybuilders, and other people in physically demanding…

New OPPO Phones Feature In-display Tech from Goodix

New OPPO Phones Feature In-display Tech from Goodix

OPPO has launched two new smartphones this week, and Goodix‘s optical in-display fingerprint sensor technology is being used in both of them. Both devices have launched in China. One, the Reno Ace, delivers super-fast charging at a moderate price point of about $420: the device features a 4,000 mAh battery and 65W high-speed charging, meaning…

Samsung Offers Half-response to Apple Pay Cash

Samsung Offers Half-response to Apple Pay Cash

Samsung is once again following Apple’s lead in their ongoing digital money rivalry, announcing a new digital wallet system called Samsung Pay Cash. It’s essentially a means of letting users of Samsung Pay, Samsung’s mobile payments system, carry a balance on their Samsung smartphones. A user can load money onto Samsung Pay Cash, and then…

IDEX Gets UK Patent for Enrollment Solution for Biometric Cards

IDEX Gets UK Patent for Enrollment Solution for Biometric Cards

IDEX Biometrics has been granted another important patent pertaining to its on-card enrollment solution for biometric cards, this time from the UK Intellectual Property Office. In announcing the latest patent approval, IDEX indicated that the filing concerned is “in the same patent family” as on-card enrollment patents approved by the Australian patent authority and by…

IDEX Licenses Biometric Enrollment Tech to Chinese Card Maker

IDEX Licenses Biometric Enrollment Tech to Chinese Card Maker

IDEX Biometrics has sealed a licensing deal with one of its prominent APAC partners. The company has announced that Chutian Dragon has purchased a license for the use of IDEX’s biometric enrollment technology for biometric cards. IDEX first teamed up with Chutian Dragon last November. Chutian Dragon is a major China-based card maker certified by…

Fingerprint Cards Confirms Involvement in NatWest’s Biometric Credit Card Pilot

Fingerprint Cards Confirms Involvement in NatWest’s Biometric Credit Card Pilot

“The new payment cards have been developed in partnership with Mastercard and Gemalto, the digital security specialist acquired by Thales earlier this year.” Fingerprint Cards‘ fingerprint sensor technology is in play in NatWest’s biometric credit card trial, the company has confirmed. The pilot program was just launched by the British bank, expanding its exploration of…

Survey Data Illustrates Worrying Cybersecurity Trends for SMBs

Survey Data Illustrates Worrying Cybersecurity Trends for SMBs

“… the survey data suggests that cyberattacks have increased dramatically compared to a base year of 2016: in the US, attacks shot up from 55 percent to 76 percent over that period.” New survey research from the Ponemon Institute is further illustrating the rise of digital security threats and conflicting attitudes about security among small…

UK Bank Begins Trial of Biometric Credit Cards

UK Bank Begins Trial of Biometric Credit Cards

“The biometric credit card trial will see payment cards issued to 150 participants, with spending limits for contactless transactions set to £100…” NatWest has started trialing biometric credit cards in the UK, the major bank has announced. The move follows a trial of biometric debit cards conducted earlier this year. As in that pilot program,…

Biometric Cards, Smart Cars, Touch ID, and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometric Cards, Smart Cars, Touch ID, and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It was another rich and varied week in Mobile ID World’s coverage of the latest news in mobile security and connectivity, and the site’s five most popular articles reflect that. Biometric payment card news is always a good place to start. Zwipe announced at the end of September that it had received its first order…

Facial Recognition Specialist Bolsters IP Portfolio for FMCW LiDAR Tech

Facial Recognition Specialist Bolsters IP Portfolio for FMCW LiDAR Tech

California-based defense contractor and facial recognition specialist StereoVision Imaging (“SVI”) has announced the issuance of eight continuation patents for its technological portfolio. In a statement, the company said it is “significantly growing its U.S. and international patent portfolio” pertaining to Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR technology. This is SVI’s speciality, with the company’s approach…

Aware Announces High Profile Executive Appointment

Aware Announces High Profile Executive Appointment

Aware, Inc. has announced another high-profile executive appointment, with a longstanding employee being promoted to the position of Chief Commercial Officer. Robert M. Mungovan has been with the company since 1997, when he came on as its Sales and Marketing Manager for Biometric Software. In 2000, Mungovan took on the position of Aware’s VP of…

HID Global to Acquire RFID Components Supplier

HID Global to Acquire RFID Components Supplier

HID Global has established an agreement to acquire LUX-IDent, an RFID components supplier based in the Czech Republic, the company has announced. The Czech firm designs and manufactures RFID components including inlays, prelaminates, key fobs, and glass transponders, among others; and its solutions range across Low Frequency, High Frequency, Near Field Communication, and RAIN RFID…

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