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Samsung SDS and Syniverse Team Up to Develop Universal Mobile Wallet

Samsung SDS and Syniverse Team Up to Develop Universal Mobile Wallet

Syniverse has formed a strategic partnership with Samsung SDS that will lead to the development of a universal mobile payments platform. The two companies came to the table to sign a Memorandum of Understanding during the recent CES event in Las Vegas. The new payments platform is designed to be wallet-agnostic, which is to say…

Fujitsu Allies with Upstream Security to Develop In-Car Threat Detection Platform

Fujitsu Allies with Upstream Security to Develop In-Car Threat Detection Platform

Fujitsu has teamed up with Upstream Security to develop a new security platform for the next generation of connected vehicles. Upstream Security is a smart car cybersecurity specialist, and has already developed a cloud-based automotive threat feed called Upstream C4. The new joint solution will blend Upstream C4 with Fujitsu’s data processing tech, as well…

Samsung Pushes Security Patch for Galaxy Note 8, S9, and S9+ Smartphones

Samsung Pushes Security Patch for Galaxy Note 8, S9, and S9+ Smartphones

Samsung is rolling out a January 2020 security patch for the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. For the moment, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ updates are only available in France, while the Galaxy Note 8 update was first introduced in Germany. However, both are expected to roll out globally in the…

Vuzix Predicts Smart Glasses will Catch On with Gen Z

Vuzix Predicts Smart Glasses will Catch On with Gen Z

In a new blog post, Vuzix is predicting (or perhaps hoping) that smart glasses are poised to follow smartphones and tablets to become the next mainstream consumer device. In that regard, the company is placing its faith in Gen Z, implying that the younger generation (those born between 1996 and 2010) will search for more…

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts Rise of Branded In-Car Digital Assistants

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts Rise of Branded In-Car Digital Assistants

Frost & Sullivan is predicting that digital assistants will become an increasingly important component of automotive branding in the next five years. Digital assistants allow drivers to control various navigation, safety, and entertainment features with simple voice commands to minimize the number of distractions they face while on the road. They also provide an opportunity…

Muddled Rumors Detail New 5.4-inch iPhone with Face ID

Muddled Rumors Detail New 5.4-inch iPhone with Face ID

Tech analysts are sorting through a confusing pile of iPhone rumors in the wake of a new report from MacOtakara. The rumors primarily concern the anticipated iPhone SE 2 and an updated version of the iPhone 8. For those interested, the main takeaway is that Apple seems to be developing a new, budget friendly iPhone…

NXP, Sony, and NTT DOCOMO Put Together UWB Payments and Advertising Demo

NXP, Sony, and NTT DOCOMO Put Together UWB Payments and Advertising Demo

NXP is teaming up with NTT DOCOMO and Sony to demonstrate new mobile payment and advertising solutions that are based on NXP’s Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology. The live demoes are scheduled to take place during the DOCOMO Open House from January 23-24. The solutions utilize NXP’s recently released UWB chipset, which was specifically designed for mobile…

Facebook Releases Open Source Speech Recognition Platform

Facebook Releases Open Source Speech Recognition Platform

Facebook has announced that it will be making its wav2letter@anywhere online speech recognition framework more readily available as an open source platform. The framework was developed by Facebook AI Research (FAIR), which claims that it has created the fastest open source automatic speech recognition (ASR) platform currently on the market. “The system has almost three…

GoTrustID Moves Beyond USB with New Badge-Shaped Security Key

GoTrustID Moves Beyond USB with New Badge-Shaped Security Key

GoTrustID has released a new FIDO-certified security key with a unique badge form factor that was designed as an alternative to the more conventional USB option. The new Idem Card has Bluetooth and NFC capabilities, and is roughly the same size and shape as a standard credit card. The Idem Card can be used for…

Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence is teaming up with LG Electronics to give drivers more control over the in-car experience. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that attests to their plan to develop a software solution that blends Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit) with LG’s webOS Auto platform. Cerence ARK is a voice assistant that…

Buguroo Sounds Alarm About Malicious Apps in Google Play Store

Buguroo Sounds Alarm About Malicious Apps in Google Play Store

Buguroo is warning consumers about three malicious applications that are currently available through Google Play. All three applications take advantage of the Android Binder vulnerability, and were first uncovered by Trend Micro researchers Ecular Xu and Joseph Chen. The offending applications are Camero, callCam, and FileCrypt Manager, all three of which should obviously be avoided. The first two are…

BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

The Spanish bank BBVA has partnered with Nok Nok Labs in an effort to strengthen the biometric security of its mobile platform. To that end, Nok Nok will outfit BBVA with a number of different authentication technologies for its mobile and online channels. The two companies did not specify exactly which authentication technologies would be…

Grand View Forecasts $344.1 Billion Automotive Financing Market

Grand View Forecasts $344.1 Billion Automotive Financing Market

Grand View Research has released a new report that predicts that the international automotive finance market will climb to $344.1 billion by 2026. However, the impressive figure does not necessarily represent astronomical growth, and corresponds to a modest CAGR of 6.7 percent. The automotive finance market covers the ecosystem of financial providers that allow everyday consumers…

Signicat Eyes Global Expansion with New Chairman and CEO

Signicat Eyes Global Expansion with New Chairman and CEO

Signicat is making some changes in the executive suite as it moves forward with its plans for global expansion. The company has announced that Asger Hattel has been appointed as the company’s new CEO, while Johan Tjärnberg has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board. Though he is stepping down from his executive…

Samsung’s New Galaxy XCover Pro Smartphone is Ready for Business

Samsung’s New Galaxy XCover Pro Smartphone is Ready for Business

Samsung has released a new rugged smartphone designed for the company’s enterprise customers. The Galaxy XCover Pro features a long-lasting (and replaceable) 4,050mAh battery to deliver reliable performance for long days in the field. It is also MIL-STD 810G certified and IP68 water and dust resistant, allowing it to withstand rain and other adverse conditions. …

170,000 Guests Saw More than 20,000 New Products at CES 2020

170,000 Guests Saw More than 20,000 New Products at CES 2020

CES 2020 is officially in the books, and the organizers are wrapping up the event with a look back at some of the major highlights. This year, the 4,400+ exhibitors in Las Vegas launched more than 20,000 new products, which were viewed by approximately 170,000 attendees.   Much of the attention went towards traditional tech…

Yoti Partners with Native to Stop Ticket Resellers with Sigma Concert Tour

Yoti Partners with Native to Stop Ticket Resellers with Sigma Concert Tour

Yoti is getting into the concert business through its partnership with Native. Native is an app that makes concert and event tickets more readily available to students, and it is teaming up with Yoti to promote a British tour featuring the DJ duo Sigma. While Sigma is the headlining act, the tour itself is set…

Cerence Brings Gesture Recognition Windshield to CES

Cerence Brings Gesture Recognition Windshield to CES

Cerence is showing off an improved version of its Cerence Drive platform at CES 2020. The multimodal upgrades primarily concern technologies like gaze detection, head tracking, and voice and gesture recognition, and will give drivers more ways to control various elements of the vehicle without the need to press any buttons. The highlight is the…

Kwikset’s New Smart Lock Features FPC Biometric Tech

Kwikset’s New Smart Lock Features FPC Biometric Tech

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced that its biometric technology is powering a new smart door lock from Kwikset. Dubbed the Halo Touch, the new lock was unveiled at CES and allows residents to unlock the front door with a fingerprint scan instead of a PIN code.   FPC did not specify which one of its…

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