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Samsung Products Take Home 46 CES Innovation Awards

Samsung Products Take Home 46 CES Innovation Awards

Samsung has cleaned up at the CES Innovation Awards, which recognized 46 Samsung products for outstanding design and engineering. The standouts, however, are Samsung’s Galaxy Note10+ 5G smartphone and a pair of Samsung Visual Display products, each of which received a Best of Innovation award. The tech giant also received prizes in a slew of…

Invitae’s Clinical Research App Combines Apple Watch Data with Genetic Testing

Invitae’s Clinical Research App Combines Apple Watch Data with Genetic Testing

The medical genetics company Invitae has developed a new clinical research platform for the Apple Watch. Dubbed ‘Invitae Discover’, the platform will analyze the biometric information gathered through the Apple Watch in an effort to gain a better understanding of the genetic causes of various diseases. Invitae has partnered with the American Heart Association’s Scientific…

Ming-Chi Kuo Anticipates New iPhones and iPads in First Half of 2020

Ming-Chi Kuo Anticipates New iPhones and iPads in First Half of 2020

Tech industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is reporting that Apple will release new iPad Pro models sometime in the first half of 2020. The new iPads will be equipped with a rear-facing camera system and time-of-flight technology to give the tablet 3D sensing capabilities. Kuo also predicts that Apple will be unveiling a new, low-cost model…

ZenGo Announces Formation of MPC Alliance

ZenGo Announces Formation of MPC Alliance

The cryptocurrency specialist ZenGo has announced the formation of the MPC Alliance, an organization that will advocate for the more widespread use of multiparty computation (MPC) technology. ZenGo formed the MPC Alliance in conjunction with the MPC providers Unbound Tech and Sepior. In the announcement, ZenGo argues that MPC tech is particularly well-suited to blockchain…

Aerendir Partners with SiFive to Make Affordable On-Device AI

Aerendir Partners with SiFive to Make Affordable On-Device AI

Aerendir is teaming up with SiFive in an effort to make AI more affordable for device manufacturers. The partnership anticipates that there will be a rising demand for IoT technology following the launch of commercial 5G networks. To that end, Aerendir will leverage SiFive’s RISC-V Core to provide manufacturers with cost-effective on-device AI. The technology…

IDEX Provides Biometric Sensors for Quest Smart Cards

IDEX Provides Biometric Sensors for Quest Smart Cards

IDEX Biometrics will be providing the fingerprint sensors for new biometric smart cards from Quest Payment Systems. Quest is an Australian provider of payment technology solutions, and will integrate IDEX’s design inlay and dual-interface fingerprint sensor into smart cards destined for the Asian and Australian markets.  “We are excited to be working with IDEX Biometrics…

Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite Now has Full YubiKey Support

Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite Now has Full YubiKey Support

Nok Nok Labs has optimized its S3 Authentication Suite to be more compatible with Yubico’s entire YubiKey portfolio. In plain terms, that means that Nok Nok customers can now use any YubiKey for authentication to gain access to the S3 Suite. Yubico and Nok Nok are both longtime advocates of strong passwordless authentication standards. Nok…

Sontiq Upgrades IdentityForce App with Mobile Attack Control

Sontiq Upgrades IdentityForce App with Mobile Attack Control

Sontiq has upgraded the user interface of its IdentityForce Mobile App with the release of a new feature that notifies app users about potential threats to their smartphone. Dubbed Mobile Attack Control, the feature is built with technology from Sontiq’s Mobile Defense Suite. Mobile Attack Control will watch for cybersecurity threats like spyware, rogue apps,…

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for DongWoon ID Cards

IDEX Provides Fingerprint Sensors for DongWoon ID Cards

IDEX Biometrics has announced that it will be supplying the fingerprint sensors for a new biometric ID card from DongWoon Anatech. The new cards are designed for access control, and will specifically leverage IDEX’s SmartFinger IDX 3200 dual-interface fingerprint sensor. DongWoon is a South Korea-based supplier of biometric algorithms, and will partner with a third-party card…

Galaxy A50 Receives Another Software Update for Fingerprint Sensor

Galaxy A50 Receives Another Software Update for Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung has released another software update for its mid-range Galaxy A50 smartphone. The update is intended to improve the performance of the phone’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor, with Samsung advising users to delete and re-register their fingerprint information after completing the update. The update is only available to Galaxy A50 owners in Europe. However, this…

NTT Forecasts Rise of Smart Cities in Future Disrupted Report

NTT Forecasts Rise of Smart Cities in Future Disrupted Report

NTT Ltd. has released a Future Disrupted: 2020 report to highlight some of the latest trends that tech companies should be aware of entering the next year. In particular, NTT predicts that 2020 will be a banner year for smart cities and other connected environments, with data, IoT, and automation advances enabling the creation of…

Government of Madeira Moves Ahead With Tactilis Digital ID Collaboration

Government of Madeira Moves Ahead With Tactilis Digital ID Collaboration

The Government of Madeira is moving forward with the pilot of the “Smart Island” digital identity program in collaboration with Tactilis. Madeira is an autonomous group of Portuguese islands off the coast of North Africa with a population of approximately 300,000 people. A consortium of Madeira’s leading systems integrators has placed an initial order for…

Apple Files Patent for Flexible Smart Watch Antenna

Apple Files Patent for Flexible Smart Watch Antenna

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published a new Apple patent application for flexible antenna components that could be integrated into the band of the Apple Watch. The stretchable, bendable antennas would still support the Watch’s wireless capabilities, but would theoretically free up more space in the body of the watch without compromising the integrity…

Grand View Forecasts $132.5 Billion Digital Payments Market

Grand View Forecasts $132.5 Billion Digital Payments Market

A new report from Grand View Research predicts that the international digital payments market will climb to $132.5 billion between 2019 and 2025. The number represents an astounding CAGR of 17.6 percent during the time period in question. The research firm attributes much of that growth to rapid technology improvements and the increasing prevalence of…

I-Remit Turns to Jumio for Digital Identity Verification

I-Remit Turns to Jumio for Digital Identity Verification

Jumio has found another customer for its secure digital onboarding technology. The Filipino remittance provider I-Remit is deploying Jumio Identity Verification to safeguard its IREMITX digital channel, which allows I-Remit users to transfer money online without needing to pay a visit to a physical branch location. IREMITX is particularly popular with the 10 million Filipino…

Apple Partners with VA to Give Veterans Access to Health Records on iOS

Apple Partners with VA to Give Veterans Access to Health Records on iOS

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has teamed up with Apple to give American veterans better access to their medical records. The two organizations have announced that the VA will now support the Health Records feature on the iOS Health app, allowing veterans to view their entire medical history when they sign in through…

SWORD Places $7.1 Million Order for Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses

SWORD Places $7.1 Million Order for Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses

SWORD has purchased more than 10,000 pairs of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses for a total price of $7.1 million. The order is part of a formal reseller agreement between the two companies, through which SWORD will offer its Blade-backed SWORD Enterprise security solution to other third party customers. The two companies first started working together…

Ericsson Report Highlights Importance of AI in Consumer IoT Tech

Ericsson Report Highlights Importance of AI in Consumer IoT Tech

Ericsson has released a new report that suggests that tech providers will need to leverage AI and automation to improve the customer experience on IoT devices. The company also argues that technology alone will not be enough to remain competitive in the upcoming 5G landscape. The communications service providers that succeed will need to make…

CyberLink Reveals Winner of Beauty Retail AI Challenge

CyberLink Reveals Winner of Beauty Retail AI Challenge

CyberLink and Perfect Corp. recently announced the winners of the second annual “AI Meets Beauty Challenge.” The two organizations hosted the international competition in collaboration with Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University. The “AI Meets Beauty Challenge” was established in an effort to develop smart retail solutions that will improve the customer experience in the beauty…

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