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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…

Surgical Robotics Specialist Joins Proprio Advisory Board

Surgical Robotics Specialist Joins Proprio Advisory Board

Dr. Takeo Kanade has officially joined the Proprio Advisory Board. Proprio is a Seattle-based company that is currently working to develop imaging and mixed reality technology that will make it easier for surgeons to carry out more complex procedures.  To that end, Kanade is a computer vision and robotics specialist who currently serves as the U.A.…

Hachi Showcases Touchscreen Projector at CES 2020

Hachi Showcases Touchscreen Projector at CES 2020

Hachi is showcasing its latest smart home solutions at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas. This is Hachi’s second consecutive year at the event, though it appeared under the Puppy Robot moniker at the 2019 iteration of the show. The Hachi brand is developed by Beijing Puppy Robotics. Many of Hachi’s 2020 offerings seem…

Report Forecasts Major Growth in Global Natural Language Processing Market

Report Forecasts Major Growth in Global Natural Language Processing Market

Fortune Business Insights (FBI) has released a new report that predicts that the global market for Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology will reach $80.68 billion by 2026. That number reflects a CAGR of 32.4 percent, based on a 2018 market valuation of $8.61 billion. FBI credits the anticipated growth to big data, and the need to…

Samsung Pay Lets Users Block Sale of Personal Data

Samsung Pay Lets Users Block Sale of Personal Data

Samsung is finally giving Samsung Pay users the opportunity to prevent the sale of their personal data. The decision seems to be a response to the incoming California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which seeks to give California residents more control over their personal information while making the data collection process more transparent. To that end,…

GSMA Predicts China will Outpace US in 5G Adoption

GSMA Predicts China will Outpace US in 5G Adoption

The GSMA is taking a look at the future prospects for smartphones and other 5G devices with a new report that was released during CES. The report seeks to give tech providers a better sense of the global landscape ahead of the impending launch of commercial 5G networks. In the report – appropriately titled The…

FPC Places Fingerprint Sensor in Samsung and ASUS Chromebooks

FPC Places Fingerprint Sensor in Samsung and ASUS Chromebooks

Fingerprint Cards has placed its FPC1145 fingerprint sensor in a pair of new premium Chromebooks. Specifically, the sensor has been integrated into the Galaxy Chromebook from Samsung and the Flip C436 Chromebook from ASUS. Both Chromebooks made their debut at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas. In both cases, the FPC1145 sensor will provide…

Samsung Stuffs 5G Safety and Infotainment Features Into Digital Cockpit 2020

Samsung Stuffs 5G Safety and Infotainment Features Into Digital Cockpit 2020

Samsung is continuing to explore the potential for connected vehicles with the CES debut of the Digital Cockpit 2020. The new Digital Cockpit is the product of an ongoing collaboration with Samsung’s HARMAN International subsidiary. So what can drivers expect to find? The Digital Cockpit is built with an Exynos Auto V9 System on Chip,…

Hidden Code Hints at Deepfake Face Swap Feature for TikTok and Douyin

Hidden Code Hints at Deepfake Face Swap Feature for TikTok and Douyin

The Chinese tech company ByteDance has been quietly developing a Face Swap utility that could make it much easier to create and distribute a deepfake video on social media. ByteDance is the parent company of the popular TikTok social media app, and the sister Douyin app in China. While Face Swap has not yet been…

Samsung Emphasizes Personalized Experiences During CES 2020 Keynote

Samsung Emphasizes Personalized Experiences During CES 2020 Keynote

Samsung is arguing that the future of tech will focus on experiences instead of products. HS Kim, the President and CEO of the company’s Consumer Electronics Division, made the case the case during the company’s CES keynote presentation at the Venetian in Las Vegas. During the keynote, Kim described the current moment as an “Age…

Mercedes Unveils Eco-Friendly Avatar-Themed Concept Car

Mercedes Unveils Eco-Friendly Avatar-Themed Concept Car

Mercedes-Benz has released a new concept car inspired by James Cameron’s groundbreaking Avatar franchise. The design of the VISION AVTR draws on some of the creatures from the film in an effort to bridge the gap between the interior and exterior of the vehicle. The vehicle’s user interface is particularly important in that regard. Just…

LG Details Four Levels of AI Development

LG Details Four Levels of AI Development

LG Electronics took some time to detail its approach to AI with a presentation at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas. During the presentation, LG President and CTO I.P. Park established a framework for future AI development that prioritizes the user experience. The goal, according to Park, is to…

Sensory and Aiqudo Team Up to Deliver Comprehensive Voice Assistant

Sensory and Aiqudo Team Up to Deliver Comprehensive Voice Assistant

Aiqudo and Sensory have teamed up to develop more comprehensive voice assistant technology. The new joint solution will blend Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree and TrulySecure tech with Aiqudo’s Q Action platform. While Aiqudo and Sensory both specialize in voice tech, the two companies argue that their solutions complement each other in a way that will allow the…

SiriusXM Uses EyeLock Iris Tech to Authorize In-Car Transactions

SiriusXM Uses EyeLock Iris Tech to Authorize In-Car Transactions

SiriusXM is deploying EyeLock’s iris authentication tech to safeguard its new mobile e-wallet. The in-car platform is designed to help drivers pay for goods and services while on the go, allowing them to pay tolls, purchase gas, or pass through the drive-thru window without reaching for their wallet. To that end, the SiriusXM e-wallet will…

Hushmesh Streamlines IoT Security with Password-Free Trustee Device

Hushmesh Streamlines IoT Security with Password-Free Trustee Device

Hushmesh has announced that it will be demonstrating its new password-free authentication solution for guests at CES 2020. Dubbed the Trustee, the new IoT device is designed to be a comprehensive platform that allows users to gain access to any participating service through a simple procedure on their smartphone. The Trustee offers automated end-to-end cryptography,…

FIDO Alliance Ends Year with Another Batch of FIDO Certifications

FIDO Alliance Ends Year with Another Batch of FIDO Certifications

The FIDO Alliance closed out 2019 with another round of certifications, bringing the total number of FIDO certified products to 688. The organization called particular attention to the authenticator certifications program, which was established to provide enterprises with more information about the relative strength of various FIDO authenticators and credentials. One hundred and seven authenticators…

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