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Sensory Brings Speech Recognition to Kitchen Appliances

Sensory Brings Speech Recognition to Kitchen Appliances

Sensory has released a new speech recognition platform designed for smart appliances like microwaves and refrigerators. The platform is essentially a modified version of the company’s TrulyNatural technology. According to Sensory, the new solution is noteworthy because it does not raise the privacy concerns of competing virtual assistants. The platform does not store any voice…

Ping Identity Integrates New Tech into Intelligent Identity Platform

Ping Identity Integrates New Tech into Intelligent Identity Platform

Ping Identity has upgraded its Intelligent Identity platform with a slew of improvements that will help enterprises develop a dynamic Zero Trust security environment. The highlights include enhanced support for passwordless FIDO2 protocols and a handful of new technology integrations. With regards to FIDO2, the Intelligent Identity platform streamlines authentication workflows and makes it easier…

Baidu and Samsung Move New AI Chip Into Mass Production

Baidu and Samsung Move New AI Chip Into Mass Production

Samsung and Baidu have officially completed the development phase of their new AI accelerator and are now preparing to move the chip into mass production. Dubbed the Baidu KUNLUN, the chip blends Baidu’s proprietary cloud, edge and AI XPU with 14-nanometer Interposer-Cube (I-Cube) technology from Samsung. The result is a chip with a memory speed…

Innodisk Improves Computer Vision with New AI Accelerator Card

Innodisk Improves Computer Vision with New AI Accelerator Card

Innodisk has released a new AI accelerator card designed for edge devices. The card is built with a third-generation Movidius Myriad X Vision Processing Unit (VPU) from Intel, which is particularly well-suited to computer vision applications like face and object recognition. According to Innodisk, the AI accelerator card essentially functions like the video card on…

Evolving Deepfake Tech Poses a Threat to Many Biometrics in 2020: BioCatch

Evolving Deepfake Tech Poses a Threat to Many Biometrics in 2020: BioCatch

BioCatch Chief Cyber Officer Uri Rivner is looking to the future with a new blog post that offers a slew of cybersecurity predictions for 2020. Most notably, Rivner warns that many forms of biometric authentication could prove to be vulnerable in 2020 as deepfake technology continues to improve. In that regard, Rivner notes that deepfake…

CloudMinds Launches Robot Rental Program

CloudMinds Launches Robot Rental Program

CloudMinds is launching a new rent-a-robot program that will make it easier for customers to get their hands on cloud-based service robots. The Smart Robots available to customers have a humanoid design and natural language processing (NLP) capabilities that will facilitate conversations and other interactions in multiple languages. The service seems to be geared primarily…

Jumio Hosts Mustache Authentication Contest to Raise Money for Movember

Jumio Hosts Mustache Authentication Contest to Raise Money for Movember

Jumio is stepping up in the fight against prostate and testicular cancer with a $10,800 donation to the Movember Foundation. The Movember Foundation is a men’s health charity that raises mental health and suicide awareness in addition to its cancer-fighting efforts.   The Jumio donation is the result of an in-house Movember competition. Each November,…

Isorg to Demo Multi-Finger Smartphone Sensor at CES 2020

Isorg to Demo Multi-Finger Smartphone Sensor at CES 2020

The fingerprint biometrics specialist Isorg has announced that it will be demoing its full-screen Fingerprint-on-Display (FoD) module at CES 2020 in January. The multi-finger system has been built specifically for smartphones, and can authenticate users based on as many as four fingerprints at the same time. The module itself is 0.3mm thick, making it easy…

BIS Forecasts Major Growth in Decentralized Identity Market

BIS Forecasts Major Growth in Decentralized Identity Market

BIS Research has released a new report that suggests that the rising demand for decentralized identity (DID) solutions will lead to major gains in the global DID market. The research firm specifically believes that DID tech will gain traction as people and institutions try to address the privacy concerns inherent in many of the identity…

Raven Headed to CES with New Qualcomm-Powered Smart Car Platform

Raven Headed to CES with New Qualcomm-Powered Smart Car Platform

Raven Connected is heading to next month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the latest iteration of its flagship Raven smart car platform. Raven+ will make its public debut during the Las Vegas show. Highlights of the new Raven include a bigger screen, a driver assistant display, and heat control to enhance the platform’s ability to…

Trustonic Provides IoT Security for OPTOLANE’s New Smart Medical Device

Trustonic Provides IoT Security for OPTOLANE’s New Smart Medical Device

Trustonic has found another customer for its Trustonic Secured Platform for IoT devices. The company has announced that the medical equipment company OPTOLANE will be using the platform to secure its new LOAA (Lab on an Array) Analyzer. The LOAA Analyzer is a connected medical device that uses in vitro diagnostic tech (IVD) to evaluate…

Goodix Places In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in Vivo 5G Phone

Goodix Places In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in Vivo 5G Phone

Goodix has placed its optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in another 5G-enabled smartphone. This time, the component manufacturer has officially announced that the sensor will appear in Vivo’s X30 5G series. The news comes shortly after Goodix revealed that its optical fingerprint sensor would appear in the McLaren Edition of the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G, which…

Juniper Details Rise of Contactless POS Technology

Juniper Details Rise of Contactless POS Technology

Juniper Research has released a new report that predicts that there will be more than 161 million contactless Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals in use by 2024, more than doubling the total number of such terminals in 2019. There are currently around 78 million contactless POS terminals in circulation. POS terminals without contactless capabilities will be rapidly…

Dashlane Lists 2019’s Most Egregious Password Blunders

Dashlane Lists 2019’s Most Egregious Password Blunders

The credential management company (and FIDO Alliance member) Dashlane is once again calling attention to bad password practices with the release of its fourth annual “Worst Password Offenders” list. The list identifies individuals and organizations that made particularly high-profile password mistakes at some point in 2019. Some of the blunders are attributable to basic human…

AMR Forecasts $126 Billion Analytics-as-a-Service Market

AMR Forecasts $126 Billion Analytics-as-a-Service Market

A new report from Allied Market Research (AMR) suggests that corporate intelligence will be more valuable than ever heading into the next decade. The research firm specifically predicts that the Analytics as a Service market will reach $126.48 billion by 2026. That figure represents an astounding CAGR of 38.1 percent for the years between 2019 and…

Yubico Promotes eIDAS Standards with National eID Program in Faroe Islands

Yubico Promotes eIDAS Standards with National eID Program in Faroe Islands

Yubico is expanding its footprint in the European marketplace. The company is currently deploying YubiKeys for a number of national identity projects that are intended to meet the strong security standards that were introduced with the Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services (eIDAS) regulation in 2014. To that end, the YubiKey leverages FIDO2 technology to…

Jumio Named Top Compliance Solution at 2019 SBC Awards

Jumio Named Top Compliance Solution at 2019 SBC Awards

Jumio has picked up one more award to put on its increasingly crowded mantle. The company’s identity verification platform has been named the Fraud & Compliance Solution of the Year at the 2019 SBC Awards. The accolade wraps up a stellar 2019 awards campaign that began with a BIG Innovation Award in February and continued…

Mastercard Launches Digital ID Pilot Program in Australia

Mastercard Launches Digital ID Pilot Program in Australia

Mastercard is moving forward with a pilot of a new digital identity service that would facilitate secure identity checks in digital and real-world settings. The first tests will be carried out in Australia, and specifically at the Australia Post and Deakin University. The new solution was designed as a replacement for physical ID documents. To…

Baidu Emphasizes Children’s Mode in New Xiaodu X8 Smart Speaker

Baidu Emphasizes Children’s Mode in New Xiaodu X8 Smart Speaker

Baidu has released its latest smart speaker for the Chinese market. Dubbed the Xiaodu Smart Display X8, the new smart home device offers an 8-inch FullView touchscreen display with 1280×800 resolution and a robust four-microphone array to facilitate far-field voice interactions. The X8 supports multiple biometric modalities, including face and gesture recognition. Facial recognition is…

CyberLink Partners with Advantech to Improve FaceMe Platform

CyberLink Partners with Advantech to Improve FaceMe Platform

CyberLink is toasting the improved performance of its FaceMe facial recognition platform in the wake of its strategic partnership with Advantech. The two companies have joined forces in an effort to develop better facial recognition solutions for IoT and AIoT devices. To that end, CyberLink has integrated Advantech’s AIR Inference System, which has yielded a…

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