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Yoti Speaks on Digital Government and Blockchain at World Economic Forum in Davos

Yoti Speaks on Digital Government and Blockchain at World Economic Forum in Davos

As a provider of digital identity platform that leverages biometric verification via facial recognition via its mobile app, Yoti has distinguished itself as a company concerned with social impact. Living up to its established reputation during the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Yoti took the opportunity to speak on a panel focused on the…

The Future of the Samsung Smartphone Unfolds, Literally

The Future of the Samsung Smartphone Unfolds, Literally

“Still there’s still no word on whether the folding phone is expected to support iris or fingerprint biometrics, as is common on the flagship Galaxy S-series devices.” On the heels of new leaks all but confirming an in-display fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy S10, there’s more excitement brewing around a new potential entry to Samsung’s…

Huami and Xiaomi Launch Third Generation Smartband

Huami and Xiaomi Launch Third Generation Smartband

The Huami Corporation and sole partner Xiaomi have announced Mi Band 3, an addition to the existing line of cost effective biometric wearables produced by the company. Following the 1 and 2 models launched in 2014 and 2016 respectively, Mi Band 3 offers new updates to its health and sports based features like optimized heart…

Do You Know How To Access What Alexa Has Recorded Of You?

Do You Know How To Access What Alexa Has Recorded Of You?

“Amazon claims this is all just a manner of miscommunication, with the devices picking up on false positive commands.” Digital assistants are changing the way we interact with the world, from peer-to-peer payments, the way we pay bills,  change the channel, or even adjust the thermostat. Assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are capable…

“Hey Mercedes” Nuance’s Conversational Platform Turns Your Benz Into Mobile Assistant

“Hey Mercedes” Nuance’s Conversational Platform Turns Your Benz Into Mobile Assistant

The future of vehicles is looking chatty thanks to the collaboration between Nuance Communications and Daimler AG.  Working together the companies developed an advanced infotainment system and digital assistant experience: the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system. Built specifically for the new A-Class and other future Mercedes models, MBUX is powered by conversational AI technology,…

Samsung Expands AI Research With Three New Centers in Canada, Russia, and The U.K.

Samsung Expands AI Research With Three New Centers in Canada, Russia, and The U.K.

“Samsung has a long history of pursuing innovation and we are excited to be bringing that same passion and technology leadership to AI,” – Hyun-suk Kim, President and Head of Samsung Research As part of Samsung’s global and collaborative efforts to advance the practical applications of AI, Samsung Research has added three new AI Centers:…

Yubico, NIST, and NCCoE Collaborate on Fast and Secure Mobile Authentication for First Responders

Yubico, NIST, and NCCoE Collaborate on Fast and Secure Mobile Authentication for First Responders

Yubico’s recent collaboration with the U.S. National Institute of Standards (NIST) and National Cyber Center of Excellence (NCCoE) resulted in a three-volume draft practice guide for the improvement of mobile authentication methods for public safety professionals and first responders. In emergency situations, time is of the essence. Minutes and even seconds can sometimes mean the…

Yubico Helps Users Pass on Passwords for Windows 10 Devices

Yubico Helps Users Pass on Passwords for Windows 10 Devices

“Passwords are out. You’re in,” reads the tagline featured in an advertisement for the recently announced FIDO2 Client to Authenticator Protocol (CTAP)-enabled Yubico Security Key. As a provider of hardware authentication security keys, Yubico has unlocked a passwordless future with its latest product, which supports Windows 10 and Microsoft Azure Active Directory (aka Azure AD). Passwordless access…

Alexa Is Ready To Talk To Your Kids

Alexa Is Ready To Talk To Your Kids

Kids say the darndest things, and Alexa is ready to talk back. With Amazon Echo devices making their way into people’s homes the entire family is being considered with a new parent-and-children-focused Alexa experience. FreeTime on Alexa, FreeTime Unlimited on Alexa, and Echo Dots Edition each offer a more parental controlled family-focused experience that tailors…

Unisys Finds Hong Kong Banking Customers Ready for AI and Automation, As Long As Its Secure

Unisys Finds Hong Kong Banking Customers Ready for AI and Automation, As Long As Its Secure

Are you ready for your banking to include Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning? According to research from the Unisys Corporation, customers from Hong Kong are, albeit “moderately” so. The latest research reveals a more than lukewarm interest in supporting data sharing in an open banking environment, as long as security and privacy are ensured.…

Laurent Lemaire Appointed New CFO of IDEMIA

Laurent Lemaire Appointed New CFO of IDEMIA

Laurent Lemaire has been appointed the new Chief Financial Officer of IDEMIA. Lemaire’s overseeing of the company’s finances comes at a time when IDEMIA looks to consolidate a leading position in the Augmented Identity market. Lemaire is an ESSEC graduate, with experience as CFO of a division of the French group Danone, and pivoted from…

A Part Of Our World: Samsung Expands Emoji Repertoire Including a Disney Touch

A Part Of Our World: Samsung Expands Emoji Repertoire Including a Disney Touch

“You can quack up your friends by chatting as Donald Duck, or go classic Mickey or Minnie Mouse using the latest Galaxy phones which use facial recognition and deep learning to map over 100 facial features and transform you into these characters.” Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji comes from Japanese e (絵, “picture”) and…

Android Oreo Takes the Guessing Game Out Of Passwords

Android Oreo Takes the Guessing Game Out Of Passwords

As technology introduces more and more opportunities to access digital services, accounts, and functions, online authentication become a more frequent daily occurrence. From ordering groceries to paying off your student debt, the possibilities are vast and seemingly endless. Before mobile devices and speed dial functions, we used to have to memorize the numbers we called…

Meizu Gets On The Ever-Growing In-Display Fingerprint Reader Bandwagon

Meizu Gets On The Ever-Growing In-Display Fingerprint Reader Bandwagon

“…Meizu recently applied for a patent for in-display fingerprint technology, with a kind of arms race unfolding between the major mobile providers.” In-display fingerprint readers are no doubt one of the hottest mobile trends of 2018. Several companies like Xiaomi, Vivo and Huawei are all making headway with in-display biometric technology. The “in-display revolution“ is here – introducing a…

NICE inContact CXone Expands AI App with Omilia

NICE inContact CXone Expands AI App with Omilia

“Our technology helps companies provide amazing customer experience with cognitive conversational self-service, human-like speech-recognition and unstructured dialogs on all channels, on one single platform integrated with CXone.” – Dimitris Vassos, CEO, Omilia Wouldn’t it be nice to have conversational customer care for voice and digital channels? Voice biometrics for passive and dynamic authentication? Advanced speech analytics?…

Starbucks Korea Introduces Bixby Enabled Voice Ordering

Starbucks Korea Introduces Bixby Enabled Voice Ordering

Starbucks Korea announced a joint venture where Starbucks Coffee International and Shinshae Group will go halfsies on its recently launched voice recognition ordering available in South Korea. The technology is offered exclusively through Bixby, Samsung’s AI assistant, only available on select Samsung Galaxy devices. The biometric feature is an extension of Starbucks Siren Order, the mobile…

Easy Pump Payments Made Possible at Phillips 66 with Masterpass

Easy Pump Payments Made Possible at Phillips 66 with Masterpass

“With the integration of Masterpass into the My Phillips 66, My Conoco and My 76 apps, we will enhance speed and security for consumers and allow them to fuel up and get back to their day.” -Linda Kirkpatrick, EVP, U.S. Merchants and Acceptance, Mastercard Paying at the pumps is about to get safer and faster…

Verint Enhances Situational Awareness Platform and Enterprise Video Management Solutions

Verint Enhances Situational Awareness Platform and Enterprise Video Management Solutions

Security is key in recent announcement from Verint Systems Inc. regarding new enhancements to its Situational Awareness Platform and Enterprise Video Management (VMS) solutions. The upgrades were made in an effort to add new features supporting the companies mission-critical security initiatives to anticipate and address emerging risks that affect employees, corporate data, infrastructure assets, and business…

Samsung Rumoured To Bring 3D Facial Recognition To the Galaxy S10

Samsung Rumoured To Bring 3D Facial Recognition To the Galaxy S10

As of this moment, the iPhone X is the only smartphone featuring 3D facial recognition, but recent rumors and speculation give reason to believe Samsung isn’t far behind on introducing the same capabilities to the Galaxy S10. A recent report says Samsung is in the worlds with Israeli startup Mantis Vision to develop the 3D sensing camera…

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