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New PS5 Controller Could Use Fingerprint Sensors to Improve VR Gaming

New PS5 Controller Could Use Fingerprint Sensors to Improve VR Gaming

Sony’s highly anticipated PlayStation 5 is expected to hit store shelves in time for the 2020 holiday season, and details are finally starting to emerge about the next-gen gaming platform. The latest tidbit comes courtesy of a patent application that describes a motion controller with built-in fingerprint sensors. According to the patent – which was…

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Yubico Showcases Latest Wares at RSA Conference 2020

Yubico Showcases Latest Wares at RSA Conference 2020

The 2020 RSA Conference is officially underway, and Yubico is once again highlighting its presence at the event. The digital security specialist is currently conducting demos and showcasing its latest products at booth S-3103, while the company’s partners are displaying their own unique YubiKey integrations at other booths scattered across the show floor. Most notably,…

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IDEX Reduces Cost of Smart Cards with New TrustedBio System-on-Chip Products

IDEX Reduces Cost of Smart Cards with New TrustedBio System-on-Chip Products

IDEX Biometrics is hoping to reduce the cost of biometric smart cards with the launch of its new TrustedBio line of products. TrustedBio iterates on the company’s existing off-chip fingerprint sensors with a range of biometric-system-on-chip solutions. Since the biometric system is built directly into the chip (instead of existing as a standalone sensor), TrustedBio…

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Android 11 Developer Preview Shows Improved Security and Biometric Features

Android 11 Developer Preview Shows Improved Security and Biometric Features

Google has released the first developer preview of Android 11 — the next version of its mobile operating system — with a slew of new features including some upgrades to security, privacy, biometric capabilities, messaging and more. Though this is only the first version of Android 11 and it is just a developer preview —…

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SecuGen to Showcase New Biometric Sensor Module at Connect:ID

SecuGen to Showcase New Biometric Sensor Module at Connect:ID

SecuGen will be showcasing its new U20-ASFX fingerprint sensor module at the upcoming Connect:ID event in Washington, D.C. The standalone U20-ASFX is compliant with the FAP 20 standard and can store up to 20,000 fingerprint templates, a figure that is 10 times greater than the module’s U20-ASF predecessor. The new module can be used right…

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Idaptive Brings Passwordless Authentication to Next-Gen Access

Idaptive Brings Passwordless Authentication to Next-Gen Access

The Identity and Access Management specialist Idaptive is bringing passwordless authentication to its Next-Gen Access (NGA) platform. The latest NGA update will allow users to take advantage of FIDO’s WebAuthn standards, which enable device-based authentication for people using online services. In plain terms, that means that Idaptive users will be able to use passwordless authentication…

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GSMA Board Issues Statement on MWC Cancellation

GSMA Board Issues Statement on MWC Cancellation

The GMSA Board has issued a statement on the cancellation of MWC Barcelona. The event was scheduled to kick off on February 24, but the GSMA was forced to cancel its flagship event due to escalating concerns about the coronavirus. In its statement, the Board extended its sympathies to those affected by the outbreak, and…

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Trinamix Teams with Qualcomm to Bring Facial Recognition Tech to Android

Trinamix Teams with Qualcomm to Bring Facial Recognition Tech to Android

Trinamix, a subsidiary of the German chemical giant BASF, has announced a partnership with Qualcomm’s Software Accelerator Program to promote its facial recognition technology to Android phone manufacturers. Founded in 2015 by researcher Ingmar Bruder, Trinamix has a unique proprietary technology that uses the backscatter from infrared beams in combination with 2D infrared images and…

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Jumio Makes BIG’s List of Best Places to Work

Jumio Makes BIG’s List of Best Places to Work

Jumio has received another commendation from the Business Intelligence Group (BIG), although this time the company is being recognized for its internal corporate practices rather than its products. The digital onboarding specialist has been named as one of Best Places to Work, and stands as the only multinational enterprise to achieve that distinction. The BIG…

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HID Global is a Finalist at the Inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards

HID Global is a Finalist at the Inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards

HID Global will be one of the finalists at the inaugural Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Awards. Microsoft is launching the awards program to honor corporate partners that have developed security solutions that leverage Microsoft platforms and services. The nominees were selected based on technology that was developed in the past year. HID Global will compete…

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Cerence Cognitive Arbiter Guides Voice Requests to the Right Virtual Assistant

Cerence Cognitive Arbiter Guides Voice Requests to the Right Virtual Assistant

Cerence has released a new Cognitive Arbiter that was built to improve the interoperability of virtual assistants and other voice-based services. In plain terms, that means that the Arbiter will eliminate confusion in an environment in which multiple virtual assistants are active at the same time, as is the case when people bring a smartphone…

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Syniverse Upgrades Message Filter with RealNetworks’ Language Processing Tech

Syniverse Upgrades Message Filter with RealNetworks’ Language Processing Tech

Syniverse has partnered with RealNetworks in an effort to provide mobile network operators and internet service providers with better messaging filters. To do so, Syniverse will integrate RealNetworks’ Kontxt solution into its existing Syniverse Messaging Clarity platform. Messaging Clarity is an end-to-end visibility solution that analyzes incoming messages and sorts them into categories. It is…

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Maxim Announces Biometric SpO2 and HRV Monitoring System for Wearables

Maxim Announces Biometric SpO2 and HRV Monitoring System for Wearables

American circuit designer and manufacturer Maxim Integrated Products has announced its new wrist-based system designed for the continuous monitoring of blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels and heart-rate variability (HRV), the MAXREFDES103. SpO2 is an indicator of oxygen levels in capillary blood and can provide insights into a person’s health. When combined with other vital signs, SpO2…

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Thales Releases New Passwordless Authentication Devices

Thales Releases New Passwordless Authentication Devices

Thales has released new passwordless authentication devices that can be used to log into Microsoft Azure AD apps and services. The devices are geared towards enterprise customers, and are compliant with the latest FIDO2 standards. To that end, the devices will act as a hardware token that can be deployed for PKI-FIDO use cases. The…

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Yubico Report Finds Many Businesses Still Have Bad Password Behavior

Yubico Report Finds Many Businesses Still Have Bad Password Behavior

Yubico has released its second annual report on people’s Password and Authentication Behaviors. The 2019 edition of the report found that while many IT professionals are aware of the latest security protocols, many have not yet taken the steps necessary to make their workplace (or their home) more secure, largely due to matters of convenience. …

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iPhone SE2 Launch Anticipated for Late March

iPhone SE2 Launch Anticipated for Late March

According to a new report from German tech outlet iPhone Ticker, Apple is gearing up to re-introduce an updated version of its budget iPhone model in the form of the iPhone SE2 at an event at the end of March. The iPhone SE (Special Edition) was initially launched in 2016 by Apple as a more…

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Yandex.Taxi Testing Biometric Driver Attention System

Yandex.Taxi Testing Biometric Driver Attention System

According to a report from VentureBeat, Russian tech giant Yandex is testing a proprietary system for its Yandex.Taxi ride-hailing service that it says will combat drowsy and dangerous driving. The system uses Yandex’s SignalQ1 Camera to monitor 68 points on a driver’s face, and uses machine learning algorithms to detect when the individual is tired…

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US Army Gets Mobile Biometric Upgrade

US Army Gets Mobile Biometric Upgrade

The U.S. Army Futures Command‘s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center (C5ISR) has announced new software that will allow for the identification of persons of interest in real time, modernizing biometric processing capabilities that are 20 years old. The tools developed by C5ISR will enable Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic…

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Fujitsu Receives First Private 5G License in Japan

Fujitsu Receives First Private 5G License in Japan

Fujitsu will soon begin implementing Japan’s first private 5G network. The company has been granted a provisional license for a private 5G radio station by the Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications, becoming the first company in the country to receive such a license. With the license, Fujitsu will be able to set up a radio station…

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Trustonic Joins Car Connectivity Consortium

Trustonic Joins Car Connectivity Consortium

Trustonic will be working to make smart cars more secure as the newest member of the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). The digital security specialist formally announced that it had joined the Consortium on February 18. The CCC was established to promote technologies that bridge the gap between smartphones and smart vehicles. Trustonic’s expertise will be…

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