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Facial Recognition Coming To A Phone Near You

Facial Recognition Coming To A Phone Near You

Apple’s been known to set the trends in consumer mobility, and no greater example is when Apple announced Touch ID in 2013. Following this announcement, a cascading roll out of smartphones around the globe with integrated fingerprint sensors ensued. So much so that fingerprint-based security is now considered standard issue on most devices. So what’s…

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SmartMetric Names Hogier Gartner CIA as New South American Distributor

SmartMetric Names Hogier Gartner CIA as New South American Distributor

“There is a sense of growing anticipation around biometric payment cards, with Mastercard having led pioneering trials last year and Visa now conducting its own pilot projects in Europe and the US.” SmartMetric has found another distributor for its biometric smart card solution: The company has announced that Hogier Gartner CIA will take on this…

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NEXT Biometrics CEO Hosting One-on-One Meetings at 30th Annual ROTH Conference

NEXT Biometrics CEO Hosting One-on-One Meetings at 30th Annual ROTH Conference

“In a dynamic fingerprint recognition market, NEXT Biometrics’ flexible sensor technology has positioned it to take advantage of a growing interest in biometric smart cards.” Fingerprint biometrics specialist NEXT Biometrics will be participating in the 30th Annual ROTH conference, the company announced. The event will be held Tuesday March 11- 13 at The Ritz-Carlton in…

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Credence ID Unveils CredenceTWO Biometric Handheld

Credence ID Unveils CredenceTWO Biometric Handheld

Credence ID has unveiled a new handheld device that combines a FAP 30 fingerprint scanner and a contact-based and contactless smart card reader in a system running on Android 7.1. The device is called the CredenceTWO. In a statement announcing the new device, Credence ID asserted that it features “the industry’s highest quality full-fingerprint scanner”,…

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IDEX’s Priority is Strengthening Leadership in Biometric Smart Cards

IDEX’s Priority is Strengthening Leadership in Biometric Smart Cards

As scheduled, biometric fingerprint solutions company IDEX has announced its fiscal results for Q4 and year end 2017. The update took strong efforts to emphasize the company’s posturing in the burgeoning biometric smart cards market, which IDEX has officially pivoted to as its primary focus moving forward. IDEX reports revenues of NOK 2.5 million for Q4…

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Suprema’s New In-Display Fingerprint Tech and 3D Facial Recognition Aimed at Smartphone Market

Suprema’s New In-Display Fingerprint Tech and 3D Facial Recognition Aimed at Smartphone Market

Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, and Suprema will be there with exciting news biometric innovations. The Korean biomerics company announced that at next month’s’ Barcelona conference it will be showcasing new in-display fingerprint matching functionality on its BioSign 3.0 software as well as launching a new 3D facial recognition solution named LookSign.…

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Fingerprint Cards Launches FPC1291 Biometric Sensor

Fingerprint Cards Launches FPC1291 Biometric Sensor

“In a statement announcing the new solution, FPC suggested this will simplify the design process and allow for easier integration into hardware such as smartphones.” Fingerprint Cards has announced a new addition to its line of fingerprint sensors. The company describes its FPC1291 as a “single-chip, single-die solution,” meaning there’s no need for a companion…

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Cortana and IFTT Make It Easier To Talk To Your Smart Home

Cortana and IFTT Make It Easier To Talk To Your Smart Home

A new technology is on the horizon that could change the war for control over the thermostat forever, with Microsoft announcing Cortana will now work with more smart home providers through IFTT. Cortana Connected Cortana can already be used to manage your smart devices through Samsung, SmartThings, Nest, Philips Hue, Wink, and Insteon. And now…

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WISeKey Integrates SuisseID Into WISeCoin Wallet

WISeKey Integrates SuisseID Into WISeCoin Wallet

WISeKey has integrated QuoVadis SuisseID Digital Identity into its WISeCoin Wallet, allowing it to offer the SuisseID Signing Service in the platform. The service is designed to create legally binding e-signatures, and brings to the WISeCoin Wallet a Know Your Customer component. That’s important for the WISeCoin Wallet, which is designed to offer users a…

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Samsung Patent Details Smart Drone

Samsung Patent Details Smart Drone

Samsung has won a patent for a smart drone. The square-shaped device features propellers extending from each corner, and a tablet-like display in its central chassis. As the patent outlines, the device is designed to detect the face, pupils, and hand gestures of a user, who can control it via gesture. The smart drone could…

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IDEX Appoints New CEO Stan Swearingen

IDEX Appoints New CEO Stan Swearingen

Immediately ahead of its Q4 and 2017 fiscal update, IDEX has announced that it’s getting a new CEO. Stan Swearingen, the company’s Chief Products Officer, will replace current CEO Hemant Mardia effective April 1st. In a statement, IDEX explained that the change is meant to accommodate an “expected step change” in the company’s business as…

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Android Pay Is Dead; Long Live Google Pay

Android Pay Is Dead; Long Live Google Pay

Google has rebranded its Android Pay mobile payments platform, enfolding it within the umbrella of ‘Google Pay’. It is the most important move yet in Google’s effort, initiated last month, to group all of its digital payments tools under a simplified Google Pay brand. The company is also working on integrated Google Wallet, its peer-to-peer…

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Qualcomm Ups Bid for NXP in Showdown with Rival Broadcom

Qualcomm Ups Bid for NXP in Showdown with Rival Broadcom

“Qualcomm highlighted NXP’s strong performance over 2017, particularly in its automotive and Internet of Things businesses – areas in which Qualcomm has also sought to specialize.” Qualcomm is a step closer to acquiring NXP Semiconductors with an amended agreement up its purchase price. The acquisition was first announced in October of 2016, when Qualcomm offered…

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Humaniq Seeks Ethical Guidance with Biometrics Institute Collaboration

Humaniq Seeks Ethical Guidance with Biometrics Institute Collaboration

“Users in Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe are currently required to upload pictures of their faces to the Humaniq app for registration and authentication based on facial recognition, with behavioral biometrics also playing a role in authentication.” Humaniq has joined the Biometrics Institute, an international organization dedicated to the responsible use of biometrics. In…

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NXP Leans to Strengths for Embedded World 2018

NXP Leans to Strengths for Embedded World 2018

“The plans suggest that NXP is seeking to lean to its strengths now that its automotive and connected device businesses have emerged as the company’s key revenue drivers.” NXP Semiconductors is getting ready to show off smart car and Internet of Things technologies at the upcoming Embedded World 2018 conference, the company has announced. NXP…

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Update Shows BIO-key’s Booming Business

Update Shows BIO-key’s Booming Business

“The announcement comes after a flurry of activity over the first part of 2018, with BIO-key having seen orders from across the government, manufacturing, and banking sectors…” BIO-key‘s business has been booming, suggest preliminary and unaudited results for the company’s 2017 fiscal year. While the company once again saw a net loss of $4.2 million…

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Money20/20 Asia Will Transform Singapore Into FinTech Nexus

Money20/20 Asia Will Transform Singapore Into FinTech Nexus

Money20/20 Asia is less than one month away. This is the inaugural Asian edition of the  Money20/20 conference series and, true to the organization’s reputation for leading the global FinTech conversation, the keynote lineup is chock full of industry experts and evangelists. Representatives from Ant Financial, GO-JEK, Ping An Group, ICICI Bank, Tencent, DBS Bank, Adyen,…

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Leverages Onfido for Customer Onboarding

Cryptocurrency Exchange Leverages Onfido for Customer Onboarding

Onfido’s biometric ID verification solution is now being used to onboard customers of Bitstamp, a major cryptocurrency exchange. The Onfido solution is designed to let clients confirm the identities of their end users via tablets or smartphones. The system combines facial recognition and document reading capabilities to biometrically confirm that users are who they say…

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LifeMed ID Integrates ImageWare’s Biometric Technology

LifeMed ID Integrates ImageWare’s Biometric Technology

“The combination of AIMe and GoVerifyIDs biometric platform is a powerful combination that will help further assure that the correct health record is being tied to the right patient.” – Jim Miller, CEO, ImageWare ImageWare‘s biometric technology will extend its reach into the healthcare sector with a new integration via LifeMed ID. The companies have…

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Synchrony Financial Takes Stake in Payfone

Synchrony Financial Takes Stake in Payfone

Synchrony Financial, a consumer financial services firm specializing in private label credit cards, has taken a stake in Payfone. The investment was made through Synchrony Ventures, the VC arm of Synchrony Financial. The latter’s platform is designed to assess a range of contextual information pertaining to end users’ devices and networks as a means of…

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