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Home Button to Go Virtual on Next iPhone

Home Button to Go Virtual on Next iPhone

The trove of HomePod firmware code has produced another tantalizing hint about Apple’s next iPhone – namely, that its home button will be virtual and resizable. That’s the conclusion that developer Steve Troughton-Smith has come to after digging further through the developer code for Apple’s forthcoming smart home device. In a tweet, the developer asserted…

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Apple Pay Gets New Institutional Support Across Globe

Apple Pay Gets New Institutional Support Across Globe

New institutional support has expanded Apple Pay compatibility around the world. Twenty-two smaller banks and credit unions have offered their support for Apple’s mobile payments service in the US, where the platform already has a strong base. But it has seen a boost in markets where its presence isn’t so strong, too: Russia’s Bank Devon-Credit,…

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Apollo Program Puts Baidu at Vanguard of Smart Car Revolution

Apollo Program Puts Baidu at Vanguard of Smart Car Revolution

“…Baidu’s DuerOS AI voice interaction system is playing an important role in the proceedings, and facial recognition is being explored for driver identification and even fatigue recognition.” Baidu, the China-based IT company, is investing heavily in the smart car with a development program dubbed ‘Apollo’. As the South China Morning Post reports, Baidu’s goal is…

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Depth Sensing System Among Newly Granted Apple Patents

Depth Sensing System Among Newly Granted Apple Patents

Apple has been granted a bevy of new patent approvals including one for depth imaging, reports Patently Apple. The one highlighted in the report, “Generation of Patterned Radiation”, details how a projected light pattern could be used to enable spatial mapping when an Apple device – an iPhone, say – is capturing an image. The…

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PayPal Plans Mobile Payments App for H1 2018

PayPal Plans Mobile Payments App for H1 2018

“…it’s a striking development in the wake of recently announced partnerships with both Apple and Samsung, suggesting a kind of ‘frenemy’ relationship between the rivals.” PayPal is working on a new app for in-store mobile payments, and Bank of America will be among its earliest supporters. According to a statement announcing a new partnership between…

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FPC Tech Used in BPhone 2017

FPC Tech Used in BPhone 2017

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in a new phone from Bkav. The company has announced that the Vietnam-based company’s BPhone 2017 features an FPC1155 fingerprint sensor. This appears to be FPC’s first integration with Bkav. Founded in 1995, the latter has established itself primarily as a network and software security specialist. It launched its…

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BIO-key Saw Strongly Increased Sales and Revenues in Q2 2017

BIO-key Saw Strongly Increased Sales and Revenues in Q2 2017

BIO-key saw strongly increased sales and revenues in Q2 of this year, according to its recently published results. The company’s revenues for the quarter came in at $886,881, an increase of 113 percent against its Q2 2016 revenues of $415,814. The biggest chunk of those revenues came from sales of its fingerprint scanning hardware, which…

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Closed System Approach Means Apple Misses the Bus in Beijing

Closed System Approach Means Apple Misses the Bus in Beijing

In a country that has moved further and further away from a command economy in recent decades, Apple’s tight grip on its own device and software ecosystem has alienated it from a major market opportunity in mobile payments. As The Financial Times reports, Beijing’s public transit authority this week launched a new mobile payments app…

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Eufy Genie Uses Synaptics Audio Processing Tech

Eufy Genie Uses Synaptics Audio Processing Tech

“… Synaptics has disclosed that it has lent Anker a hand, with the Genie featuring its AudioSmart voice and audio processing solution.” The Eufy Genie device that is taking aim at Amazon’s Echo features Synaptics far-field voice technology, the company has revealed. Built by China-based Anker, the Eufy Genie came to light earlier this month.…

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New Qualcomm Camera Modules Support Iris Authentication, Depth Sensing

New Qualcomm Camera Modules Support Iris Authentication, Depth Sensing

Qualcomm has announced a new set of camera modules that could bring advanced computer vision to Android phones and tablets. The solutions come by way of Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, and are an extension of the Qualcomm Spectra Module Program. The trio of new modules support passive depth sensing, active depth sensing, and iris authentication,…

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Sharp Aquos S2 Features FPC Sensor in Home Button

Sharp Aquos S2 Features FPC Sensor in Home Button

A new Sharp smartphone features biometric authentication technology from Fingerprint Cards. An FPC1145 sensor powers the fingerprint scanning of the Sharp Aquos S2, FPC has revealed. It’s the same sensor model used in Sharp’s previous phone, the Z3, which was announced earlier this year. Sharp also integrated the FPC1145 into last year’s Aquos Zeta SH-04H and…

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Google Extends Voice Dictation Support to More Languages

Google Extends Voice Dictation Support to More Languages

Google is extending its speech recognition technology to many more users around the world, introducing mobile dictation to 30 new languages and dialects. The company says this means its speech recognition technology now “supports 119 language varieties,” according to a blog post announcing the upgrade. The new support includes two of Africa’s biggest languages, Amharic…

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LG’s Next Phone to Feature Always-On Facial, Voice Recognition

LG’s Next Phone to Feature Always-On Facial, Voice Recognition

LG’s next flagship device will feature always-on facial and voice recognition, enabling hands-free biometric unlock for users. The former feature, at least, appears to anticipate Apple’s next iPhone, with rumors swirling that that device will feature a facial recognition feature (called ‘Pearl ID’) that could scan users’ faces even when it’s lying flat on a…

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Samsung J5 2017 and Galaxy A7 Phones to Use Suprema BioSign Software

Samsung J5 2017 and Galaxy A7 Phones to Use Suprema BioSign Software

“The technology is designed to refine its accuracy with use, allowing users to enjoy a faster and more intuitive authentication process as they use their smartphone.” Samsung’s J5 2017 and Galaxy A7 smartphones will feature Egis Technology fingerprint sensors running Suprema‘s BioSign software. In a statement announcing the integration, Suprema highlighted the AI technology of…

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Retailers Anticipate Merging of Physical and Mobile Retail: Report

Retailers Anticipate Merging of Physical and Mobile Retail: Report

A majority of retailers are planning to use new technologies to identify customers via their mobile devices and “other emerging technologies,” according to a recent report from BRP Consulting. The finding comes from a synopsis of BRP’s “2017 Customer Experience/Unified Commerce Benchmark Survey”, which found that within three years, 63 percent of retailers “plan to…

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Precise Biometrics Announces New R&D Director

Precise Biometrics Announces New R&D Director

Precise Biometrics has found its new R&D Director, and he comes from within the company’s own ranks. Fredrik Clementson, a Precise Biometrics engineer, will take the position starting September 1st. The search began in late spring, when Rutger Petersson, who has been with the company for a decade, announced his resignation as he sought to…

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In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Eludes Samsung’s Note 8: Leaks

In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Eludes Samsung’s Note 8: Leaks

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone will feature some sophisticated biometric capabilities, but not an in-display fingerprint sensor, according to new leaks citing anonymous insiders. Previous purportedly leaked images depicted a device with a full-size front screen and no apparent fingerprint sensor component on the rear, prompting speculation that Samsung would put the Note 8’s…

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IDEX Issues Q2 and First Half Update for 2017

IDEX Issues Q2 and First Half Update for 2017

“The trend toward in-display fingerprint sensors on mobile devices also presents “unique opportunities for using the IDEX off-chip sensor,” according to the report.” IDEX has issued its Q2 and first half update for 2017. The quarter saw revenues of NOK 4.7 million, compared to NOK 14.1 million in Q2 of 2016. Looking to the full…

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Mobizent Orders NovaTeqni’s MobiCHKII Rugged Biometric Handhelds

Mobizent Orders NovaTeqni’s MobiCHKII Rugged Biometric Handhelds

Calgary-based NovaTeqni has been contracted to provide biometric technology for New Jersey-based enterprise mobile solutions provider Mobizent. The latter has ordered NovaTeqni’s MobiCHKII rugged biometric handheld devices, which use fingerprints and smart cards for authentication in the field. The companies say that Mobizent will market the MobiCHK devices in the US and in India, where…

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