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Samsung Skips Iris Scanning On Galaxy Tab Active2

Samsung Skips Iris Scanning On Galaxy Tab Active2

“The Galaxy Tab Active2 does feature a fingerprint sensor, however…” Samsung has announced a new tablet device aimed at businesses in need of rugged hardware. Called the Galaxy Tab Active2, it features an 8″ WXGA TFT display and support for Samsung’s S Pen stylus. It runs on a Samsung Exynos 7870 processor and Android 7.1…

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Entrust Datacard Adds Facial Recognition to Authentication Systems

Entrust Datacard Adds Facial Recognition to Authentication Systems

Entrust Datacard is introducing facial recognition to its Mobile Smart Credential and Mobile Soft Token systems. They already support fingerprint recognition and passcode security. Now, with facial recognition added to the mix, end users will be able to access enterprise applications just by looking at their mobile devices’ front-facing cameras. The technology comes by way…

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Familiar Face Takes Over as New Humaniq CEO

Familiar Face Takes Over as New Humaniq CEO

“…Humaniq has developed a digital banking platform based on Ethereum blockchain and mobile biometrics for user authentication, started trials for the platform, and even branched into tech financing.” Digital banking solutions provider Humaniq has a new CEO, but he’s no stranger to the company. Soon after Alex Fork founded Humaniq, the startup hired Dinis Guarda…

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Mastercard Opens Blockchain Platform to B2B Applications

Mastercard Opens Blockchain Platform to B2B Applications

“…Mastercard said its blockchain technology will “initially” be offered for B2B applications, where it can help to track not only transactions but also supply chains, with a ‘proof of provenance’ capability built into the system.” Mastercard is taking a big step into blockchain with its new announcement that it will open access to its own…

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Precise Biometrics Refines Software for Card Applications

Precise Biometrics Refines Software for Card Applications

“The refinements were made primarily to better target the software solution to smart card applications…” Precise Biometrics has refined its Precise BioMatch Embedded algorithm software to enable support for even smaller fingerprint sensors. The company says its software now supports sensors as small as 30mm², and that it can operate via power-efficient microcontrollers. The refinements…

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Visa ID Intelligence Uses Daon’s Biometric Technology

Visa ID Intelligence Uses Daon’s Biometric Technology

New Visa Platform Curates Security Solutions, Starting with Document Reading and Biometrics Visa is launching a new authentication solutions platform for its partners, and Daon is providing its biometric capabilities. The platform, Visa ID Intelligence, is aimed at offering merchants, issuers, and the like a suite of solutions to help them verify the identities of…

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NEXT Biometrics Celebrates 3 Million Sensors Shipped

NEXT Biometrics Celebrates 3 Million Sensors Shipped

NEXT Biometrics is celebrating a major milestone with its announcement this week that it has now shipped three million fingerprint sensors in total. In a statement, NEXT CEO Ritu Favre said the achievement helps to demonstrate “NEXT’s ability to mass produce high quality, mass market robust sensors at what has become very high yield rates.”…

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STMicroelectronics Announces New NFC Module for Wearables

STMicroelectronics Announces New NFC Module for Wearables

Semiconductor specialist STMicroelectronics has announced a new NFC module to enable contactless transactions on wearable devices. Called the ST53G System-in-Package, the module sports both an NFC transmitter and what STMicroelectronics calls a ‘secure banking chip’. Importantly, the latter is only 4mm by 4mm in size, helping to facilitate the solution’s integration into smaller devices. The module is…

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The Google Home Mini Can Recognize Your Voice and Lull You to Sleep

The Google Home Mini Can Recognize Your Voice and Lull You to Sleep

Google Home Mini has hit store shelves, and the devices will soon be listening to a multitude of users very closely. First announced earlier this month alongside the Google Home Max, it’s the smaller version of Google’s flagship smart home hub offering. The round device is about the size of a donut, and now that…

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Mastercard to Completely Phase Out Signatures

Mastercard to Completely Phase Out Signatures

Mastercard is almost ready to leave signatures behind. The company has announced that after April of next year, no signatures will be required for any debit or credit purchase in the US or Canada. Receipt signatures are already well on their way out the door, of course. Recognizing that they’re pretty much useless as a…

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FPC To Offer ‘Technology Update’ On Nov. 1st

FPC To Offer ‘Technology Update’ On Nov. 1st

Fingerprint Cards is preparing a ‘technology update’ for November 1st, inviting interested individuals to tune in to a webcast starting at 14:00 CET (9:00 AM EST). Accordingly, the November 1st update will cover Fingerprint Cards’ “core business capacitive sensors”, according to a statement announcing the webcast; and it will offer “up-to-date information on new segments…

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FPC Sensor Featured on Honor WaterPlay Tablet

FPC Sensor Featured on Honor WaterPlay Tablet

Huawei is using a Fingerprint Cards sensor in another new offering in its Honor line of mobile devices. The Honor WaterPlay features an FPC1145 fingerprint sensor. It’s a tablet device, and as the name suggests, its IP67-rated water resistance is a key marketing point. Other features of the tablet include a 10.1″ QXGA display, a…

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Major Firms Prepare to Demo Smell Sensor Tech

Major Firms Prepare to Demo Smell Sensor Tech

Seven major firms are preparing to showcase pioneering smell-based sensor technologies. The official jargon refers to MSS – Membrane-type Surface stress Sensor – a type of sensor that was developed by Genki Yoshikawa, a scientist with the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, or “MANA”. It’s designed to detect oderous molecules, enabling a kind of artificial sense…

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FIDO Certified Ecosystem Approaches 400 Products

FIDO Certified Ecosystem Approaches 400 Products

The total number of FIDO Certified products is approaching 400 thanks to a new round of certifications announced by the industry alliance. The latest approvals are for offerings from IoTrust Co., ROWEM, and SC TechOne, and bring the total number of FIDO Certified products to 383. News of the latest certifications comes after a summer…

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FindBiometrics Announces Expert FinTech Webinar

FindBiometrics Announces Expert FinTech Webinar

Announcing: The Evolution of Money and Biometrics For years, finance has been the market through which biometrics have seen the greatest proliferation. Mobile wallets and banking apps leveraged face, voice and fingerprint biometrics to bring convenience and security to mCommerce, and in turn launched biometric technology into the mainstream. But mass adoption is just the beginning.…

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NXP Announces 200 μm Contactless Module for ID Documents

NXP Announces 200 μm Contactless Module for ID Documents

NXP Semiconductors has announced a new contactless chip module aimed at passport and ID card applications. Called the MOB10, the solution is 200 μm thick, which NXP Semiconductors says is equivalent to about four strands of human hair. The solution supports polycarbonate material, and NXP says it’s designed for compatibility with existing production processors, which should…

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Another Two Huawei Devices Sport New FPC Sensor

Another Two Huawei Devices Sport New FPC Sensor

Two more new smartphones are using Fingerprint Cards (FPC) sensors for their fingerprint scanning capabilities. Both are from Huawei. One, the Nova 2i, is a mid-range smartphone aimed primarily at the Malaysia market. The other is the Honor 9i, a kind of sequel device to the Honor 9 launched earlier this year, and is aimed at…

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FindBiometrics To Spark Biometric Discussion at Money20/20

FindBiometrics To Spark Biometric Discussion at Money20/20

“…FindBiometrics is carrying the torch into this year’s flagship Money20/20 event in Las Vegas with a panel discussion on Biometric FinTech in the Real World.” Money20/20 is right around the corner, and biometric technology is once again poised to be a major focus of discussion. It was a major topic at this summer’s Money20/20 Europe…

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Google Offers At-Risk Users A Digital Bodyguard

Google Offers At-Risk Users A Digital Bodyguard

Many of us rely on police services for personal safety, but certain at-risk individuals go a step further and seek the help of professional bodyguards, where possible. Now, Google has launched the online equivalent of a bodyguard service called the Advanced Protection Program. It takes special steps to ensure users’ security, above and beyond the…

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