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New Survey Finds Most Consumers are Unaware of PSD2 Regulations

New Survey Finds Most Consumers are Unaware of PSD2 Regulations

The e-commerce specialist Riskified has released the results of a new survey that suggests that Europe’s online retailers should be more worried about lost revenue in the wake of Europe’s incoming PSD2 regulations.  Specifically, Riskified found that while the vast majority (88 percent) of retailers believe that most consumers are at least somewhat aware of…

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ID Talk is Available on Stitcher and Apple Podcasts

ID Talk is Available on Stitcher and Apple Podcasts

For those who haven’t heard, Mobile ID World and our sister site FindBiometrics have launched a new podcast — ID Talk. It’s a program dedicated to the topic of digital identity, with episodes revolving around conversations with leading experts and some of the biggest names in the identity industry. In ID Talk’s latest episode, for…

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Google’s New Pixelbook Go Launches With No Biometrics Onboard

Google’s New Pixelbook Go Launches With No Biometrics Onboard

At their hardware event in New York City yesterday, Google announced the Pixelbook Go, the latest in their line of Chrome OS-powered laptops. Though it differs greatly in many ways from Google’s 2017 Pixelbook, the Pixelbook Go continues the trend of not including any form of biometric security. Instead, Google points to the way Android…

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IDEX Prepares for Production of Biometric Access Cards for Major Deal

IDEX Prepares for Production of Biometric Access Cards for Major Deal

“Its biometric technology will be leveraged in a biometric access control security solution, and to that end, IDEX is delivering its sensors ‘to one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturing service companies in order to qualify their manufacturing process,’” IDEX Biometrics is gearing up for the fulfillment of a multi-year, multi-million dollar order for its…

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Apple Receives Patent for Smart Ring Device

Apple Receives Patent for Smart Ring Device

A new patent suggests that Apple could still be looking to add a smart ring to its rapidly expanding portfolio of wearable devices. The proposed ring would have wireless capabilities, and would come equipped with a processor, a power supply, and a microphone to deliver a collection of features comparable to the Apple Watch. Those…

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Zwipe Completes Prototype Power Management Chip for Biometric Solutions

Zwipe Completes Prototype Power Management Chip for Biometric Solutions

“The company says it will be targeting not only the smart card sector, but also wearables.” Zwipe has completed a prototype of what could become a critically important component of its biometric payment card business activities. Dubbed the “Z5” chip, the solution is designed to consolidate components needed for energy harvesting and management for embedded…

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Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

“With the new Pixel Buds, users will be able to access the AI-driven Google Assistant just by saying “Hey Google”, even if the earbuds aren’t connected to a smartphone that’s on.” Google has revealed that it’s working on a new and much improved version of its Pixel Buds earbuds. Unveiled at today’s big hardware event,…

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Jumio Receives Multiple Cyber Defense Awards

Jumio Receives Multiple Cyber Defense Awards

Jumio continues to race ahead on the 2019 awards circuit, taking home multiple prizes at the 2019 Cyber Defense Global Awards. The company was selected as the Leader in Authentication and Most Innovative in Biometrics, while Ervinna Lim was recognized in the individual Women in Cybersecurity category. Presented by Cyber Defense Magazine, the Cyber Defense…

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EPC Eyes Self-Driving Cars with AEC-Certified Transistor

EPC Eyes Self-Driving Cars with AEC-Certified Transistor

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) has announced that its 15 V EPC2216 gallium nitride transistor is now AEC Q101 certified, which should increase its appeal for car manufacturers. The EPC2216 is designed specifically for LiDAR applications, including time-of-flight (TOF) measurements for self-driving cars. “This new automotive product joins a rapidly expanding family of EPC transistors and integrated…

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Fathom AI Launches Fathom Pro Wearable Fitness System

Fathom AI Launches Fathom Pro Wearable Fitness System

Sports injury startup Fathom AI has launched Fathom Pro, a wearable sensor-based system aimed at reducing injuries resulting from running and providing recovery exercises based on biometric feedback. Fathom Pro uses three compact sensors, each the size of a quarter, that the user places on their lower back and just above each ankle. These sensors…

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Toyota to Launch New LQ Concept Vehicle With AI Assistant

Toyota to Launch New LQ Concept Vehicle With AI Assistant

Toyota is set to launch the new LQ concept car equipped with its own AI-driven assistant. According to Toyota, the LQ concept smart car will feature ‘Yui’, an AI assistant that is designed to read the driver’s biometric signs and deliver a personalized mobility experience. “With the LQ, we are proud to propose a vehicle…

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Cryotherapy Tech Turns to Biometric Failsafe

Cryotherapy Tech Turns to Biometric Failsafe

The declining tanning industry is heating up after making the decision to run cold. An increasing number of salons are now offering Whole Body Cryotherapy, which has already boosted revenue by as much as 40 percent. Cryotherapy is often pitched as a self-care and treatment option for athletes, bodybuilders, and other people in physically demanding…

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Learn to Balance Enterprise Security and Privacy in ImageWare’s Next Webinar

Learn to Balance Enterprise Security and Privacy in ImageWare’s Next Webinar

A 30 minute webinar presentation promises to shed light on biometric enterprise security in the era of GDPR and CCPA Next Wednesday, October 16, at 11am Pacific Time, biometric authentication and identity management specialist ImageWare Systems will present a live webinar: “Enterprise Security and Privacy – You Can Have Both“. Billed as a joint webinar…

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Computer Vision API Can Categorize Objects and Faces

Computer Vision API Can Categorize Objects and Faces

Visionati has released a new image recognition API designed for the enterprise. The API tags and categorizes a range of different objects (including human faces), allowing customers to rapidly scan photos and videos for the data points that will be most relevant to their business. In addition to recognizing different objects, the API can translate…

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Samsung Patent May Hint at 3D Face Unlock for Galaxy S11

Samsung Patent May Hint at 3D Face Unlock for Galaxy S11

A new patent filed by Samsung shows a smartphone with three front-facing sensors in a hole-punch display. Assuming that at least two of the sensors are cameras, this raises some interesting speculation as to what purpose the third sensor on the front could mean for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line of smartphones. Launched earlier this…

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Another Apple Patent Points to In-Display Touch ID

Another Apple Patent Points to In-Display Touch ID

The US Patent and Trademark Office has published an Apple patent application for an optical imaging array that would allow for in-display fingerprint recognition. The array would be placed under the screen of a device like the iPhone or the iPad, and “oriented to receive light transmitted through the display in a direction generally opposite…

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Cerence Forms Research Partnership with Mila

Cerence Forms Research Partnership with Mila

The newly formed automotive specialist Cerence Inc. has become a resident partner at the Mila Artificial Intelligence Institute in Quebec. The Institute’s lab is located near Cerence’s Montreal office, which employs more than 450 employees and is responsible for much of the company’s R&D. The close proximity will give Mila interns the opportunity to collaborate…

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New OPPO Phones Feature In-display Tech from Goodix

New OPPO Phones Feature In-display Tech from Goodix

OPPO has launched two new smartphones this week, and Goodix‘s optical in-display fingerprint sensor technology is being used in both of them. Both devices have launched in China. One, the Reno Ace, delivers super-fast charging at a moderate price point of about $420: the device features a 4,000 mAh battery and 65W high-speed charging, meaning…

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Okta Releases Enterprise-Level SecurityInsights Platform

Okta Releases Enterprise-Level SecurityInsights Platform

Okta has released two new security products designed for large enterprises. HealthInsight helps administrators monitor and manage their networks, while UserInsight enlists rank-and-file employees to help spot potential cyberattacks. Both products are being offered under the broader SecurityInsights umbrella. So what do the new products do? HealthInsights provides recommendations for security best practices, and monitors…

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