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FPC Receives Sensor Order Worth 110 MSEK

FPC Receives Sensor Order Worth 110 MSEK

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received another major order for its FPC1025 fingerprint sensor. The company’s newest client is a large distributor, World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), and deliveries will start during the second quarter of this year. The order is valued at 110 MSEK, and will see the sensors distributed to smartphone makers based in…

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Mobile Healthcare to Help Train Future Doctors

Mobile Healthcare to Help Train Future Doctors

An up-and-coming radiologist is developing an online cardiac CT training tool using Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD system. In a blog post on the company’s website, Randy Rountree describes the new tool, called RadIQ and developed by Chris Maroules, a senior resident in the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine’s radiology program. Maroules is leveraging ResolutionMD’s…

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FIS Launches Digital Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley

FIS Launches Digital Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley

Financial services technology provider FIS has announced the opening of a new Digital Innovation Lab in San Francisco. This is the fourth of the company’s Innovation Labs, the first three having popped up in Bangkok, London, and New York City. The company has its eye on what it calls a “seismic shift” currently taking place…

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Medication Management App Embraces Biometric Data

Medication Management App Embraces Biometric Data

Medisafe, a medication management app, has begun to incorporate biometric data into its platform, the company has announced. Users of the iOS and Android apps will now be able to track metrics such as blood pressure and glucose levels via their devices’ biometric sensors and other digital equipment. While the platform’s mandate is to help…

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Apple Patent for Mobile Facial Recognition Gets Approval

Apple Patent for Mobile Facial Recognition Gets Approval

Apple has been granted a major patent for mobile-based facial recognition technology, according to a Patently Apple article by Jack Purcher. Along with a slew of other patent approvals, Apple’s patent no. 8,994,499, “Locking and Unlocking a Mobile Device using Facial Recognition”, has just been certified by the US patent office. In its essence, the…

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AMREL to Woo Insurers with Tough Tablet

AMREL to Woo Insurers with Tough Tablet

Rugged electronics developer AMREL has announced that it’s going to be showing off its new Android Tablet at the PLRB 2015 Claims & Insurance Conference. In a statement, AMREL’s Director of Product Marketing, Linda Talcott, explained that it wasn’t just insurers’ love of a safe bet that made the company decide to attend the conference:…

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OnePlus Two to Feature “Laser Focus” Fingerprint Reader

OnePlus Two to Feature “Laser Focus” Fingerprint Reader

Android smartphone developer OnePlus is gearing up to release a new version of its signature OnePlus One mobile device, released last year, reports James Peckham in a TechRadar article. Rumour has it that the OnePlus Two will feature more advanced hardware and biometric authentication. According to GizmoChina, the new smartphone will be equipped with a 64-bit Qualcomm…

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Hats Off to Ear Shape Biometrics

Hats Off to Ear Shape Biometrics

A biometrics developer will be showing off a unique modality at this year’s CES on the Hill event in Washington DC: ear biometrics. Developed by Descartes Biometrics Inc., the HELIX system can identify individuals based on the appearance of their unique ear shapes. HELIX boasts of a cross-platform library and is compatible with most camera-equipped…

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IBM Announces $3 Billion for IoT

IBM Announces $3 Billion for IoT

IBM has announced that it’s going to invest $3 billion over the next four years into the Internet of Things. The computing giant will use the money create its own IoT unit, and will build what it calls “a cloud-based open platform designed to help clients and ecosystem partners build IoT solutions.” It’s a massive investment…

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Asus Takes Tentative Step to Biometric Security

Asus Takes Tentative Step to Biometric Security

Fingerprint biometric security is coming to Asus smartphones, according to an AndroidHeadlines article by Nick Terry. The announcement comes by way of Asus CEO Jerry Shen, though he was scant on details. It was only in January that the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer unveiled its ZenFone 2 devices, but the company is already planning a new version…

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MD to Expound on Biometric Revolution in Remote Care at HIMSS Conference

MD to Expound on Biometric Revolution in Remote Care at HIMSS Conference

At the 2015 Annual HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Conference and Exhibition, Dr. Roy Schoenberg will be discussing the major advances in remote care being pushed forward by biometric technologies. His talk, “Consumer Healthcare: Video Visits on the Go”, has been arranged by telehealth services provider American Well. In a statement, Dr. Schoenberg…

Apple Rival Takes Low Road, Gets Press

A looming new Chinese smartphone competitor has begun its marketing campaign with a bang, according to an article by James Vincent on The Verge. The CEO of major China-based internet video site LeTV, Jia Yueting, posted an image to his Weibo page depicting Apple as Hitler. On one half of the image stand five young-looking cartoon…

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Daon Technology Deemed Ideal For Credit Unions

Daon Technology Deemed Ideal For Credit Unions

Daon has received the Best in Show Award from the CUNA Technology Council for its IdentityX mobile authentication platform, which uses multiple factors – biometric and otherwise – to confirm user identity. The company was awarded during the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) earlier this month in Washington, DC. The Best of Show Award is…

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Samsung Mobile Device on Sale for £3

Samsung Mobile Device on Sale for £3

A Samsung mobile phone is now available for only £3, according to a Yahoo! News article by Rob Waugh. The thing is, it’s just a flip phone. The Samsung E1270, currently on sale through Rakuten, is not a smartphone. It is, in the parlance of millennials, a dumbphone. It doesn’t offer Wi-Fi. It doesn’t have a…

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Vodafone Sticks with the PIN for mPayment System

Vodafone Sticks with the PIN for mPayment System

Vodafone has announced that it’s going to let customers add their bank cards to the Vodafone Wallet app, thereby letting them use their smartphones for contactless NFC payment at POS terminals. The development is the product of collaboration between Vodafone, Visa, and Carta Worldwide. It will be a relatively simple process for customers to sign…

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Samsung Aims for Multi-Factor Smartwatch Security

Samsung Aims for Multi-Factor Smartwatch Security

Samsung has filed a patent for a method of multi-factor biometric user authentication on a smartwatch, reports Jack Purcher on Patently Mobile. The method is surprisingly elaborate, using a two-tiered security system, and will play an important role in securing mobile commerce and payment transactions via the device, among other functions. Essentially, the system looks…

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Apple to Promote Gold Smartwatch with Sycophancy

Apple to Promote Gold Smartwatch with Sycophancy

Apple is rolling out the red carpet for its gold Apple Watch customers, reports Joshua Barrie in a Business Insider article. The company will be elaborately pampering those individuals who are interested in buying the luxury version of its smartwatch, which could cost as much as $17,000 USD. The company has set up a special…

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MasterCard To Host Panel at Cartes America

MasterCard To Host Panel at Cartes America

Today, Cartes Secure Connexions America announced the keynote lineup of its upcoming fourth iteration, held May 5 through 7 in Washington, DC. This year’s event will focus on a number of important topics in mobile identity including mPayment technology, EMV integration and digital currency. The keynotes announced today run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the event and…

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Britons Skeptical About Smartwatches, Excited About IoT: Survey

Britons Skeptical About Smartwatches, Excited About IoT: Survey

A new poll has found Britons somewhat wary of Apple’s forthcoming smartwatch, according to an article by Lauren Davidson in The Telegraph. The survey of 2000 British adults, conducted by Hive by British Gas, found that only 25 percent of its respondents indicated they thought the Apple Watch would improve their lives. That’s actually pretty…

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AGNITiO Cheers On the Password’s Demise

AGNITiO Cheers On the Password’s Demise

Society is edging closer and closer toward the end of the password, and AGNITiO is cheering us on. Writing on its blog, the company refers to an AFP story that appeared in Business Insider in which biometric technology’s increasing pervasiveness – and acceptance – is discussed. A lot of the credit goes to Apple for…

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