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Studies Validate Utility of X2 Biosystems Technology

Studies Validate Utility of X2 Biosystems Technology

A number of new studies are highlighting the utility of X2 Biosystems’ head-mounted impact sensor technology, the company says. The company’s biometric technology has helped researchers in a range of fields to study physiological and behavioural responses to physical impacts. One study, conducted in a joint effort between Stanford University and Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of…

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Report: Huge Potential For Mobile Government Services

Report: Huge Potential For Mobile Government Services

Growth consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has released a new report on mobile eID programs. The report, entitled “Transforming National eID Programs and Services into a Mobile Success Story”, predicts that by 2018, government sector ICT spending will amount to about $441 billion USD. It’s a huge market, with North America driving it, accounting for…

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Questions Arise About Security of Alipay Facial Recognition

Questions Arise About Security of Alipay Facial Recognition

-The emerging vulnerabilities of mCommerce are a serious threat, but there are viable multi-factor solutions, and sticking with archaic password systems is not a good option.- In the wake of Alipay’s announcement that it is going to use facial recognition technology for user authentication in mobile payments, some are starting to ask if that kind…

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Fingerprint Cards Receives Major Order for Chinese Smartphone Market

Fingerprint Cards Receives Major Order for Chinese Smartphone Market

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received a major new order for its FPC1025 fingerprint sensor, the company has announced. Valued at 75 MSEK, the contract will see the sensors shipped between March and July of this year for deployment in China-made smartphones.  Speaking in a press release, FPC CEO Jörgen Lantto credited the order to momentum built…

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RightPatient Named One of TAG’s Top 40 Innovators

RightPatient Named One of TAG’s Top 40 Innovators

The Technology Association of Georgia has named RightPatient one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. The company will be formally recognized along with the other TAG Top 40 at this year’s Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) later this month. RightPatient is a digital healthcare solutions provider exploring the areas of technological frontiers of big…

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Apple Pay Wins Over Another Bank

Apple Pay Wins Over Another Bank

Another bank has begun supporting Apple Pay, according to a Buffalo Business First article by Allissa Kline. Keybank N.A., in Buffalo, New York, has announced that its customers can use their iPhone 6 devices to make mobile payments. Keybank N.A. is the third-largest bank in Western New York, according to Kline, and it’s also the…

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ImageWare Announces Financial Results with Optimistic Outlook

ImageWare Announces Financial Results with Optimistic Outlook

ImageWare Systems, Inc. has released its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 financial results. On their face, the results are mixed, but there are positive signs for the future. Fourth quarter revenues were up against those of last year, at $1.2 million and $928,000 respectively. But net loss was larger too, at $1.9 million for the quarter…

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Synaptics’ Biometric Module Gets Buzz at GDC

Synaptics’ Biometric Module Gets Buzz at GDC

Biometric user interface specialist Synaptics has been displaying its Natural ID technology at the Game Developers Conference, and is already getting some positive attention. In an article for Forbes, Marco Chiappetta praises the technology and expresses optimism about its potential applications in gaming. The company’s idea is to have its Natural ID fingerprint sensor integrated…

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Fulcrum Biometrics to Distribute SBS Fingerprint Tech

Fulcrum Biometrics to Distribute SBS Fingerprint Tech

International biometrics integrator and distributor Fulcrum Biometrics has signed a deal with Israel-based biometrics developer SMUFS Biometric Solutions (SBS) to distribute the latter’s technology globally. The agreement will see SBS’s FIPS 201/PIV Bluetooth and wireless fingerprint scanners sold by Fulcrum all over the world. Fulcrum is known for its FbF mobileOne Quickdock for iOS, which…

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Authentify and LifeMed ID Team Up to Offer Patient ID Platform

Authentify and LifeMed ID Team Up to Offer Patient ID Platform

Mobile authentication specialist Authentify, Inc. has teamed up with LifeMed ID, a healthcare patient identity management solutions provider, to develop a new mobile patient ID system. Their new “Better Together” solution is designed to improve both security and ease of access in the areas of medical record access, payment processing, insurance verification, and, of course,…

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Researcher Continues to Proselytize on Biometrics at SXSW

Researcher Continues to Proselytize on Biometrics at SXSW

Biometrics evangelist Dr. Leslie Saxon continues to preach the power of the technology at this year’s SXSW festival. In a new interview with Popular Science, Dr. Saxon highlights the utility of wearables, and even the potential for injectable biometric technology. On the subject of current technology, Dr. Saxon decries the prevalence of “dumb sensors” – the…

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New Frost & Sullivan Report Urges Innovation in Cybersecurity

New Frost & Sullivan Report Urges Innovation in Cybersecurity

Major growth consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has released a new report highlighting the increasing need for innovation in cybersecurity. The report, entitled “Impact of Cybersecurity Innovations in Key Sectors (Technical Insights)”, points to relatively new technological security solutions like those offered via biometrics. What compels the need for these new security solutions? The fact…

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DERMALOG Showcases Range of Biometric Tech at CeBIT

DERMALOG Showcases Range of Biometric Tech at CeBIT

Germany-based biometrics developer DERMALOG is showing off its wares at the CeBIT conference on IT and digital business. The company is keen to show off its newest product, a fully-automated biometric eGate, but it also displaying some other notable technological offerings. DERMALOG’s BiometricGate is the company’s latest product. The system uses 3D facial recognition technology…

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eSignature System Aspires to Ease of Use, Installation

eSignature System Aspires to Ease of Use, Installation

Digital technology developer Wacom has announced a new digital signature apparatus that will allow users to easily and intuitively sign electronic documents. The DTU-1141 consists of a 10.6″ LCD display and an electronic pen that is pressure-sensitive enough to create a forensically traceable biometric profile. The system is intended for use by public or private…

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ImageWare Partners with Extenua to Offer Secure Enterprise Cloud Storage

ImageWare Partners with Extenua to Offer Secure Enterprise Cloud Storage

Biometric authentication solutions provider ImageWare Systems has teamed up with Extenua, Inc., an enterprise cloud storage specialist, to develop a new cloud storage system for enterprise applications. The companies are calling their Cloud2Drive system “the first end-to-end enterprise secure cloud storage, data encryption and multi-modal biometric identity management platform for office and mobile devices.” It’s…

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Privacy Advocates Call for Halt in Production of Hello Barbie

Privacy Advocates Call for Halt in Production of Hello Barbie

Privacy advocates are expressing concern about the forthcoming Hello Barbie doll, according to an article by James Vincent for The Verge. The doll is the first Barbie – though not the first toy – to feature smart technology including wi-fi and voice recognition software allowing it to have learn about, and have conversations with, its…

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Mobile Biometrics Could Revolutionize Epidemiology

Mobile Biometrics Could Revolutionize Epidemiology

A biometrics researcher believes that the biometric technology available in smartphones could revolutionize epidemiology, according to a Mashable article by Karissa Bell. The prediction came from Dr. Leslie Saxon, founder of the Center for Body Computing at USC, who was part of a panel discussion on wearable technology at this year’s SXSW cultural festival. Essentially,…

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Major Chinese Sports Apparel Maker to Embrace Wearable Tech

Major Chinese Sports Apparel Maker to Embrace Wearable Tech

Chinese athletic apparel company Li-Ning has announced a partnership with Xiaomi to produce “smart” running shoes, according to a Reuters report by Donny Kwok and Ryan Woo. The move comes as Li-Ning attempts to turn around sagging fortunes, as it prepares to post what many expect will be its third consecutive annual loss in profits.…

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US Copyright Office Publishes Apple Biometrics Patents

US Copyright Office Publishes Apple Biometrics Patents

The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a number of patents related to the biometric technology used in Apple devices, reports Jack Purcher on Patently Apple. The patents mostly relate to TouchID and Apple Pay. One of the patents, entitled “Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating User Interfaces based on Fingerprint Sensor…

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New Tech Can Double Smartphone Battery Life

New Tech Can Double Smartphone Battery Life

Appliance developer Dyson has teamed up with a University of Michigan startup to bring vastly more effective batteries to the mass market, according to an article by Samuel Gibbs in the Guardian. The technology comes by way of an eight-year-old company called Sakti3, and is said to allow the development of batteries that have twice the storage…

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