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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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Zwipe Joins aptiQ Alliance Program

Zwipe Joins aptiQ Alliance Program

Zwipe, a biometrics company specializing in fingerprint scanning smart cards, has joined the aptiQ Alliance Program, a global coalition of companies that has embraced aptiQ smart card security. As part of the group, Zwipe is now in a position to provide biometric authorization for users of aptiQ card readers, which are made by Allegion. In a…

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Facebook Grasps at Internet of Things

Facebook Grasps at Internet of Things

Facebook is trying to tap into the Internet of Things with a new software development kit, according to an article by Ben Popper on The Verge. The SDK is for Parse, a cloud computing company that Facebook purchased in 2013 and is now used by Facebook app developers. It appears that what Facebook is essentially…

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Voice Command Tech Will Require Industrial Overhaul in Computing

Voice Command Tech Will Require Industrial Overhaul in Computing

Voice command technology is going to fuel a major industrial reorganization in computing, according to a Wired article by Cade Metz. Because of the unique demands such technology places on computer processors, the many large companies getting involved in this field are going to need to embrace different kinds of processor chips. It’s the emergence…

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Report: $3.1 Billion in 2015 Revenues for Consumer, Enterprise Biometrics

Report: $3.1 Billion in 2015 Revenues for Consumer, Enterprise Biometrics

ABI Research, a market research firm, has predicted that the enterprise and consumer sectors of the global biometrics market will reach $3.1 billion in revenues this year. The prediction is a product of two of the firm’s market research reports: Digital Authentication and Embedded Security, and Biometric Technologies and Applications. The researchers attribute much of…

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SRI’s Iris Biometrics to Appear in Samsung Mobile Devices

SRI’s Iris Biometrics to Appear in Samsung Mobile Devices

SRI International’s Iris on the Move (IOM) technology is about to see a number of integrations into mobile products. The company’s iris-scanning technology has been licensed to Samsung and will initially appear in the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet before finding other integrations. According to SRI, the product will be introduced in the SIA…

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New Study Looks at Customer Authentication Practices and Pitfalls

New Study Looks at Customer Authentication Practices and Pitfalls

Market research and industry analysis firm Hypatia Research Group has launched a new report on customer identity authentication. The paper, entitled “Customer Identity Authentication: A Practitioner’s Guide to Best Practices in Avoiding Identity Theft, Fraud & Risk”, is forty pages long and features ten figures to help illustrate its findings on the reasons companies employ…

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Facial Recognition App for Dogs Roves Into Florida

Facial Recognition App for Dogs Roves Into Florida

A facial recognition app for dogs has debuted in Florida, according to a Miami Herald article by Carli Teproff, and it’s not as frivolous as it sounds – the Finding Rover app is designed to ensure that dogs that go missing can be reunited with their families when found. The app recently launched in Houston,…

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AMC Health Partners with Qualcomm to Offer Biometric Patient Monitoring

AMC Health Partners with Qualcomm to Offer Biometric Patient Monitoring

AMC Health, a provider of chronic patient management solutions in the healthcare field, has announced a partnership with Qualcomm Life, Inc. that will see the latter’s biometric technology integrated into AMC Health’s CareConsole platform. The patient monitoring and management platform will use Qualcomm’s suite of 2net products – 2net Platform, 2net Mobile, and 2net Hub…

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Another Major Order for FPC Sensors

Another Major Order for FPC Sensors

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced that it has received another major order of its FPC1025 fingerprint sensors. This order should see the technology shipped in the second quarter of this year, and is valued at 90 MSEK. This order follows quickly on the heels of another order, announced just last week, valued at 75 MSEK. In…

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