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Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence Teams Up with LG to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistant

Cerence is teaming up with LG Electronics to give drivers more control over the in-car experience. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that attests to their plan to develop a software solution that blends Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit) with LG’s webOS Auto platform. Cerence ARK is a voice assistant that…

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Buguroo Sounds Alarm About Malicious Apps in Google Play Store

Buguroo Sounds Alarm About Malicious Apps in Google Play Store

Buguroo is warning consumers about three malicious applications that are currently available through Google Play. All three applications take advantage of the Android Binder vulnerability, and were first uncovered by Trend Micro researchers Ecular Xu and Joseph Chen. The offending applications are Camero, callCam, and FileCrypt Manager, all three of which should obviously be avoided. The first two are…

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BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

The Spanish bank BBVA has partnered with Nok Nok Labs in an effort to strengthen the biometric security of its mobile platform. To that end, Nok Nok will outfit BBVA with a number of different authentication technologies for its mobile and online channels. The two companies did not specify exactly which authentication technologies would be…

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Grand View Forecasts $344.1 Billion Automotive Financing Market

Grand View Forecasts $344.1 Billion Automotive Financing Market

Grand View Research has released a new report that predicts that the international automotive finance market will climb to $344.1 billion by 2026. However, the impressive figure does not necessarily represent astronomical growth, and corresponds to a modest CAGR of 6.7 percent. The automotive finance market covers the ecosystem of financial providers that allow everyday consumers…

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New Apple Pencil Patent Hints at Future Touch ID Support

New Apple Pencil Patent Hints at Future Touch ID Support

A new patent filed by Apple suggests that there may be a future version of the Apple Pencil that will be equipped with a biometric fingerprint scanner, advanced gesture support and perhaps even a camera. The first generation of the Apple Pencil was launched in 2015 with that year’s iPad Pro model, with a refresh…

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Signicat Eyes Global Expansion with New Chairman and CEO

Signicat Eyes Global Expansion with New Chairman and CEO

Signicat is making some changes in the executive suite as it moves forward with its plans for global expansion. The company has announced that Asger Hattel has been appointed as the company’s new CEO, while Johan Tjärnberg has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board. Though he is stepping down from his executive…

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Samsung’s New Galaxy XCover Pro Smartphone is Ready for Business

Samsung’s New Galaxy XCover Pro Smartphone is Ready for Business

Samsung has released a new rugged smartphone designed for the company’s enterprise customers. The Galaxy XCover Pro features a long-lasting (and replaceable) 4,050mAh battery to deliver reliable performance for long days in the field. It is also MIL-STD 810G certified and IP68 water and dust resistant, allowing it to withstand rain and other adverse conditions. …

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170,000 Guests Saw More than 20,000 New Products at CES 2020

170,000 Guests Saw More than 20,000 New Products at CES 2020

CES 2020 is officially in the books, and the organizers are wrapping up the event with a look back at some of the major highlights. This year, the 4,400+ exhibitors in Las Vegas launched more than 20,000 new products, which were viewed by approximately 170,000 attendees.   Much of the attention went towards traditional tech…

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Cerence Brings Gesture Recognition Windshield to CES

Cerence Brings Gesture Recognition Windshield to CES

Cerence is showing off an improved version of its Cerence Drive platform at CES 2020. The multimodal upgrades primarily concern technologies like gaze detection, head tracking, and voice and gesture recognition, and will give drivers more ways to control various elements of the vehicle without the need to press any buttons. The highlight is the…

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Kwikset’s New Smart Lock Features FPC Biometric Tech

Kwikset’s New Smart Lock Features FPC Biometric Tech

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced that its biometric technology is powering a new smart door lock from Kwikset. Dubbed the Halo Touch, the new lock was unveiled at CES and allows residents to unlock the front door with a fingerprint scan instead of a PIN code.   FPC did not specify which one of its…

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Surgical Robotics Specialist Joins Proprio Advisory Board

Surgical Robotics Specialist Joins Proprio Advisory Board

Dr. Takeo Kanade has officially joined the Proprio Advisory Board. Proprio is a Seattle-based company that is currently working to develop imaging and mixed reality technology that will make it easier for surgeons to carry out more complex procedures.  To that end, Kanade is a computer vision and robotics specialist who currently serves as the U.A.…

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Hachi Showcases Touchscreen Projector at CES 2020

Hachi Showcases Touchscreen Projector at CES 2020

Hachi is showcasing its latest smart home solutions at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas. This is Hachi’s second consecutive year at the event, though it appeared under the Puppy Robot moniker at the 2019 iteration of the show. The Hachi brand is developed by Beijing Puppy Robotics. Many of Hachi’s 2020 offerings seem…

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Report Forecasts Major Growth in Global Natural Language Processing Market

Report Forecasts Major Growth in Global Natural Language Processing Market

Fortune Business Insights (FBI) has released a new report that predicts that the global market for Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology will reach $80.68 billion by 2026. That number reflects a CAGR of 32.4 percent, based on a 2018 market valuation of $8.61 billion. FBI credits the anticipated growth to big data, and the need to…

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Huami Debuts New Earbuds, Smartwatches at CES 2020

Huami Debuts New Earbuds, Smartwatches at CES 2020

Smartwatch and fitness band maker Huami has debuted several new wearables this week at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Although its Amazfit brand has up until now been reserved for its line of fitness bands and smartwatches, Huami unveiled its first foray into the earbud market with the new Amazfit EarBuds line. The Amazfit PowerBuds…

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Samsung Pay Lets Users Block Sale of Personal Data

Samsung Pay Lets Users Block Sale of Personal Data

Samsung is finally giving Samsung Pay users the opportunity to prevent the sale of their personal data. The decision seems to be a response to the incoming California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which seeks to give California residents more control over their personal information while making the data collection process more transparent. To that end,…

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GSMA Predicts China will Outpace US in 5G Adoption

GSMA Predicts China will Outpace US in 5G Adoption

The GSMA is taking a look at the future prospects for smartphones and other 5G devices with a new report that was released during CES. The report seeks to give tech providers a better sense of the global landscape ahead of the impending launch of commercial 5G networks. In the report – appropriately titled The…

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FPC’s Biometric Payment Card Tech Gets Approval from Chinese Testing Authority

FPC’s Biometric Payment Card Tech Gets Approval from Chinese Testing Authority

Fingerprint Cards has achieved an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to pave the way for global adoption of biometric payment card technology. The company’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its FPC-BEP biometric software platform have both passed accuracy and security tests conducted by China’s Bank Card Test Center, or BCTC. BCTC is an independent…

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FPC Places Fingerprint Sensor in Samsung and ASUS Chromebooks

FPC Places Fingerprint Sensor in Samsung and ASUS Chromebooks

Fingerprint Cards has placed its FPC1145 fingerprint sensor in a pair of new premium Chromebooks. Specifically, the sensor has been integrated into the Galaxy Chromebook from Samsung and the Flip C436 Chromebook from ASUS. Both Chromebooks made their debut at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas. In both cases, the FPC1145 sensor will provide…

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ArcherMind Unveils New EX4.0 Automotive Cockpit Solution at CES 2020

ArcherMind Unveils New EX4.0 Automotive Cockpit Solution at CES 2020

Software technology provider ArcherMind unveiled its new EX4.0 Automotive Cockpit Solution at CES 2020 this week. ArcherMind will integrate its software with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform to produce integrated benchmark tools and technical support packages that aim to help automakers and suppliers in product design and commercialization to bring their platform to consumers. “As…

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