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Goodix Provides Fingerprint Authentication System for Lynk & Co Connected Car

Goodix Provides Fingerprint Authentication System for Lynk & Co Connected Car

Goodix has placed its in-car fingerprint authentication system in the Lynk & Co 05. The new coupe SUV is the first commercial deployment for the Goodix smart car solution. The Goodix system offers one-touch identity verification to support a more personal and more secure driving experience. Fingerprint recognition will ensure that only authorized individuals will…

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Google Teams Open-Source Object Detection Tool

Google Teams Open-Source Object Detection Tool

Members from the Google Brain and Google AI teams have announced they have open-sourced EfficientDet, an AI-powered tool that allows for state-of-the-art object detection with more efficient use of compute power. The next generation version of EfficientNet, EfficientDet was first detailed in a paper published last fall by Google engineers Mingxing Tan, Ruoming Pang, and…

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New Apple Products Include iPad Pro with Lidar Scanner

New Apple Products Include iPad Pro with Lidar Scanner

Apple has unveiled some new products including an update to its entry-level MacBook Air laptop, and a new iPad Pro that comes equipped with a lidar scanner, which would bolster the popular tablet’s augmented reality capabilities. The 3D depth-sensing lidar — which stands for Light Detection and Ranging — scanner uses pulsed laser light to…

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Aging Population Expected to Drive Booming Home Healthcare Market

Aging Population Expected to Drive Booming Home Healthcare Market

A new report suggests that the home healthcare market will climb to $515.6 billion by 2027. The prediction comes courtesy of Grand View Research, and represents a CAGR of 7.9 percent for the entire forecast period. According to Grand View, the world’s aging population will account for much of that growth. The elderly population is expected…

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Thales Unveils Scalable IoT SAFE Solution with Telstra, Microsoft, and Arduino

Thales Unveils Scalable IoT SAFE Solution with Telstra, Microsoft, and Arduino

Thales has teamed up with a trio of other companies to develop a new IoT security solution. The company’s IoT SAFE application is compliant with the GSMA’s latest IoT SAFE requirements, and was developed in collaboration with Telstra, Microsoft, and Arduino. The application itself was built to establish a trusted line of communication between the…

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FCA Opts for Cerence Drive in Latest Version of In-Car Voice Platform

FCA Opts for Cerence Drive in Latest Version of In-Car Voice Platform

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has become the latest car manufacturer to adopt Cerence Drive. The voice recognition solution has been integrated into Uconnect 5, the most recent version of FCA’s Uconnect in-car infotainment platform. Uconnect 5 will be deployed across FCA’s entire product line, allowing drivers to use the brand of their vehicle as the…

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Apple Files Patent to Protect Privacy by Tracking User’s Gaze

Apple Files Patent to Protect Privacy by Tracking User’s Gaze

Tech giant Apple has recently filed a patent for a technology that protects the user’s privacy by tracking their gaze. The tech is referred to in the patent as “Gaze-dependent display encryption”, and relies on facial recognition to determine if the device owner is the one looking at the screen, and eye tracking to determine…

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Fitness-tracking Ring Maker Gets $28M in Series B Funding Round

Fitness-tracking Ring Maker Gets $28M in Series B Funding Round

Finland-based Oura has generated some considerable investor attention with its eponymous sleep-tracking ring. The company, which was founded in 2013, has brought in $28 million in a Series B funding round. Made of titanium and featuring an accelerometer and gyroscope, NTC temperature sensors, and infrared LEDs, the Oura is designed to measure users’ activity both…

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BioConnect Highlights Mobile Access Solution at First Virtual Trade Show

BioConnect Highlights Mobile Access Solution at First Virtual Trade Show

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the 2020 conference calendar, but the world’s leading tech companies are finding innovative ways to overcome the disruption. For example, BioConnect has put together its first Virtual Trade Show to fill in some of the scheduling gaps, with three days of programming set to kick off on March 18. The…

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Smart Policing Tools Developer Builds AI Ethics Board

Smart Policing Tools Developer Builds AI Ethics Board

Axon, a provider of smart devices for reduced-force policing and security applications, has appointed three individuals to its AI Ethics Board. Axon offers products like tasers, body cameras, and drones, as well as policing software; and the company seeks to leverage Artificial Intelligence in its offerings. At a time of intensifying scrutiny over the use…

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Ericsson Stresses Remote Participation Options for Upcoming AGM

Ericsson Stresses Remote Participation Options for Upcoming AGM

Ericsson is moving forward with plans for its Annual General Meeting (AGM) later this month, but the tech giant is taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of its shareholders. The AGM is scheduled to take place at 3:00 pm CEST on March 31 at Kistamässan in Stockholm. Of course, large gatherings are…

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Remote Care App Gets COVID-19 Screening and Symptom Monitoring Features

Remote Care App Gets COVID-19 Screening and Symptom Monitoring Features

Vivify Health has announced new COVID-19-focused features for its Vivify +Go remote care app for mobile devices. One of the new features, Screening Pathway, enables end users to self-diagnose by answering a series of questions based on Centers for Disease Control guidelines. The aim is to reduce unnecessary demand on healthcare providers, as end users…

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Bluink Brings Digital IDs to Ontario with New eID-Me Mobile Application

Bluink Brings Digital IDs to Ontario with New eID-Me Mobile Application

The Ottawa-based Bluink has officially released a new digital identity app for Ontario residents. The app is available for iOS and Android devices, and is backed by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, which provided $1.2 million in development funding. The app itself has been dubbed eID-Me, and it allows residents…

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Mastercard and Samsung Boost Digital Inclusion with Pay on Demand Platform

Mastercard and Samsung Boost Digital Inclusion with Pay on Demand Platform

Mastercard has formed a global partnership with Samsung that will make the Pay on Demand platform more readily accessible to consumers and small businesses in emerging markets. The Pay on Demand platform allows consumers to gain access to devices on a pay-as-you-go basis, and is part of a broader effort to raise digital inclusion around…

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Google Highlights Tech, Philanthropic Support in Fighting COVID-19

Google Highlights Tech, Philanthropic Support in Fighting COVID-19

“Recognizing that a growing number of workers are self-quarantining and looking for ways to work from home, Google has made the premium version of Meet available for free until July 1st of this year.” With much of the world now transfixed by COVID-19, Google is highlighting its efforts to leverage its platforms and technologies to…

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Google Details How Soli Radar Tech Works

Google Details How Soli Radar Tech Works

In a post on its AI blog penned last week, Google explained the technology behind the radar sensors included in last year’s Pixel 4 smartphone. Though the hardware behind what Google calls Project Soli — a 60GHz radar and antenna receivers capable of covering a combined 180-degree field of view — was revealed during the…

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New Thermal Imaging Smart Glasses Combine Vuzix and Librestream Tech

New Thermal Imaging Smart Glasses Combine Vuzix and Librestream Tech

Smart glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology supplier Vuzix has partnered with AR enterprise solution provider Librestream to announce an integrated hands-free thermal imaging smart glasses solution. The solution — a combination of the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses and Librestream’s Onsight platform — is a potentially vital tool for frontline workers to monitor body temperatures…

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Onfido and SecureKey Team Up on Comprehensive Identity Verification

Onfido and SecureKey Team Up on Comprehensive Identity Verification

SecureKey and Onfido have joined forces in an effort to provide customers with a more comprehensive identity verification on solution. The joint offering will blend SecureKey’s real-time authentication tech with Onfido’s document and facial recognition. Onfido’s platform uses facial biometrics to compare a selfie to the photo on an official government ID document. Doing so…

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Ericsson and Telenor Launch Norway’s First Commercial 5G Network

Ericsson and Telenor Launch Norway’s First Commercial 5G Network

Ericsson has teamed up with Telenor to bring 5G coverage to Norway. The two companies have launched a 5G network in the city of Trondheim in the first phase of a broader 5G rollout. The Trondheim network is the first commercial 5G network in the country. Telenor first partnered with Ericsson back in December, and…

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