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BioConnect Is Integrating FacePhi’s Facial Biometrics Tech

BioConnect Is Integrating FacePhi’s Facial Biometrics Tech

“Both companies will showcase their joint solution at the upcoming Money20/20 Europe expo, with Douglas and Mira scheduled to participate in an expert panel discussion on multimodal biometrics in FinTech, which will be hosted by FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill.” BioConnect is integrating FacePhi‘s facial biometrics technology into its eponymous multimodal authentication platform, the companies have…

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Google Edges Away from PINs and Toward Fingerprints in Wallet Update

Google Edges Away from PINs and Toward Fingerprints in Wallet Update

Google Wallet is finally going to get support for fingerprint scanning in a new update. As Android Police notes in its breakdown of code in Google’s new Android application package for developers, the fingerprint scanning feature will arrive along with a change to the PIN system currently in place: At the moment, the Google Wallet…

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Amazon Puts Alexa Into Cheapest Smart Home Device Yet

Amazon Puts Alexa Into Cheapest Smart Home Device Yet

Amazon has re-launched its Dash Wand with a major new feature: Alexa, the company’s voice-controlled AI assistant. About the size and shape of a small TV remote, the device is basically a stick used for making product orders. Like the original Dash device trialed back in 2014, it features a barcode scanner to let users…

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Apple Patent Details Respiration Biometrics Capability

Apple Patent Details Respiration Biometrics Capability

Apple has been granted a patent for a system allowing its Apple Watch smartwatch to measure a user’s respiration rate, reports Patently Apple. The system works via photoplethysmography, a process in which a light sensor is used to measure blood circulation under the skin. Apple’s invention actually employs two sensors for photplethysmography, with each sensor…

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New Microsoft Keyboard Has FPC Fingerprint Sensor Embedded in a Key

New Microsoft Keyboard Has FPC Fingerprint Sensor Embedded in a Key

“…it features an invisible fingerprint reader embedded in one of the Windows keys, allowing users to authenticate via the Windows Hello biometric security platform of the Windows 10 operating system.” Microsoft has unveiled the world’s first keyboard to feature a fingerprint sensor embedded in a key, with biometric technology provided by Fingerprint Cards. It’s called…

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Fujitsu Becomes NNL S3 Authentication Suite Reseller

Fujitsu Becomes NNL S3 Authentication Suite Reseller

Fujitsu has officially become a value-added reseller of Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite, the companies have announced. The Japan-based company will offer NNL’s platform through its Online Biometric Authentication Service, promoting it as a solution for large scale authentication projects. The partnership will initially focus on the Japanese market, but the companies say they…

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2FA Security to be Required for New iOS Features

2FA Security to be Required for New iOS Features

Apple is preparing to nudge its users toward two-factor authentication with its next major iOS update. While the company embraced two-step verification back in 2013, the two-factor authentication introduced for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan users in 2015 improved matters: 2SV involved sending SMS codes to users, whereas 2FA enables user’s devices to…

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Cuscal Partnership Dramatically Extends Reach of Samsung Pay in Australia

Cuscal Partnership Dramatically Extends Reach of Samsung Pay in Australia

“The partnership arrives at the one-year anniversary of Samsung Pay in Australia, which has already has the support of major domestic banks Citi and Westpac, as well as American Express.” A new partnership with prominent payments services provider Cuscal is substantially expanding Samsung Pay’s reach in Australia. Cuscal counts 38 financial institutions among its clients,…

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Korean Researchers Develop Bluetooth-Enabled Facial Recognition SoC

Korean Researchers Develop Bluetooth-Enabled Facial Recognition SoC

“According to the KAIST researchers, the system allows for facial recognition with 97 percent accuracy, using only 0.62mW of power.” A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s Department of Electrical Engineering has developed a new biometric AI system in collaboration with domestic startup UX Factory Co. The system has two…

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IBM’s Watson to Look Under the Hoods of BMW Cars

IBM’s Watson to Look Under the Hoods of BMW Cars

IBM has teamed up with BMW CarData to provide an information sharing platform for the connected car. The IT giant has integrated its Bluemix cloud computing platform into BMW’s car diagnostics system, and will also use its IBM Watson IoT artificial intelligence system to analyze car data and share it with third parties authorized by…

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Touch ID Improved – But Not Redesigned – for New iPad

Touch ID Improved – But Not Redesigned – for New iPad

Apple has announced a new version of its flagship tablet device, and it features an upgraded Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. The spotlight for the new iPad Pro is on its ProMotion, which enables a 120Hz refresh rate for its Retina display. A media release announcing the device also highlighted its 64-bit A10X Fusion processor…

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Apple Supplier Confirms Shipments of 3D Sensor Modules

Apple Supplier Confirms Shipments of 3D Sensor Modules

“The news thus adds credibility to the widely shared expectation that Apple will implement 3D facial recognition in its new flagship device…” Speaking at a press conference this week, Largan Precision CEO Adam Lin said that his company will ship 3D sensor modules in the second half of this year. It’s big news for those…

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Samsung Aims for Samsung Pay Boost in India with New Affordable Devices

Samsung Aims for Samsung Pay Boost in India with New Affordable Devices

Samsung is aiming to extend the reach of its mobile payment platform in India with the launch of multiple affordable devices aimed specifically at that market. The first two new devices have just been announced. The Galaxy J7 Max, featuring a 5.7″ display and 4GB of RAM, will hit store shelves on June 20, while…

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Newly Granted Apple Patent Shows Touch ID Embedded in Power Button

Newly Granted Apple Patent Shows Touch ID Embedded in Power Button

One of 68 newly granted Apple patents shows an alternative Touch ID configuration that allows for a full-size screen by putting the fingerprint scanning system on the device’s power button. It’s a different approach than the one Apple is thought to have been pursuing for this year’s iPhone. While it’s widely acknowledged that Apple –…

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Two Thirds Of World Population Now On Mobile Networks: GSMA

Two Thirds Of World Population Now On Mobile Networks: GSMA

There are now over five billion mobile subscribers around the world, reports the GSMA. Citing data from its GSMA Intelligence arm, the global mobile operator alliance notes that this means two thirds of the world’s population are now connected to mobile networks, with the latest billion subscribers having accrued over the last four years. Europe…

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Face and Fingerprint-Scanning Toshiba Laptop Hits the Market

Face and Fingerprint-Scanning Toshiba Laptop Hits the Market

“…for many its most notable high-tech features will be its biometric capabilities, with the laptop supporting both facial and fingerprint authentication right out of the box, via the support of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and its Windows Hello biometric security platform.” Toshiba’s Tecra X-40 is now available to help bring biometric security to…

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Mastercard, Oxford Researchers Seek to Help Bank Execs Come to Grips with Biometrics

Mastercard, Oxford Researchers Seek to Help Bank Execs Come to Grips with Biometrics

Mastercard and researchers from the University of Oxford’s Department of Computer Science have teamed up to help financial services executives deliver biometric security to their customers. The effort is based on research pointing to an important obstacle: While consumers appear ready to embrace biometric security, bank executives are somewhat at a loss as to how…

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New Award Highlights Evolution of Diebold Nixdorf ATM Tech

New Award Highlights Evolution of Diebold Nixdorf ATM Tech

Diebold Nixdorf and Paynet have together won the Gold Award for Innovation at the 2017 ATM & Cash Innovation Europe Conference. The award was bestowed in recognition of pioneering project that is now a decade old – a system allowing a bank customer to transfer cash to an unbanked individual. Essentially, the account holder would…

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Huawei Honor 9 Features FPC1264 Sensor

Huawei Honor 9 Features FPC1264 Sensor

Huawei is once again using Fingerprint Cards‘  biometric technology in a new smartphone. The Huawei Honor 9 features an FPC1264 fingerprint sensor. This is yet another Huawei integration of FPC sensor technology. The Huawei Honor Magic, launched toward the end of last year, used an FPC1268 sensor; and the Honor 8 device from last autumn…

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Synaptics Aims for Smart Home, IoT Expansion with Two New Acquisitions

Synaptics Aims for Smart Home, IoT Expansion with Two New Acquisitions

“Conexant is being purchased at a value of approximately $300 million and 726,666 shares in Synaptics’ common stock, while the Marvell Multimedia Solutions Business acquisition is valued at about $95 million.” Synaptics is buying Conexant Systems, LLC, and Marvell Technology Group’s Multimedia Solutions Business, the company has announced. Both of the firms to be acquired…

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