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IDEMIA and G+D Form Independent Alliance on Payments Industry Standards

IDEMIA and G+D Form Independent Alliance on Payments Industry Standards

IDEMIA is joining forces with G+D Mobile Security to form the White Label Alliance, a new, independent organization that will work to establish global standards for the payments industry. The standards will be based on existing EMV technology, and will cover all aspects of the industry, including payment cards, terminals, and mobile devices. “Supporting open…

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Grand View Forecasts $31.82 Billion Speech and Voice Recognition Market

Grand View Forecasts $31.82 Billion Speech and Voice Recognition Market

A new report from Grand View Research predicts that the market for speech and voice recognition tech will hit $31.82 billion by 2025. The rising demand for voice-activated virtual AI assistants is expected to drive much of that growth, leading to a CAGR of 17.2 percent. The banking, automotive, and healthcare sectors are expected to…

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Money20/20 Europe Aims to Spur Financial Industry Transformation

Money20/20 Europe Aims to Spur Financial Industry Transformation

This year’s Money20/20 Europe conference kicked off today, and it’s already shaping up to be one of the biggest industry events of the year. One indication of this is the number of speakers lined up to take the stage: More than 350 industry leaders will deliver talks throughout Money20/20 Europe’s keynotes, seminars, and sessions. And…

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Nuance and Red Box Team on Comprehensive Voice Services for Enterprise

Nuance and Red Box Team on Comprehensive Voice Services for Enterprise

Nuance Communications has partnered with Red Box to offer a more comprehensive set of voice-based services to enterprise level clients. The new solution will combine Nuance’s Transcription Engine and voice biometrics with Red Box’s conversational capture tech. Together, the integrated products will make it easier for organizations to turn casual conversations into actionable, analyzable data.…

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Wearable Medical Tech to Leverage Biometrics For Vision Restoration

Wearable Medical Tech to Leverage Biometrics For Vision Restoration

“[Orion is] a visual cortical prosthesis, comprised of an implant designed to communicate with a pair of smartglasses with an affixed camera.” California-based Second Sight is developing potentially groundbreaking medical technology that could help the blind to see again, and is planning to experiment with facial recognition and eye tracking technologies to further enhance its…

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ID R&D Lands $5.7 Million in Series A Funding

ID R&D Lands $5.7 Million in Series A Funding

“The company will use the money to accelerate marketing and expand its engineering team, which will help it meet growing demand after a year in which it doubled its clientele.” ID R&D has landed $5.7 million in Series A funding. The latest funding round was led by new investor GSR Ventures, and also included a…

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Derek P. D’Antilio Joins IDEX Biometrics as New CFO

Derek P. D’Antilio Joins IDEX Biometrics as New CFO

“We are pleased to welcome Derek to our team, where he will have an immediate impact through his experienced leadership of our financial organization. He joins us at an ideal time as we prepare the company for commercial success.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has found its new Chief Financial Officer: Derek…

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Aratek to Demonstrate Handheld Biometrics Device at SDW & ID4Africa

Aratek to Demonstrate Handheld Biometrics Device at SDW & ID4Africa

“…Aratek’s Marshall is a handheld device compatible with FBI-certified FAP 20, FAP 30, and FAP 45 fingerprint scanners.” Aratek is extending its roadshow beyond North America, announcing plans to showcase its Marshall device at major upcoming industry events in the UK and Africa. Announced earlier this year, Aratek’s Marshall is a handheld device compatible with…

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New Voice Commands Make it Easier to Delete Amazon Alexa Recordings

New Voice Commands Make it Easier to Delete Amazon Alexa Recordings

Amazon is introducing a pair of new voice commands that will make it easier to delete Alexa recordings. From now on, saying “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” will wipe everything the smart speaker picked up on the day in question. Soon, the command “Alexa, delete what I just said,” will allow users to selectively…

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Apple’s New 8-Core MacBook Pro is Twice as Fast, Features Touch ID

Apple’s New 8-Core MacBook Pro is Twice as Fast, Features Touch ID

Apple has upgraded its flagship MacBook Pro computers, announcing that the new 15-inch Pro will be the first MacBook with an 8-core Intel processor. The 8-core notebook will be twice as fast as the previous generation quad-core notebook, giving the laptops more utility as enterprise-level coding and rendering machines.  “Whether it’s college students mastering a…

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US Coast Guard Uses Biometric Handheld in Anti-Terrorism Efforts

US Coast Guard Uses Biometric Handheld in Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Integrated Biometrics‘ Columbo fingerprint sensor is now helping to keep US cargo facilities safe and secure, thanks to a partnership with Parroco Security Integration Group, or “P-SIG”. The latter has integrated the Columbo solution into its Mozaic ID handheld biometric scanner, which has now been selected by the US Coast Guard for use in verification…

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Mobile ID World Heads to Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe 2019

Mobile ID World Heads to Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe 2019

“Money20/20’s global conference series is responsible for facilitating some of the most crucial conversations in financial ID.” Mobile ID World is heading to Amsterdam next week for Europe’s biggest financial services and FinTech conference: Money20/20 Europe. Running June 3-5 at The RAI, this year’s show features more than 350 speakers accounting  for over 70 hours…

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Truxtun Capital Releases FIDO-Certified Payment Card with Acoustic Tech

Truxtun Capital Releases FIDO-Certified Payment Card with Acoustic Tech

Truxtun Capital has released a new payment card that leverages acoustic technology for an additional layer of security. The new Wega 3DSA 2.0 is available in the UK through the company’s partnership with the Manchester City Football Club, and is being billed as the first commercial deployment of a FIDO-certified payment card. “Truxtun’s Acoustic technology…

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CheckpointID and IDScan.net  Team Up to Prevent Fraud in Rental Housing

CheckpointID and IDScan.net Team Up to Prevent Fraud in Rental Housing

CheckpointID is teaming up with IDScan.net to provide better fraud prevention services for property managers, security guards, and other people monitoring multi-unit apartment buildings. The new platform will combine document verification and facial recognition to make sure the name on an application matches the name of the person who will be living in a unit.…

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Taking Aim at APAC Market, FacePhi Launches Korean Subsidiary

Taking Aim at APAC Market, FacePhi Launches Korean Subsidiary

“FacePhi has become one of the authentication industry’s great success stories over the last few years, thanks in large part to its selfie-based authentication solution…” Spain-based biometric authentication specialist FacePhi is looking to dramatically extend its presence in the APAC market, announcing a new subsidiary headquartered in South Korea. The aptly-named FacePhi APAC already has…

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BMW’s Intelligent Voice Assistant Integrates Nuance Automotive Tech

BMW’s Intelligent Voice Assistant Integrates Nuance Automotive Tech

“The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will include voice-activated safety features and a voice-activated car manual.” Nuance Automotive has found another partner for its conversational voice interface technology, announcing that its AI tech is being deployed in BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant. The Assistant offers support for 22 languages and will allow BMW drivers to control various…

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NEXT Biometrics CEO to Step Down in July

NEXT Biometrics CEO to Step Down in July

NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre will step down from the position on July 28th, the company has announced. The decision appears to be a personal one on the part of Favre, who has opted to pursue another professional position with an as-yet-unnamed US company. In announcing her planned departure, NEXT Biometrics asserted that the move…

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Smartphone Industry Contributing to Growing Facial Recognition Market

Smartphone Industry Contributing to Growing Facial Recognition Market

‘The report highlights several key players in the facial recognition market, including NEC, FaceFirst, and Cognitec…’ Reports and Data is predicting that the facial recognition market will hit $11.3 billion by 2026. The research firm attributes the projected growth to the booming smartphone market, as well as the rising frequency of terrorist attacks and the…

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SWORD Security Solution Gets a Vuzix Blade

SWORD Security Solution Gets a Vuzix Blade

Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses have been integrated into SWORD, a new Augmented Reality security solution with IoT capabilities. SWORD is a combined app and case built for the iPhone 8 Plus and iPad Pro, and is designed to help security personnel identify and respond to threats in real time. Those threats include concealed weapons, suspicious…

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Apple Patents Smart Fabric System That Can Sense When You’re Hot and Cool You Down

Apple Patents Smart Fabric System That Can Sense When You’re Hot and Cool You Down

“It’s a bold idea, but not completely unheard-of. Startups like Montreal-based OMsignal have long been experimenting with biometric wearables like the OMbra biometric sports bra, which is equipped with heart rate and respiratory sensors.” A newly published Apple patent points to some of the wilder ideas that the company’s engineers sometimes explore. This one concerns…

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