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iPhone 6 Production Problems May Cause Launch Delay

iPhone 6 Production Problems May Cause Launch Delay

Apple’s habit of releasing new mobile technology in September has turned the summer months into a rumor mill churning out enough leaks and speculatory statements that when a new iPhone or iPad announcement rolls round nothing is really too surprising. Instead of spoiling the announcement day excitement, the newest rumor to make it to the…

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Reaching The Tipping Point For mCommerce

Reaching The Tipping Point For mCommerce

According to a new presentation from BI Intelligence, smartphones and tablets are taking up a significant portion of the online commerce pie. Research compiled by Business Insider shows that, during the first quarter of 2014, almost 25% of all eCommerce site visits in the United States were made from smartphones. This is an 18 percent…

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Speech Recognition Aiding Mobile Electronic Health Record Adoption

Speech Recognition Aiding Mobile Electronic Health Record Adoption

Nuance Communications has announced that Infirmary Health has been achieving increased and rapid adoption of electronic health records (EHR) after deploying the company’s speech recognition technology as featured in the Haiku and Canto apps from Epic. “The response from our physicians was overwhelmingly positive, and we found demand from other physicians to be high —…

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VoiceVault Releases Mobile Voice Biometric Platform

VoiceVault Releases Mobile Voice Biometric Platform

VoiceVault, a provider of voice recognition solutions, has announced the release of ViGo, a mobile exclusive voice biometric platform. Targeted at the developer market, ViGo is designed as an of the shelf solution, ready to create and deploy voice biometrics in a mobile app. The driving force behind ViGo – and mobile voice biometrics in…

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IriTech Bringing Iris Recognition To The Smartwatch

IriTech Bringing Iris Recognition To The Smartwatch

With rumors of fingerprint sensors on Samsung wearables just surfacing and new applications for vital biometrics measured by smartwatches still being invented, one would expect a little time before other modalities started entering the space. Surprisingly, one would be wrong to do so: iris based identity management company IriTech announced yesterday that it will introduce…

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FPC Scores a New Design Win, Receives SEK 5M Initial Ramp Order

FPC Scores a New Design Win, Receives SEK 5M Initial Ramp Order

Fingerprint Cards AB has announced the second design win for its FPC1021 sensor in as many days. The Swedish fingerprint technology manufacturer has been selected to provide its mobile optimized biometric sensors for an Asian smartphone OEM’s flagship model. The project has a planned mass production start date in August 2014 and, as such, the…

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VoiceVault Announces Mandarin Language Mobile Voice Biometrics

VoiceVault Announces Mandarin Language Mobile Voice Biometrics

The voice biometrics market is experiencing quite a bit of traction as the demand for hands-free interfacing and strong authentication continues to grow. VoiceVault, a provider of voice biometric software, has been experiencing this increased demand in mainland China. As a result, the company announced today that its phrase-based voice verification is now available in…

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Wearable Tech Helps DJs Know Their Crowd

Wearable Tech Helps DJs Know Their Crowd

Wearable technology and biometrics usually collide over one thing: a user’s vital measurements. The benefits manifest themselves in a number of ways. Athletic users wanting to better track their fitness have accurate ways to measure their performance during a workout, explorers and astronauts can better understand their sleep patterns, and now, thanks to Rana June,…

Fingerprint Cards Scores Touch Sensor Design Win From Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer

Fingerprint biometrics continue to find a home on an increasing number of smartphones. Today that proliferation continues with Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) announcing a design win for its new mobile touch sensor, the FPC1021. The design win is the first to be awarded to the FPC1021, which was launched in April. As the arena for…

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Samsung Announces Second Biometric Smartphone

Samsung Announces Second Biometric Smartphone

If there was any doubt concerning the big smartphone OEMs support of biometric logical access control, the naysayers can humbly sit back down and be quiet. Samsung has officially announced everything but the official price of its forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, and wouldn’t you know it, just like its older sibling it has a…

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Mobility A Key Component in Retail Biometric Payments

Mobility A Key Component in Retail Biometric Payments

Biometric sensors are a major piece of the mCommerce puzzle, but what about the other way around? There exist a number of biometric payment options designed for retail stores that don’t require smartphone biometrics to function. When it comes to the in-person payment equation, how essential is the smartphone factor? According to Sebastien Taveau, the chief…

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Biometrics and the Car of the Future

Biometrics and the Car of the Future

Toyota is present at the Aspen Ideas Festival – an annual international gathering of thought leaders that runs from June 27 to July 3 –  and its vision of a safer automotive future includes biometrics, wearable technology and automated vehicle technologies. The auto manufacturer is hosting the “Experience the Future of Mobility” exhibit where it…

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Sensory Brings On-Device Face and Voice Recognition to Mobile

Sensory Brings On-Device Face and Voice Recognition to Mobile

Competition is heating up over the security in your pocket. Today, Sensory announced a new biometric solution optimized for smartphones, tablets and PC platforms: TrulySecure. A software-based multi-factor product, Sensory’s new technology suit is aimed at bringing accessibility to the consumer logical access control market. Sensory’s technology is available to OEM product developers as a…

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ImageWare Scores Million Dollar Contract For Mexican Multi-Modal Biometrics

ImageWare Scores Million Dollar Contract For Mexican Multi-Modal Biometrics

Today, ImageWare Systems announced that its has been granted a contract to implement a multi-modal biometric driver license system to the state of Baja California, Mexico. Awarded by the prime contractor on the state project, Funciones Ocupacionales Insha, S.A. de C.V.,the contract is valued at over $1.0 million. The contract will see ImageWare aiding in…

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iPhone 6 Release Date Possibly Leaked

iPhone 6 Release Date Possibly Leaked

“German publication ApfelPage has reported that Deutsche Telekom has begun to use the iPhone 6 street date as an incentive to get customers to extend their contracts.” The speculation is buzzing once again on the topic of Apple smartphones, but this time it’s not so much about new features, it’s about timing. Get out your calendars, it…

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Alternet and BIOMETRY Partner For Face and Voice Based mCommerce

Alternet and BIOMETRY Partner For Face and Voice Based mCommerce

Today, digital currency and mCommerce provider Alternet Systems announced that it has entered a joint venture with BIOMETRY. The partnership will see Alternet integrating BioME into its payment system’s anti-fraud components, replacing PINS and passwords with dynamic face and voice biometrics. “Cybercrime, credit fraud, identity theft and mobile security is a global, multi-billion dollar concern,” says…

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Biometric Shirts: Not Just For Astronauts

Biometric Shirts: Not Just For Astronauts

Biometric Smart Clothing Company Raises $10 Million in Series A Funding Round      Earlier this week, Mobile ID World reported on a biometric shirt that was being tested on an Antarctic expedition at the behest of the Canadian Space Agency for eventual use on the International Space Station. As a very literal interpretation of…

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The Evil Within: Built-in Spyware Discovered on Smartphone

The Evil Within: Built-in Spyware Discovered on Smartphone

Today, the Associated Press reported that G Data Software, a German security firm, discovered malicious code built in to the propriety software of a Chinese-made smartphone with dubious manufacturing origins. The Star N9500 handset was purchased by the firm after it had received numerous customer complaints. A cheap handset available for purchase through online retailers,…

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Biometric Shirt Brings New Meaning To Wearable Technology

Biometric Shirt Brings New Meaning To Wearable Technology

When we talk about wearable tech, usually it’s in connection with smartwatches, wristbands, Google Glass and other gadget-y accessories that are strapped to a user, allowing for hands free functions. A piece of wearable tech isn’t enough to keep you warm or even decent, always requiring the liberal application of analog wearables (read: regular old…

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Two New Biometric Patents Bring Vital Recognition To Advertising

Two New Biometric Patents Bring Vital Recognition To Advertising

Today, biometric data sensor technology company Valencell announced that it has been granted two new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Both patents have applications in wearable technology, particularly in the measurement of human vital characteristics and open up some interesting doors when it comes to just how far activewear can stretch.…

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