Smartphones, Smart Glasses, and Smart Cars in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Smartphones, Smart Glasses, and Smart Cars in This Week's Top Stories Roundup

The mobile and IoT industries are back in full swing after the holidays, and that’s very much reflected in the breadth of topics covered in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories.

Smartphones are, of course, a major topic. Samsung garnered considerable reader attention with the news of its latest security patch for some of its flagship smartphone models:

Samsung Pushes Security Patch for Galaxy Note 8, S9, and S9+ Smartphones

… and it’s no surprise to find another iPhone rumor accumulating plenty of clicks:

Muddled Rumors Detail New 5.4-inch iPhone with Face ID

Sticking to the smartphone space for a moment, the week also brought news from Yoti, whose mobile identity app has been finding a number of applications in recent months. The latest concerns event ticketing and the fight against ticket scalping – or ‘touting’, as it’s called in the UK:

Yoti Partners with Native to Stop Ticket Resellers with Sigma Concert Tour

But it wasn’t all smartphone-related news this week. Vuzix also spent some time in the spotlight thanks to a new blog post in which the company argued that Gen Z consumers are likely to embrace smart glasses technology in a way that older consumers haven’t:

Vuzix Predicts Smart Glasses will Catch On with Gen Z

And a bit of smart car news from CES also gained some traction this week, with readers showing sustained interest in Cerence’s showcase of automotive technologies including gesture recognition and gaze detection:

Cerence Brings Gesture Recognition Windshield to CES


Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.