biometric authentication

Future Apple Watch May Get Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

Future Apple Watch May Get Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

According to a report from Israeli news site The Verifier, a future version of the Apple Watch is set to feature Touch ID for biometric authentication, as well as a few other new features, though we may have to wait until 2021. With the most recent release of the Apple Watch — Series 5 —…

Apple Patent Describes Biometric Head Mounted Display

Apple Patent Describes Biometric Head Mounted Display

A patent filed by Apple with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office details a future Head Mounted Display (HMD) system with interchangeable lenses, and biometric sensors that can identify the wearer. The patent lists a biometric sensor onboard the HMD, which could potentially be used for user authentication. The type of biometric sensor is not…

IDEX Biometrics Proselytizes Fingerprint Recognition Benefits

IDEX Biometrics Proselytizes Fingerprint Recognition Benefits

IDEX Biometrics is once again highlighting some of the advantages of fingerprint recognition. In a post on its blog, the company notes that biometric authentication is more convenient and more secure than conventional alternatives like passwords, especially given the frequency of high-profile data breaches over the past few years. A biometric identifier like a fingerprint…

OPPO Launches Reno3 Pro in Middle East with 64MP Camera, Facial Recognition

OPPO Launches Reno3 Pro in Middle East with 64MP Camera, Facial Recognition

Chinese tech company OPPO has announced the launch of its Reno3 Series of smartphones in the Middle East, featuring a 64MP camera and facial recognition for biometric security. “We are extremely excited to bring Reno3 Series to the Middle East market,” said OPPO President, Middle East and Africa Ethan Xue. “Many cutting-edge imaging technologies and design techniques…

Frost & Sullivan Report: Biometrics Market Growth Boosted by Rise of IoT

Frost & Sullivan Report: Biometrics Market Growth Boosted by Rise of IoT

Research and consulting firm Frost and Sullivan has released a new report on the global biometrics market, predicting it will grow from $18.78 billion today to $45.98 billion by the year 2024. The report highlights the importance of the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smartphone usage — along with the increasing viability…

Google Fixes Biometric Flaw in Latest Android Developer Preview Release

Google Fixes Biometric Flaw in Latest Android Developer Preview Release

Google has fixed what has been termed by many to be a major flaw in its new Face Unlock biometric authentication system that was released with the Pixel 4 late last year. In the latest release of the Android 11 Developer Preview 2 (DP2), the “require eyes to be open” feature is live, meaning users…

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…

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…

CyberArk Updates Alero Platform to Support Remote Workers

CyberArk Updates Alero Platform to Support Remote Workers

CyberArk has released an upgraded version its Alero Software-as-a-Service platform that will make it easier to work from home. The improved Alero now uses multi-factor biometric authentication to enable Zero Trust access for any employees that need to use a CyberArk-managed system while they’re away from the office.  Alero does not rely on VPNs, and…

Redmi Demos In-Display Fingerprint Sensor on LCD Panel

Redmi Demos In-Display Fingerprint Sensor on LCD Panel

Redmi, a sub-brand of Chinese tech company Xiaomi, has recently shown off a working in-display fingerprint sensor on a Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD) panel, potentially paving the way for the tech to be implemented in lower-cost smartphones. In-display fingerprint sensors have been increasing in popularity in recent months, with many of the world’s major tech companies…

Get Ready for Australia’s Biometric Online ID Beta Test

Get Ready for Australia’s Biometric Online ID Beta Test

Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has said it is expecting that the biometric component of its myGovID program will be ready for a public beta test rollout later this year. “The thing that we’ve been very considered on is the implementation of the biometric features to ensure that the facial verification service operates as expected,”…

Ensurity Announces New FIDO2 Biometric Security Key

Ensurity Announces New FIDO2 Biometric Security Key

Hyderabad-based Ensurity Technologies has announced its latest FIDO2 compliant offering, the ThinC AUTH+ biometric security key. Ensurity’s previously released ThinC-AUTH key was already optimized to work with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-ins. The new ThinC AUTH+ adds FIDO2 biometric authentication and encrypted storage to provide users with better security and storage up to…

Apple Patent Details Possible Device Authentication System

Apple Patent Details Possible Device Authentication System

Apple has been exploring a system that would allow users to gain access to multiple IoT devices from a central hub. The details of the system are included in a patent application that was recently published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent depicts a head-mounted device that could be paired with other…

Android 11 Developer Preview Shows Improved Security and Biometric Features

Android 11 Developer Preview Shows Improved Security and Biometric Features

Google has released the first developer preview of Android 11 — the next version of its mobile operating system — with a slew of new features including some upgrades to security, privacy, biometric capabilities, messaging and more. Though this is only the first version of Android 11 and it is just a developer preview —…

Trinamix Teams with Qualcomm to Bring Facial Recognition Tech to Android

Trinamix Teams with Qualcomm to Bring Facial Recognition Tech to Android

Trinamix, a subsidiary of the German chemical giant BASF, has announced a partnership with Qualcomm’s Software Accelerator Program to promote its facial recognition technology to Android phone manufacturers. Founded in 2015 by researcher Ingmar Bruder, Trinamix has a unique proprietary technology that uses the backscatter from infrared beams in combination with 2D infrared images and…

iPhone SE2 Launch Anticipated for Late March

iPhone SE2 Launch Anticipated for Late March

According to a new report from German tech outlet iPhone Ticker, Apple is gearing up to re-introduce an updated version of its budget iPhone model in the form of the iPhone SE2 at an event at the end of March. The iPhone SE (Special Edition) was initially launched in 2016 by Apple as a more…

Yandex.Taxi Testing Biometric Driver Attention System

Yandex.Taxi Testing Biometric Driver Attention System

According to a report from VentureBeat, Russian tech giant Yandex is testing a proprietary system for its Yandex.Taxi ride-hailing service that it says will combat drowsy and dangerous driving. The system uses Yandex’s SignalQ1 Camera to monitor 68 points on a driver’s face, and uses machine learning algorithms to detect when the individual is tired…

Aware Provides Knomi Authentication for Multiple Latin American Banks

Aware Provides Knomi Authentication for Multiple Latin American Banks

Aware, Inc. is expanding its presence in Latin America. The technology specialist is now providing biometric authentication for a slew of leading banks throughout the region. The company did not disclose the names or number of its current partners, but indicated that they had all integrated Aware’s Knomi authentication platform into their mobile banking apps.…

Apple Finally Joins the FIDO Alliance

Apple Finally Joins the FIDO Alliance

One of the world’s most prominent tech companies has finally joined the FIDO Alliance. Apple has officially become the latest member of the organization, and will immediately step into a role as a board-level member alongside fellow tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. The news suggests that Apple is becoming more invested in the…

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