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Grand View Forecasts $344.1 Billion Automotive Financing Market

Grand View Forecasts $344.1 Billion Automotive Financing Market

Grand View Research has released a new report that predicts that the international automotive finance market will climb to $344.1 billion by 2026. However, the impressive figure does not necessarily represent astronomical growth, and corresponds to a modest CAGR of 6.7 percent. The automotive finance market covers the ecosystem of financial providers that allow everyday consumers…

Kwikset’s New Smart Lock Features FPC Biometric Tech

Kwikset’s New Smart Lock Features FPC Biometric Tech

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has announced that its biometric technology is powering a new smart door lock from Kwikset. Dubbed the Halo Touch, the new lock was unveiled at CES and allows residents to unlock the front door with a fingerprint scan instead of a PIN code.   FPC did not specify which one of its…

FPC’s Biometric Payment Card Tech Gets Approval from Chinese Testing Authority

FPC’s Biometric Payment Card Tech Gets Approval from Chinese Testing Authority

Fingerprint Cards has achieved an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to pave the way for global adoption of biometric payment card technology. The company’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its FPC-BEP biometric software platform have both passed accuracy and security tests conducted by China’s Bank Card Test Center, or BCTC. BCTC is an independent…

FPC Places Fingerprint Sensor in Samsung and ASUS Chromebooks

FPC Places Fingerprint Sensor in Samsung and ASUS Chromebooks

Fingerprint Cards has placed its FPC1145 fingerprint sensor in a pair of new premium Chromebooks. Specifically, the sensor has been integrated into the Galaxy Chromebook from Samsung and the Flip C436 Chromebook from ASUS. Both Chromebooks made their debut at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas. In both cases, the FPC1145 sensor will provide…

Google Testing Biometric Authentication for Autofill

Google Testing Biometric Authentication for Autofill

Google has begun testing the addition of a layer of biometric authentication for its Google Autofill feature for use with Android and Google Chrome. With the release of Android Oreo (8.0) in 2017, Google also launched the Autofill API, which allowed third-party password manager apps the ability to offer an autofill service on Android devices,…

Vuzix Biometric Smartglasses Tech Shines Under Several Partner Spotlights at CES

Vuzix Biometric Smartglasses Tech Shines Under Several Partner Spotlights at CES

Biometric smartglasses specialist Vuzix is enjoying broad promotional support from its partners at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Among those showcasing its smartglasses, which have raised some eyebrows with their incorporation of facial recognition technology, are Netherlands-based 1Minuut Innovation, whose Genzõ mobile platform enables video chat and medical consultation through the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses;…

Samsung Stuffs 5G Safety and Infotainment Features Into Digital Cockpit 2020

Samsung Stuffs 5G Safety and Infotainment Features Into Digital Cockpit 2020

Samsung is continuing to explore the potential for connected vehicles with the CES debut of the Digital Cockpit 2020. The new Digital Cockpit is the product of an ongoing collaboration with Samsung’s HARMAN International subsidiary. So what can drivers expect to find? The Digital Cockpit is built with an Exynos Auto V9 System on Chip,…

Hidden Code Hints at Deepfake Face Swap Feature for TikTok and Douyin

Hidden Code Hints at Deepfake Face Swap Feature for TikTok and Douyin

The Chinese tech company ByteDance has been quietly developing a Face Swap utility that could make it much easier to create and distribute a deepfake video on social media. ByteDance is the parent company of the popular TikTok social media app, and the sister Douyin app in China. While Face Swap has not yet been…

NURVV Announces Biometric Insoles at CES 2020

NURVV Announces Biometric Insoles at CES 2020

Wearable technology company NURVV has announced the launch of its NURVV Run insoles at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The insoles contain 32 biometric sensors embedded within them, and are capable of capturing data from the wearer’s feet at 1,000 times per second per sensor. The data captured is fed to the iPhone-compatible NURVV Run…

Kwikset Biometric Lock Can Register 100 Fingerprints

Kwikset Biometric Lock Can Register 100 Fingerprints

With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show now underway in Las Vegas, another smart lock contender has entered the ring. Kwikset has announced a new offering in its line of wifi-enabled Smart Locks, the Halo Touch. This device is differentiated from its other smart lock offerings through its use of biometric authentication, with the Halo Touch…

LG Details Four Levels of AI Development

LG Details Four Levels of AI Development

LG Electronics took some time to detail its approach to AI with a presentation at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas. During the presentation, LG President and CTO I.P. Park established a framework for future AI development that prioritizes the user experience. The goal, according to Park, is to…

SiriusXM Uses EyeLock Iris Tech to Authorize In-Car Transactions

SiriusXM Uses EyeLock Iris Tech to Authorize In-Car Transactions

SiriusXM is deploying EyeLock’s iris authentication tech to safeguard its new mobile e-wallet. The in-car platform is designed to help drivers pay for goods and services while on the go, allowing them to pay tolls, purchase gas, or pass through the drive-thru window without reaching for their wallet. To that end, the SiriusXM e-wallet will…

Gentex’s Automotive Biometrics Tech Returns to CES

Gentex’s Automotive Biometrics Tech Returns to CES

“The company is evidently keen to get consumers familiar with this kind of biometric technology as smart and connected cars get an increasing number of sophisticated IT components.” Biometric driver authentication will be among the technologies showcased by Gentex at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the company has announced. The system revolves around iris recognition,…

Samsung Oddly Silent on Security in S10 Lite, Note10 Lite Announcement

Samsung Oddly Silent on Security in S10 Lite, Note10 Lite Announcement

Samsung has officially announced new, more budget-friendly versions of its Galaxy S10 and Note10 smartphones, with a conspicuous silence about their authentication systems. Nor has Samsung actually stated the prices of its new devices, for that matter. That they’re cheaper can be inferred from their names – the Galaxy S10 Lite and the Note10 Lite…

New Rumor Suggests iPhone Could Get In-Display Touch ID as Early as 2020

New Rumor Suggests iPhone Could Get In-Display Touch ID as Early as 2020

In-display Touch ID could be arriving sooner than expected. A new rumor suggests that Apple could introduce a new iPhone with in-display fingerprint recognition as early as 2020, a full year ahead of the 2021 prediction that analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made back in August. The rumor comes courtesy of LetsGoDigital, which based its report on…

OPPO Reno3 Smartphones Feature Optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor from Goodix

OPPO Reno3 Smartphones Feature Optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor from Goodix

Smartphone manufacturer OPPO has launched its 5G-capable Reno3 and Reno3 Pro smartphones that feature Goodix’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. Goodix’s fingerprint sensor — embedded beneath the smartphone’s display — is ultra thin, which allows for more internal space for things like 5G antennas and larger batteries. The trend of smartphone manufacturers moving…

Buguroo Warns About Threat of Android Banking Trojan in Brazil

Buguroo Warns About Threat of Android Banking Trojan in Brazil

Buguroo is calling attention to the threat of the BasBanke Trojan for Android devices in a new post on the company blog. Also known as Coybot, the BasBanke Trojan specifically targets Brazilian banking institutions, although it does have some similarities to the Pazera Trojan that goes after Windows devices in Latin America more broadly. According…

CyberLink and Mindtronic Headline TAITRA’s CES Press Conference

CyberLink and Mindtronic Headline TAITRA’s CES Press Conference

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will be highlighting some of the country’s most innovative technology companies at CES 2020, both on the show floor and during a one-hour press conference prior to the event. The “Smart Tech, Smart Future: Taiwan Innovations for 2020 & Beyond” conference is scheduled for 3pm on Monday, January…

Mobile Biometrics and National ID in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Biometrics and National ID in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

2019 is rapidly coming to a close, but the past week in mobile identity has brought some big new developments, with smartphone biometrics and national ID being particularly hot topics in the latest Mobile ID World roundup of our top stories. With respect to smartphone tech, readers proved highly interested the news that Samsung’s iris-scanning…

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