biometrics

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…

Kneron Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Kneron Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Kneron has been recognized with a 2020 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award from the Business Intelligence Group (BIG). The awards were set up to honor pioneering AI achievements that help address real world problems for employees and consumers alike. To that end, Kneron is developing embedded hardware and software solutions that will improve the edge AI…

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…

Jumio Go is Now Free for Eligible COVID-19 Responders

Jumio Go is Now Free for Eligible COVID-19 Responders

Jumio has announced that its Jumio Go identity verification platform will be available for free to organizations that are working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations that qualify for the service include (but are not limited to) healthcare providers, delivery services, and educational institutions. Those interested in the offer are invited to fill out…

AMC Health Provides Hospitals with Home Monitoring Kits for Patients

AMC Health Provides Hospitals with Home Monitoring Kits for Patients

AMC Health is working with hospitals to help manage the number of patients in emergency departments. To that end, the company will be outfitting hospitals with telehealth services and home monitoring kits to help doctors provide better care to remote patients.  The new measures are being taken up in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which…

Apple Card Privacy Policy Changes to Share More Data with Goldman Sachs

Apple Card Privacy Policy Changes to Share More Data with Goldman Sachs

Apple is changing the privacy policy of its Apple Card in order to share more user data with its financial partner, Goldman Sachs – but for many, that might be a good thing. Apple says that the data to be shared will be aggregate and anonymized, and is aimed at giving Goldman Sachs more clarity…

Hyundai Mobis Unveils Rear Seat Passenger Monitoring System

Hyundai Mobis Unveils Rear Seat Passenger Monitoring System

Hyundai Mobis has developed a new passenger detection system that uses radar technology to monitor people riding in the back seat. The company is planning to pitch the Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) system to other auto manufacturers, although the solution has not yet entered the mass production phase. The ROA system was designed to prevent…

Goodix Places In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in Redmi K30 Pro

Goodix Places In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in Redmi K30 Pro

Another smartphone manufacturer has decided to take advantage of Goodix’s in-display fingerprint scanning technology. The company has announced that its ultra-thin optical in-display fingerprint sensor will soon be appearing in the Fast and Furious Redmi K30 Pro Series. The K30 Pro will include a Goodix smart audio amplifier in addition to the fingerprint sensor. Redmi…

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…

HUMBL and DIPL Team Up to Provide India with Better Mobile Financial Services

HUMBL and DIPL Team Up to Provide India with Better Mobile Financial Services

The U.S. fintech company HUMBL is entering the Indian market through a strategic partnership with Digital India Payments Limited (DIPL). DIPL currently provides payment processing services at more than 30,000 locations in India, and at additional locations in Nepal, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. HUMBL, meanwhile, is a mobile payments specialist. The company…

ZTE Highlights Video Capabilities of New Axon 11 5G Smartphone

ZTE Highlights Video Capabilities of New Axon 11 5G Smartphone

ZTE Corporation has unveiled a new 5G smartphone that was built with an eye towards video production. To that end, the ZTE Axon 11 5G is able to record 4K videos at 60fps, and comes with an AI quad shooting setup that combines a 64MP main camera with a 120-degree 8MP wide angle camera, a 2MP macro camera,…

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…

Fitness-tracking Ring Maker Gets $28M in Series B Funding Round

Fitness-tracking Ring Maker Gets $28M in Series B Funding Round

Finland-based Oura has generated some considerable investor attention with its eponymous sleep-tracking ring. The company, which was founded in 2013, has brought in $28 million in a Series B funding round. Made of titanium and featuring an accelerometer and gyroscope, NTC temperature sensors, and infrared LEDs, the Oura is designed to measure users’ activity both…

BioConnect Highlights Mobile Access Solution at First Virtual Trade Show

BioConnect Highlights Mobile Access Solution at First Virtual Trade Show

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the 2020 conference calendar, but the world’s leading tech companies are finding innovative ways to overcome the disruption. For example, BioConnect has put together its first Virtual Trade Show to fill in some of the scheduling gaps, with three days of programming set to kick off on March 18. The…

Smart Policing Tools Developer Builds AI Ethics Board

Smart Policing Tools Developer Builds AI Ethics Board

Axon, a provider of smart devices for reduced-force policing and security applications, has appointed three individuals to its AI Ethics Board. Axon offers products like tasers, body cameras, and drones, as well as policing software; and the company seeks to leverage Artificial Intelligence in its offerings. At a time of intensifying scrutiny over the use…

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…

Onfido and SecureKey Team Up on Comprehensive Identity Verification

Onfido and SecureKey Team Up on Comprehensive Identity Verification

SecureKey and Onfido have joined forces in an effort to provide customers with a more comprehensive identity verification on solution. The joint offering will blend SecureKey’s real-time authentication tech with Onfido’s document and facial recognition. Onfido’s platform uses facial biometrics to compare a selfie to the photo on an official government ID document. Doing so…

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