biometrics

Sony Patent Describes Biometric Controllers for PS5 Console

Sony Patent Describes Biometric Controllers for PS5 Console

A recently published patent suggests that Sony may be considering the implementation of biometric sensors on controllers for its upcoming PS5 video game console. The patent primarily concerns a “scene tagging” feature that would allow gamers to capture metadata pertaining to a certain gameplay event, and then share it with other players online. Those other…

Amex, Insurance Company Launch Activity-Based Rewards Credit Card

Amex, Insurance Company Launch Activity-Based Rewards Credit Card

American Express and Vitality — a life insurance and investment company — have teamed up to launch a new credit card that rewards users based on how physically active they are. The Vitality American Express Card — available to existing Vitality members with eligible policies — will offer cash-back rewards depending on how physically active…

Xyntek Leverages Nymi Band for e-Signature Authentication

Xyntek Leverages Nymi Band for e-Signature Authentication

The pharmaceutical IP company Xyntek has partnered with Nymi to integrate the latter’s wearable technology into its Turnkey Biometrics Authentication Platform. Xyntek’s platform leverages biometric tech to facilitate the creation of secure e-signatures, making it easier for medical and laboratory professionals to sign off on critical procedures and business operations. While Xyntek is currently compatible…

b-sharpe Turns to Onfido for Secure Onboarding

b-sharpe Turns to Onfido for Secure Onboarding

The Swiss company b-sharpe has turned to Onfido for secure onboarding and identity verification. b-sharpe is an online currency exchange platform that provides individuals and businesses with transparent pricing for currency exchanges. The company has cleared 1 billion Swiss Francs in transactions for 14,000 customers, and claims to save those customers around 70 percent when…

Samsung Updates User Interface on Older Galaxy Watches

Samsung Updates User Interface on Older Galaxy Watches

Samsung is rolling out a major software update for the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Watch Active. The update specifically concerns the user interface, and will allow owners of older Galaxy Watch models to enjoy a slew of features that are currently only available on the newer Galaxy Watch Active2, which debuted earlier this year.…

Apple Pay Extends Reach in Europe

Apple Pay Extends Reach in Europe

Apple Pay has now arrived in Bulgaria and Belarus. Apple’s biometrically secured mobile payments platform arrived in the former country via First Investment Bank, or Fibank, earlier this month; in Belarus, meanwhile, the platform has just launched with the support of BPS-Sberbank. As 9to5Mac reports, this is the domestic arm of the major Russian bank…

Trustech Guests to Receive Full Zwipe Experience

Trustech Guests to Receive Full Zwipe Experience

Zwipe will be treating guests to the full Zwipe Experience at Trustech 2019. More specifically, Zwipe will be unveiling a new product package called the Zwipe Experience, which will offer comprehensive support to card manufacturers and issuers who are looking to upgrade their biometric payments capabilities.   To that end, the customizable Zwipe Experience will provide…

NEXT Unveils New Biometric Module with Secure Element from Infineon

NEXT Unveils New Biometric Module with Secure Element from Infineon

NEXT Biometrics will be unveiling its latest biometric card module at the upcoming Trustech 2019 event in Cannes. The fingerprint sensor is designed specifically for dual interface smart cards, and is built with a Secure Element from Infineon Technologies. The biometric card module arrives a year after NEXT first announced that it had partnered with…

Merchants are Worried About Fraud in American Express Payments Survey

Merchants are Worried About Fraud in American Express Payments Survey

American Express has released is 2019 Digital Payments Survey, which found that payments fraud is still a pressing concern for American businesses. The vast majority (77 percent) of respondents indicated that they had experienced some form of fraud during the past year, with 69 percent reporting that fraud fallout placed a significant strain on company…

Commercially Launched Biometric Payment Card Features FPC, Thales Tech

Commercially Launched Biometric Payment Card Features FPC, Thales Tech

“Like other emerging biometric payment cards, the Cornèrcard Biometric Gold Visa supports contactless payments and is designed to harvest energy from payment terminals.” Switzerland has become the site of one of the very first commercial launches of a biometric payment card. It’s a significant development, though it is on a small scale. Cornèrcard has launched…

Jumio Takes Home Biometrics Prize at 2019 Payments Awards

Jumio Takes Home Biometrics Prize at 2019 Payments Awards

Jumio has received yet another award in recognition of its Jumio Authentication solution. The onboarding platform has been named the winner in the Best Use of Biometrics Category at the 2019 Payments Awards, which have recognized top achievements in the payments space for the past seven years. The Biometrics Category specifically recognizes a payments solution…

Karma Unveils SC2 Concept Car With Biometric Features

Karma Unveils SC2 Concept Car With Biometric Features

Karma Automotive has unveiled its SC2 concept car at the Los Angeles Motor Show. The SC2 — a follow-up to the SC1 unveiled earlier this year in Shanghai –comes loaded with advanced technology, including a number of biometric features focused on providing increased control, comfort and security for the vehicles driver and their passengers. On…

4Stop Integrates Jumio’s Identity Verification Technology

4Stop Integrates Jumio’s Identity Verification Technology

The German compliance and fraud prevention company 4Stop has bolstered its platform with Jumio’s identity verification technology. The two companies have formed an integrated partnership that will allow 4Stop customers to take advantage of Jumio’s tech and meet the latest Know-Your-Customer requirements. “Jumio is a global leader and innovator in AI-powered identity verification,” said 4Stop…

FPC Targets Foldable Phones with New Biometric Sensor

FPC Targets Foldable Phones with New Biometric Sensor

Fingerprint Cards has released a new side-mounted capacitive touch sensor built specifically for mobile devices. The FPC1540 boasts a slim design that can be integrated into a range of different form factors, including foldable and borderless smartphone models. “As smartphone design diversifies, biometrics are becoming an enabler for innovation and differentiation,” said Fingerprint Cards Mobile…

BenjiLocks Appear at b8ta Retail Locations

BenjiLocks Appear at b8ta Retail Locations

Hampton Products’ full line of BenjiLock biometric padlocks is now available at select b8ta retail locations in the United States. Shoppers will be able to get a first-hand look at both the original BenjiLock and the TSA-approved Travel version that was released earlier this year. Unlike a more traditional padlock, the biometric BenjiLock can be…

Zwipe Streamlines Operations to Capitalize on Partnership with IDEMIA

Zwipe Streamlines Operations to Capitalize on Partnership with IDEMIA

Zwipe has announced that it will be streamlining its operations with a plan that is expected to save the company as much as NOK 40 million (around $4.38 million) every year. The program has already been approved by Zwipe’s Board of Directors, and will be fully executed before the end of November 2019. Any related…

Apple Patent Could Bring Face ID to Apple Watch

Apple Patent Could Bring Face ID to Apple Watch

Apple has officially received a patent for technology that could help to bring Face ID to the Apple Watch. The patent application was first published back in Spring of 2018, but is now one of 52 new Apple patents that has been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to the patent, the…

Innovatrics and MoriX Unveil Energy-Efficient Biometric Card Solution

Innovatrics and MoriX Unveil Energy-Efficient Biometric Card Solution

Innovatrics has teamed up with MoriX to develop a biometric card that combines an Innovatrics algorithm with an ultra-thin fingerprint sensor from MoriX. The user’s fingerprint template will be stored on the card itself, while Innovatrics’ Small Area Matcher algorithm will be able to perform a match in less than a second, even with an…

Biometric Smart Cards Month: A Timeline of Major Developments

Biometric Smart Cards Month: A Timeline of Major Developments

Mobile ID World kicked off Biometric Smart Cards Month with an overview of how intertwining trends in the access control, payments, and mobile biometrics sectors helped to catalyze the emergence of biometric smart card technology. Our second feature went on to offer a primer on the key technological hurdles that were overcome to realize the…

1Password Adds Support for Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

1Password Adds Support for Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

1Password, the popular password management app for iOS and Android, is now able to support the new Face Unlock feature on Google’s Pixel 4. After updating their 1Password app to the latest version (7.3.2) users’ can now use Face Unlock to access various apps and services for a biometric security approach. Previous versions of the…

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