CES 2019

Biometric Interaction Coming to Autonomous Cars  Thanks to Visteon and Tencent

Biometric Interaction Coming to Autonomous Cars Thanks to Visteon and Tencent

A new partnership between an American vehicle cockpit electronics supplier and a major Chinese conglomerate is poised to see the development of sophisticated biometric technologies for autonomous cars. One of the key players in the agreement is Michigan-based Visteon, which recently showcased facial recognition and gaze-tracking technologies for consumer vehicles at last autumn’s Electric Vehicle…

‘Puppy Robot’ Demonstrates Non-Puppy Robots at CES

‘Puppy Robot’ Demonstrates Non-Puppy Robots at CES

A smart projector specialist made its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and may have garnered some extra attention through some unusual branding. The company, operating under the wildly misleading name of Puppy Robot, offers a flagship product called Puppy Cube. It’s essentially a projector, designed to display digital images onto a flat surface;…

Tuya Smart Announces Face-Scanning Doorbell, Access Control Solutions

Tuya Smart Announces Face-Scanning Doorbell, Access Control Solutions

Another player has entered the ‘smart doorbell’ market: Tuya Smart, a firm with offices in Guangdong, Hangzhou, and California, has taken the occasion of CES 2019 to announce its AI Video Doorbell. The doorbell uses a built-in camera to identify familiar faces that have been added to a ‘whitelist’ of authorized visitors, and can send…

Unisys CEO to Make ‘Moonshot’ Argument for Internet Security at CES Gov’t Talk

Unisys CEO to Make ‘Moonshot’ Argument for Internet Security at CES Gov’t Talk

Unisys CEO Peter Altabef is preparing to make the case for embracing sophisticated technologies like biometrics and AI to secure the internet at a high-profile, government-focused speaking event affiliated with this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Altabef will deliver his argument in a speech entitled “The Cyber Moonshot Imperative” at the CES Government conference, which will…

Google Assistant to Become Your Translator

Google Assistant to Become Your Translator

” Interpreter Mode will translate what the user is saying into the selected language through synthetic speech, or into text if it’s being used with a Google Smart Display. “ Google has announced a number of new features and integrations for its AI-driven virtual assistant platform at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but one of…

Google Reveals Big AI Ecosystem Push at CES 2019

Google Reveals Big AI Ecosystem Push at CES 2019

“It’s a clear signal that Google wants to get as many partners into its AI ecosystem as possible.” Google is aiming to connect more third party partners and devices to its Google Assistant AI platform, if its big new announcement for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show offers any indication. Detailing its Google Assistant innovations for…

Synaptics Announces New SoC Line for Voice Interaction

Synaptics Announces New SoC Line for Voice Interaction

“…the new offering comprises SoC solutions that feature custom wake word support and far-field voice processing capabilities, with processing done on-device.” Synaptics has announced a new System on Chip (SoC) line of solutions for audio processing on connected devices. Dubbed the AS3xx series, the new offering comprises SoC solutions that feature custom wake word support…

Gentex Shows Off Connected Car, Biometric Tech at CES 2019

Gentex Shows Off Connected Car, Biometric Tech at CES 2019

“Based on iris recognition, the system is designed to be embedded into a mirror, and to automatically identify a driver with just a glance.” Gentex is once again showcasing cutting-edge connected car technologies at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Among its new offerings is HomeLink Connect, a mobile app that’s designed to pair with a…

Pindrop Announces Major Expansion Plans at CES 2019

Pindrop Announces Major Expansion Plans at CES 2019

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) is a big one for Pindrop, which has taken the opportunity to announce its expansion beyond the call center market. The company’s flagship solution has thus far been aimed primarily at delivering anti-fraud security to call centers, combining voice recognition with the analysis of metadata associated with inbound…

B-Secur to Unveil ‘HeartKey’ Tech at Pre-CES Event

B-Secur to Unveil ‘HeartKey’ Tech at Pre-CES Event

“[HeartKey] is designed to confirm a user’s identity based on cardiac biometrics.” With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) about to get underway, B-Secur is seeking to get out front with a showcase of its cardiac biometrics technologies at a pre-show event. Organized by promoter Pepcom, the annual ‘Digital Experience!’ event is scheduled for…

Synaptics Finds New Angle for Clear ID in Notebook Integrations

Synaptics Finds New Angle for Clear ID in Notebook Integrations

“Clear ID is notable for having delivered the first instance of an in-display fingerprint scanning feature for a commercial smartphone last year, in Vivo’s X20 Plus UD smartphone.” Synaptics has found a novel application of its Clear ID fingerprint sensor technology, thanks to a partnership with notebook OEM/ODM Clevo. Just ahead of the launch of…

CES 2019: BIO-key to Debut New Biometric Locks

CES 2019: BIO-key to Debut New Biometric Locks

“… BIO-key has announced new TouchLock Carabiner locks offering extra-tough security for bikes, scooters, and motorcycles; and a ‘Smart Commercial Lock’ solution called the SCL System, which is meant for industrial and commercial use.” With the year’s biggest show in consumer technology about to get underway, BIO-key is preparing to debut its latest biometric lock…

Olea to Unveil Latest Sensor Tech at CES 2019

Olea to Unveil Latest Sensor Tech at CES 2019

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show is right around the corner, and Olea Sensor Networks is preparing to show off new versions of its smart sensor solutions. The company will take the opportunity of CES 2019 to showcase OleaVision Gen2. It’s the latest version of its ‘Life Presence Detection’ solution, which is designed to detect the…

Rinspeed, Gentex Bring Biometric Tech to Another Futuristic Vehicle Concept

Rinspeed, Gentex Bring Biometric Tech to Another Futuristic Vehicle Concept

Gentex technology is once again being used in a futuristic new vehicle concept from Rinspeed. Called the ‘microSNAP’, the new vehicle is a reconfiguration of the Snap concept announced ahead of last year’s Consumer Electronics Show. That vehicle concept revolved around the idea of enabling autonomous flatbed-like chassis to connect with stationary passenger pods, picking…