facial recognition

Samsung Patent May Hint at 3D Face Unlock for Galaxy S11

Samsung Patent May Hint at 3D Face Unlock for Galaxy S11

A new patent filed by Samsung shows a smartphone with three front-facing sensors in a hole-punch display. Assuming that at least two of the sensors are cameras, this raises some interesting speculation as to what purpose the third sensor on the front could mean for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line of smartphones. Launched earlier this…

Yoti Helps Working Parents Find Verified Student Nannies

Yoti Helps Working Parents Find Verified Student Nannies

Another digital service is making use of Yoti’s secure identity verification technology. Student Nannies is a site that connects students looking for extra work to working parents looking for affordable childcare. The site allows the students to sign up for free and set their rates and availability, and allows busy parents to select a babysitter…

Facial Recognition Specialist Bolsters IP Portfolio for FMCW LiDAR Tech

Facial Recognition Specialist Bolsters IP Portfolio for FMCW LiDAR Tech

California-based defense contractor and facial recognition specialist StereoVision Imaging (“SVI”) has announced the issuance of eight continuation patents for its technological portfolio. In a statement, the company said it is “significantly growing its U.S. and international patent portfolio” pertaining to Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR technology. This is SVI’s speciality, with the company’s approach…

Dubious Biometric Data Collection Practice Puts Scrutiny on Goolge Subcontractor

Dubious Biometric Data Collection Practice Puts Scrutiny on Goolge Subcontractor

A Google subcontractor is being scrutinized for its questionable data collection tactics. The company in question is Randstad, which hired and managed a field team of Google TVCs (Temps, Vendors, and Contractors) to gather face images from the general public. People were offered $5 gift cards in exchange for their participation, while the images were…

Chooch AI Brings Artificial Intelligence Powered Object Recognition to the Edge

Chooch AI Brings Artificial Intelligence Powered Object Recognition to the Edge

Chooch AI has released a new computer vision service that allows users to detect and categorize events in any kind of local video stream. Dubbed Chooch Edge AI, the technology was unveiled at this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt startup event in San Francisco and leverages Chooch AI’s object recognition capabilities. “Our clients requested a fast, easy…

Plevo Kickstarts New Line of Connected Duffel Bags and Backpacks

Plevo Kickstarts New Line of Connected Duffel Bags and Backpacks

Plevo is hoping to expand its smart luggage portfolio with a new Kickstarter campaign for connected duffel bags and connected backpacks. Both the D-One Series (the duffel bags) and the B-One Series (the backpacks) will come in two different sizes, and allow travelers to unlock their luggage with Morse Code or a fingerprint recognition scan.…

Muxi, Fortress Identity Develop Biometric Payments System

Muxi, Fortress Identity Develop Biometric Payments System

Muxi and Fortress Identity have teamed up to create a new naked payments solution that blends face and voice recognition technology. Dubbed muxiPAY, the platform identifies the customer with a facial recognition scan as they approach the checkout counter, and then asks them to say a passphrase out loud to confirm their purchases with voice…

NEC Enhances NeoFace Security with BlackRidge Tech

NEC Enhances NeoFace Security with BlackRidge Tech

NEC Asia Pacific has teamed up with a US-based network security firm to help shore up the defenses of its smart city platform. The company has signed on as a reseller of BlackRidge’s cybersecurity solutions, with a focus on the latter’s TAC Identity Device. TAC-ID is a two-port, in-line network device that is designed to…

Jumio Authentication Takes Home Silver at 2019 Golden Bridge Awards

Jumio Authentication Takes Home Silver at 2019 Golden Bridge Awards

Jumio is likely hoping to keep its phenomenal awards run going for another twelve months after being named a Silver Winner at the 2019 Golden Bridge Awards. The news comes a full year after Jumio took home two prizes in the 2018 iteration of the awards. This year’s Silver comes in the Authentication category, and…

Phones and Cards Dominate This Week’s Top Stories

Phones and Cards Dominate This Week’s Top Stories

Smartphones and biometric cards dominate this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular articles. On the smartphone side of things, it will come as no surprise that readers proved interested in the biometric capabilities of Apple’s newest iPhone lineup. Apple has established itself as a real leader in the world of mobile biometrics, helping…

New Xpeng Smart Car Features Biometric Keys and AliOS Platform

New Xpeng Smart Car Features Biometric Keys and AliOS Platform

The Xpeng P7 will officially become the first car to feature the Alibaba In-Car Mini APP platform when the new electric vehicle hits the market in the spring of 2020. Xpeng Motors carried out the integration in collaboration with AliOS, giving drivers access to smart car features like navigation, traffic updates, and driver monitoring. The…

Latest Rumor Suggests Apple Will Ditch Camera Notch for 2020 iPhone

Latest Rumor Suggests Apple Will Ditch Camera Notch for 2020 iPhone

A new rumor suggests that Apple is preparing to ditch the front-facing camera notch that was first introduced with the iPhone X in 2017. The company would instead squeeze the TrueDepth Face ID sensors into the thin bezel at the top of the phone, which would create more real estate on the front of the…

New Gogoro Smartscooter Leverages Smartphones for Biometric Security

New Gogoro Smartscooter Leverages Smartphones for Biometric Security

Gogoro has unveiled a lightweight electric scooter that was built to provide a more sustainable alternative to 50-100cc gas scooters in urban environments. Unlike previous Gogoro scooters, the new VIVA Smartscooter has a single battery, but can still run for up to 85km per battery swap and is ideal for short trips in the city.…

E-Voting Company Agora Picks Onfido for Identity Verification

E-Voting Company Agora Picks Onfido for Identity Verification

Onfido will be providing secure identity verification for the blockchain e-voting company Agora. Through the new partnership, citizens will be asked to provide a selfie and an official government ID when using the Agora app or a dedicated voting machine. Onfido’s technology will then compare the selfie to the photo on that ID, only allowing…

CO-OP Expands Utility of CardNav App to Cover Credit and Debit Cards

CO-OP Expands Utility of CardNav App to Cover Credit and Debit Cards

CO-OP has expanded the utility of the CardNav platform, allowing users to manage both debit and credit cards from a single account. CardNav is a card management and alert app that allows users to take more control of their various payment cards, whether that means setting a spending limit on a shared card or deactivating…

ZenGo Updates Its Biometrically Secured Crypto Wallet

ZenGo Updates Its Biometrically Secured Crypto Wallet

Having been live in the App Store for only a few weeks, ZenGo has updated its eponymous cryptocurrency app. Most of the enhancements concern the app’s redesigned user interface, with ZenGo calling it “the most handsome wallet you’ve ever seen” in its announcement. There’s a new “quick action” menu, and account balances can be upgraded…

Homeowners Are Increasingly Installing Smart Locks: Report

Homeowners Are Increasingly Installing Smart Locks: Report

A new report from Parks Associates suggests that smart door locks are becoming more and more popular with modern homeowners, who are increasingly taking security into their own hands and installing the technology themselves. The firm’s DIY Home Security Tracker found that while only 39 percent of smart locks were installed by homeowners in 2016,…

Apple’s iPhone 11 Off to a Solid Start at Launch

Apple’s iPhone 11 Off to a Solid Start at Launch

Apple’s new iPhones hit store shelves on Friday, and early signs point to a successful launch. As with previous iPhone launches, the impending release of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max drew lineups of Apple fans starting on Thursday evening in major cities such as Berlin, London, Singapore, Sydney, and…

Refinitiv Launches Qual-ID Onboarding Platform with Trulioo Technology

Refinitiv Launches Qual-ID Onboarding Platform with Trulioo Technology

Refinitiv has released a new mobile onboarding solution that will help financial institutions comply with the latest Know-Your-Customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations. The platform has been dubbed Qual-ID, and is the result of a partnership between Refnitiv and Trulioo. Qual-ID combines Trulioo’s selfie-based document and identity verification technology with Refinitiv’s World-Check Risk Intelligence…

IDnow Becomes Latest Member of the FIDO Alliance

IDnow Becomes Latest Member of the FIDO Alliance

IDnow has become an official member of the FIDO Alliance. The developer of the AutoIdent identity verification platform will lend its expertise to further the Alliance’s efforts to establish strong password-free security and authentication standards. “IDnow brings innovative AI-based identity verification technology and a high level of security experience to the Alliance,” said FIDO Executive…

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