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Virtual Assistants Continue to Struggle with Accents, Irish Study Shows

Virtual Assistants Continue to Struggle with Accents, Irish Study Shows

Voice-based virtual assistants are still struggling with Irish accents, suggests a new survey. Pure Telecom polled a thousand adults across the country, and found considerable variation in how well AI assistants could understand end users from county to county. Almost half – 47 percent – of the residents of Laois, for example, said that their…

Safaricom to Implement Biometric SIM Registration

Safaricom to Implement Biometric SIM Registration

A major East African telecom is preparing to implement biometric registration for customers who want to swap SIM cards into new devices. Announcing the plans to media, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore explained that the idea is to curb fraud. One such criminal incident recently led to the arrest of 22 individuals, including Safaricom staffers, according…

Apple Wants to Put Your Passport in Your Phone, Patent Suggests

Apple Wants to Put Your Passport in Your Phone, Patent Suggests

A new Apple patent suggests the company is considering the idea of letting users put their passports into their virtual Apple wallets. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed on March 30th, and describes a system in which an electronic device could import credential data from an official piece of ID such as a passport…

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

When you talk about the mobile biometrics revolution, you talk about FinTech, and any conversation about FinTech is going to prominently feature Daon. The biometric software company deployed its IdentityX authentication solution to great effect in the early days of biometric mobile banking, its trailblazing partnership with USAA clearing the way for mass adoption of…

iOS 12 Icon Points to Face ID for the iPad

iOS 12 Icon Points to Face ID for the iPad

There’s now more evidence that Apple is planning to bring its Face ID authentication system to the next version of the iPad. The latest clue, like the last one, comes by way of a beta version of iOS 12, Apple’s mobile operating system. As 9to5Mac reports, someone has discovered an icon in iOS 12 that…

Is Samsung Ready For In-Display Biometrics on the Galaxy Note 9?

Is Samsung Ready For In-Display Biometrics on the Galaxy Note 9?

Leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 suggest that Samsung may not quite be ready to dive into in-display fingerprint scanning. The leaked images show versions of the smartphone in purple and blue, and generally match up with other recent leaks. They depict a smartphone with a full-sized, curved display, and a glass back…

Confirmed: Next Samsung Tablet to Feature Iris, Facial Recognition

Confirmed: Next Samsung Tablet to Feature Iris, Facial Recognition

“…an instructional video on Intelligent Scan has been included in the official Galaxy Tab S4 firmware files – all but confirming that the tablet will use Intelligent Scan for user authentication.” It looks like Samsung’s next flagship tablet will indeed use iris recognition for user authentication. Speculation about the feature was prompted a few weeks…

Samsung SDS Wins Industry Prize for Smart Home Biometric Lock

Samsung SDS Wins Industry Prize for Smart Home Biometric Lock

“…users can remotely unlock the door through the mobile app to let friends, family, or other authorized users gain entry.” Samsung SDS has won a major industry award for its latest biometric door lock solution: The SHP-DR900 took the Gold Prize in the category of Smart Home Innovation at the 17th Beijing International Consumer Electronics…

Financial Services Must Embrace AI, Automation to Compete Against Disruptors: Report

Financial Services Must Embrace AI, Automation to Compete Against Disruptors: Report

“…45 percent of the financial services firms surveyed for the report said that they see major tech companies like Apple and Google as their key competitors over the next five years.” AI and smart automation could add up to $512 billion in revenues to the financial services industry over the next couple of years, according…

eSIM Consultancy to Promote IDEMIA Tech

eSIM Consultancy to Promote IDEMIA Tech

“…together, the solutions let cellular customers switch providers and services without the need to go to a physical store so that their SIM cards can be changed.” A Hong Kong-based eSIM consultancy is going to help IDEMIA deliver its solutions to OEMs. According to a statement from the companies, 10T Tech’s aim is “to optimize…

Vivo, Megvii Team Up On 3D Face Scanning

Vivo, Megvii Team Up On 3D Face Scanning

Vivo is now working with a facial recognition specialist on 3D face and head modelling technology. The partnership was detailed at last week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, where both companies showed off technology allowing attendees to have their heads scanned and then built into a physical 3D model they could hold in their hands.…

Jumio Wins Two IT World Awards

Jumio Wins Two IT World Awards

“These awards from Network Products Guide are further validation that our Netverify solution is the most accurate and advanced solution on the market. The threat of data breaches has shaken the trust of consumers, and as a result, online identity verification is now a critical must-have for most online organizations.” – Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio…

Next Samsung Tablet to Ditch Traditional Fingerprint Sensor

Next Samsung Tablet to Ditch Traditional Fingerprint Sensor

It looks like Samsung’s next flagship tablet won’t have a traditional fingerprint sensor, suggesting the company is opting for some more sophisticated biometric security to replace it. All we have to go by are a couple of images leaked to the press, depicting a tablet device with no traditional home button, nor a fingerprint sensor…

Fit Pay Prepares for Mass Production of Bitcoin Payments Device

Fit Pay Prepares for Mass Production of Bitcoin Payments Device

Fit Pay has completed testing of its bitcoin payment device, and plans to start shipping the solution soon, the company has announced. Dubbed the Flip, the device can be loaded with US dollars exchanged from the user’s Bitcoin account. In appearance it looks almost like a large poker chip, but in function it is essentially…

Mi Band 3 Sales Success Suggests Rising Interest in Smart Wearables

Mi Band 3 Sales Success Suggests Rising Interest in Smart Wearables

Consumer interest in wearable tech is on the rise, if the success of the new Mi Band 3 is any indication. Its maker, Huami, has announced that the biometric smart wristband has already sold over a million units, just 17 days since its launch. The first Mi Band, launched back in 2014, took four months…

Biometrics a Key Topic at U.S. Payments Forum Event

Biometrics a Key Topic at U.S. Payments Forum Event

Biometrics and other innovative methods of authentication will be a key topic at the July Member Meeting of the U.S. Payments Forum, a non-profit cross-industry alliance that encompasses the whole payments ecosystem. Organizers have announced the agenda for this year’s event, and it’s going to kick off with a plenary panel entitled, “Next Generation Consumer…

Yubico Launches FIPS Compliant Security Keys

Yubico Launches FIPS Compliant Security Keys

Government agencies and contractors now have a line of YubiKey devices designed just for them. Called the YubiKey FIS Series, the new line of security keys is compliant with Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2, a certification needed for use by many government agencies and partners collecting and transmitting sensitive information. That means individuals working in…

Sensory Anticipates Mass Adoption ‘Tipping Point’ for TrulySecure

Sensory Anticipates Mass Adoption ‘Tipping Point’ for TrulySecure

“Operating through a standard mobile device, TrulySecure combines facial and voice recognition to identify the end user. It’s now being used in mobile apps from a number of financial services providers including Alior, Banorte, ICICI, Maybank, Mizuho Bank, and Qatar Islamic Bank.” Sensory Inc. is celebrating the growing ubiquity of its TrulySecure platform, announcing that…

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