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Apple Watch Cardiac Sensor Can’t See Past User Tattoos

Apple Watch Cardiac Sensor Can’t See Past User Tattoos

The Apple Watch has a bit of trouble monitoring users’ heart rates when they have tattoos on their wrists, according to a TechCrunch article by Sarah Perez. Apple changed its support documentation when it discovered the problem via user feedback in April. The problem has to do with the sensor’s use of LED lights, which…

Wearables Market on Cusp of Boom: Report

Wearables Market on Cusp of Boom: Report

Market research firm Tractica believes that we’re on the cusp of an explosion in the wearable tech market. In a new report, the firm asserts that the nascent wearables market taking shape with the smartwatch is going to usher the broader smart clothing and body sensor market into the mainstream. In its report, the firm…

Mobizent Handheld Device Upgraded with Integrated Biometrics Tech

Fingerprint sensor developer Integrated Biometrics has announced a new partnership with Mobizent, a mobile solutions provider specializing in technology for mobile tracking, ticketing, and work order in the field. The partnership has brought Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo FAP 30 sensor into Mobizent’s Intermec CN70e handheld device. Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo sensor is FBI PIV FAP 30 certified…

Synaptics Discusses Fiscal Results, Future Opportunities

Synaptics Discusses Fiscal Results, Future Opportunities

Digital interface developer Synaptics has hosted a conference call on its latest quarterly results, and according to the company things are looking up. Setting the context for the results, CEO Richard Bergman said that “the last couple of years have been transformative for Synaptics.” He credited that to the company’s development of new products in…

Toshiba Announces HDK/SDK Platform for IoT Health Tracker

Toshiba Announces HDK/SDK Platform for IoT Health Tracker

Toshiba has announced a major foray into the world of Internet of Things fitness-tracking. On May 7, it’s going to launch both an HDK and an SDK that together will provide a platform a biometric athletics-tracking platform the company is calling TZ1000. The system is meant for integration into a range of IoT devices, but…

Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

Off The Cuff – 4 Wearables That Aren’t Watches

With the Apple Watch launching today, wearable tech stands to explode into the consumer market. Smart watches, as we’ve explored on Mobile ID World before, stand to change some integral parts of everyday life if they manage to catch mainstream tension. Everything from payments, to  physical access control and the Internet of Things stands to…

News Roundup: Alliances Aim at IoT

News Roundup: Alliances Aim at IoT

This week at Mobile ID World the news showcased the wide range of mobile security solutions offered by biometric technology, stories concerning financial and healthcare markets, and some positive predictions in regards to smartwatch and flagship phone sales numbers. We also reported on two security-minded alliances aiming to lock down the looming threat of security…

Colorful Images Leak of New ZTE Smartphone

Colorful Images Leak of New ZTE Smartphone

Chinese smartphone and consumer electronics maker ZTE is about to launch a new mobile device, according to GSMArena.com. The as-yet-unnamed smartphone is said to be in the mid-range in terms of price, and will come in a variety of colors. It looks a lot like an iPhone, albeit with a more curvaceous and smooth chassis.…

Precise Biometrics Receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Software

Precise Biometrics Receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Software

Fingerprint biometrics developer Precise Biometrics has received a prestigious award for its technology. Growth consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has awarded the company its 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership, for its Precise BioMatch Mobile software. The software is essentially an algorithm, which the company has been licensing to partners in…

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

This past week at Mobile ID World wearables were the name of the game as iPhone owners counted down to the impending Apple Watch street date. Mobile commerce made the news too, while the week was rounded out by smartphone updates and Internet of Things headlines. Wearables With the Apple Watch scheduled to start adorning…

HTC Polishes Flagship Smartphone

HTC Polishes Flagship Smartphone

HTC has announced a new version of its flagship HTC One M9 smartphone, according to an article by James Vincent on The Verge. The new mobile device, dubbed the HTC One M9+, sports some minor technical improvements, but is otherwise very similar to its predecessor. So, what are those improvments? One is a bigger and…

News Roundup: Smartphones, IoT & The Golden Watch

News Roundup: Smartphones, IoT & The Golden Watch

This week at Mobile ID World brought headlines concerning the Internet of Things, wearable authentication, healthcare, mCommerce and more. Here are the top mobile identity management stories from the first week of April: Watching the Watches, Watching The Internet of Things This week we learned a little bit more about the highly priced Apple Watch…

Interview: Adam Weiner of Booz Allen

Interview with Adam Weiner, Principal, Strategic Innovation Group RPPI (Rapid Prototype and Platform Integration Group), Booz Allen Recently, Booz Allen released its mobile forensics device, the VAMPIRE, which uses biometric technology – including Sherlock fingerprint sensors from Integrated Biometrics – to aid in crime scene field operations. Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill, had a chance…

Slew of Orders Causes FPC to Revise Q1 Revenue Forecast

Slew of Orders Causes FPC to Revise Q1 Revenue Forecast

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has revised its revenue projections for the first quarter of the year, the company has announced. The revision comes in the wake of multiple high-value orders of its FPC1025 fingerprint sensor. The company had previously advised investors that its Q1 2015 revenues would be more or less consistent with those posted in…

FPC Receives Sensor Order Worth 110 MSEK

FPC Receives Sensor Order Worth 110 MSEK

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has received another major order for its FPC1025 fingerprint sensor. The company’s newest client is a large distributor, World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), and deliveries will start during the second quarter of this year. The order is valued at 110 MSEK, and will see the sensors distributed to smartphone makers based in…

Samsung S6 Devices Launch in India

Samsung S6 Devices Launch in India

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge have launched in India, according to a new article in The Hindu. The devices are available at a price of Rs. 49,900 and Rs. 58,900, respectively. The new devices are said to essentially put Samsung at “feature parity” with its rival Apple’s latest smartphones, though the company hopes to have…

EcoID Fingerprint Scanner Aims to Disrupt Market

EcoID Fingerprint Scanner Aims to Disrupt Market

BIO-key is showing off its latest device, a small, touch-based USB fingerprint reader, at the connect:ID convention this week. The device uses new fingerprint sensor technology from NEXT Biometrics. Using NEXT’s Active Thermal sensor, BIO-key’s EcoID fingerprint reader is being offered as a low-cost, high-performance system compatible with Android and Windows devices. The device is…

News Roundup: Expanding Ideas of Mobility

News Roundup: Expanding Ideas of Mobility

This week in mobile ID news we saw a plethora of new reports, research and reasons to celebrate biometrics and mobility. Fingerprints continued to be a fixture in the industry news, as was mobile commerce and the Internet of Things. We also reported on cloud authentication and new  happenings in the world of wearables. Here…

EgisTec Providing Biometrics for Acer Cloud Platform

EgisTec Providing Biometrics for Acer Cloud Platform

Taiwan-based Egis Technology Inc. (EgisTec) has teamed up with Acer to bring biometric fingerprint sensor technology to Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud ecosystem. EgisTec’s YuKey SmartBand will provide the means by which users will authenticate to access Acer’s BYOC. Recently showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the YuKey SmartBand is, of course, a wearable…

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