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Apple Releases ARKit 3.5 with Lidar Support

Apple Releases ARKit 3.5 with Lidar Support

Apple has released an updated version of ARKit, its augmented reality (AR) development tool, to now support the new lidar sensor found in the upcoming 2020 iPad Pro. ARKit 3.5 features a new Scene Geometry API that uses lidar’s capabilities — the measuring of distances using pulsed laser light — to create a 3D map…

Galaxy Note 10 Updated With Improved Facial Recognition, Gesture Support

Galaxy Note 10 Updated With Improved Facial Recognition, Gesture Support

Samsung has released an update for its Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ that contains improvements for facial recognition for use with face unlock features, as well as gesture support and other changes. The updates are listed as firmware versions N975FXXU2BTB5, N975FOXM2BTB3, and N975FXXU2BTB3, and are now rolling out to devices in Germany — the update was originally released…

IDEX Partners with Agnisys to Accelerate IoT Development

IDEX Partners with Agnisys to Accelerate IoT Development

IDEX Biometrics has teamed up with Agnisys to further its development of fingerprint security for a range of next-generation IoT devices. IDEX will specifically be using Agnisys’s IDesignSpec software solution, which will automatically generate much of the code and documentation needed to realize such products and allow researchers to use their time more efficiently. “IDesignSpec…

Sovrin Network ID Platform Gets Another ‘Founding Steward’

Sovrin Network ID Platform Gets Another ‘Founding Steward’

Workday, the provider of an enterprise management platform that combines finance and HR information, has become the latest backer of the Sovrin Network. The news comes soon after biometric authentication specialist Veridium itself became a ‘founding Steward’ of the Sovrin Network, an identity platform based on blockchain technology that is intended to become a global,…

Veridium Becomes a Founding Sovrin Network Steward

Veridium Becomes a Founding Sovrin Network Steward

Veridium has become a backer of the Sovrin Network, an identity platform based on blockchain technology. Administrated by the non-profit Sovrin Foundation, the platform is envisioned as a kind of global, public utility that is independent of government and business interests. The Sovrin Network is meant to store end user information on a distributed ledger,…

“Hey Mercedes” Nuance’s Conversational Platform Turns Your Benz Into Mobile Assistant

“Hey Mercedes” Nuance’s Conversational Platform Turns Your Benz Into Mobile Assistant

The future of vehicles is looking chatty thanks to the collaboration between Nuance Communications and Daimler AG.  Working together the companies developed an advanced infotainment system and digital assistant experience: the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system. Built specifically for the new A-Class and other future Mercedes models, MBUX is powered by conversational AI technology,…

Sansa Security Named Cool Vendor in IoT

Sansa Security Named Cool Vendor in IoT

Sansa Security has won a cool new distinction in the world of the Internet of Things. The company was just named a Cool Vendor in Gartner’s new Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things, 2015 report. The distinction means that Sansa is a vendor in the IoT market pursuing innovative approaches to the IoT that…

NEC Launches Comprehensive Telehealth Platform

NEC Launches Comprehensive Telehealth Platform

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) has announced a new enterprise-based telehealth platform. Called Telecare, the enterprise-focused platform aims to use smart technology in a scalable end-to-end telehealth system that improves workflow and patient access while simplify the delivery of healthcare. It’s the product of a partnership with CareClix, whose cloud-based software solution has been integrated…

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…

Encap Stresses Adaptability of Mobile Security Platform

Encap Stresses Adaptability of Mobile Security Platform

Encap Security, a firm specializing in offering authentication solutions for financial institutions, has announced upgrades to its Smarter Authentication platform. Smarter Authentication is now device agnostic, supporting even feature phones, and can be extended to incorporate new device-based authentication technologies. It also now offer contextual data on users and devices, geolocation services, an offline mode…

MicroStrategy Announces Q1 Results

MicroStrategy Announces Q1 Results

Enterprise software platform developer MicroStrategy has announced its first quarter results. While the company’s revenues were slightly down compared to those from Q1 2014, operating expenses were much lower. Overall, it’s a pretty decent fiscal picture. Q1 2015 revenues came in at $123.9 million, a 10 percent drop from the $137.9 million revenues of Q1…

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…

IoT Will Drive Huge Datacenter Growth: Report

IoT Will Drive Huge Datacenter Growth: Report

IT market research firm International Data Corporation has released a new report predicting major investment in datacenters to support expansion of the Internet of Things. The report, entitled “Impact of Internet of Things on Datacenter Demand and Operations”, suggests that between 2014 and 2019, the datacenter capacity used by the IoT will increase by 750 percent.…

Zwipe Access Card Wins SIA Award

Zwipe Access Card Wins SIA Award

Biometric authentication company Zwipe won a major award at last week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. At the Security Industry Association’s 2015 New Product Showcase ceremony, the Zwipe Access Card was named “best product for user authentication, identification, credentialing and management”, the company has announced. The product allows a smart card to be equipped…

Adobe Lightroom Upgraded with Facial Recognition

Adobe Lightroom Upgraded with Facial Recognition

Adobe Lightroom, the professional photo editing program, has been upgraded with a slew of new features including facial recognition, according to a PCMag article by Michael Muchmore. The new version is called Lightroom CC and is available via an Adobe Creative Cloud Photography subscription or as a standalone purchase. The program offers other features as…

Interview: Jeff Harris, SVP, ImageWare Systems

Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill recently conducted an interview with Jeff Harris, senior vise president of ImageWare Systems. The conversation begins with some background on the biometric identity services company before looking at its recent CTIA award and Harris’ thoughts on the ongoing debate over authenticating on-device and in-the cloud. Peter O’Neill, President, Mobile…

AppHawk Offers Enterprise-Level Security for Employees’ Mobile Devices

AppHawk Offers Enterprise-Level Security for Employees’ Mobile Devices

Mobile security specialist Marble Security has released a new platform that can help protect businesses against the security threats associated with BYOD culture. Called AppHawk, the system analyzes employees’ apps and their activity to determine which ones are placing the organization’s data security at risk. AppHawk runs on a engine using a database of over…

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…

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