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Google Docs Introduces Dictation

Google Docs Introduces Dictation

The latest version of Google Docs introduces dictation, or “Voice typing”, as its makers call it in a blog post announcing the feature. It’s pretty much what it sounds like. Users who turn on the feature will be able to dictate the content of their documents, with Google’s speech recognition deciphering their language and producing…

New Partnership Aims to Bring On-Device Image Recognition to Android Smartphones

New Partnership Aims to Bring On-Device Image Recognition to Android Smartphones

Google is teaming up with computer vision specialist Movidius to bring enhanced image recognition to its Android smartphones. The partnership will see Google integrate Movidius’ flagship MA2450 processor chip into its devices. Movidius says the MA2450 is “the only commercial solution on the market today with the performance and power-efficiency to perform complex neural network computations…

Australian Banks Pick Android Pay

Australian Banks Pick Android Pay

Google’s Android has come to terms with a few major Australian banks in negotiating the launch of its mPayment service in the country, according to a new Reuters report. While the company had indicated earlier this week that Android Pay would make its Australia debut in the first half of 2016, it’s now becoming clear…

Biometrics Year in Review: The Importance of Apple, et al

Biometrics Year in Review: The Importance of Apple, et al

The FindBiometrics Year in Review is upon us. So far we’ve examined the results from our 13th annual industry survey in the areas of top applications, the role of education, the importance of liveness detection, and the state of the password—you can find a running list of all our Year in Review coverage in the…

Keeper Security Updates For Android Fingerprints

Keeper Security Updates For Android Fingerprints

Keeper Security has announced a new update for its namesake mobile password manager. The Keeper app is now available for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The update is a big one, as now Keeper leverages Android 6.0’s native fingerprint sensor capabilities for biometric authentication as a password replacement. Users need only to scan their…

Interview with Håkan Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics

Interview with Håkan Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics

This past year has been incredible in terms of fingerprint sensor adoption in the mobile device markets. Rarely a week has gone by in recent months without the announcement of another flagship, mid level or low price smartphone that will be shipping with an embedded biometric fingerprint reader. At the center of it all, Precise…

Fingerprint Authentication Introduced to Play Store

Fingerprint Authentication Introduced to Play Store

Google is introducing fingerprint-based biometric authentication for Play Store purchases. It’s part of a larger revamp of its online app store that otherwise largely entails cosmetic changes. Presumably intended to improve the user experience and make the app store a little more flashy, the Play Store now has a prominent carousel displaying featured apps, and…

Mobile Identity Month: The Role Of Flexibility

Mobile Identity Month: The Role Of Flexibility

Last week as part of Mobile Identity Month at FindBiometrics we explored the concept of multimodality in mobile authentication. Of course, thanks to the recent mainstreaming of biometric technology, as well as major innovations in cost, size and availability, we now have the privilege of going beyond the concept and looking  into practice. There are…

Google Outlines Standards For Fingerprint Scanning

Google Outlines Standards For Fingerprint Scanning

Google has issued its Android Marshmallow OS requirements for third party developers, and is placing an emphasis on security and power. Power, of course, meaning battery life: The new requirements essentially stop developers from messing around with Doze, a system feature designed to ensure that battery is maximally conserved by essentially putting inactive apps into…

Mobile Identity Month: The Primer

Mobile Identity Month: The Primer

Mobility and biometrics are at a mutual point of transformation thanks to a perfect alignment of factors. To celebrate the resulting boom in biometrics, FindBiometrics is pleased to announce that October is Mobile Identity Month. Throughout the next four weeks we will be taking a featured look at how biometrics and mobility are converging, the…

News Roundup: The Future of Global Identity

News Roundup: The Future of Global Identity

Last week marked the end of September and with it we brought to a close National ID Month. Border control made headlines (and TV appearances), while iris and fingerprint shared the modality spotlight. Here are the top stories in global identity management from the week that was: National ID Last week we brought National ID Month…

Nexus Imprint: Google’s Phones Go Biometric

Nexus Imprint: Google’s Phones Go Biometric

Each of these models also features a OneTouch FPC1025 fingerprint sensor powered by Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithms. Google has launched two new Nexus smartphones: The Nexus 5X, manufactured by LG, and the Nexus 6P, which was made by Huawei. The devices were unveiled along with Google’s new Chromecast products at a San Francisco press event…

Precise Biometrics Powers Nexus Biometrics

Precise Biometrics Powers Nexus Biometrics

Precise Biometrics‘ Precise BioMatch Mobile technology is going to power the fingerprint sensors of two new smartphones in what may be the company’s highest-profile integration to date. While Precise Biometrics declined to name the smartphones in question in a press release, it did indicate that the integration came by way of partner sensor hardware maker…

FPC Sensor Built Into Google Nexus Phones

FPC Sensor Built Into Google Nexus Phones

Google’s latest Nexus smartphones – the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, manufactured by LG and Huawei respectively – have been announced, each featuring the OneTouch FPC1025 fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards AB. The sensors have been integrated into the smartphones’ Nexus Imprint feature, which is Google’s flagship handset biometric security introduced with the new devices.…

Google Drastically Improves Its Speech Recognition

Google Drastically Improves Its Speech Recognition

Google has drastically improved its speech recognition technology, the company’s Speech Team has announced. In a new blog post, the team members details how they improved the technology to make Google voice analysis both more accurate and faster. Essentially, the team has refined the Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) that replaced the 30-year-old Gaussian Mixture Model…

Android Pay Gets US Launch

Android Pay Gets US Launch

Google has begun its US launch of Android Pay, its own mPayment platform. In an announcement on the Android blog, the company explained that the service will be “rolling out over the next few days, and this is just the beginning.” The service is currently compatible with any NFC-enabled Android mobile device running KitKat 4.4+,…

Google Adds Speech Recognition to Docs

Google Adds Speech Recognition to Docs

Google has added some major new features to Google Docs for Android users. The web services now allow integrated google searches, automatic chart generation, and speech recognition. It allows for a much-improved user experience on Android smartphones. Information can be googled directly from the app and data can be dropped into spreadsheets on the fly, with…

Rumor: New Nexus Phones to Sport Fingerprint Sensors

Rumor: New Nexus Phones to Sport Fingerprint Sensors

Google has two new Nexus smartphones in the works, according to rumor. The devices are being made by LG and Huawei, respectively. The speculation comes by way of the @OnLeaks twitter account, which has convinced many in the industry of its reliability with past predictions. LG’s new Nexus will be similar to the Nexus 5…

Iris-Scanning Contact Lens Patented By Google

Iris-Scanning Contact Lens Patented By Google

Google has patented a contact lens that can scan the wearer’s iris. The lens works by scanning light reflected off of the iris via embedded sensors. The company hasn’t revealed any specific applications for the technology, but presumably it could be used as a kind of continuous biometric authentication, if the lenses are able to…

FPC Helped Develop Android M’s Fingerprint System

FPC Helped Develop Android M’s Fingerprint System

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has helped Google to develop the fingerprint sensor capabilities of its new Android M operating system, the company has announced. FPC provided Google with prototype devices based on its FPC1020 and FPC1025 sensors. The collaboration has helped to push up FPC’s shares by 5.1 percent, according to a Reuters report from Olof…

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