Internet of Things

Arrow Electronics Signs On for IoT-Focused Distribution Agreement with NEXT

Arrow Electronics Signs On for IoT-Focused Distribution Agreement with NEXT

“The agreement will place a particular focus on the emerging Internet of Things market, with NEXT Biometrics promoting SDKs and reference designs for bringing its fingerprint sensor technology into ARM7/8/9 and Cortex M4 microprocessors running on Linux and Android.” NEXT Biometrics has entered into a new distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, which will sell the…

Here’s What The HomePod Trove Has Told Us So Far About iPhone 8 Biometrics

Here’s What The HomePod Trove Has Told Us So Far About iPhone 8 Biometrics

First unveiled at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the HomePod represents the next branch in Apple’s product line. It’s aimed at competing with devices like Amazon’s Echo, offering users what is essentially an immobile robot assistant – you can ask it to play music, to dim connected smart lights, even to offer a traffic update…

Baidu’s Apollo Smart Car Program Depends on Face Biometrics

Baidu’s Apollo Smart Car Program Depends on Face Biometrics

“…Baidu’s DuerOS AI voice interaction system is playing an important role in the proceedings, and facial recognition is being explored for driver identification and even fatigue recognition.” Baidu, the China-based IT company, is investing heavily in the smart car with a development program dubbed ‘Apollo’. As the South China Morning Post reports, Baidu’s goal is…

HomePod Code Suggests Pearl ID and Touch ID Will Work Together on iPhone 8

HomePod Code Suggests Pearl ID and Touch ID Will Work Together on iPhone 8

The HomePod firmware code dump is quickly turning into Apple’s Panama Papers, with respect to leaks pertaining to this year’s new iPhone. To recap: Code for the HomePod, Apple’s forthcoming smart home device, was mistakenly posted online at the end of last month, and developers were quick to trawl it for hints about features in…

iPhone 8’s ‘Pearl ID’ May Allow For Table-top Facial Recognition

iPhone 8’s ‘Pearl ID’ May Allow For Table-top Facial Recognition

Newly discovered code for Apple’s HomePod firmware suggests that the next iPhone could be able to recognize your face even if it’s lying on a nearby table. It’s another finding from what’s turning into a trove of information – albeit largely unconfirmed info – from code meant for developers working with Apple’s forthcoming smart home…

Is ‘Pearl ID’ iPhone Facial Recognition?

Is ‘Pearl ID’ iPhone Facial Recognition?

Another dive into Apple’s HomePod code has turned up a new pearl: Apple appears to be bringing facial recognition to Apple Pay. The new findings come immediately after the revelation that lines of code for the firmware of HomePod, Apple’s forthcoming smart home hub device, appear to refer to an infrared facial recognition capability in…

HomePod Code References iPhone Face Detection

HomePod Code References iPhone Face Detection

Lines of code for the firmware of Apple’s forthcoming smart home device, the HomePod, appear to offer further evidence that Apple is planning to incorporate infrared facial recognition into this year’s new iPhone. Revealed in a tweet by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, the code features references to ‘face detection’ and ‘infrared capture’ with respect to a…

Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Banking With a Selfie in Argentina ICBC, the largest bank in the world by asset volume, recently embraced facial recognition based security at its Argentinian subsidiary. The biometric security comes via…

BRIEF: The Ultimate Convenience of Voice and Speech Recognition

BRIEF: The Ultimate Convenience of Voice and Speech Recognition

Consumer-facing speech and voice recognition technology has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, thanks in large part to innovations like Apple’s Siri AI assistant and Amazon’s Alexa platform. Operating primarily in the smartphone and smart home domains, respectively, these solutions have helped to shift consumer attitudes, with end users increasingly coming to appreciate…

Fingerprint Cards Announces Sponsorship of IoT App Design Contest

Fingerprint Cards Announces Sponsorship of IoT App Design Contest

China-based electronics wholesaler Arrow Electronics has launched an Internet of Things app design contest, and Fingerprint Cards has announced that it’s sponsoring the effort. Arrow has put the contest together in collaboration with IBM and IndieGoGo, with participants eligible to win up to $10,000 in prize money, in addition to promotional support from IndieGoGo. Other…

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Roundup

June is coming to a close and with it Consumer Biometrics Month must also end. Over the past four weeks, FindBiometrics has dedicated its featured articles, industry news, and expert guest content to examining the everyday biometrics that have taken post-password security into the mainstream. Take a look back on the highlights of Consumer Biometrics…

GUEST POST: TouchLock BLE Offers Security and Convenience With the Power of a Touch

GUEST POST: TouchLock BLE Offers Security and Convenience With the Power of a Touch

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. As we close out our June consumer awareness month we have yet another innovative solution from BIO-key to share. This New Jersey tech company has always been a bit of a pioneer in the biometric space and is known for developing…

The Biometrics Industry Converges on Money20/20 Europe

The Biometrics Industry Converges on Money20/20 Europe

We are reporting live from Copenhagen at Money20/20 Europe this week, where the biometrics industry has converged to help usher in the future of identity in FinTech. Biometric Payment Cards As expected, biometric payment cards are taking up a big share of the security spotlight at Money20/20 Europe, with OT-Morpho and IDEX both making conference…

Money20/20 Europe: What Happens To Square When We Pay With Our Voice?

Money20/20 Europe: What Happens To Square When We Pay With Our Voice?

Money20/20 Europe kicked-off this morning in Copenhagen with keynotes from major names in global FinTech discussion how the industry is dealing with unprecedented innovation in connectivity, mobility, and commerce. Among the tech celebrities to take the stage was Jack Dorsey, CEO and founder of Square (who also happens to be the CEO of social media…

INFOGRAPHIC: BIO-key’s Biometric of Things

INFOGRAPHIC: BIO-key’s Biometric of Things

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. We’ve all seen the forecasts and the numbers are staggering, some might even say breathtaking. Indeed, the future of the biometric technology market is forecasted to be very strong for the coming years and it seems that all…

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer biometrics hinge on premium user experience. While the proposition of biometrics has always been higher security with greater convenience, the second half of that equation weighs heavier when it comes to consumer adoption. Fingerprint or selfie based security on a given device must be more convenient and comfortable to use than a password, PIN,…

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Researchers Develop Biometric AI System

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Researchers Develop Biometric AI System

“According to the KAIST researchers, the system allows for facial recognition with 97 percent accuracy, using only 0.62mW of power.” A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s Department of Electrical Engineering has developed a new biometric AI system in collaboration with domestic startup UX Factory Co. The system has two…

GUEST POST: Secure Your Travel Luggage With Biometric Locks

GUEST POST: Secure Your Travel Luggage With Biometric Locks

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. Securing your luggage when you travel just got a little better and easier thanks to BIO-key. The company is introducing a line of biometric padlocks for travelers. TouchLock TSA is an innovative solution to today’s security and privacy…

An Introduction to Consumer Biometrics Month From BIO-key

An Introduction to Consumer Biometrics Month From BIO-key

June is Consumer Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics. For the next four weeks we will be examining the booming consumer biometrics market—highlighting major products and solutions, commenting on major trends, and helping you get a full picture of the intricate world of popular biomerty.  The following introduction from Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key—whose biometric technology…

Fingerprint Sensors Are Coming To Smart Cards, Laptops, IoT

Fingerprint Sensors Are Coming To Smart Cards, Laptops, IoT

It has been a remarkable few years in the mobile biometrics market. With Apple having led the way with its introduction of Touch ID fingerprint scanning in the iPhone in 2013, smartphone makers from across the price spectrum have embraced the technology, and continue to do so, with some market analysts now predicting that within…

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