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Siri Now Equipped With Voice Recognition

Siri Now Equipped With Voice Recognition

Apple’s newest iPhones are equipped with some pretty advanced voice and speech recognition technology, as beta testers had surmised. The Siri virtual assistant installed on the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus is now able to identify a speaker, activating only when the person addressing it is the device’s authorized user. It’s also a means…

Head of Wells Fargo Innovation Team Excited About Biometrics

Head of Wells Fargo Innovation Team Excited About Biometrics

Wells Fargo is launching a new innovation team, and its leader is excited about biometric technology. As a Forbes article notes, Steve Ellis, who pioneered the bank’s single sign-on system 15 years ago, “sees a big opportunity” in use of the technology. Of course, it’s too early to say exactly how Ellis’ excitement or his…

FacialNetwork Brings 3D Facial Recognition to Smartphones

FacialNetwork Brings 3D Facial Recognition to Smartphones

Mobile facial recognition developer FacialNetwork has announced a new and very secure authentication app. Called ZoOm, the app will soon be available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store. Basically, the app authenticates the user via video selfie. While taking a selfie, the user moves her smartphone towards her face, allowing the app’s biometric system…

KeyLemon and onefacein Partner, Replace Passwords

KeyLemon and onefacein Partner, Replace Passwords

Biometric security solutions provider KeyLemon has entered into a strategic partnership with onefacein, an emerging biometrics developer offering a multimodal system. As the name suggests, onefacein’s technology relies on face biometrics, but also employs voice recognition and looks at synced devices for additional security. KeyLemon plans to offer the system as a password replacement for…

Huawei Honor 7 Marketing Focuses on Fingerprints

Huawei Honor 7 Marketing Focuses on Fingerprints

A new Huawei smartphone is in the pipeline for the end of the month. The company has announced that its flagship Honor 7 will hit the market on June 30th. The announcement came by way of a poster image uploaded to the company’s official Weibo account. The poster prominently depicts fingerprint imagery, which heavily implies that…

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…

DOCOMO Eliminates Passwords for 65 Million Customers

DOCOMO Eliminates Passwords for 65 Million Customers

A major blow has been struck in the war on passwords. The FIDO Alliance, an industry consortium dedicated to open strong authentication standards, has announced that NTT DOCOMO, a mobile network operator in Japan, has joined its board of directors. As such, DOCOMO has become the first mobile network operator to deploy FIDO’s standards, effectively…

Oppo R7 Plus Fingerprint Biometrics Run on BioMatch

Oppo R7 Plus Fingerprint Biometrics Run on BioMatch

Oppo’s new R7 Plus smartphone is using fingerprint-scanning technology powered by Precise Biometrics algorithms. More specifically, the mobile device is relying on Precise Biometrics’ Precise BioMatch Mobile system. That’s delivered by way of Fingerprint Cards’ (FPC) hardware, of course; the FPC1025 sensor has been integrated into the new Oppo mobile device, making Oppo a repeat…

FPC Sensor On New Oppo Smartphone

FPC Sensor On New Oppo Smartphone

A Fingerprint Cards (FPC) fingerprint sensor has found its way into another China-made smartphone. Oppo has announced that its new R7 Plus smartphone uses the FPC1025 sensor. In a statement, FPC CEO Jörgen Lantto pointed out that Oppo is a repeat customer, having embedded the FPC1021 sensor into its Oppo N3 last year. “Oppo is a…

2014 a “Watershed Year” for Mobile Fingerprint Sensors

2014 a “Watershed Year” for Mobile Fingerprint Sensors

Going forward, the report suggests that more than half of all smartphones will have fingerprint sensor technology by the year 2019, when it will be a multi-billion dollar market. Market research store Research and Markets is now offering a new report on the Fingerprint Sensors Market in Smart Mobile Devices. Surprising no one, the report…

Iris-Scanning Smartphone About to Launch

Iris-Scanning Smartphone About to Launch

The world is about to get its first iris-scanning smartphone, according to a Computerworld article by Tim Hornyak. Called the Arrows NX F-04G, the smartphone comes from Japanese mobile provider NTT DoCoMo, and will go on sale in Japan at the end of the month. Its built-in biometric system can scan an iris within a…

Tipping Point Reached by Mobile Biometrics

Tipping Point Reached by Mobile Biometrics

Market research firm Research and Markets has issued a new report on the future of mobile biometrics, and says that the industry has “reached a tipping point”. The researchers predict that the market will grow from $249 million this year to $3.5 billion in 2024, with cumulative revenue reaching $17.5 billion over that period. The report…

Australia May Expand Police Fingerprinting Powers

Australia May Expand Police Fingerprinting Powers

South Australian Attorney-General, John Rau, is seeking to expand police powers with respect to fingerprint scanning, according to a Herald Sun article by Nigel Hunt. His proposed new legislation will allow police to demand on-the-spot fingerprint scans from citizens, with penalties for refusal including a fine of up to $1250 or a maximum of three…

Mobile Month: 5 Unique Mobile Biometric Applications

Mobile Month: 5 Unique Mobile Biometric Applications

March is Mobile Month here at FindBiometrics and we’ve already seen a great number of news items surface that are shaping the future of strong mobile identity. With this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) featuring more biometric solutions than ever before, new innovations from Apple and an encouraging amount of talk out of SXSW in…

Apple Biometrics Patents Published

Apple Biometrics Patents Published

The US Patent and Trademark Office has published a number of patents related to the biometric technology used in Apple devices, reports Jack Purcher on Patently Apple. The patents mostly relate to TouchID and Apple Pay. One of the biometrics patents, entitled “Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating User Interfaces based on Fingerprint…

Alipay to Use Facial Recognition Biometrics

Alipay to Use Facial Recognition Biometrics

Alipay is going to use facial recognition to authenticate users for mobile payments, reports IDG’s Michael Kan in a PCWorld article. The announcement came by way of Jack Ma, the CEO of Alipay’s parent company Alibaba, who provided a few details in a speech at the Cebit trade fair in Germany. Ma explained the development…

Mobile Month: The Mobile Biometric Modalities

Mobile Month: The Mobile Biometric Modalities

Last week, to kick off Mobile Month here at FindBiometrics we brought you coverage of Mobile World Congress straight from Barcelona with our sister site Mobile ID World. The event was more focused on digital identity than ever before, with keynotes on the importance of strong authentication in an increasingly connected world and an unprecedented…

NEXT Biometrics Adds To Engineering Staff

NEXT Biometrics Adds To Engineering Staff

NEXT Biometrics announced today that it has expanded dramatically, having hired ten new engineers who have been added to the company’s teams in Seattle, Prague and Taipei. According to NEXT, the engineers have been hired from leading industry companies. The company has used this new expansion of its top level workforce to underline its attractiveness as…

Cypress and IDEX Unveil New Biometric Reader

Cypress and IDEX Unveil New Biometric Reader

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has unveiled its new fingerprint scanner developed in conjunction with partner IDEX ASA. The company unveiled the TrueTouch Fingerprint Reader at the Mobile World Congress, currently underway in Barcelona. The company teamed up with IDEX ASA, a fingerprint biometrics developer, last spring, in an agreement that would see the latter’s fingerprint scanning…

EyeVerfiy Gets Built Into ZTE Grand S3

EyeVerfiy Gets Built Into ZTE Grand S3

Mobile device maker ZTE has announced its new flagship device, and it’s going to feature a somewhat unique form of biometric security. The ZTE Grand S3 will be one of the first smartphones in the world to use eye-scanning biometric technology for user authentication. That technology comes by way of EyeVerify, a biometrics company specializing…

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