Goode Intelligence examines biometrics market for the connected car

Goode Intelligence has published a new analyst report forecasting that the biometrics market for the connected car will be valued at $969 million, with a CAGR of 96 percent over the six year period from 2018. In “Biometrics for the Connected Car; Automotive Biometrics Market Analysis & Forecasts 2018-2023”, the market research firm predicts that it will take the market around three to five years to start deploying biometrics in greater volumes for in-car and supporting biometrics on smart mobile

2018 smartphones from Oppo, Xiaomi to feature 3D sensing technology

According to ‘industry sources’ quoted in a Digitimes report, new smartphones from Oppo and Xiaomi will feature 3D sensing technology for facial recognition as early as March 2018. Himax Technologies and Qualcomm will develop the 3D sensing technology using modules produced by Truly Opto-electronics. The sources indicated that the facial recognition solutions co-developed by Qualcomm, Himax and Truly Opto-Electronics should enter volume production in March or April 2018 at the earliest and that the collaboration between the companies will significantly

BIO-key line of biometric locks now available to U.S. consumers

The BIO-key line of TouchLock biometric and Bluetooth enabled padlocks and bicycle locks is now available for purchase in the U.S. through the company’s newly developed ecommerce website, Amazon.com and, over the coming weeks and months, in select stores via established retail and distribution partners. “Following initial sales in Asia, we are pleased to make our TouchLock Line – named the ‘next evolution of padlocks’ – directly available to consumers in the United States,” explained Scott Mahnken, VP Marketing, BIO-key.

Lenovo, Intel introduce PC-ready built-in biometric authentication measures

Lenovo and Intel have introduced the first PC-ready built-in authentication measures to support users’ online browsing, working and shopping. Using Intel Online Connect on 7th and 8th Gen Intel Core processors, Lenovo’s latest PCs including the Yoga 920, ThinkPad X1 Tablet (2nd generation), ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th generation) and IdeaPad 720S integrate FIDO-certified authenticators directly into the foundation of the PCs. The measures ensure seamless and safer online authentication when logging into popular websites like PayPal, Google, Dropbox and Facebook.

Home Shopping Network to feature BIO-key fingerprint reader

BIO-key’s SideTouch fingerprint readers for Windows will be featured on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) Wednesday, September 27th airing during the 8 p.m. hour ET. SideTouch is compatible with Windows Hello, allowing users to substitute fingerprint authentication for their passwords/PIN and seamlessly sign in to their device. Users enroll by simply plugging the reader into their device’s USB port. Using SideTouch and Windows Hello, users can also access applications such as Dropbox, EnPass, 8 Zip, Cloud Drive!, FourBudget, ShareFile, Passwords

Experts say constitutional protection for passwords doesn’t apply to biometric security measures

The face recognition security feature for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will not have the same legal protection of a password, as constitutional protection for passwords typically do not apply to biometric security measures, according to a report by The Verge. Samsung confirmed last week that its upcoming Galaxy S8e will feature facial, iris and fingerprint recognition, enabling users to unlock the smartphone by scanning their face. Under the Fifth Amendment, which protects Americans from having to incriminate themselves, passwords

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature Princeton Identity iris technology for Mastercard selfie pay

Princeton Identity announced that its patented iris recognition technology is featured in the Samsung Galaxy S8. Earlier this week Samsung announced that the Galaxy S8 will feature facial, iris and fingerprint recognition to deliver improved security for mobile banking and other sensitive applications. Princeton Identity’s iris recognition technology will enable S8 users to quickly unlock their phones with a quick glance at their device. Capturing over 200 points of a person’s iris, iris recognition is far more secure than a

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature facial recognition, digital assistant

Following months of rumors and speculation, Samsung confirmed in its announcement for the highly-anticipated Galaxy S8 that the phone will feature facial, iris and fingerprint recognition to deliver improved security for mobile banking and other sensitive applications, according to a report by Bloomberg. Though some previous Galaxy models allowed users to unlock their device using a facial scanner, the S8 marks the first Samsung model to encrypt facial data. The S8, which comes in a standard 5.8-inch display model and

Mobile app uses hand movement to authenticate smartphone owner

Scientists in Russia are developing a biometric app which allows a smartphone to recognize its owner by the characteristic movement of the hand when answering a call. Developed by the Institute of Cyber Intelligence Systems at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI in Russia, InCallAuth will use data from the smartphone’s accelerator, gyroscope, and light sensor. The application takes into account three key parameters including the initial device position, the speed of the movement of the hand holding the smartphone,

Precise BioMatch Mobile algorithm solution deployed in new smartphone

Precise Biometrics’ Precise BioMatch Mobile has been deployed in a new smartphone from a Chinese vendor through cooperation with fingerprint sensor manufacturer Silead. Precise BioMatch Mobile is an algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices. The patented hybrid algorithm solution is optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. The license agreement with Silead dates back to 2015 and generates royalty revenue based on sales of fingerprint sensors from Silead that includes Precise