Consumer Electronics

Biometrics-based consumer electronic devices are standalone products that include access control door locks, security systems, home automation, automotive, game consoles and mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, mp3 players etc.). Companies that integrate biometric technology into existing consumer devices are included in this category.

Apple is looking into palm biometrics for user authentication, as Touch ID and Face ID alone no longer suffice for…

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Apple reconsiders Touch ID and release of low-cost iPhone

With only a few days left until Apple showcases its newest product line, the word around the block hints that…

 

Continental invests in Cartica AI to accelerate object detection for autonomous driving systems

Transport technology company Continental AG has acquired a minority stake in Cartica AI, which develops algorithms for accelerating machine learning…

 

Apple patents smart watch band with wrist biometric sensors

The next Apple Watch may come with wrist biometric sensors, after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Apple 62…

 

Forced biometric unlock of suspect device blocked by another California judge

Using a biometric such as fingerprint recognition to unlock an electronic device is “inherently testimonial,” and as such is protected…

 

Smartphone facial biometrics boost mobile 3D sensing parts outlook

Taiwanese suppliers of mobile 3D sensing technology used for facial biometrics are preparing for a major potential opportunity from a…

 

Biometric tech for cars unveiled as market forecast to exceed $300M in 5 years

Several biometrics companies and automakers have announced new research or technologies for connected cars, as the market continues to heat…

 

Utah to consider bill blocking police from forcing biometrics to unlock phone

A bill is being prepared for Utah’s state legislature to prevent police from compelling suspects to unlock their smartphones with…

 

Fingerprint Cards’ biometrics featured in new Huawei, Honor and LG smartphones

Fingerprint Cards announced today that new smartphone models launched by Huawei, Honor and LG feature its biometric fingerprint sensor technology….

 

Facebook and Microsoft make changes as scrutiny of AI training methods continues

Facebook is the latest company to admit to paying contractors to listen to audio recordings of its services users, with…

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