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Consumer Electronics

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

Will voice recognition become an afterthought at Amazon? Business Insider has published a lengthy piece outlining how Amazon is cutting…

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Biometric SIM registration curbs crime in Ghana, not as effective in Nigeria

Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitalization Ursula Owusu says there has been a noticeable drop in SIM card-related fraud in…

 

3D data, biometric ‘enjoyment detection,’ advanced touchscreens coming to cars

Automakers are dedicating more funds and cabin space to biometrics. According to an company-submitted article in trade publication EETimes, 3D…

 

Biometric smart gun maker raises $14 million and plans hiring spree

A major investment in biometric guns has been unveiled, with Biofire Technologies raising $14 million in a series A funding…

 

Apple patents hint at force sensors for wearables, biometric virtual keyboards

It is all about new sensing technology in the two latest U.S. patent awards for Apple. Spotted by Patently Apple,…

 

Ears are big for consumer biometrics

So far, ears are the only orifices of the human body that biometric sensors enter to do their work, and…

 

Yole report predicts $11B consumer biometrics market by 2027 with boost from new sensors

Biometrics big break-out from high-security applications in fields like law enforcement and border control to consumer electronics will be boosted…

 

Cipia wins biometric driver monitor design contracts, former VW execs claims China leads

There is more evidence that driver monitoring systems are on the cusp of a breakout moment. Monitoring systems using biometrics…

 

Unregistered SIM blocking: Kenyans get another 60 days, Ghanaians have till end of October

Two countries enforcing SIM blocks for those not yet registered for digital identity have extended their deadlines, and both deny…

 

Apple biometrics developments: iris in VR headset; heartrate, blood oxygen in glass laptops

Rumor has it Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset will contain iris recognition cameras and movement trackers that will enable easy…

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