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.

 

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…

 

Crowdfunding campaign for biometric bike lock raises 10 times goal with 25 days to go

Fingerprint bike lock ZiiLock has run a successful crowdfunding campaign that seems likely to bring it to market. Unlock most…

 

Google announces biometric authentication services on Android with FIDO2

Google has rolled out biometric authentication for some services on Android devices leveraging FIDO2 standards, FIDO CTAP, and WebAuthn, according…

 

Microsoft contractor reveals Skype human annotation of user conversations

Microsoft contractors working on Skype’s translation function have been discovered to be listening to recordings of user conversations, in the…

 

Apple patents biometric face detection to start or wake iMac

Apple has received 54 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including one for an advanced biometric facial recognition…

 

Nuance introduces biometric auto spin-off Cerence as new technologies reach market

Nuance has announced its upcoming automotive industry spin-off will be called Cerence, Inc., and that the new brand will be…

 

Analyst says 2021 iPhones to feature in-display fingerprint biometrics and Face ID

Touch ID fingerprint recognition will be returning to iPhones in under-display form in 2021, joining Face ID as native biometrics…

 

Tech giants change human review policies for recordings of AI assistant interactions

Both Google and Amazon have followed Apple in changing their policies for human review of voice assistant recordings to head…

 

LG Pay launches for U.S. smartphones with G+D Mobile Security token services

The LG Pay mobile payment service has been launched in the U.S., supported by Visa and Mastercard and leveraging the…

 

U.S. District Court rules government can compel biometric unlock of suspect’s phone

Law enforcement in the U.S. can force the biometric unlocking of a suspect’s phone in a underage pornography case, after…

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