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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.

 

Italy okays digital ID for SIM activation, Namibia and Mauritania race to meet deadlines

The telecommunications regulatory body in Italy (AGCOM) says it is now possible for network providers to activate SIM cards using…

 

Talking cars closer to reality with voice biometrics products from Aculab, Kardome

Voice biometrics companies are eager to get drivers talking to their cars. And with the rise of generative artificial intelligence,…

 

Pixel 8 boasts improved biometrics with Face Unlock

Upgraded face authentication on Google’s new phone will allow users to verify sign-in to apps and make payments. According to…

 

Mastercard joins Mercedes to put finger-sensor purchases within cars

Global finance company Mastercard says its mobile pay systems have been integrated with Mercedes-Benz vehicles in a service called Mercedes…

 

China’s ‘Super’ SIM cards to serve as digital ID hard wallets

“Super” SIM cards that provide hardware digital wallet functions supporting central bank digital currency transactions and digital ID have been…

 

Facial recognition for smart doorbells developed to protect abuse victims

Jim Ramsey, a former police officer in Shrewsbury, NJ, has developed a facial recognition monitoring system called Overwatch that works…

 

Your car is a good listener. Maybe too good.

Just how much should a car know about its driver? As voice-enabled generative AI infiltrates the commercial auto fleet, there…

 

Autonomous cars may have a person detection bias problem with complexions

Makers of self-driving cars have for years been fending off criticism about safety. Now, they may have to defend themselves…

 

Another try at biometric gun control forms in California

A California initiative would set new standards for gun safety in the state. The Gun Violence Prevention Act has been…

 

India imposes new ID verification requirement for sellers of SIM cards

India government officials announced Thursday that new dealers of SIM cards are now subject to biometric ID verification. This is…

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