In Japan, some people now can use their eyes to unlock their smartphones, rather than their fingers.If Delta ID has its way, smartphone users in the United States and other countries will soon have the same option.A startup based in Newark, California, Delta ID specializes in iris recognition technology.Government agencies such as those that oversee border control have been using iris recognition devices for years.And EyeLock, a New York-based startup, has developed a portable iris sensor targeted at consumers and small business that can be plugged into PCs.But Delta ID is pioneering the use of iris recognition in smartphones, where it could replace fingerprint sensors and passcodes.Iris detection systems are generally thought to be significantly more secure than those based on fingerprints, with far less chance of mistaken identity.But iris sensors can work even if a person is wearing dark sunglasses or is on the move.And Delta ID s system appears to work just as fast as the latest version fingerprint sensors.Because the hardware is almost identical to the cameras and flashes that phone manufacturers already put in their devices, it should also be relatively inexpensive for them to incorporate the ActiveIris system, he said.
Simply put, if it has an IP address, an identifier and internet connection then it is an IoT-enabled solution.Ashton has described the potential of the IoT saying that today's computers, and therefore the Internet, are almost wholly dependent on human beings for information."Nearly all of the roughly 50 petabytes a petabyte is 1,024 terabytes of data available on the Internet were first captured and created by human beings by typing, pressing a record button, taking a digital picture or scanning a bar code."He then says that the problem is the fact that people have limited time, attention and accuracy, "all of which means they are not very good at capturing data about things in the real world"."If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things, using data they gathered without any help from us, we would be able to track and count everything and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost.The industrial IoT, the sort of IoT version for the industrial and manufacturing industries, is expected to add to the world's GDP something between $10tr to $15tr between today and 2035.
Android Pay has launched in the UK, causing plenty of excitement amongst people who don t simply like to fling their money around, but like to fling it around quickly, digitally and contactless-ly.It stores your credit and debit cards on your Android-running device, letting you pay for stuff with your phone or tablet.The biggest and best Android handsets on the market, apart from the OnePlus 2, have NFC on board, as do most mid-rangers.There were some big names missing from Google's compatibility list, however, including American Express, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander, though the company said it was working on getting more banks involved.An in-built card-scanning tool does the rest of the work.Furthermore, if you lose your phone, you can remotely lock or wipe it using the Android Device Manager tool.
Google's Project Zero has published details of a serious security failing in Symantec and Norton anti-virus products, allowing for simple remote code execution.Google's Project Zero has published details of embarrassing security failings in Symantec and Norton anti-virus products which allow attackers to execute arbitrary malicious code on a system simply by sending an email or hosting a web page.Discovered by Google's Tavis Ormandy as part of the Project Zero security programme, the vulnerabilities in Symantec's products are extremely serious: the anti-virus engine produced by the company suffers from a buffer overflow condition which can be used to execute arbitrary code on the target system as simply as sending an email - even if the target never opens said email.Symnantec has issued a patch which prevents Ormandy's exploit from executing, though concerns are likely to remain for some time with regard to the company's approach to developing supposed security products.Said patch should have already applied to affected systems, though Symantec is advising users to manually run the LiveUpdate tool in order to ensure that the flaw is patched properly and fully.According to Symantec, the company is 'not aware of exploitation of or adverse customer impact from this issue.'
Android Pay has launched in the UK, causing plenty of excitement amongst people who don t simply like to fling their money around, but like to fling it around quickly, digitally and contactless-ly.It stores your credit and debit cards on your Android-running device, letting you pay for stuff with your phone or tablet.The biggest and best Android handsets on the market, apart from the OnePlus 2, have NFC on board, as do most mid-rangers.There were some big names missing from Google's compatibility list, however, including American Express, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander, though the company said it was working on getting more banks involved.An in-built card-scanning tool does the rest of the work.Furthermore, if you lose your phone, you can remotely lock or wipe it using the Android Device Manager tool.
A new smartphone has launched called the Alcatel Flash Plus 2 and the smartphone is aiming at the mid-range shopper wanting high-end design for their money.What remains unchanged is that we will consistently follow the mission of Flash at its birth and stay connected with the young Internet consumers who enjoy sharing and pursue quality.We will get to know their specific needs through continuous interaction to create high quality smart hardware that is fun and enjoyable, offering the users a lifestyle of seeking our true selves, " said Albert Wong, General Manager, Flash 3C Limited.That means scanning the pointer finger can launch an app different from scanning the thumb or pinky.Sound uses an AKM4375 audio decoding chip with an IRD digital sound filter and a NXP980 power amplification chip to make 3.6W of power for the speakers.The screen is a 5.5-inch FHD unit and the main processor is a Helio P10.
Combining sensors and tags that provide data about the dimensions of different cargo and containers with systems that provide real-time data about empty space in a trucking fleet can help operators fill that empty space and recover much that revenue leakage.Healthcare: Using asset tracking with traditional systems for keeping medical records can improve patient care at healthcare facilities.For instance, collecting data from barcodes assigned to individual patients along with software systems for tracking medical records can reduce errors like giving patients the wrong medication or wrong doses by 42%.Zebra Technologies already provides the asset tracking, bar code scanning, and enterprise mobile devices for collecting and sharing real time data for these use cases.It s so big that it could mean new revenue streams for your company and new opportunities for you.Businesses will be the top adopter of IoT solutions because they will use IoT to 1 lower operating costs; 2 increase productivity; and 3 expand to new markets or develop new product offerings.networks The important role analytics systems, including edge analytics, cloud analytics, will play in making the most of IoT investments The sizable security challenges presented by the IoT and how they can be overcome The four powerful forces driving IoT innovation, plus the four difficult market barriers to IoT adoption Complete analysis of the likely future investment in the critical IoT infrastructure:   connectivity, security, data storage, system integration, device hardware, and application development In-depth analysis of how the IoT ecosystem will change and disrupt 16 different industries To get your copy of this invaluable guide to the IoT universe, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.
I think the people in UMI have a checklist for the what to reveal about the UMI Super model, because the constant flow of segmented information is already getting a little tiresome.So today we have the fingeprint sensor manufacturer on the menu.The UMI Super fingerprint scanner is manufactured by Microarray and it s their fourth generation of 3D fingerprint sensor.The primary function of the fingerprint scanning tech on phones is obviously the convenience and secure access and based on advanced tech UMi Super tries to enhance both in the touch ID recognition speed and efficiency.It takes about 10 seconds to register an average fingeprint and the unlock speed is as fast as 0.1S in lab tests.You re then set up to unlock your phone with a finger or thumb.UMi Super presales are starting May 23rd for $249.99, but until then, you can now subscribe on the UMI forums to get $70 coupon allowing you to preorder the phone for $179.99.First come first serve so don t hesitate.
Children s drawings are a window into a world of animals, monsters, and countless other imaginary creations they wished exist, but only have access to crayons to realize their dreams.Crayola wants to help, and is introducing a new service today that will convert a child s crude drawing into a detailed stuffed animal or plush toy.Using the Crayola Imaginables service is as easy as taking a digital photo of or scanning your child s artwork, uploading, emailing, or texting it to the Imaginables website, and then trying to keep your kid calm and patient while they wait four weeks for the plush version of their doodles to arrive.Because kids don t know the first thing about toy design, and their artistic skills are crude at best, the Crayola Imaginables service uses a team of professional designers and seamstresses to ensure the results look as close to the original drawing as possible, while improving its overall shape, colors, and appearance.Presumably the toy designers will leave out some details if they can t be feasibly recreated in plush—bazookas, flamethrowers, and other kid-popular pyrotechnics come to mind.And the service will probably reject drawings featuring profanity, NSFW sketches, or copyrighted material.
Here s what s on the Thursday menu.Theranos voids two years of blood-test results, issues thousands of corrected reports.WSJ Google appeals French right to be forgotten order — which calls for Google to apply removals of links to all its domains, not just ones in Europe — to France s highest court.The students who are suing Google over email scanning have asked magistrate judge Paul Grewal, who is overseeing procedural matters related to the case, to recuse himself because he has accepted a job with Facebook.He starts next month.In meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, China regulator stressed Chinese users security.LinkedIn said Wednesday it s working to invalidate 100 million potentially compromised passwords that were taken during a 2012 breach, after reports that a hacker is selling them.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos responded Wednesday to recent accusations by Donald Trump that he and the company have tax and antitrust issues, saying it s not an appropriate way for a presidential candidate to behave.Washington Post Taxi prices around the world have declined because of what Deutsche is calling the Uber effect.Photo: Judge Paul Grewal poses in his office in the federal courthouse in downtown San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.Grewal, a magistrate judge, is set to start working at Facebook next month as deputy general counsel in charge of litigation.
He wasn't joking about hating it.and all immersion is lost as you start thinking about Steve Coogan's impressions and looking up Michael Caine on IMDB on your phone and forgetting you're even in a cinema.If he worked in Subway his baps would be the best.Might well be best saved as a recurring villain, mind, as his turn in Bronson contained some of recent cinema's most bonkers sequences.Jamie DornanHas the angry eyes you can imagine intensely scanning a room for exits/bombs/baddies/dangerous brunettes, and would presumably do anything to escape being stuck as the Fifty Shades of Grey man who never even got his winkie out for the rest of his life.Not too famous to be jarring, young enough to churn them out for the next 20 years should he catch on.
He wasn't joking about hating it.and all immersion is lost as you start thinking about Steve Coogan's impressions and looking up Michael Caine on IMDB on your phone and forgetting you're even in a cinema.If he worked in Subway his baps would be the best.Might well be best saved as a recurring villain, mind, as his turn in Bronson contained some of recent cinema's most bonkers sequences.Jamie DornanHas the angry eyes you can imagine intensely scanning a room for exits/bombs/baddies/dangerous brunettes, and would presumably do anything to escape being stuck as the Fifty Shades of Grey man who never even got his winkie out for the rest of his life.Not too famous to be jarring, young enough to churn them out for the next 20 years should he catch on.
Samsung Electronics has announced a partnership with the parent company of Alipay called Ant Financial Services Group that will expand Samsung Pay in China.Under this new partnership, users can add an Alipay account on supported Samsung mobile phones via Samsung Pay.After registering the Alipay account in Samsung Pay, users can pay with their mobile phone by swiping up from the lock or home screen or sleep mode, choosing the Alipay QR code, and scanning it on the scanner at the register."The reception of Samsung Pay since its launch has been extremely positive and the service has already seen tremendous success in terms of availability and adoption by consumers.At the same time, it also developed a variety of offline use cases, including restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, taxis, hospitals and public services.The technology integration facilitated by this partnership with Samsung Electronics will make the payment process faster and more convenient when users make payments at stores where Alipay is accepted."
One of the more outlandish Samsung Galaxy Note 6 rumors is gaining steam, as it looks like the phone might pack an iris scanner.The possibility of eye scanning tech was first brought up in April, when it was discovered that Samsung had been importing "iris camera" modules for research and development, but now a new trademark application suggests that whatever Samsung is using them for could be near completion.GalaxyClub.nl spotted that Samsung recently filed to trademark "Samsung Iris" and "Samsung Eyeprint" in the EU and there's really only one thing those terms are likely referring to.Hint: it's not the flower.Might not make the Note 6So we can say quite confidently that Samsung is working on an iris scanner of some kind - alongside plenty of other next-gen tech, presumably - but what's still not clear is which device it's first going to ship with.The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is a logical choice, as the company is almost certainly going to reserve the tech for a flagship and that's the next flagship we're expecting to see from Samsung.
In essence, the machine took a look at a group of trees, fed this data through an algorithm that created the blueprint for the final structure, and then the robot got to work.It s all part of a new MSc course called Design & Make which is being offered at the AA School, and it promises to focus on robotic technologies and their application in timber construction.According to program director Martin Self, robots are going to play an increasingly important role in 21st-century architecture.The new course will be offered in the fall, and will span the course of a year, during which students will learn all about machines and construction.Students will utilize the AA School s woodland research facility in Hooke Park, and incorporate natural resources in their projects.The rationale for this approach is that the diverse characteristics of local material can be exploited directly without wasteful industrial processing to first standardize and then add variation back to the component geometries, Self noted.
View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f92952%2faugust-smart-lock-2016-review-3 Siri, unlock my door.At this point, I could ditch my house key altogether, opting to let Siri play the role of gatekeeper to my humble abode.They ve done a bang up job on all fronts.If auto-unlock sounds too scary, you can always unlock August using Siri more on that, below or by opening the August app and tapping a button to toggle the lock s status.You do so by scanning a short code located on the backside of the battery cover.In order to use HomeKit when you re away from home you ll need a third of fourth generation Apple TV within Bluetooth range of the lock.
Fingerprint scanning is commonplace on many devices, but the lack of widespread adoption of iris scanning would make it a standout feature.It is also used by an assortment of smaller, Chinese manufacturers.The latest word suggests Samsung will make it water and dustproof, albeit with an IP67 rating compared to the IP68 seen on the Galaxy S7 – the compartment in which the stylus sits could prevent the device from receiving full IP68 protection.They are much larger, though, something Samsung calls "Dual Pixels", and they lock on quickly and accurately for one of the fastest autofocuses on a smartphone.HardwareAccording to Trusted Reviews, Samsung will make the Note 6 in two hardware configurations – one for the Asian market and another for the west.However, the idea of Android N on the Note 6 in 2016 hasn't been completely sunk.
Repository management vendor JFrog has hopped into the container and binary scanning market with the launch of Xray.While container technology has taken the market by storm over the last year, there has been a growing awareness of the lack of visibility into the components of containers.He scotched any suggestion it had been rushed into announcing Xray, saying it was always going to be the marquee launch at its swampUP customer event in Napa Valley this week.While it could be used in conjunction with other platforms, he argued that access to Artifactory's metadata meant a unique potential for analysis.The launch also represents a tie-up with German-based notification vendor VersionEye.It's another product that will be included in our enterprise solution."
This makes finding a motorcycle helmet that fits perfectly tricky.Mass-produced helmets don t match well with everyone s cranial oddities, and ill-fitting protection can lead to serious injury in the event of a crash.The company, which has been making helmets for 60 years, spent the past three years making bespoke helmets by 3-D scanning customers noggins.Not everyone with a funky dome has that kind of money though.Its ProFIT system offers five shell sizes that s the hard exterior of the helmet and six impact liner sizes that s the soft inside material that keeps your coconut comfortable and holds it in place .It chose those variables based in part on three years worth of customer head scans it won t reveal how many people it s got data on .
Frequent "Shark Tank" guest judge and billionaire tech mogul Chris Sacca is saying that he didn't throw a tantrum after being turned away from "Hamilton."Sacca denied a report that he allegedly threw a fit when he and his wife, Chrystal English, were denied admission into Broadway's biggest hit show when it was discovered that the tickets he bought from StubHub were counterfeit.According to the New York Post, Sacca didn't take no for an answer when he was denied entry because of the fake tickets.The newspaper's source said that Sacca repeatedly asked, Do you know who I am?"The unnamed source said that Sacca proceeded to cause a scene with the person scanning tickets, and then asked for a manager.But thanks for the shoutout.— Chris Sacca @sacca May 23, 2016Sacca — who, through his venture capital fund Lowercase Capital, was an early investor in companies such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter — said he took selfies with the theater's staff and threw the blame on StubHub, a digital person-to-person ticket marketplace.My wife of five years is my "girlfriend" and taking 20 selfies with staff is a "tantrum."
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