Sensory & Fujitsu To Take Facial Recognition Beyond Mobile

The biometrics experts at Sensory have now announced plans to move beyond smartphones, bringing its FIDO Certified TrulySecure facial recognition solution to banks, enterprise locations, and more. That’s thanks to a new partnership between Sensory and Japanese computer giant and IT equipment and services company Fujitsu. The news may come as something of a shock, […]

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Tech Talk: Future Audio May Drop Channels For Sound Accuracy

The future of audio mixing may mostly abandon the idea of “channels” in favor of a more object-oriented approach such as that used by Dolby’s Atmos. That’s because systems that take advantage of the newest platform treats sounds more as objects and then assign those objects to a placement in a room. That’s opposed to […]

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Uber Rating System Is Changing To Promote Fairness & Transparency

In an effort to improve the overall experience for both its customers and its drivers, Uber has officially announced a new rating system designed to offer more detailed information. The new system is part of the company’s 180 Days of Change campaign, which aims to rebuild its image and reputation after a series of scandals […]

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California Gives Lyft Approval To Test Self-Driving Cars

Ridesharing underdog Lyft has joined the ranks of Waymo and Baidu, among others, by being issued a permit for autonomous vehicle testing on public roads by California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. This means that Lyft now has the same privileges and responsibilities as any other firm in the area who has been allowed to conduct […]

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Report: Samsung To Beat Intel’s 2017 Semiconductor Sales

IC Insights is set to crown Samsung as the world’s number one manufacturer of semiconductors for the full year 2017 in its November update to the 2017 McClean Report. According to a post on the market research company’s site, the report will come out later this month and will show Samsung ahead of Intel by […]

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HTC Vive Europe Black Friday Deals Include Games, Bonuses

HTC Vive Europe has officially unveiled its Vive-centric Black Friday deals for this year, which run through Cyber Monday and include discounts on DOOM VFR and Fallout 4 VR, as well as discounted Viveport subscriptions and some free bonuses for new Vive buyers. DOOM VFR is set to release on December 12, and costs £19.99 for […]

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Samsung Owners Appear On Forbes’ Richest Asian Families List

Forbes has released its list of richest families in Asia and, surprisingly enough, the family behind the well-known tech giant Samsung – namely the Lee Kun-hee family – only managed to take second this year despite taking first last year. The Reliance Group, owned by the Ambani family of India, took the top spot with […]

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Google, Stanford Working On Medical Speech Recognition

Google staff and Stanford University researchers are working together on speech recognition technology targeted at the medical community, with the aim of alleviating some of the work that doctors and medical scribes are forced to do each day in regards to paperwork, note-taking, and other administrative tasks. According to Google’s data, the average doctor spends […]

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Verizon Welcomes FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal, Pledges Support

Verizon welcomed and openly supported the plan to repeal existing net neutrality rules confirmed by the United States Federal Communications Commission earlier today. Shortly after the FCC revealed its Commissioners will vote — and likely approve — the controversial initiative on December 14th, Verizon Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Kathy Grillo issued a prepared statement saying […]

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Google Buys Its Second Piece Of Land In Denmark

Google has now reportedly bought its second piece of land in Denmark and, ironically enough, the latest purchase sits just next door to the spot where Apple plans to build a data center for around $950 million by 2019. The plot itself is located in Aabenraa, which is near the country’s border with Germany. Furthermore, […]

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