Facial recognition tech helps speed processing for travelers in Washington airport

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New facial recognition system has been unveiled at Dulles International Airport Air travelers may face less wait-time frustration at Washington’s Dulles International Airport thanks to a new processing system that uses facial recognition technology. The system can help reduce lines and speed up wait times without compromising security. The two new face recognition systems at Dulles are said to be a “user friendly” way to help relieve congestion for air travellers. One of the systems meets legal requirements for biometric entry-exit records and the other helps to accelerate the processing…

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Setting Out a Case for Facial ID Recognition

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On this site and others, there has been plenty of reminders that both consumers and businesses have not wholly embraced the idea of facial ID recognition and other biometric solutions for identification purposes. It’s, understandably, a hot-button topic, one that has perhaps divided those on the idea of personal freedoms. Indeed, freedom in the sense of what governments and organisations should rightfully know about us is one of the great, almost philosophical, questions of the digital age. Part of the problem, however, is about how the question is framed. Ask…

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Facial ID proves unpopular among consumers as a mobile payment security verification

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A new Juniper Research study revealed that over 40 percent of iOS users don’t want to use this security tech. More than one in three iOS device users in the United States do not intend to use facial ID technology as a part of their mobile payment security. This, according to Juniper Research survey findings. The findings suggest that Apple’s own customers may not feel comfortable with the new facial recognition tech. Facial ID tech is among the latest Apple releases. However, its own customers seem to find voice recognition…

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QR code system uses fingerprints and face recognition to secure construction site

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A Chinese property developer, Country Garden Holdings, is using the tech for improved digital environment monitoring. A Chinese property developer listed in Hong Kong is using a QR code system enhanced by fingerprint and facial recognition technology to boost security. The digital environment monitoring system was implemented by Country Garden Holdings to improve efficiency and quality at the construction site. The quick response codes and biometric scans have been put into place at the company’s Chashan Mansion site. The project, located in Gongguan, is close to Shenzhen, the heart of…

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“Selfie Pay” mobile payments to roll out from MasterCard

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A new form of verification is going to be launched in order to help to ensure transactions are secure. MasterCard has now revealed that it will be using its investments into facial recognition tech as a part of its mobile payments verification systems in order to help to make smartphone based transactions more secure. The goal is to decrease the risk of falsely declined transactions while boosting security when using mobile wallets. Trials of this mobile payments verification version using “Selfie Pay” have already been conducted in the Netherlands and…

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Smart cane mobile technology could assist people with visual impairments

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This new gadget could help people to be able to recognize faces, even when they are unable to see them. A new smart cane device is currently in the works as a part of a project by students at England’s Birmingham City University, and the point of his mobile technology will be to help the visually impaired to help to recognize the faces of people that they know. This mobile gadget will help to recognize and identify the friends and family members of the user. Facial recognition technology is being…

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New mobile payments app aims to change the way tipping works

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New tipping app has been launched in Las Vegas A new mobile payments application is being launched in Las Vegas, Nevada. The app, called Tip.ly, is designed with tips in mind. Many of the people that work in Las Vegas, particularly those that work on the Strip, survive off the tips they receive from customers. The new app is meant to make it easier for people to tip for the services they receive, further removing the need for cash. App uses money transfer system and facial recognition technology to issue…

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Rumor confirmed: Google acquires Viewdle

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Google acquisition of Viewdle finalized Earlier this week, rumors regarding Google’s acquisition of augmented reality and facial recognition specialist Viewdle began making their way throughout the world. Neither company had been keen to confirm or deny the rumors when they first began appearing, noting that they were simply matters of speculation. It seems, however, that the rumors were indeed true, as Google has announced that the acquisition of Viewdle has been finalized. The company has been incorporated into Google’s Motorola unit, where it will see its technology put to extensive…

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Rumor suggests Google acquires Viewdle

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Google may have acquired Viewdle, according to emerging rumor There is a rumor that Google has acquire Viewdle, an augmented reality startup specializing in facial recognition technology. According to the Russian branch of Forbes, Viewdle’s board of directors approved the company’s takeover by Google in a $30 million deal. Neither Viewdle nor Google have confirmed or denied the rumor, but if it is true, it could have serious implications for Google’s endeavors with augmented reality technology. Currently, the only thing backing the rumor is Google’s interest in both augmented reality…

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Olaworks making strides in progressing augmented reality technology

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Amazing technology news in the world of augmented reality. Augmented reality crowded headlines in the world of technology over the weekend after Google unveiled Project Glass – the development name for Google’s augmented reality glasses. A Korean technology startup called Olaworks is looking to make use of the momentum Google has brought to augmented reality and is showing off its new software for smart phones and other mobile devices. Olaworks has made major progress in making augmented reality more sophisticated. The company recently showed off its latest developments, which have…

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