iPhone 8 may see late release due to fingerprint reader production problems

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Cowen and Company of Wall Street reported that the scanner tech is to blame for the smartphone’s delay. Wall Street firm, Cowen and Company, issued note to investors saying the iPhone 8 release will be delayed. It pointed to production issues regarding the fingerprint reader to explain the delay. That same issue has been reported by a number of other Apple followers and media outlets. Fans of Apple products expected the iPhone 8 to launch in September as has been the tradition for the company. This was likely to have…

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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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Police use mobile technology to identify people

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New gadgets can be used in order to be able to take fingerprint identification from people while in the field. Over the last year and a half, officers from the Napa County Sheriff’s Office have been using mobile technology in the form of fingerprint taking gadgets throughout many parts of the county. This mobile gadget has two different capabilities that can be very convenient to the officers who use them. These two functions for the mobile technology include electronic ticketing as well as fingerprint identification that can occur on the…

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Samsung will launch mobile payments system using fingerprint security

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The technology giant will be rolling out a simple transaction system in South Korea by the end of April. Samsung Group subsidiary, Samsung SDS, which is an IT services firm, has now announced its intention to launch a mobile payments system in South Korea that uses fingerprint scanning technology. While the smartphone payments system will get started in South Korea, it will be expanding in the future. Samsung’s plans appear to be to initially launch the mobile payments service within its own home country, but to then move on to…

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Mobile security fingerprint ID from Apple opened to designers

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The technology giant has announced that it will be opening up its identification tech to app creators. Apple has announced that it will be giving mobile app designers an additional option for mobile security by opening up its fingerprint ID feature that will enable them to toughen up the protection level by another layer. The announcement was made among a range of different revelations at the World Wide Developers conference. This was the 25th anniversary of the event and was the chosen venue for Apple’s announcement that it would be…

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Apple acquisition could make NFC technology more secure

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Apple taking mobile security very seriously in light of Black Hat conference Apple may be taking its entry into the mobile commerce industry cautiously, but the company has been taking the issue of mobile security quite seriously. The famed technology company recently confirmed that NFC technology would be included in its highly anticipated iPhone 5. The technology has made headlines recently due to the focus it received at the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Security enthusiasts have been highlighting the potential security shortfalls and risks NFC…

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