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Nuance wants part in new Australia payments system 18 January 2018

Voice biometrics firm Nuance says its tech could play a role in a new Australia payments system.

CrucialTec to expand into biomedical sector 27 December 2017

South Korean biometrics firm CrucialTec will expand into the biomedical market next year with a plan to provide products like smartphone thermometer and diabetes diagnosis kit.

Thales acquires Gemalto, beating Atos bid 18 December 2017

French defence firm Thales has snapped up digital identity and cyber security firm Gemalto in a deal worth $5.6bn, less than a week after Atos made a lower offer. 

Majority of Europeans ‘trust organisations using biometrics more’ 05 December 2017

Nearly seven in 10 Europeans (68 percent) said they would trust organisations more if they were to use biometrics for authentication, according to a new Unisys survey.

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Precise Biometrics divests smartcard business to IDENTOS

Sweden's Precise Biometrics has concluded an agreement with Germany's IDENTOS concering a takeover of the former mobile smart card solutions.

New Microsoft Surface keyboard features 'hidden' fingerprint sensor

The new Microsoft Modern keyboard comes with a fingerprint reader that works with Windows Hello.

Secure Identity Alliance to focus on identity and borders at SDW 2017

The Secure Identity Alliance will showcase a report on the practical realities of establishing identity and improving border control effectiveness in a new paper at SDW 2017.

South African research organisation develops biometric child registration system

South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), a government backed research and development organisation, has developed a multimodal registration system for children.

Biometrics firms are finalists in $1m patient ID contest

Biometric patient ID solutions feature heavily among the finalists of a U$1m challenge to develop a solution that ensures 100 percent accuracy of every patient’s health data to reduce preventable medical errors.

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Waving goodbye to queues with your fingerprint?

Advanced optical biometric devices that read fingerprints at walking speed, as users wave their hands through scanners, promise to resolve speed issues raised by previous biometric authentication methods. But experts caution that it may not be so straightforward.

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