facial recognition

IBM to Exit Facial Recognition Business Over Potential for Misuse

IBM is pulling out of the facial recognition market and is calling for "a national dialogue" on the technology's use in law enforcement. The company announced late Monday (via Axios) that it was no longer offering general purpose facial recognition or analysis software, in a letter to senators and members of Congress. The century-old technology firm...

Huawei Teases ‘Mate 10’ Device With Subtle Jab at Apple

Just days after Apple unveiled its iPhone X and hyped its new neural engine that brings artificial intelligence and augmented reality to smartphones, Chinese competitor Huawei is taking aim at the device.   According to The Verge, Huawei released a new Facebook ad that pokes fun at the iPhone X's neural engine and urges people to wait for "the real AI phone" –...

iPhone 8 Facial Recognition Tech to Work “in the Millionths of a Second”: Report

Rumours suggest Apple is reportedly having trouble getting Touch ID to work underneath a glass screen and instead might use facial recognition on iPhone 8. According to a new report from the Korea Herald,  the highly anticipated iPhone 8 will feature facial recognition technology that will work "in the millionths of a second." An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel is believed to...

iPhone 8’s Facial Recognition May Support Apple Pay, ‘Multi’ Biometrics, Third-Party Apps

Code uncovered in leaked HomePod firmware suggests the facial recognition system in Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" will support payments, "multi" biometrics and support for third-party apps. Developer Guilherme Rambo posted screenshots of previously unreported functionality related to "Pearl ID," which is reportedly Apple's codename for iPhone 8's facial recognition system. The lines of code reference system support for...

iPhone 8 Could Mute Notifications Upon Facial Recognition

The latest code discovery to emerge from Apple's HomePod firmware may hint that the "iPhone 8" will silence notification sounds when a person is looking at their device —possibly taking advantage of the phone's 3D facial recognition technology. This week's HomePod firmware leak was loaded with info (including what the iPhone 8 will likely look like). Developers...

Newspaper Claims LG will Supply iPhone 8’s 3D Facial Recognition Modules

According to a report by The Korea Economic Daily (via The Investor), LG Innotek will supply Apple with 3D facial recognition modules for its 10th anniversary edition 'iPhone 8’, which is expected to release this fall along side the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus upgrades, MacRumors reports. The publication claims that LG's "new facility investment" worth $238.5 million...

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Employ Facial-Recognition for Mobile Payments

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone will blend fingerprint, iris and facial detection technologies to verify users accessing mobile services, including Samsung Pay, Bloomberg is reporting. The smartphone will employ "cutting-edge security”, including biometric facial-recognition for mobile payments within months of its release, according to people familiar with the matter. While previous Galaxy phones have allowed users to...