The next few years will see billions of users regularly using facial recognition technology to secure payments made through their smartphone, tablets or smartwatches, according to new analysis carried out by Juniper Research. Smartphone owners are already used to staring at their screens to safely unlock their devices without having to dial in a secret code; now, facial recognition will increasingly be deployed to verify the identity of a user making a payment with their handset, whether that's via an app or directly in-store, in wallet mode. Smartphones The best cheap phones The 10 best smartphones The best Android phones The best Samsung phones The best rugged phones How to keep your smartphone clean during the coronavirus (TechRepublic) In addition to facial features, Juniper Research's analysts predict that a host of biometrics will be used to authenticate mobile payments, including fingerprint, iris and voice recognition. Biometric … [Read more...] about Billions of smartphone owners will soon be authorising payments using facial recognition
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Roku on Tuesday announced its latest 4K media streamer, the Roku Express 4K+. In addition, the streaming-device maker launched a new optional voice-remote upgrade, the Roku Voice Remote Pro, a lightly updated version of its two-in-one Smart Soundbar called the Streambar Pro, and a Roku OS 10 software update for its family of video hardware, audio devices, and Roku TVs. A new 4K HDR streamer for $40 Further Reading Chromecast, Fire TV Stick, or Roku: What’s the best streaming stick for ~$50? Starting with the new streamer, the Roku Express 4K+ will cost $40 and replace the current Roku Premiere player when it starts shipping in mid-May. It has the similarly small and slightly curved design of the existing Roku Express, but now it can output 4K HDR video instead of basic 1080p. It won't support Dolby Vision HDR—that, along with Dolby Atmos audio, will remain limited to the high-end Roku Ultra —but it will support HDR10 and HDR10+. (The latter will also arrive on the … [Read more...] about Roku’s latest streaming device gives 4K, HDR, and a voice remote for $40
It seems that NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are everywhere right now, with more companies jumping on the NFT bandwagon to offer one-off digital assets for sale. Special feature Special report: How blockchain will disrupt business (free PDF) This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, looks at how blockchain is shaking up the economy and changing the way individuals and enterprises conduct business. Read More Non-fungible tokens are used to verify unique items such as digital art and digital ownership of other items. Now, NFTs can be used to verify ownership of physical items. Several stories have recently caught my eye, as companies scramble to lead the way with unusual NFT sales and auctions. But do Americans view the emerging concept of NFTs positively, or do they think the impact on climate change means that celebrities should act responsibly when offering NFTs for sale? Celebrities such as Jack Dorsey, Beeple, and the Kings of … [Read more...] about Are NFT collectibles the new trading cards or a hype bubble soon to burst?
Keeping you in the know The TicWatch GHT can tell you how hot you are. Derrek Lee 13 Apr 2021 0 Source: Mobvoi What you need to know Mobvoi announced the global launch of its TicWatch GHT. The smartwatch features an Apple Watch-like square design and a 10-day battery life. The TicWatch GHT will be available starting today for $80. When it comes to the best Android smartwatches , Mobvoi is undoubtedly near the top. The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS offers the best that Wear OS has to offer with good battery life and snappy performance. The company has decided to switch things up a bit by offering a new smartwatch more focused on health features and extended battery life. That brings us to the Mobvoi TicWatch GTH, which is receiving its global launch today. Source: Mobvoi The TicWatch GTH moves away from Mobvoi's usual circular smartwatch designs to offer a style akin to the Apple Watch Series 6 or OPPO Watch . The … [Read more...] about New Mobvoi TicWatch GTH includes a skin temperature sensor and 10-day battery life for $80