Delta ID Inc., has announced its ActiveIRIS software for performance testing of integrated mobile devices used for Aadhaar authentication. The performance testing was held by STQC in collaboration with C-DAC and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), under the Ministry of Electronics and IT of the Government of India, during May 2016 in New Delhi. Delta ID's ActiveIRIS software integrated in the Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris was also the first to be awarded provisional certification by STQC prior to the Performance Testing.
Celebrating the buzz and excitement around the Rio Olympic games, Google has unveiled a set of enhanced features to bring alive the Olympic mood. The new set of features will help bring fans closer to knowing more about their favorite athletes and sports disciplines. Fans across India can even choose to get automatic updates on top event and medal wins as India is sending out its largest ever delegation of 119 athletes to the Olympics. Renowned athletes and India's medal prospects include Saina Nehwal (Badminton), Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang (Shooting), Leander Paes and Sania Mirza (Tennis), Vikas Yadav and Shiva Thapa (Boxing), Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari (Wrestling) and Deepika Kumari (Archery) to name a few.
With smartphones getting smarter, augmented reality (AR) mobile games like Pok mon GO are trending across the world. Mr Hemant Singh, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Houssup, an ecommerce platform for interior design, said, "Augmented reality market will radically increase the consumer engagement time with various brands, depending on the quality of the content, the engagement time will be 5X-10X, which in turn will raise the conversion ratio for the brands. Thus we can safely assume that brands doing Augmented Reality based advertisement will see 5x- 10x jump in their revenues and profits."
To combat the increasing number of online harassment cases, Instagram soon plans to roll out 'high volume comment threads' that will allow users to filter abusive comments or completely turn off the comments section altogether. The new option will also allow users to curb comments on post by post basis which ensures that their picture account remains free from abuses.
IDC reports that the worldwide smartwatch market took a sharp downward turn for the first time. The smartwatch market suffered a loss of 32% as the smartwatch vendors shipped 3.5 million unit in the second quarter of 2016 (2Q16) which was very low as compared to the 5.1 million units shipped a year ago. IDC reports that Apple topped the market list with 1.6 million smartwatch shipped and an estimated 47 percent market share. However, it was the only company which suffered an annual decline in shipments.
BlackBerry is seeking to bolster its security credentials with a string of small deals, but analysts said the jury was still out on the success of its turnaround and push into software. BlackBerry abdicated the top spot in handsets to Apple and Android-based devices, said it had signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar deal to run emergency notifications for the US Senate and expanded a deal with the US Coast Guard to cover staff in Washington, D.C.
Microsoft has said that it will take some more time to get Windows 10 on a billion devices. Microsoft is blaming its own decision to scale down its smartphone business over the last year for the delay. With this, Microsoft has rescheduled the time table for the ambitious goal of getting Windows 10 on a billion devices by June 2018.
Have you ever thought about an organic computer? Well, a team of researchers from Lomonosov MSU in collaboration with their German colleagues from the Institute of Polymer Research in Dresden (Leibniz Institute) have managed to find a molecule that, to their opinion, gives the impetus to the development of organic electronics.
MobiKwik today announced that its cash pick up service has completed 1 million transactions. MobiKwik has about 32 million users and a network of 100000 merchants. The cash pick up service was launched in September 2015 to cater to those users who don t have bank accounts or aren't comfortable using net-banking, credit or debit cards.
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