At the Mobile World Congress on February 28, 2017, private firm Eyelock said that iris scanners will become the norm in smartphone security within the next two years. Qualcomm and Eyelock have teamed up to bring this technology to market.
“In the next two years, every smartphone in the world is going to have a biometric on it. We believe it’s going to have a combination of fingerprint and iris, because they make a natural mesh, and they’re useful for different things—iris for the mathematical precision, fingerprint for the usability. So I think you’re going to see a preponderance of these things in every platform, from high end devices to very low, economical devices.” Jeff Carter, CTO at Eyelock
The scanner assesses 240 characteristics of a given eye, and can function at a distance of 60 centimeters (about two feet).
An infra-red sensor means it can work if the user is wearing sunglasses.
It is also able to distinguish between a live eye and one printed on paper.
Shmee gives us a tour of the new 7th generation BMW 5 Series, and specifically a 530d. This car has a crazy amount of awesome tech inside and so we’re starting to see the IoT revolution taking hold and specifically chip makers and sensor makers really supplying a lot of parts now to the automotive industry.
Rocketbook Everlast https://igg.me/at/everlast/x
SELFLY Camera http://www.selfly.camera/
The Right Cup http://www.therightcup.com/
A lot of market commentators and analysts spend hours trying to explain why the stock market keeps going up. President Trump explains it best in this video clip from his February 18, 2017, speech in Melbourne, Florida.
February 24, 2017: The best interviews and technology news highlights from the week are brought together in “Best of Bloomberg Technology,” a weekly long-form program, hosted by Bloomberg Technology’s Cory Johnson.
The show talks about Snapchat. My opinion on the Snapchat IPO is that there is no way Snapchat should be valued at $20 billion. Snap’s monetization model is nothing new. Basically Snap tries to get more eyeballs on their software that they can serve ads to. The problem I have with Snap is that it appeals to a younger, more self-centered and immature audience. These are precisely the types of consumers that don’t buy things. With the majority of Snap chat users being below the age of 18, advertisers on Snap chat will quickly realize that while their ads may get clicks, the type of people who click their Snap ads are not actually buying anything.
Market is extremely oversold. Good time to take long positions.
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