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Biometrics Debate Rages On About Validity Of NIST IREX Findings
2014-02-01 05:05:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Will age affect the ability of biometric scanners to recognize your iris or not? This is an important question with an aging American workforce and the increasing reliance on technology for security. Last year, redOrbit reported that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released findings showing that no "consistent change occurs in the distinguishing texture of the iris for at least a decade." A new study from...

2012-02-14 11:30:06

The birds in the Iliad help warriors and kings make difficult decisions and satisfy the basic human need for self-esteem and security. This is the conclusion of a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, that analyses 35 bird scenes in Homer's Iliad from around 700 B.C. In the Iliad, gods use birds to disguise themselves and as transmitters of messages to humans. Similarly, humans use birds as signs and symbols that they interpret to acquire knowledge about the...

2011-01-05 07:15:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced that leading French service provider, Free, a subsidiary of Iliad, will integrate a full suite of Marvell® advanced processors, switching and Wi-Fi technologies to power the new Freebox Revolution multi-service gateway. By incorporating Marvell technologies, the innovative Freebox Revolution, invented and pioneered by Free from the...

2011-01-03 17:27:00

GRENOBLE, France, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Free, the world's leading IPTV service provider, has announced that it is deploying Movea's MotionIC(TM) technologies in next generation remote controls that will come with the new Freebox set-top box (STB) launched in late December 2010 in France. The combination of motion control and gesture recognition provide a more immersive, intuitive user experience that puts users in the driver's seat for new interactive IPTV services. With more than...

2010-02-05 12:31:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- IriTech, Inc., a leading provider of iris-based biometric identification technology, products and services, was once again identified by NIST in the IREX I Supplemental Report as the most accurate iris technology for current operational data. For operational data, the OPS dataset, the next best competitor exhibits error rates approximately 50% higher than IriTech. Even with a commanding lead, IriTech continues to rapidly advance its iris identification...

2009-11-19 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Wacom announced today that its Wacom pen technology will be used with the IREX DR800SG, marking the first time the pen will be deployed with a consumer eReader. IREX selected Wacom for its expertise in providing sophisticated UI technologies, including its Wacom pen technology, a battery-free and cordless pen which offers comfortable, "pen-point" navigational control, as well as the ability to make notes and diagrams directly on the ePaper's...

2009-11-04 09:12:23

The eyes may be the mirror to the soul, but the iris reveals a person's true identity"”its intricate structure constitutes a powerful biometric. A new report by computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) demonstrates that iris recognition algorithms can maintain their accuracy and interoperability with compact images, affirming their potential for large-scale identity management applications such as the federal Personal Identity Verification...

2009-11-03 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a world leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today announced its collaboration with E Ink, the supplier of electronic paper display (EPD) technologies for most of the world's eReaders. The two companies have begun to ship a highly integrated eReader processor available in complete turnkey platforms aimed at the fast-growing eReader market. These new platforms are expected to...

2009-10-21 07:45:00

Barnes and Noble unveiled its new electronic reader on Tuesday, launching itself into a crowded market dominated by devices such as the popular Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader. The nation's largest bookstore chain said the "Nook" would be available at the end of November, at a cost of $259 "“ the same price as the Kindle.  The Nook, which is powered by Google's Android operating system, is roughly the size of a paperback book, and can store up to 1,500 e-books, or up to 17,500 with...

2009-10-20 02:15:00

ROTTERDAM, October 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Dutch broadsheet newspaper NRC Handelsblad can now be read on all standard eReaders available in the Netherlands, including the devices produced by Sony, Bebook, Bookeen and Cool-er. The number of potential readers will increase substantially because the improved ePaper can also be read on an iPhone or iPod, as it is now available in both PDF and in Adobe's ePub format. This open file format is easily accessible on multiple types and sizes of...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'