US Army facial recognition tech to be added to base security measures

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The United States Army is requesting proposals for security system installations using the tech. A new US Army facial recognition security system installation request for proposals has been made. The goal is to have the systems installed at all base entry points. The new systems will require integration with the existing Automated Installation Entry system. In this way, the US Army facial recognition tech would be added to enhance the existing Automated Installation Entry system in place at bases across the United States. The tech being sought includes a biometric…

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LG smartphones are a thing of the past as the brand steps out of mobile

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The South Korean electronics giant has announced that it will no longer be making phones. LG smartphones are shutting down as the company focuses on other areas of the electronics market and leaves the losses associated with its handsets in the past. These mobile phones once rivaled iPhones in popularity and reputation. As popular as they once were, in recent years, LG smartphones have brought nothing but losses. The electronics giant has officially decided that enough is enough and has brought the struggle of its phone division to an end.…

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New Facebook Pay QR codes make it easier for users to send money

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The quick response codes have been introduced to simplify person-to-person payments. Facebook Pay QR codes are now rolling out to add a new way for users to be able to send money person-to-person. The quick response codes can be scanned by friends or family members to instantly transfer money from one person’s account to another. The social network’s mobile payment service was first launched back in 2019. The idea behind the Facebook Pay QR codes is to expand on the current convenience of the service and make it easier for…

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Disney MagicMobile launches for MagicBand function on Apple Watch and iPhone

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The entertainment giant has announced the digital pass and wallet support for Apple devices. MagicBand support is now available through Disney MagicMobile on iPhone and the Apple Watch for theme park guests using those devices. The technology can be used by guests to Disney World and who use compatible Apple devices. The Disney MagicMobile service uses the Wallet app in Apple Watch and iPhones, allowing them to function like the brand’s MagicBands. The MagicBand is a colorful plastic wristband with tech components, allowing Walt Disney World guests to use it…

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Microsoft lands US Army $21.9B contract for Integrated Visual Augmented Systems

Integrated Visual Augmented Systems - US Army

The tech giant has scored yet another sizeable government contract, now for wearable AR devices. Microsoft has landed another large government contract, now in the form of producing its Integrated Visual Augmented Systems (IVAS) based on its HoloLens 2 AR device. The Army awarded the technology giant the wearable augmented reality device contract last week. The purpose of the Integrated Visual Augmented Systems devices is to assist soldiers to “fight, rehearse and train using a single platform,” said a statement released by the US Army. The contract is for five…

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