US facial recognition to be used on nearly all commercial airline passengers

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Over 97% of departing airline passengers will be subject to facial scans within four years. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to use US facial recognition scans on 97% of all departing airline passengers within four years. The system will help to keep tabs on departing foreigners as well as those who overstay their visas. Pictures are taken of passengers before they board their planes. According to a recent report from Homeland Security the way that the US facial recognition system at airports will work is passengers approach…

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Samsung’s Galaxy Fold disappoints those with early access

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The luxury foldable smartphone that converts into a tablet is proving to be not so durable. According to several reviewers who received early access to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, their new devices broke only a few days after use. One reviewer from Bloomberg said his foldable phone was unusable after only two days of use. “The screen on my Galaxy Fold review unit is completely broken and unusable just two days in. Hard to know if this is widespread or not,” reviewer Mark Gurman from Bloomberg said in one of a…

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Yachting in the Seychelles, Thailand and the Caribbean: Best Hotspots to Visit

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Have you discovered the beautiful yachting getaways in the Seychelles, Thailand and the Caribbean yet? An avid yachtsman will find plenty of enjoyable opportunities in these waters. Have you discovered the beautiful yachting getaways in the Seychelles, Thailand and the Caribbean yet? An avid yachtsman will find plenty of enjoyable opportunities in these waters, particularly with the help of modern technologies that make yachting easier. Take a closer look at these spectacular destinations to start planning your vacation here using an innovative 12knots app for yachting trips. The Seychelles Embarking…

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GPS tracking smartwatch for kids has security flaw

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The security flaw could allow a stranger to stalk a child with the device. TicTocTrack, a popular GPS tracking smartwatch for children in Australia, has been found to have security flaws that could potentially allow hackers to track and call children. The researchers found that the watch’s services could be easily compromised. Computer researchers at Pen Test Partners discovered vulnerabilities in the watch on Monday. The researchers found that the GPS tracking smartwatch, which has been sold in Australia since 2014, could allow hackers to view personal data on the…

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QR code tattoo fail: Argentinian soccer fan’s tat delinked

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No joke: A fan of Argentina’s River Plate soccer team had a QR code tattooed to his leg to show his love for his team. The fan’s QR code tattoo links to a triumphant highlight video on YouTube of River Plate securing its 5-3 two-legged Copa Libertadores Finals win over arch rivals Boca Juniors…or at least it did. The QR code-linking footage was taken down after Twitter users banded together to have the video removed. The QR code tattoo was shared on Twitter by Argentinian sports journalist Ariel Cristofalo. The…

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New Shutterstock AR feature lets users see how an image would look IRL

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The popular stock photography company has launched its “View in Room” app feature. Called “View in Room,” the Shutterstock AR feature allows users to digitally view any of the company’s millions of images to see how they would look on a wall of their choosing in real life (IRL). The feature was built using Apple’s ARKit. Currently the Shutterstock AR feature is available only for its iOS app. The company used Apple’s iOS ARKit to create the experience. As a result, customers with iPhones have the ability to position any…

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One metro QR code gives riders access to three metro systems

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Riders of the Shanghai, Hangzhou & Ningbo metros can access all three with one quick response code. Metro QR code payments are nothing new in China. As QR Code Press reported back in 2017, Shanghai Metro first introduced these unique codes to their Metro Daduhui app to allow riders the ease of scanning to pay for their trips. Now, this convenient service has extended to both Hangzhou and Ningbo. Shanghai Shentong Metro Group developed partnerships with the other two metros. Under the guidance of a national strategy that called for…

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Dote launches new live-streamed Shopping Party feature

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Dote users can now enjoy a unique mobile shopping experience. Dote, the social shopping app designed for Gen Z consumers, is introducing “Shopping Party.” This new feature offers users a live, interactive video retail experience via their mobile phones that’s meant to recreate the experience of shopping in a mall with friends. The feature allows for Dote creators to livestream with their followers. Via Shopping Party, Dote creators can livestream with their followers. Dote creators are social media influencers and there are currently about 450 influencers. Examples of notable Dote…

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Google Glass shows promise as an mHealth wearable therapy for Autism

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Standford Researchers have found that Google’s smartglasses helped improve socialization in Autistic kids. Google Glass could soon be used as an mHealth wearable therapy to improve care management for children on the Autism spectrum. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine found that when the smartglasses were integrated with an AI platform, this digital at-home therapy helped autistic children improve their socialization skills better than standard care. The study found that children using the mHealth platform had significant improvement compared to traditional therapy. The Stanford University School of Medicine study…

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QR code standards to be implemented by Indonesia later this year

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Bank Indonesia wants higher interoperability between various providers of payment solutions. Bank Indonesia (BI), Indonesia’s central bank, is presently conducting a trial to establish QR code standards for the country’s various payment system providers. QR codes are starting to be used by the country’s citizens for mobile payments. Called QRIS (Indonesian Standard QR Code), Bank Indonesia’s QR code standards trial is about developing one code to be used by multiple payment system providers at every merchant. The bank believes that the standardization of the quick response code will result in…

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Researchers find mobile app security problem with Xiaomi smartphones

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A serious security flaw was uncovered in a pre-installed mobile app. Check Point Research experts have revealed that there is a serious mobile app security flaw hidden in a pre-installed app on Xiaomi smartphones. The security researchers discovered a vulnerability in an app bundled on Xiaomi devices that could potentially allow hackers to hijack smartphones and inject malware. The security flaw was discovered in the pre-installed Guard Provider security app. The mobile app security flaw may have affected millions of Xiaomi smartphone users worldwide. The researchers found the flaw within…

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