Facial Recognition For Buyers Of Alcohol & Cigarettes
A pilot scheme involving NCR, the US self check-out machine maker for Asda, Tesco and other UK supermarkets, and Yoti’s digital identity app will use an integrated camera linked to facial recognition software to help improve, simplify and speed up age approval at self check-outs.
More Contactless Than Chip & PIN
Figures from merchant services company Worldpay Inc show that for the first time, more payments were made in UK shops using contactless than Chip and PIN over the 12 months from June 2017.
Businesses Turning To Zero-Trust Security Model
As a widening attack surface and evolving threats mean that organisations continue to breached despite a large security spend, many businesses are now turning to the 'zero-trust' security model.
Businesses Looking Forward to 5G
UK businesses are looking for a boost in the speed and scope of communications in the form of 5G, but how soon will having a 5G phone that delivers all the 5G benefits become a reality, and what will it take to make it happen?
Browser Support For Early Versions of TLS To End
The makers of all popular browsers - IE, Edge, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome included - have announced plans to disable Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol versions 1.0 and 1.1 by default.
Tech Tip - Setting Print Screen Key To Screenshot On Windows 10
On Windows 10, starting with version 1809 (October 2018 Update), the 'Snip & Sketch' app has been re-purposed to become the new default for screenshots. You can, however, choose to set the Print Screen key on your keyboard to open the screen snipping tools. Here's how:
New Facebook Rules For Political Ad Transparency In The UK
After the US and Brazil, the UK has become the next country to be subject to Facebook’s new rules that require those who wish to place a political advert on the social media platform to verify their identity and say who is funding the advert.
Microsoft Co-Founder & Billionaire Philanthropist Paul Allen Dies
Microsoft’s lesser-known co-founder, Paul Allen, who left the company in 1982, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (lymphatic cancer), with news of his death bringing praise for his generosity as a philanthropist.
Ubicoustics Overhears Everything You Do ... And Understands
Researchers in the US have presented a paper based on their research that identified a real-time, activity recognition system capable of interpreting collected sounds that could well be used by home smart speakers.