British Airways expands its biometric boarding gate trials in the US

British Airways expands its biometric boarding gate trials in the US

British Airways is expanding its biometric boarding gate tests in the US. Last November, it began testing self-service boarding gates in Los Angeles Airport that don’t require customers to produce either their boarding pass or their passport. Instead, passengers only need to look into a camera, wait for their biometric data to be checked against […]

Over a billion smartphones to have facial recognition in 2020, according to Counterpoint

Over a billion smartphones to have facial recognition in 2020, according to Counterpoint

More than 1 billion smartphones will be shipped with facial recognition technology in 2020, after the same figure of smartphones are shipped this year with fingerprint sensors. According to research from Counterpoint, we can expect to see mobile devices to combine biometric sensors for the face, iris, voice, and fingerprints, as opposed to competing with […]

Pedigree and Colenso BBDO Make Selfies Even More Fun For Dogs With The SelfieSTIX App

Pedigree and Colenso BBDO Make Selfies Even More Fun For Dogs With The SelfieSTIX App

Following the success of Pedigree SelfieSTIX – A specially designed clip that lets you attach a Pedigree DentaStix to the top of your smartphone – Pedigree and Colenso BBDO have launched the Pedigree SelfieSTIX app that lets people add fun filters to their dog’s perfect photo. Like Snapchat Lenses, but for dogs, the Pedigree SelfieSTIX […]

WeChat accounts could double as state IDs in China

WeChat accounts could double as state IDs in China

Some WeChat users in China will soon be able to use the chat app as a state-issued ID card. Financial Times reports that those living in Guangdong’s capital city Guangzhou will be able to use facial recognition to link their identities to the app in the Nansha district this week. The feature will apparently roll […]

Marmite ‘TasteFace’ Takes Facial Recognition to the Next Level

Marmite ‘TasteFace’ Takes Facial Recognition to the Next Level

Marmite, Unilever’s famous spread, has launched a new digital experience that analyses your emotions whilst you taste Marmite, to discover, in real-time, whether you are likely to be born a lover or a hater. The technology has been developed by digital creative agency AnalogFolk. Visit tasteface.marmite.co.uk on your mobile and try some Marmite. TasteFace and […]

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

China has become the first nation to embrace facial recognition technology to authorise digital payments following an innovative play by Alibaba to ease queues in local KFC restaurants. The so-called ‘smile to pay’ service has been introduced in the city of Huangzhou as part of a trial with the chicken chain to boost the customer […]