Biometric security is a wonderful notion; it requires no creativity, no tedious memorization, and no password updates. It’s difficult to crack, since theoretically, it requires a body part that’s always on hand, and can’t be readily broken into opening to others. There are several forms of biometric security on hand already, and Samsung’s looking to up that number by one thanks to a new system: your circulatory system. More specifically, Samsung’s new system—as noticed in a new patent—involves a sensor worn on the wrist that...
Mizuho hired a 48-inch humanoid called Pepper at its flagship Tokyo branch last summer to entertain customers with games and multimedia and provide basic information on products. But now the bank is putting the SoftBank-made robots to more serious work thanks to a new common robotics platform using research developed by IBM Research-Tokyo. From May, Pepper robots across several branches will take advantage of Watson's natural language and other cognitive capabilities to analyse information from the Mizuho website as well as customer-specific...