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  • The Ecobee4 is the new smart thermostat to beat (Nest who?)

    CNet
  • "The Moto Z2 Play takes voice commands a step further...you can do things with a “show me” command...without unlocking or even touching the phone. It only works with my voice for security."

    Dan Seifert, The Verge
  • VoiceGenie users will be able to chat with Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, or Alexa anywhere -- totally hands-free. You just speak the wake word.

    CNet
  • Ecobee4 Review: The First Smart Thermostat with Alexa

    Tom's Guide
  • VoiceGenie, a solution that allows most wireless headphones to utilize the power of Amazon’s Alexa on the go

    Android Headlines
  • VoiceGenie delivers low-powered speech recognition technology to wireless headphones and headsets.

    Wearable
  • VoiceGenie could change the way we interact with the devices already firmly embedded in our lives -- and it could make voice assistants just as integral.

    CNet
  • Amazon is relying on voice models that are key components of Sensory’s speech recognition suite.

    Business Intelligence
  • Sensory is enabling what it calls “wakeup words” — that is, terms and phrases that trigger the always-on listening that is a hallmark of assistants like Google Now and Siri — on devices that integrate Amazon’s Alexa.

    Digital Trends
  • Sensory, which focuses on voice recognition, teams up with Alexa's creators to make it easier for third-party developers to create voice-activated devices.

    CNET
  • Sensory won Best Innovation in Deep Learning at the Alconics awards; First Place in Mobile Security and Privacy at the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards; and Star Performer at the Speech Industry Awards, where CEO Todd Mozer also won a Luminary Award.

    FindBiometrics
  • Samsung Partners With Sensory For Face/Voice Biometrics

    AndroidHeadlines.com
  • Say out loud 'GoPro, start recording' and the camera starts recording, no fuzzing with buttons.

    Geoffrey Fowler, Wall Street Journal
  • …it works well even at a distance. You just shout "okay Garmin," the lights on the camera will blink, and then you can tell it to do things like start or stop recording, or take a photo.

    The Verge
  • Huawei also created this cool feature to help you find your phone more quickly. It’s called voice wake up, and you can ask your phone “Where are you?” or some other phrase, and your phone will respond, saying, “I’m here,” and play music until you find it.

    Malarie Gokey, digitaltrends.com
  • The best upgrade to the controls, though, has to be voice control...The Hero5 Black understands seven languages.

    Brent Rose, Wired
  • Most notably though, this new shooter supports voice commands, letting you control it via phrases such as, ‘Okay Garmin, start recording.’

    Engadget
  • GoPro added voice controls for starting and stopping recordings, snapping photos and even tagging highlights in your clips by saying "That was sick!" and "Oh sh*t!" It works really well, and there are currently 10 commands and support for seven languages.

    Sean O'Kane, The Verge
  • So if the cloud’s not private, how can your TV respond to voice commands? Simple. Use speech-recognition services that are baked right into the TV – no cloud required.

    Ted Kritsonis, Digital Trends
  • Voice commands are where both Hero 5 cameras flex their smarts.

    Geoffrey Fowler, Wall Street Journal
  • One of the coolest features on the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 is the ability to use your voice to control the camera.

    ZDNet
  • Of particular interest is the fact that TrulySecure is an on-device biometric identification system that does not rely on a connection to the cloud. Many users prefer this approach because they do not wish for their biometric data to be replicated and stored outside of their personal devices.

    Max Maxfield, EE Times
  • TrulySecure works by watching and listening as you repeat a passphrase a couple times. The system tracks the way your lips move and registers the unique attributes of your voice.

    Josh Ong, The Next Web
  • Given Qualcomm’s prominence as a mobile technology developer and the technological advancement on display in its latest offerings, the partnership reflects very well on the confidence the company has in Sensory’s technology.

    Alex Perala, Mobile ID World
  • With touchless control, Motorola and Google upped the ante.

    Eric Mack, CNET
  • Speech recognition company Sensory is expanding into the computer vision space with a new smartphone security client that uses both voice and face recognition to lock down your phone.

    Kevin Fitchard, Gigaom
  • MotoX is a fantastic phone with many great features. My favorite is Touchless Control… Ask it the weather, to call a friend or do a Google search, and it'll just do it, and you never have to touch the phone.

    Pete Pachal, Mashable
  • Sensory is continuing to exhibit leadership in handsfree control by allowing a secure multimodal biometric that doesn’t require touching devices to make them work.

    Dan Miller, Opus Research
  • Touchless mode...is the most useful feature [on Moto X].

    David Pogue, NY Times
  • The defining feature of the Moto X is it’s a virtual ear, always straining to hear its owner’s voice say three magic words that will rouse it to action: "Okay, Google Now."

    Steven Levy, WIRED
  • The phone [Moto X] has all the standard features expected of today’s top smartphone, with a twist: the ability to control the phone by talking to it, without lifting a finger.

    The New York Times
  • The voice-response system, called BlueGenie is surprisingly accurate for such a small device. It's better than the voice system in my Blackberry phone.

    US News and World Report
  • [BlueGenie is] an intuitive voice control system...the finest voice recognition user interface we've seen.

    Good Gear Guide
  • Sensory is trying to revolutionize voice and speech recognition by creating TrulyHandsfree, which looks to evolve our interactions with our smart devices.

    Talk Android
  • It may not seem like much, but that little detail of getting the phone to wake up via a voice command - which Sensory calls ‘TrulyHandsfree’ - is one of the trickiest.

    Mashable
  • With its dual biometric factors, AppLock comes closer to the security-and-convenience ideal than I've ever seen.

    Mike Feibus, usatoday

Diebold Nixdorf And Samsung SDS Demonstrate Next Step In Cardless ATM Transactions With Mobile-based Biometric Authentication

NORTH CANTON, Ohio and RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Diebold Nixdorf, Technology leaders simplify authentication and strengthen security with mobile facial recognition

The leader in driving connected commerce, and Samsung SDS America (“Samsung”) are teaming up to showcase how integrating advanced mobile technology—such as facial recognition—and the self-service channel can lead to enhanced security and an improved consumer experience. The companies will jointly demonstrate the mobile-based biometric authentication approach at this year’s Digital Banking conference in Austin, Texas, June 12-14

The mobile-based transaction uses Samsung SDS Nexsign™ —a FIDO compliant biometric authentication platform—which includes facial recognition technology paired with the ATM to complete a secure and convenient cardless cash withdrawal in seconds. While banks have deployed cardless solutions, Samsung SDS demonstrates the use case without the need for a card or PIN—a leap forward in convenience without sacrificing security.

To maximize consumer convenience, the innovative approach enables consumers to stage a withdrawal via their mobile banking app prior to arrival. Once they approach the ATM, the consumer simply taps their Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile device to the near field communications (NFC) reader on the ATM, confirms their transaction and instantly receives a prompt to complete authentication via facial recognition on their mobile device. Once verified, cash will dispense and the transaction is complete in less than half the time of a standard ATM transaction. This technology and experience can also support customers using other Android and iOS devices.

“As an industry leader in enabling cardless transactions at the ATM, our comprehensive solutions are bridging the physical and digital worlds of cash to truly drive connected commerce,” said Alan Kerr, Diebold Nixdorf senior vice president, software. “Co-innovation lies at the heart of how Diebold Nixdorf does business. We are excited to be working with Samsung to showcase innovative solutions that utilize the trusted ATM channel to merge cash and mobile in a seamless, convenient and highly secure way.”

Samsung was an early member of the FIDO Alliance, the world’s largest ecosystem for standards-based, interoperable authentication. This ecosystem enables enterprises and service providers to deploy strong authentication solutions and protect against attacks.

“Samsung is making it easier for consumers to interact with their banks and ATMs using biometric information and eliminating the need for a physical card and PIN,” said Scott Koo, CEO of Samsung SDS America. “We have already shown how this works with Samsung Pay and now have extended this functionality to provide a faster and secure approach to cardless transactions.”

Banco Popular de Puerto Rico plans to pilot this authentication method this summer and has already worked with Samsung and their biometric authentication platform.

“Partnerships such as this one is particularly what we, at Popular, work at every day; collaboration at its very best. We continuously work to develop and implement features that make our clients’ lives easier while keeping at the forefront of innovation, focused on our mobile offering while enhancing security by leveraging biometric authentication. We are proud to be part of such an important milestone and look forward to what the future brings,” said Rachid Molinary, senior vice president of Digital Strategy for Banco Popular de Puerto Rico.

About Samsung SDS America

Samsung SDS America (SDSA) is the U.S. subsidiary of Samsung SDS, a global software solutions and IT services company. Samsung SDSA provides software and solutions for enterprise mobility, security, analytics, andIoT. We enable our customers in government, financial services, retail and other industries to drive business in a hyper-connected economy by helping them increase productivity, safeguard assets, and make smarter decisions.

About Banco Popular

Founded in 1893, Popular, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPOP) is the leading banking institution by both assets and deposits in Puerto Rico and ranks among the top 50 U.S. banks by assets. In the United States, Popular has established a community-banking franchise providing a broad range of financial services and products with branches in New York, New Jersey and South Florida, operating under the name “Popular Community Bank.”

About Diebold Nixdorf

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 24,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

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