Innovation Lab: Ear-based Security, Reforesting Drones, and World Peace Apps

By Tim Maytom

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At Mobile Marketing we’re proud to help tech companies showcase their cutting-edge solutions; the Startup Showcase at our Mobile Marketing Summits gives a platform to those companies, and brings audiences one step closer to ideas and developments that are breaking new ground in the market.

In that spirit, our Innovation Lab feature takes a step beyond the world of apps, ads and handsets with slightly bigger screens, in order to share some of the tech world’s innovative ideas. They might be interesting, disruptive or just outright strange, but these are the stories that have caught our eye over the past week.

Ears are the New Fingerprints with Yahoo Labs Biometric ID SolutionFingerprint identification has become a popular feature on smartphones and other technology in recent years, with devices like the iPhone and Galaxy S6 including fingerprint scanners for additional security and payment authorisation, but the technology is expensive and hasn’t truly broken into the mainstream yet.

Researchers at Yahoo Labs may have found a way to create a similar level of security using technology that exists in most phones already. The team’s Bodyprint project utilises a touchscreen’s capacitive sensor to scan for biometric data.

While the resolution of …read more

Source:: Mobile App News

      

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