Remote controls have tended to be practical, utilitarian devices with a well-deserved reputation for being the hardest to find when needed most. It doesn’t have to be this way in an era when users are using voice to control devices at home, on the go, in the car, or at work. Enabled by always-on voice (AOV) capability, remote controls can instead become a powerful command center to search, select and control the content, execute commands with…

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This past year will be remembered for many things, and chief among them is the impact it has had on how we work. Remote and mobile working has become a new reality for most office workers who don’t need to physically collaborate or perform direct customer facing activities. The on-line hiring firm Upwork did some research recently that revealed 42.8% of the American workforce remains fully remote, and HR and managers believe that 26.7% of the…

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Imagine if through some warp in spacetime yourself of ten years ago appeared in your bedroom this morning. What would surprise her? The baby is now twelve, and you moved to a bigger house. That’s predictable. The technology looks no more futuristic. The cellphones are a little bigger, a few more cars run on electric power, but even of the most high-tech gadgets seem little different than they were a decade ago. (OK, if she looks very closely…

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Category: Biometrics

There’s no question that fingerprint ID technology is proliferating quickly throughout the mobile sector. IHS research suggests that the number of fingerprint sensor-enabled devices will increase from 317 million units in 2014 to 1.4 billion by 2020, and we’ll only continue to see an explosion in the demand for current and future human interface technologies.

With the help of major OEMs such as Apple, Samsung and HTC, today’s…

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