A faulty battery just cost Samsung a pile of money and tarnished its reputation.
But the Korean electronics giant wasn’t the first company forced to recall a product due to batteries that had a tendency to catch fire — not by a long shot. And it almost certainly won’t be the last.
NTechLab is only a year old, but the Russian startup is making headlines with its controversial facial recognition technology.
The company rocketed to the top of this nascent industry when it beat Google in the “MegaFace” facial recognition competition held last year in Washington state.
With 30 successful tests under its belt and 300 pending orders, the company is ready to take its facial recognition system to the world. The company plans to make its cloud-based facial recognition system available to corporate, government, and law enforcement clients.
In what’s believed to be an unprecedented attempt to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, or any smartphone that uses fingerprints to unlock, California’s top cops asked to enter a residence and force anyone inside to use their biometric information to open their mobile devices.
The United States recently pointed the finger directly at Russia, accusing it of launching cyber attacks to undermine the upcoming presidential elections. A new report claims that the country is now planning to retaliate in the same manner. The Central Intelligence Agency is reportedly preparing to launch a cyber attack against Russia. Such actions are obviously never really disclosed to the media so it would be best to take this with a grain of salt.