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    Machine ‘learns’ face recognition skills

    December 13th, 2016

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a machine-learning system that appears to have worked out itself a key factor in how the human brain recognises people’s faces. The team trained the system to recognise faces by feeding it a set of sample images. They found an intermediate processing step had emerged, which took into account the angle of rotation of the face being scanned, spontaneously duplicating a feature seen in primates.

    Researchers develop NFC on-skin electronics

    August 16th, 2016

    A group of students from MIT Media Lab have teamed up with Microsoft Research to develop interactive and customizable on-skin electronics equipped with an NFC chip for transferring information to a mobile device. As well… More

    MIT technology identifies humans through walls

    November 5th, 2015

    Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have presented a new technology called RF Capture that uses wireless reflections to identify silhouettes through walls. “The device works by transmitting wireless signals that traverse the wall and reflect off a person’s body back to the device,” the researchers say. “The device captures these reflections and analyzes them in order to see the person’s silhouette.”

    Apple Pay now supported by 500 US banks

    September 16th, 2015

    Apple has added 46 banks and credit unions to its list of Apple Pay supporting financial institutions in the US, taking the total to more than 500. “Some important firms in the update include Citizens Bank, E-Trade Bank and the credit unions for MIT, Johns Hopkins and McGraw-Hill,” Apple Insider reports.

    MIT researchers unveil NFC sensors that detect hazardous chemicals

    December 9th, 2014

    MIT chemists have devised a way to detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants using an NFC-enabled sensor and a smartphone. The low cost of the sensors means the technology could be widely deployed as a… More

    2012 NFC Global Competition finalists announced

    March 26th, 2012

    The NFC Forum and Wima have announced the finalists for their jointly-run Tap Into Innovation: NFC Global Competition 2012. This year’s competition attracted three times as many entries as the previous contest in 2010, the organisers… More

    NFC Cluster starts up in Boston

    October 28th, 2011

    NFC Cluster Boston will hold its first event, NFC Delivers Mobile Retail Marketing, on November 7. Formed through the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, the cluster aims to support the development and adoption of NFC in Boston through networking and educational programs. “Our goal is to stimulate the creation of innovation through the rapid development of NFC applications in most smartphones and other electronic devices,” says Damien Balsan, cluster co-chair and head of NFC business development at Nokia. “There are many Boston-area individuals and organizations in the mobile ecosystem — including both established companies and startups — that have critical assets that can help make NFC successful.”

    Nokia and partners to introduce ‘major new initiative in US mobile network services capabilities including contactless payment’

    Nokia and partners to introduce ‘major new initiative in US mobile network services capabilities including contactless payment’

    November 19th, 2010

    UPDATE: “There’s not going to be any launch by Nokia at this event,” the company’s Damien Balsan has told NFC World. “We’re just going to be discussing NFC with ecosystem actors and developers.” A meeting… More

    NFC Forum announces partnership with ETSI, global competition finalists

    NFC Forum announces partnership with ETSI, global competition finalists

    April 2nd, 2009

    The twenty companies on the shortlist for the titles of “The Best NFC Service of the Year” and “The Most Innovative NFC Research Project of the Year” have been revealed… More

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