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Are QR codes a long-term solution for smart ticketing?

New applications of QR codes in recent months mean that they have become part of our everyday lives, including as part of ticketing solutions.

The motivation is simple: they quickly offer touchless payment and access control options. However, are they a credible long-term solution? Alongside significant security threats for operators and consumers, there’s a risk they provide only moderate improvements in customer experience due to ergonomic challenges and could ...

Infineon warns of car production cuts

While profits may be booming at Infineon, and revenues have soared, the company has warned that the on-going chip shortages bedevilling the automotive industry could cut car production by 2.5 million in the first half of 2021.

Pay by palm technology raises security worries

News that Amazon in trialling palm-scanning technology at one of its Whole Food stores in Seattle is raising privacy concerns, due to the fact that the technology Amazon is using links a customer’s palm signature with their credit details.

Nvidia’s Arm deal investigated

Last week's news that the UK government had invoked 'National security' to probe Nvidia's Arm deal means that the CMA, which was already investigating the possible effect of the deal on competition in the UK, will also now be considering national security interests

Light at the end of the tunnel?

A couple of weeks ago Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) said that while it was doing all it could to increase productivity and alleviate a worldwide chip shortage, tight supplies were expected to continue well into 2022.

Biometric door locks

With consumers increasingly clued-up about the importance of robust home security and the rising number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, creating new implementation options, this is a sector set for long-term growth.

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