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UNCW Computer Science Team Working with Honeywell on Home Voice-Recognition Software

A University of North Carolina Wilmington computer science team is trying to build a home voice-recognition software that can carry out commands around the house. The software could control lights, alarms,…

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Five-year-old Sophie Cruz was given permission by Pope Francis to get by strict security measures to embrace the pope on Wednesday during his Procession in Washington D.C. The pope hugged and kissed Cruz, who handed him a letter detailing how her parents, who are Mexican immigrants, are struggling to stay in the country. SSI Staff · September 24, 2015

The Office of Personnel Management's initial estimate of fingerprints stolen turned out to be wrong. Five times wrong. The OPM says 5.6 million fingerprints were stolen instead of the 1.1 million initially believed to have been compromised. SSI Staff · September 24, 2015

The NFL becomes first major sports league granted permission to fly drones; rules prohibit filming over stadiums packed with fans. SSI Staff · September 24, 2015

Hikvision USA has teamed up with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fund cancer research and provide support for those affected by the disease. Hikvision USA employees participated in the Light the Night Walk in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday, an event that raised over half a million dollars. Stephen Sellner · September 23, 2015

A federal rule that could take effect in 2016 would no longer allow residents of New York, New Hampshire, Louisiana and Minnesota to use their driver's licenses as valid identification. SSI Staff · September 23, 2015

Total cost of the upgrade, about $185,000, will come from a security fund paid for by a portion of income tax. SSI Staff · September 23, 2015

USPTO invalidates key claims in patent over mobile devices in a security and home automation ecosystem. Icontrol awarded new patent for integrating smart home systems with SHaaS (smart home as a service) platforms, central monitoring stations and mobile devices. Julie Jacobson · September 23, 2015

An ADT alarm company installer was killed on Thursday in Corona, Calif. after allegedly being shot by a former professional baseball player. Police say Brandon Willie Martin, 22, shot and killed 62-year-old Barry Swanson as well as Martin's father and uncle. Martin was arrested on Friday. Stephen Sellner · September 22, 2015

The New Orleans Police Department has taken a big step in preventing false alarm calls by hiring Crywolf False Alarm Solutions to run its false alarm program. The system is expected to be built by next month and operational by the end of the year. Stephen Sellner · September 22, 2015