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Keeping your personal information private is certainly one of the most important aspects of owning a smartphone in today’s age. There are a few methods you can take to help prevent your information from getting into the wrong hands like using VPN networks, encrypting your mobile device, or even jumping onboard with a secure platform like the Blackphone. But a new device out of Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) aims to help out with this problem in a different way.

TRI has just announced the Turing Phone, a mobile device capable of directly verifying the identity of other Turing devices using the company’s decentralized authentication technology. Turing says that this authentication method creates a protected network that is “entirely insulated from cyber-threats and privacy intrusions”. In essence, users will be able to exchange sensitive information like social security numbers and bank account info without having to worry about it getting into the wrong hands.

From TRI:

TRI’s technology provides a dramatic improvement over the logic of Identity-Based Encryption, because both the master public key and the unique private key are anonymously pre-bundled into the phone.

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The Turing Phone aims to not only protect your information digitally, but physically, as well. Dubbed the first ever Liquidmetal phone, the Turing Phone is molded from a single slab of Liquidmorphium – an alloy comprised of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel and silver. This material is tougher than both titanium and steel, which will help protect the device from drops and scratches. TRI says it’s more sustainable from a production standpoint, too. The phone can apparently be produced at a near 100% yield rate with minimal waste.

The Turing Phone will be available this summer, and no pricing information has been revealed at this time.

It will be interesting to see whether or not the Turing Phone can provide as much protection as it’s claiming. There’s surely a market for secure smartphones in the enterprise space, and from the sounds of it, the Turing Phone offers up a unique way of keeping your info safe. If you’d like some more information on TRI or the Turing Phone, head on over to the Truing Robotic Industries website.

[press]Turing Robotic Industries to launch first Turing Phone

Groundbreaking device brings unprecedented materials and authentication technology to the smartphone market

San Francisco – April 23, 2015Turing Robotic Industries (TRI), the pioneer in trustworthy mobile device technology, today announced that its flagship Turing Phone will launch in summer, 2015. The first-of-its-kind smartphone is a breakthrough in trustworthy communications and mobile engineering.

Using TRI’s decentralized authentication technology, each Turing Phone is capable of directly verifying the identity of other Turing devices without the need for a third-party Key Center. This end-to-end authentication creates a protected communications network that is entirely insulated from cyber-threats and privacy intrusions. Within this circle of trust, users can exchange sensitive data such as social security numbers or bank wiring instructions and know that the information will reach only the device intended.

TRI’s technology provides a dramatic improvement over the logic of Identity-Based Encryption, because both the master public key and the unique private key are anonymously pre-bundled into the phone.

“Building trustworthy communications on the mobile internet has been a challenge,” said S.Y.L. Chao, CEO of TRI. “Our vision with the Turing Phone is to help mobile users navigate within a circle of trust. We’re beginning with the smartphone and plan to rapidly extend this technology into robotics and other domains linked to the Internet of Things, where security concerns are a huge impediment to innovation.”

The Turing Phone also features a revolutionary design that is both tougher than conventional materials and more sustainable from a production perspective. The Turing Phone is molded from a single unit of LiquidmorphiumTM, an amorphous alloy of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel and silver that provides greater tensile strength than either titanium or steel, protecting the phone from shock and screen breakage.

LiquidmorphiumTM was developed by Prof. Lugee Li, founder of New Technology and Material, Inc., and material scientist Dr. Atakan Peker, co-inventor of the liquidmetal alloy. The Turing Phone body can be produced at a near 100 percent yield rate with minimal waste.

“With efficient production using LiquidmorphiumTM, the Turing Phone can be produced at a cost and scale that will allow trustworthy networks to develop exponentially,” says Li.

To learn more, visit www.turingri.com

About Turing Robotic Industries Corp.

Inspired by Alan Turing’s work in mathematics, cryptography and artificial intelligence, Turing Robotic Industries Corp. (TRI) builds trustworthy mobile technologies. The company’s mission is to help individuals and organizations create trustworthy networks in which communications and data are safe from cyber threats. The Turing Phone, the company’s flagship liquid-metal phone, facilitates this mission by employing a decentralized authentication methodology using static key exchange. Turing’s anonymous key distribution infrastructure is able to provide unique identifiers and trustworthy connectivity for an infinite number of devices. Turing Robotic Industries is based in San Francisco, California and Shenzhen, China. To learn more visit www.turingri.com. [/press]