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Microsoft Wants To Put An End To Passwords Once And For All

Microsoft will not include password use as default requirement for the next test release of Windows 10 S, indicating of the company’s plan to kill passwords in favor of biometrics and other form of authentication.

Microsoft February 12, 2018

No PIN Or Signature Needed: New Mastercard Credit Card Comes With Fingerprint Scanner

Mastercard has unveiled the next-generation credit card. The new card makes use of biometrics and features a fingerprint scanner for added security.

Security April 21, 2017

No More Touch ID? Apple Looking To Facial Recognition In iPhone 8: KGI Analyst

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says enhanced security features are expected in the rumored iPhone 8 and the 2017 iPhone lineup. Revamped biometric tech will come by way of better Touch ID and even facial recognition.

Apple January 22, 2017

The Ultimate Password: You Could Log In With Your Skull Soon

Researchers have found a way to use a person’s skull as an authentication system for their smart gadgets. SkullConduct, as the experiment is called, uses unique sound waves that bounce through the skull to unlock devices.

Wearable Tech April 25, 2016

Forget Passwords, HSBC Launches Biometric Identification In The UK

HSBC is poised to launch voice and fingerprint-enabled account access for its customers in the UK. The biometric identification system will be rolled out in summer.

February 20, 2016

Australia, New Zealand To Test Cloud Passports: Could The Tech Go Global?

Citizens from Australia and New Zealand will soon be able to travel without carrying a physical passport as the two countries push for document-free cloud passport system. The futuristic passport is said to bear information such as identity and biometrics data.

Society October 29, 2015

Sorry, Criminals, Long-Range Iris Scanners Will Ruin Your Career

Remember the good ol' days, when you could just burn your fingerprints off to become untraceable?

FUTURE TECH June 4, 2015

Google Unveils Android Pay At I/O 2015

Apple Pay is definitely making waves, but Google's got something up its sleeve: Android Pay. Of course, this isn't just another NFC payment system, either: Google's putting some new key features into its payment program.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 28, 2015

NTT DoCoMo And Fujitsu Team Up To Bring Arrows NX F-04G: World's First Smartphone With Iris Scanner

Japanese wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo and handset maker Fujitsu introduce the first smartphone to include iris recognition software. This could be big someday.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 14, 2015

Pay With Your Eyes: New Japanese Smartphone Features A Retinal Scanner

It may sound like sci-fi, but it's actually real: a new Japanese smartphone now features a retinal scanner.

Geek May 13, 2015

Tired Of Passwords? Bodyprint Will Unlock Your Phone With Your Earprint

Everyone knows what a fingerprint is, but what about an earprint? It might become more popular soon, as Bodyprint may serve as a way to unlock one's phone with an ear.

Geek April 29, 2015

Qualcomm's Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner Better Than Touch ID And Possibly A Password Killer

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Sense ID 3D Fingerprint Technology, which deploys ultrasonic waves, is better than Touch ID and could negate the need for passwords in the long term.

Gadgets March 2, 2015

Week in Review: 5 Tech Headlines Not to Miss

It's been yet another busy week in technology and in case you missed a day at Tech Times we want to help make sure you're up to date. Here are the top headlines of this week.

Business Tech January 9, 2015

Biometric Sensors Rising on Horizon as Next-Gen Security Tool

Biometric sensors are regarded as the next big thing in user authentication, but some suggest they still might not be secure enough just yet given fingerprint scanners have been hacked. The best security approach, say some experts, may be a combination of biometric sensors.

Internet January 8, 2015

Hacker Uses Photos to Copy Fingerprint: Hello, Identity Thieves

A speaker at the annual Chaos Computer Club annual conference demonstrated how fingerprints of others can be copied using only a few pictures by replicating the thumbprint of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen.

Internet December 30, 2014

5 Videos for Tapping Tech to Secure the Home

Home security is important for any homeowner or renter, and there are many ways to ensure no one can enter your home without your permission. Here are five videos that will help you keep your home secure.

Gadgets November 20, 2014

Jawbone cranking out wearable fitness trackers for every need, every budget

Jawbone has announced two new fitness tracking devices, one called the UP Move, which is the cheapest tracker the company has ever offered at $50. The second is the Up3, which is the device maker's new flagship offering.

Wearable Tech November 5, 2014

Facial recognition tech leads feds to fugitive charged with sex abuse

The U.S. State Department's new facial recognition software helps the FBI track a fugitive to Nepal. The FBI hopes to have its own facial recognition software soon.

Society August 13, 2014

Biometrics may just be the revolution needed to kill off the password

Passwords continue to be a point of frustration for many. Even as biometrics comes into play, there is a need for a password revolution.

Internet June 27, 2014

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