Detectives in Largo, Florida went to a funeral and tried to unlock a smartphone using the deceased's fingerprints. The attempt was unsuccessful.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 24, 2018
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
Apple's new patent measures the amount of blood present in a person's veins through LED lights and sensors. The biometric data gathered from the reflected lights can authenticate an Apple Watch user's identity.
Apple October 17, 2016
Synaptics' Turnkey USB Fingerprint Solution will allow PC owners to use biometric authentication on their computer system. The USB dongle is expected not to exceed $50.
Computers June 5, 2016
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
San Francisco-based banking company Wells Fargo will roll out two new biometric systems that will allow its corporate clients to safely access their accounts. The systems make use of an app with either an eye scanner or a face and voice recognition system to verify the ownership of the account.
Business March 7, 2016
Swedish eye-tracking firm Tobii teamed up with Microsoft to offer facial recognition technology to Windows 10 users. Tobii said it will provide Windows Hello support for a lot of devices, making login processes safer, quicker and password free.
Apps/Software December 18, 2015
The next Apple TV remote control could leverage biometric data for several exciting applications, as new patent filings indicate. Such a remote with a fingerprint reader, for instance, could instantly allow users to access their Apple TV profile, and more.
Gadgets July 25, 2015
MasterCard wants people to pay for things by taking selfies. Along with the new facial recognition software, MasterCard's app will also be updated to offer fingerprint scanning.
Apps/Software July 5, 2015
Fingerprint scanners have become a must-have for high-end handsets, so here are the best smartphones with fingerprint readers.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2015
The new Windows 10 OS will support the FIDO authentication system of using biometrics instead of typing passwords. The FIDO 2.0 version is now available in the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Apps/Software February 19, 2015
For those who aren't yet ready to adopt a system like Apple Pay or Google Wallet but still want an easier way to pay for things, there's another new option. A card called Zwipe offers users NFC payment technology and fingerprint scanning in a traditional-looking MasterCard credit card.
Gadgets October 17, 2014
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