How did I just do that? I’m using Windows Hello, a new feature of Windows 10 that can log you in with your face instead of a password.
In an effort to fix our broke-ass password system, manufacturers are looking to the world of biometrics, sticking fingerprint scanners into everything from photocopiers to, um, school buses. Now, a team of Yahoo researchers might’ve come up with a way to extend biometric recognition to anything with a touchscreen.
One starts, then everyone follows. Well, possibly: leaked images of HTC's rumored new One Max smartphone appear to show a fingerprint scanner nestled amongst its hardware, a la iPhone 5S.
While it seems pretty certain that the next iPhone will come with a fingerprint scanner, what it will look like remains an open question. A "silver ring" around the home button (see below) is the prevailing theory; our friend Martin Hajek has taken a closer look at what that might mean in practice.
If you're in a crowd, it doesn't take long to notice that people walk differently. A recent study suggests each person's gait is supposedly so distinctive that their way of walking could be used for identification purposes.
Researchers at the University of Technology in Sydney have announced an major breakthrough in the field of forensic science that may help resolve countless decades-old cold cases by lifting prints off of virtually any surface.
Fingerprint security? Ha! Maybe that's fine for those of you wearing zebra pants and slap bracelets.
Are you paranoid that your lover uses a lookalike stunt double on occasion? That her twin sister shows up instead of her? With the fingerprint ring, you can just compare fingerprints and know when it's the real thing.
MacRumors found three interesting patents that point to various new interaction techniques. The most interesting is the fingerprint ID directly on the screen so that the iPhone can see which finger you're using and accept gestures appropriately.
What you see here is an 8.5x11 piece of paper scanned by an ordinary scanner (with the contrast bumped up). From shots like this one, researchers claim they can "fingerprint" any piece of paper.
Now when junior complains that one of the evil neighborhood kids has stolen his favorite toy, hand him this Lil' CSI kit, complete with UV light, and get him dusting for prints.
So much for biometrics and immigration security: A South Korean woman managed to fool a million-dollar fingerprint reading machine in Japanese border controls using a simple piece of tape stuck to her fingers.
Medion's new GoPal GPS units have an unusual extra feature intended as a deterrant for thieves: fingerprint scanners. The GoPal X5535, P5235 and P5435 all have a tiny scanner and will only work when they recognize one of five stored prints, making them useless if stolen. They've all got 5-inch screens, though the…
Forensic specialists can now pinpoint the exact make and model of a camera simply by analyzing the pixels in digital photos. This technique would be useful in the future for tracking down criminals, such as kidnappers who've leaked photos of their hostages to the media. Read on to find out how it works.When a digital…
The fundamental proposition of consumer technology is as follows: the closer we are to using the gadgets featured in the last 10 years of crappy spy thrillers and action movies, the more progress we've made. That's how the Surface came to be, and how we've ended up with the fingerprint-grabbing, light-sensing LCD…
Japanese company Tsujiden has presented a new protective film that diminishes fingerprints in a matter of seconds, breaking down the oily residue using a simple property of chemistry previously utilized in soaps and detergents. The company claims that the lipophilic and hydrophilic properties of the film cause the…
Say goodbye to those lousy movie plots where some girl that looks like Jennifer Garner cuts off a high-ranking execs' finger in order to gain access to some room. Futronic's latest FS88 fingerprint scanner is not only FBI approved, but it can detect the difference between live and dead fingers. As an added bonus, it…