Medion's New GPSs Are Really Secure, Need Your Fingerprints to Navigate

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… » 12/01/08 1:45pm 12/01/08 1:45pm

Digital Photos Act as Unique Fingerprints in Finding Criminals with…

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… » 11/18/08 9:33pm 11/18/08 9:33pm

Know-It-All LCD Panel Can Scan Fingerprints, Sense Light

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 » 11/05/08 5:42am 11/05/08 5:42am came to be, and how we've ended up with the fingerprint-grabbing, light-sensing LCD…

Smudge-Resistant Film Breaks Down Your Gross Fingersweat With Chemistry

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… » 10/31/08 9:00am 10/31/08 9:00am

Futronic's FS88 Fingerprint Scanner Detects Difference Between Live,…

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… » 3/11/08 2:30pm 3/11/08 2:30pm

Biometric Fingerprint Safe is NRA Endorsed, Futuristic

This Sequiam Biometrics BioVault 2.0 is officially endorsed by the NRA as a biometric gun-safety device, meaning it's safe enough that an organization that specializes in guns believes it can prevent your kids from getting at your guns. And not only is it safe, it's convenient too. How many times have you heard an… » 12/26/07 6:20pm 12/26/07 6:20pm