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The patented Nike shirt that could track your heart rate and blood pressure while you exercise

Nike appears to be looking into new uses for the Nike+ sensor it first released in 2006. A patent awarded to the company on Dec. 9… 413 more words

Malaysia to launch biometric express lanes at airport

Malaysia’s immigration authority has announced the launch of biometric border controls hoped to speed up passenger throughout at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. 201 more words

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Uber Wants To Use Biometrics And Lie Detectors To Screen Drivers

Uber has been sued and even banned for doing little in the way of ensuring passenger safety from unscrupulous drivers. However, the taxi hailing app now claims its working on novel, technology-backed ways of screening and verifying drivers. 196 more words

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Chinese touchscreen maker shifts to fingerprint readers

China-based touch panel maker Shenzhen O-film Tech, in view of shrinking orders from China-based smartphone vendors due to increasing competition from in-cell touch panels produced by Japan Display (JDI), Sharp, Samsung Display and LG Display, plans to begin production of fingerprint recognition modules for use in smartphones at an initial monthly production capacity of four million units in the second quarter of 2015. 174 more words


UIDAI: 100 million Aadhaar numbers linked to bank accounts in India

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced that 100 million bank accounts are now linked to the country’s biometrics-based Aadhaar ID number system. 144 more words


IDC: security features are rapidly being embedded into business applications in 2015

The predictions from the IDC FutureScape for Security are:

1. Risk-Based Budgeting – By 2016, 25% of large enterprises will make security-related spending decisions based on analytical determinations of risk. 381 more words

Dell Fingerprint Security Part two (Windows 8.1)

Last year I wrote a typically cynical post about how to get the fingerprint security working with Windows 8.  I upgraded to windows 8.1 in place, so didn’t have to worry about re-installing the software.  However after a slow SSD crash (that corrupted system files significantly enough to have very ‘wonky’ data) I chose to re-install rather than attempt to recover the backups (yes, the one backup set that I didn’t test was for my own laptop!).  Here’s a very quick rundown on how to get things rolling again. 79 more words