Biometrics researchers see world without passwords (Update)
Some Purdue University researchers are working on technology that could see all those passwords that computer users must punch in replaced with steps such as iris and fingerprint scans.
iPhone 5S fingerprint scanning: Thumbs up or down?
Technology to acquire and use biometric data such as fingerprints has been around for several decades and has made its way from forensic investigation to laptop computers – and now, with this week's introduction ...
Tech companies eye security that goes beyond passwords
In late February, a thief or thieves cracked into Evernote's digital vault filled with log-ins, passwords and email addresses belonging to 50 million users. It was a shocking cyberattack considering the Redwood City, Calif., ...
DIY 'tinkerers' create more than mere toys from spare parts
To Ken Delahoussaye, an old computer, cell phone, camera or even a child's toy is much more than a disposable device. Each is something he can take apart and fuse with other parts to create something totally new.
Taiwan's struggling HTC aims latest 'phablet' phone at China
Struggling Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC launched its latest plus-sized handset in Beijing Tuesday, hoping to cash in on the fast growing Chinese market where users are demanding increasingly larger screens.
The keys may be on your fingertips, but that doesn't mean biometric locks can't be picked
How can we ensure that someone is who they say they are? How can be sure that the person in our system, both digitally speaking or physically in front of us, is who whom they claim to be?
Apple expected to expand iPhone reach with new models
Apple's highly anticipated event Tuesday looks to extend the reach of the iPhone to new markets as the tech giant moves to regain momentum in the smartphone segment.
Grocery stores add tech features to stay competitive
Like many grocery shoppers, Michele Ricketts dreads long checkout lines. But lately, she's been breezing by the cash register at her neighborhood Ralphs even with the usual crowds at the store.
Apple's new iPhones simultaneously aim high, low
For the first time since introducing the device that has reshaped technology and culture, Apple will offer two distinct versions of its latest iPhones—a cheaper model made of colorful plastic and another ...
Knobbly knees in competition with fingerprints
Forget digital fingerprints, iris recognition and voice identification, the next big thing in biometrics could be your knobbly knees. Just as a fingerprints and other body parts are unique to us as individuals and so can ...
Innovation doesn't always carry a big brand name
The giants of the electronics industry make the big splash at the Consumer Electronics Show, as usual, with towering displays, celebrity spokespeople (Taylor Swift sang for Sony, live and in 3-D) and invitation-only soirees.
Bum's the word in Japan security scans
Put your fingerprint scanners away. Stand aside iris measurers. Buttocks are the new way to prove who you are.
Lenovo, PayPal, and Validity lead an open industry alliance to revolutionize online authentication
(Phys.org)—Leading Internet companies, system integrators and security providers have formed the FIDO Alliance (Fast Identity Online) to revolutionize online authentication with an industry supported standards-based open ...
Fingerprints for financing: Removing some risk from lending in Africa
Some called it "witchcraft." Others just watched in awe as their scanned fingerprints were used to pull up their records on a computer.