Biometrics

Sonavation can now apply biometrics to Corning Gorilla Glass

There are still very few smartphones or tablets in the market that are using biometrics like fingerprint scanning as an added security measure, probably because designers are having a hard time putting it within the increasingly thinner devices that consumers are asking for. But a new breakthrough from Sonavation, “a pioneer in ultrasound biometric technology” may be a step towards solving that problem, as they can now apply a sensor compatible with the Corning Gorilla Glass.

Dashlane adds Samsung Fingerprint Scanner to its app

Biometrics may not be applicable yet for all smartphones or tablets, but many are saying that all future devices will probably have it one way or another. Password manager Dashlane is one of the first among its kind to integrate fingerprint authentication to their app, and they have now announced that they are adding the Samsung Fingerprint Scanner to their Android app, making it easier for users to access their passwords and personal information while still keeping everything secure (or so we hope so).

MasterCard developing new payment system that requires facial recognition

Biometrics are useful and productive. We’ve always imagined a future where you’d only need your face to be scanned to do some important transactions like paying the bills. We don’t know if this technology can be perfected in time but MasterCard is starting an experiment that aims to approve online purchases and payments with a facial scan at checkout. Think taking a selfie to pay for something. This is every selfie-addict’s dream come to true because really, it’s much easier to do compared to remembering a password, right?

Google attempting to get “iris fingerprint” through contact lens patent

Have you ever seen those heist action movies where the thieves needed to open a door and the only way to do so would be to use the eyeball of a certain individual and sometimes that individual isn't even there? Well, Google is trying to make sure that if ever you're in that situation, you wouldn't need to cut out someone's eyeball. All you'd need is their new contact lens patent that would give you an "iris fingerprint".

Japan’s NTT DOCOMO first to use Qualcomm’s Sense ID biometrics

We’ve seen Qualcomm’s new take on biometrics, it’s only now we realize it has a proper name – the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics. It’s distinctly different from the way Apple and Samsung has envisioned biometric security for devices – that is, through a capacitive button. Qualcomm uses ultrasonic waves to read your fingerprint, and now they have one of Japan’s biggest mobile carriers, NTT DOCOMO, backing them.

Vivo X5Pro to be released very soon

This month started with a teaser of what is believed to be the Vivo X5Pro. What's special about this smartphone is the retina scanner based on the images we saw  earlier which also means an enhanced phone security. Vivo, a Chinese phone manufacturer, has been very aggressive lately introducing phones that can be on par with the latest ones from the more popular brands.

Vivo X5Pro teased with retina scanner, expect enhanced phone security

Fingerprint scanners are still not a standard in smartphones but some premium flagship phones and tablets already have them. The likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6/S6 edge, Note 4, Meizu MX4 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Pantech Vega Secret Up, and the HTC One Max have fingerprint scanners used for several security and authentication purposes. While the technology is still in its early stage, there is potential for biometrics to be bigger.

Bodyprint technology turns touchscreen into a biometric scanner

Majority of the companies around the globe still do not fully adopt biometrics. Only a small percentage take advantage of the technology but more researchers now are working on to enhance the system, hoping to improve on it or create a totally new related technology. Some Yahoo Labs researchers were able to develop 'Bodyprint', a new technology that can turn any smartphone touchscreen display into a biometric scanner for many purposes.

Use fingerprint sensor to log into websites on your Galaxy S6

Since the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge launch last week at the MWC in Barcelona, we've been hearing numerous reports and good reviews about the two. We've learned that Galaxy S6's battery is sort of removable, preorders for it and the S6 edge have reached 20 million, and that protective cases from Urban Armor Gear and OtterBox are ready. The South Korean giant also released a manual and official hands-on videos for the new flagship Android phone last week and scored the highest in a recent processor benchmark.

Synaptics now has fingerprint sensors for mobile devices

While smartphones with fingerprint sensors are still in the early stages, with just a few devices bearing this new tech, forecasts are saying that it will be one of the next big things for smartphones and tablets. There were just 317 million units that were fingerprint sensor-enabled by the end of 2014, but it's expected to rise to 1.4 billion units by 2020. Human interface solution provider Synaptics has announced they are branching out into fingerprint sensors, and they are looking at high-end mobile devices for their product.
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