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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?

Speedy, efficient fingerprint scanner confirmed for the OnePlus 2

When OnePlus revealed that they were going to be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 on their upcoming flagship smartphone – the OnePlus 2 – they also committed to sort of unveiling the phone feature by feature and element by element. Apart from the processor – which is an “improved” version of the embattled Snapdragon 810, they say – they have also let out that the OnePlus 2 will have a USB Type C port. Now, we get another confirmation – OnePlus’s new phone will have a fingerprint scanner.

CM Locker lockscreen app now with fingerprint support

One of the better reviewed lockscreen apps for Android devices is CM Locker (Security, Booster). The newest update for this app makes it even better, that is, if you're one of the proud, new owners of Samsung's new flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. That's because CM Locker is the 1st lockscreen app that has support for the fingerprint unlock feature of the two new smartphones, making it easier for users to access their apps from their locked screen, while at the same time, keeping their device secure.

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.

Alleged Huawei Ascend Mate 7 ‘Mini’ leaked, no fingerprint sensor

China-based outfit Huawei really upped the ante when they released the 6-inch Huawei Ascend Mate 7 phablet device September last year. It showed that Huawei was up for competing with the big boys, showing that they could launch what was visibly a premium device. It has been rumored that the company is planning on a smaller “compact” version of the phablet, and we have some leaked images for you.

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.

Apple may have bitten off Nexus 6’s ‘missing’ fingerprint sensor

It turns out that Apple may have been responsible not just for the seeming current downturn in innovating its own products, but contributing to some "missing" parts in the competition as well. Notice that cute "dimple" behind Google's Nexus 6 -- manufactured by Motorola hence the dimple has Motorola's logo? Well, news has come out that it should have been a tappy fingerprint sensor. But circumstances have been so that Motorola wasn't able to include that in that final design.

Google nixed the fingerprint scanner on the Nexus 6

On one of the earliest rumor articles regarding the recently launched Google Nexus 6, a number of things were predicted that have been realized by Motorola (the maker of the phone, if you didn’t know) – this includes the gigantic 5.9-inch screen, the codename “Shamu” (the whale), the November release, and that it would come with what is now Android 5.0 Lollipop. But one prediction got nixed – the plan to have a fingerprint scanner with Google’s newest flagship Android phone.

PayPal update: stay logged in, fingerprint scan for Samsung devices

A new update from PayPal will help you have easier access to the online payment system, especially if you use it frequently during the day and if you're secure enough that only you have access to your smartphone or tablet. If you have a higher end Samsung device, you will now be able to use your fingerprint scanner to open your PayPal app and account.
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