Items tagged with fingerprint

In an effort to lock down our devices with better security, fingerprint scanning is growing in popularity. Unfortunately, as it exists in many current smartphones, including Samsung's previous generation Galaxy S5 device, this type of biometric... Read more...
When it comes to fingerprint technology used in today’s smartphones, many look to Apple’s Touch ID as the standard-bearer. Touch ID was introduced with the iPhone 5s and was improved upon with the... Read more...
Motorola released the Nexus 6 to much fanfare back in early November. The Nexus 6 was the high-profile launch vehicle for the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. As we reported in our review, the Nexus 6 packs in plenty of high-end hardware... Read more...
An association of hackers known as Chaos Computer Club has found a way to reproduce fingerprints by using just a couple of photos of someone's fingers. The group explained its method at the 31st annual Chaos Computer Club convention in Hamburg... Read more...
We’ve all grown accustomed to the use of TouchPads on notebook computers, and many of you have no doubt used a separate fingerprint scanner (usually embedded in the keyboard deck) on more business-oriented laptops. Well, Synaptics is looking to... Read more...
Are you browsing this very article using a notebook? If so, the trackpad you're probably scrolling with most likely has Synaptics attached in some way. The company responsible for millions upon... Read more...
In an effort to make online shopping and authentication more secure and less reliant on passwords, an increasing number of companies are joining the FIDO Alliance, which among other things is pushing for the use of fingerprint scanning. MasterCard... Read more...
At Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in June, iOS 7 was unveiled to the world. While the masses were told they would have to wait until autumn to get their hands around it, developers were granted access to an early beta right away. As the days... Read more...
When the iPhone 5 finally hit the masses, it was missing one major feature: NFC. While most every other major flagship smartphone has NFC and support for contact payments, bump sharing and the like, Apple's iPhone is strangely missing out. But... Read more...
One of the most annoying things about getting a new electronic toy, aside from the general lack of batteries that are included these days, is just how well they pick up fingerprints. If it's a glossy notebook lid, a glossy LCD touch panel, or just a... Read more...