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NEC shows off world’s first contactless hybrid fingerprint/finger vein scanner

NEC shows off world’s first contactless hybrid fingerprint/finger vein scanner

Years ago I had a notebook that used a fingerprint scanner to log me into the machine rather than having to type. The problem was that the swipe never grabbed the fingerprint the first time out and I always ended up having to swipe repeatedly until I gave up and typed my password. Fingerprint scanners have come a long way since those early offerings and one of the more interesting new fingerprint scanners is the HS100-10.

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AuthenTec unveils new AES2660 fingerprint sensor for PCs and peripherals

AuthenTec unveils new AES2660 fingerprint sensor for PCs and peripherals

I used to have a Dell notebook that had a fingerprint scanner on it. I really liked the idea of being able to login by swiping my finger rather than typing a password. In reality, the sensor was so inaccurate that it took multiple swipes before it would recognize my fingerprint so I never used it. AuthenTec has a new fingerprint sensor aimed a notebooks and peripherals that promises to be accurate.

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Fujitsu F-01A mobile phone enables fingerprint sensor security

Fujitsu F-01A mobile phone enables fingerprint sensor security

We reported the feature-rich Fujitsu F-01A with its waterproof functionality not too long ago, but few details were revealed on the supposingly a breakthrough security feature utilizing fingerprint biometrics. The cat is out of the bag today; the manufacturer has spilled out the technology behind the fingerprint mobile phones.

Archos 5 & 7 PMPs: fingerprint magnets but promising

Archos 5 & 7 PMPs: fingerprint magnets but promising

Archos' new PMP range has been long anticipated, and the first hands-on reports are already coming in.  GenerationMP3 spent some time with both the 4.8-inch Archos 5 and the 7-inch Archos 7, and despite the casings being real fingerprint magnets they've come away impressed.  Archos have apparently switched the audio processing chip and are claiming far better sound quality; they've also included both the Flash-compatible Opera browser and the WebTV & Radio plugin, which on previous models were paid options.

It’s safe to touch: fingerprint scanners reviewed

It’s safe to touch: fingerprint scanners reviewed

If, like me, you dread deleting the cookies in your browser because you've forgotten most of the usernames and passwords to regularly-visited sites, then a simple fingerprint scanner might be a good option.  Yes, a mixture of Hollywood scaremongering and honest security concerns have seen us nervous of people either cutting off our digits or copying them with Jell-O, but for general avoidance of login screens there's little denying the convenience of biometrics.  Todd Haselton over at Ars Technica gathered up four and tried to fool them with Vista, Firefox and Silly Putty.

 

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