Biometrics

Defense Department signs deal for a smartphone tool to scan biometrics

Defense Department signs deal for a smartphone tool to scan biometrics

A company from California called AOptix has landed a deal with the Department of Defense for a biometric identification system that it produces. This biometry identification system loads on a smartphone and is shown in the image below embedded in a mockup device. The tool hopes to allow soldiers in the field to record facial features, iris scans, and other details of suspicious people up close or from a distance.

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Swiss Army Knife Secure SSD and Apple Secure thumb drives revealed

Swiss Army Knife Secure SSD and Apple Secure thumb drives revealed

Victorinox's Slim and Slim Duo flash-drive hiding Swiss Army Knives aren't the only new folding storage from the company; there's also an Apple-friendly compact drive with integrated biometrics and an SSD with an integrated e-paper display. The Victorinox Secure SSD not only manages to be the world's smallest 256GB SSD, but packs in a 96 x 48 monochrome display for status updates.

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LaCie Rugged Safe 500GB HDD Review

LaCie Rugged Safe 500GB HDD Review

With hardly a week passing without another case of misplaced data cropping up in the headlines, taking steps to secure the contents of mobile storage seems all the more topical. Into the fray steps LaCie's Rugged Safe, a 500GB external hard-drive that promises not only basic bump protection but an integrated biometric fingerprint scanner paired with 128-bit AES hardware encryption. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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iWallet packs biometrics & Bluetooth alarm to keep your cards safe [Videos]

iWallet packs biometrics & Bluetooth alarm to keep your cards safe [Videos]

"There has been a need," so iWallet claims, "for new product innovation in the personal wallet industry for a long time."  Leaving aside sarcasm about whether there's such a thing as the "communal wallet industry", iWallet reckon their eponymous wallet is the solution to identity theft, a carbon-fiber clamshell case secured with a biometric fingerprint scanner and optionally fitted with Bluetooth to act as an alarm.

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Intelligent Cycle concept has biometrics, solar-panels, Olympian-blessing

Intelligent Cycle concept has biometrics, solar-panels, Olympian-blessing

If you're going to ask someone to design a bike, you may as well make it an Olympic medal winner.  Chris Boardman has put pen to paper and come up with this concept for his Boardman Bikes brand, an "intelligent" cycle that not only keeps track of your calorie count but has fingerprint recognition for a biometric lock, integrated mediaplayer and a solar-powered motor for giving you a push when faced with hills.

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Fujitsu’s LogonDirector integrates windows sign-on in the palm of your hand

Fujitsu’s LogonDirector integrates windows sign-on in the palm of your hand

Retina scanning, face recognition and fingerprint reading are common biometric systems for physical security accesses or computer logon systems, and in recent years the latter has become more widespread in consumer products such as laptops or handheld devices. Fingerprint readers, despite being nearly ubiquitous on notebooks these days, aren’t exactly popular mainly due to the concerns of public hygiene. Fujitsu’s approach, palm vein scanning, on the other hand, is non-invasive and contactless scanning: PalmSecure advanced biometric authentication technology comes in the form of a standard PC mouse and offers highly secure and reliable personal identity verification. SlashGear caught up with Dan Miller, business development manager at Fujitsu, to find out more.

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Sony mofiria finger-vein biometric system announced

Sony mofiria finger-vein biometric system announced

Sony have announced a new method of biometric security, that relies on the patterns of veins inside a user's finger rather than their fingerprints.  Dubbed 'mofiria', the system relies on the veins scattering infrared light, which are then recognized by a small CMOS sensor.  Since mofiria can compensate for differently-placed fingers, that means fewer frustrating repositioning swipes as often demanded by traditional fingerprint scanners.

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