consumer biometrics

Google Assistant Teases Face Match Feature for Nest Home Hub

Google Assistant Teases Face Match Feature for Nest Home Hub

The Nest Hub Max isn’t expected to hit store shelves until September 9th, but Google Assistant is already listing Face Match in its settings menu. The facial recognition feature will allow the Nest Hub Max to recognize the faces of different people when they enter the room and display calendars, alerts, and other information customized…

ABI: In-display Biometrics Could Best Foldable Phones in the Screen Size Arms Race

ABI: In-display Biometrics Could Best Foldable Phones in the Screen Size Arms Race

“By sticking In-display fingerprint sensors and cameras behind the screen, manufacturers increase the amount of real estate available on its face.” A new report from ABI Research suggests that smartphones manufacturers looking to maximize screen size should be investing in biometric tech rather than flexible or foldable screens. The report arrives as those same manufacturers…

Apple Patent Expands the Touch Bar with Face ID and Retinal Scanning

Apple Patent Expands the Touch Bar with Face ID and Retinal Scanning

A newly published Apple patent application suggests that an unexpected biometric modality could be on its way to Mac computers. The patent application was originally filed with the European Patent Office in 2017, and, as Patently Apple reports, expands the number of features that could potentially be delivered through the Mac Touch Bar from 12…

Ooma Unveils Latest Biometric Security Camera

Ooma Unveils Latest Biometric Security Camera

“As with the Butterflye camera announced by Ooma a year ago, the Ooma Smart Cam also features a facial recognition system that allows it to identify known individuals, such as family members in a given household, and to send alerts to administrators when unknown individuals are detected. “ Ooma has announced the latest version of…

BIO-key Introduces New Biometric Bike Lock at Luxury Tech Show

BIO-key Introduces New Biometric Bike Lock at Luxury Tech Show

“The user can scan their fingerprint directly on the TouchLock Bike Pro, or perform a fingerprint scan on their smartphone via the TouchLock app, or even use the app to authenticate with facial recognition via a selfie image.” BIO-key is going unveiled a new biometric lock product this week at the Luxury Technology Show in…

From Smartphones to Smart Homes: Consumer Biometrics Are Booming

From Smartphones to Smart Homes: Consumer Biometrics Are Booming

The biometrics industry has seen explosive growth over the last several years, thanks in large part to advancements in technology and a growing awareness of the need for sophisticated biometric security in the years since 9/11. Government has therefore been a key driver of the market, across a wide range of sectors and applications. But…

BIO-key Partners With Aluratek, Expanding Retail Availability of TouchLock

BIO-key Partners With Aluratek, Expanding Retail Availability of TouchLock

“Our retail accounts look to Aluratek to bring them innovative products rooted in cutting edge technology and design. We are pleased to launch our relationship in Best Buy and look forward to expanding BIO-key’s retail footprint over the remainder of 2018.” – John Wolikow, CEO, Aluratek BIO-key International announced today its latest partnership aimed at…

Synaptics to Unveil Q4 and Fiscal 2018 Results August 9th

Synaptics to Unveil Q4 and Fiscal 2018 Results August 9th

Synaptics will unveil its Q4 and fiscal 2018 results on August 9th, the company has announced. The results will be posted after market close, with a corresponding conference call scheduled for 5:00pm Eastern Time. In a statement announcing the plan, Synaptics offered little further information on the information to be presented. But the company did…

Forthcoming Notebook PCs To Feature Synaptics Biometrics

Forthcoming Notebook PCs To Feature Synaptics Biometrics

“The technology is being used together with Windows Hello, the biometric authentication platform built into the Windows 10 operating system.” Synaptics has teamed up with US-based chip maker AMD to deliver biometric security to computer products. More specifically, forthcoming notebook PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Mobile platform will integrate fingerprint sensors from Synaptics –…

Asahi Cycle Co. to Sell BIO-key TouchLock Bike Locks

Asahi Cycle Co. to Sell BIO-key TouchLock Bike Locks

“The partnership represents a considerable success in terms of the BIO-key’s business strategy, with two of the three ‘pillars’ of its strategy for 2018 – outlined in its year-end fiscal update – being a stronger focus on the APAC market, and an emphasis on the kinds of hardware solutions encapsulated in its TouchLock product line.”…

Smart Suitcase Uses FPC Biometrics To Keep Secure

Smart Suitcase Uses FPC Biometrics To Keep Secure

Fingerprint Cards is seeing a relatively unusual application of its biometric sensor technology, with the company announcing that it has been integrated into a new suitcase from China-based luggage brand 90FUN. The latter is perhaps best known for its Puppy1 smart suitcase, which is designed to follow the user around automatically, and balance itself using…