Fingerprint biometrics

Biometric Payment Authentication May be Around the Corner on Chrome

Biometric Payment Authentication May be Around the Corner on Chrome

A new Google Chrome flag recently uncovered hints that the popular browser may soon be adding biometric authentication for payments on Android as well as other major OSs. The flag — titled “Allow using platform authenticators to retrieve server cards” — indicates that users will be able to “use a platform authenticator”, likely the fingerprint…

FPC Wants Consumers to #PaySmarter with Biometric Cards

FPC Wants Consumers to #PaySmarter with Biometric Cards

“Noting that new biometric payment card technologies have at this point been tested and accredited for mass market launches, FPC wants to harness consumer demand to encourage banks to adopt the tech.” Fingerprint Cards has become the latest biometrics expert to point to the COVID-19 pandemic as an important new factor driving interest in contactless,…

COVID-19 Driving Up Interest in Biometric Payment Cards: Zwipe

COVID-19 Driving Up Interest in Biometric Payment Cards: Zwipe

Biometric smart cards are finally poised to become a commercial reality. In a recent memo, Zwipe CEO André Løvestam noted that several “1st Generation” biometric cards will achieve small-scale commercial launches in 2020, paving the way for an even greater breakthrough as demand increases in the next few years. Of course, Løvestam believes that Zwipe…

Fingerprint Sensor Market to Double by 2025: Report

Fingerprint Sensor Market to Double by 2025: Report

MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that details the impact of COVID-19 on fingerprint sensor markets. In that regard, the firm expects the market for that technology to double between 2020 and 2025, growing from $3 billion to $6 billion even though the coronavirus has raised health concerns and discouraged the use of shared fingerprint readers.…

Zwipe Teams with Watchdata to Develop Contactless Payment Tech

Zwipe Teams with Watchdata to Develop Contactless Payment Tech

Zwipe has teamed up with Watchdata Technologies to develop contactless payment solutions. The offerings will eventually include wearable devices and contactless payment cards, which will be distributed to banks in multiple regions around the world. Watchdata is based in Beijing, though its company headquarters are located in Singapore. The company specializes in secure transactions and…

New HP Chromebook Sports FPC Fingerprint Biometrics

New HP Chromebook Sports FPC Fingerprint Biometrics

Fingerprint Cards has placed one of its fingerprint sensors in a new premium Chromebook from HP. The sensor in question is the FPC1025, and it will appear in the right palm rest of the Chromebook x360 14c device. As always, the sensor will enable biometric authentication and allow users to access the device without entering…

Zwipe HK Partner to Begin Manufacturing of Biometric Cards

Zwipe HK Partner to Begin Manufacturing of Biometric Cards

Biometric payment cards continue to inch their way toward commercial deployments, with Zwipe announcing that a Hong Kong-based partner is now ready to proceed with small-scale manufacturing. The biometrics specialist first announced its partnership with Toppan Forms Card Technologies (TFCT) in April, framing it as a means to move toward payment card commercialization in the…

Goodix Tech Featured in New Vivo Smartphones, Earbuds

Goodix Tech Featured in New Vivo Smartphones, Earbuds

Goodix has announced that its technology is appearing in two new vivo products. Most notably, the company’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor will be used for biometric authentication in vivo’s X50 Flagship Series of smartphones. The X50 Flagship Series is one of several vivo smartphones with Goodix fingerprint technology. The optical in-display sensor has already appeared…

Windows Hello Biometric Authentication Now Supported in Chrome

Windows Hello Biometric Authentication Now Supported in Chrome

Google appears to have flipped the switch on a server side update to its Chrome browser that enables users with a Windows Hello compatible device to use biometric authentication to verify their identity when making an online payment through the browser. To enable the feature — which requires a Windows 10 device — users need…

Microsoft Patent Details Headphones with Built-in Fingerprint Sensor

Microsoft has applied for a patent for a set of headphones with built-in fingerprint recognition. According to the patent, the fingerprint scanner would be placed somewhere on the surface of the headphones, with the ear cups standing as one of the more likely possibilities. Consumers would be able to use the fingerprint reader to wake…

China UnionPay Gives ‘Letter of Approval’ for Biometric Payment Card

China UnionPay Gives ‘Letter of Approval’ for Biometric Payment Card

“This LOA is a critical step to driving mass adoption in China. IDEX and our partners are now approved for deployment in the world’s largest market for payment cards.” Vince Graziani, CEO, IDEX Biometrics  IDEX Biometrics is celebrating another important step toward mass commercialization of biometric payment cards: the company says that a card featuring…

TCL Announces May Launch Date for TCL 10 Series

TCL Announces May Launch Date for TCL 10 Series

The TCL 10 Series is officially on its way to the United States. The new smartphones were announced back in April, and are the first phones to appear under the TCL Mobile brand. The 10 Series includes the TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L, both of which will be available through Amazon as of May…

Suprema Ultra-thin Fingerprint Reader Featured on New Biometric Tablet

Suprema Ultra-thin Fingerprint Reader Featured on New Biometric Tablet

“The latest entry in Suprema’s BioMini Slim line of ultra-thin scanners, BioMini Slim 3 delivers a large fingerprint sensing area allowing it to capture high-quality fingerprint images.” Mexico-based SIASA (or “Sistemas Integrales de Automatización”) has announced a new biometric tablet aimed at the enterprise. Dubbed the BioPad, the tablet is aimed at addressing companies’ identity…

Zwipe Sees No Negative COVID-19 Effects in Q1 Update

Zwipe Sees No Negative COVID-19 Effects in Q1 Update

While various companies are reeling from the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zwipe is staying its course and proceeding as planned, the fingerprint biometrics specialist suggests in its Q1 2020 operational update. Zwipe’s overarching plan is still to establish itself as a leader player in the emerging biometric payment and smart cards space, and…

IDEX Ramps Up Production to Meet Biometric Tech Orders

IDEX Ramps Up Production to Meet Biometric Tech Orders

IDEX Biometrics has revealed that it has received more than $700,000 in production orders through the first four months of 2020. The company is currently ramping up production to meet those obligations, and expects to ship the orders in the second and third quarters of the year. The components will be shipped to customers in…

New MacBook Pro Features Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

New MacBook Pro Features Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

Apple has announced several updates and new features for its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop, which now comes equipped with the new Magic Keyboard including Touch ID biometric authentication, more storage, faster processors, and more. “Whether you’re a college student, a developer, or a creative pro, the 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers powerful performance, a stunning…

iOS Beta 13.5 Lets Users Wearing Face Masks Skip Biometric Authentication

iOS Beta 13.5 Lets Users Wearing Face Masks Skip Biometric Authentication

Apple has released the latest beta version of iOS 13, which includes an adjustment to the Face ID biometric authentication system in which if a user is wearing a face mask they can skip the process and go straight to the passcode screen. The change comes at a time when a growing number of people…

Leaks Point to iPhone 12 Biometrics, Price Tag

Leaks Point to iPhone 12 Biometrics, Price Tag

A new pair of leaks regarding the highly anticipated 5G iPhone 12 have surfaced, adding to the speculation regarding the return of Touch ID to the lineup, and perhaps shedding some light on the price point of Apple’s next flagship. Though Apple did return to Touch ID as its chosen method of biometric authentication with…

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