laptop biometrics

HP Elite Dragonfly Business Laptop Features Windows Hello Support

HP Elite Dragonfly Business Laptop Features Windows Hello Support

HP has announced the launch of the HP Elite Dragonfly laptop, targeted towards business use and equipped with the Windows Hello biometric sign-in platform. The 2-in-1 convertible HP Elite Dragonfly is the latest in HP’s line of high-end business-focused EliteBooks. It comes equipped with a 13.3-inch touchscreen display that can be configured in three different…

Leaked macOS Image Points to 16-Inch MacBook Pro with Dedicated Touch ID

Leaked macOS Image Points to 16-Inch MacBook Pro with Dedicated Touch ID

A leaked image in the recently released macOS Catalina 10.15.1 indicates that Apple is planning to release a 16-inch version of the MacBook Pro with a dedicated power/Touch ID key that is separated from the rest of the Touch Bar. The feature would give the MacBook Pro a hardware-based escape key, which would distinguish it…

New Samsung Laptops Feature Biometrics Powered by Windows Hello

New Samsung Laptops Feature Biometrics Powered by Windows Hello

Samsung has announced two new laptops — The Galaxy Book Flex and the Galaxy Book Ion — at the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 in San Jose, California, that feature Windows Hello, the biometric security platform built into Windows 10. Though they share some specs, the laptops do also have their own unique qualities as well.…

Dynabook, Microsoft Release New Line of Secure PCs

Dynabook, Microsoft Release New Line of Secure PCs

Dynabook Americas Inc. and Microsoft have partnered to release a lineup of Windows 10 Secured-core laptops that feature the latest in multimodal biometric security. The Portégé X30, Tecra X40 and Tecra X50 feature next-level hardware and software identity protection, and are among the first devices that meet the Windows Secured-core PCs requirements. “We are pleased to see the…

Google’s New Pixelbook Go Launches With No Biometrics Onboard

Google’s New Pixelbook Go Launches With No Biometrics Onboard

At their hardware event in New York City yesterday, Google announced the Pixelbook Go, the latest in their line of Chrome OS-powered laptops. Though it differs greatly in many ways from Google’s 2017 Pixelbook, the Pixelbook Go continues the trend of not including any form of biometric security. Instead, Google points to the way Android…

Apple’s New 8-Core MacBook Pro is Twice as Fast, Features Touch ID

Apple’s New 8-Core MacBook Pro is Twice as Fast, Features Touch ID

Apple has upgraded its flagship MacBook Pro computers, announcing that the new 15-inch Pro will be the first MacBook with an 8-core Intel processor. The 8-core notebook will be twice as fast as the previous generation quad-core notebook, giving the laptops more utility as enterprise-level coding and rendering machines.  “Whether it’s college students mastering a…

Patent Suggests Microsoft Will Embed Fingerprint Biometrics in the Windows Key

Patent Suggests Microsoft Will Embed Fingerprint Biometrics in the Windows Key

“The potential feature is a sleeker way to integrate fingerprint recognition technology into a laptop, especially when measured against current options that place a separate fingerprint reader elsewhere on the device. “ Over the past year, some smartphone manufacturers have started phasing out dedicated fingerprint readers in favor of in-display fingerprint sensors. Now a recently…

Fingerprint Biometrics Coming to Chromebooks, Code Reveals

Fingerprint Biometrics Coming to Chromebooks, Code Reveals

New code for the Chrome OS suggests that a forthcoming Chromebook laptop will feature fingerprint-based biometric security. The code snippets concern the enrolment of fingerprints in a Chrome OS device, and indicate that the user can register up to three fingerprints at a time, with the option of resetting them later. And, as 9to5Google points…