Intel and McAfee to release new biometric authentication software

In the coming weeks, McAfee will release new biometric authentication software that will enable individuals to log into email and online bank accounts, according to a report by PC World. Though no additional details about the product are currently available, the new software will eliminate the inconvenience of remembering passwords when using PCs and tablets. “Your biometrics basically eliminate the need for you to enter passwords for Windows log in and eventually all your websites ever again,” said Kirk Skaugen,

Most popular biometrics news updates for week ending November 23

Here’s a recap of most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometrics Week in Review: fingerprint sensors, entry/exit system, MasterCard, facial recognition, multi-factor authentication, new partnerships, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Defense, mobile payments platform, mobile security report. Synaptics pushes its fingerprint sensor technology into new markets – Synaptics projected the fingerprint sensor market will expand from smartphones and tablets into new growth areas like automotive and gaming peripherals. EgisTec fingerprint touch sensor ET300 to be featured

Nok Nok Labs & Javelin release mobile security report

This week, Nok Nok Labs and Javelin Strategy & Research, released the findings of a new research report entitled: “Smartphones, Tablets, and Fraud: When Apathy Meets Security”. The report, sponsored by Nok Nok Labs, found that consumer apathy around mobile security has led to insecure personal data on mobile devices. The report notes that at least six in 10 mobile users reuse passwords across multiple accounts. As a result, the prioritization of convenience over security in online authentication has led

Biometrics products are among 2015 CES Innovation Awards honorees

Several biometrics products including USB iris scanning device “myris” and the Linx Impact Assessment System from BlackBox Biometrics have been listed as honorees by the CES Innovation Awards, an annual showcase of consumer technology products that show outstanding design and engineering. Products nominated for the CES Innovation Awards are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media. Honoree products will be on display at CES Tech West’s Innovation Awards Showcase. myris,

Most popular biometrics news updates for week ending November 9

Here’s a recap of most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometrics Week in Review: TrustMark certification, new fingerprint module, licence and facial recognition app, Oppo smartphone, Money20/20, heartbeat-authenticated payments, new privacy standards, ongoing MINEX evaluation, biometric kiosk, EyeVerify updates. Biometrics Institute eyes ‘Trust Mark’ certification program – The Biometrics Institute is working on a program that it says will reassure the public of the responsible use of biometrics, and will make privacy compliance more

Dell adds depth-sensing 3D cameras in new tablet and upcoming PCs

Dell will be releasing its first tablet with RealSense 3D imaging later this month, and it plans on adding this feature to its PCs and other devices next year. According to PC World, the Dell Venue 8 7000 which is slated for release by the end of this months (starting at US$399) will feature 3D cameras in place of typical 2D cameras, and feature greater accuracy that stereographic 3D camera technology. Dell tablet group VP Neil Hand told PC World

New Oppo smartphone uses Fingerprint Cards’ fingerprint sensor and Precise Biometrics algorithm

Fingerprint Cards announced that the Oppa N3 is the first smartphone to use Fingerprint Card’s touch fingerprint sensor FPC1021. Additionally, Precise Biometrics delivered the fingerprint algorithm, Precise BioMatch Mobile that is used with FPC1021. “The demand for fingerprint algorithms for small sensors in mobile devices continues to increase,” said Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “The fact that a leading Chinese smartphone vendor has chosen a solution with our technology is yet another proof that we are world leading within

Microsoft Band collects biometric data for health and fitness

Microsoft announced it has released Microsoft Band, which in addition to working with Windows-based mobiles, also syncs with iPhone and Android phones, according to a report by CNet. Priced at $199, the Microsoft Band is equipped with 10 sensors for a range of biometrics, including tracking steps, heart rate, and sleep patterns. The band’s UV sensor measures sun exposure while a galvanic skin response sensor notifies the user if he or she is stressed out. There are several other sensors

Samsung Developer Conference unveils keynote speaker lineup

Samsung Electronics announced the lineup of keynote speakers for its upcoming Samsung Developer Conference, which will take place November 11-13 at MOSCONE West in San Francisco, California. The three-day Samsung Developer Conference, whose theme this year is “Connected Living. Connecting Developers,” will showcase consumer-oriented products, services and technologies that present new opportunities for developers. There are over 100 speakers from Samsung and its partners scheduled to present over 90 sessions across 14 future-oriented topics and in-depth technical sessions. Samsung will

Lenovo to release new biometric band that unlocks computer without entering a password

Lenovo will soon release the Smartband SW-B100, a new biometric wearable equipped with various fitness features and has the ability to unlock your computer, according to a report by CNET.com. According to its website, the Lenovo Smartband SW-B100 is “for young people who take care of their personal health and are interested in new tech trend products.” The Lenovo Smartband tracks daily exercise including the number of steps you walk, the total distance you cover and your heart rate during