Consumer Electronics

Biometrics-based consumer electronic devices are standalone products that include access control door locks, security systems, home automation, automotive, game consoles and mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, mp3 players etc.). Companies that integrate biometric technology into existing consumer devices are included in this category.

LG has introduced palm vein authentication technology to its G8S smartphone, which is now available in Australia, according to EFTM,…

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STMicroelectronics launches biometric presence solution for low-power laptop security

STMicroelectronics has launched a biometric presence detection solution with output from its FlightSense Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor used by Intel’s Context…

 

Apple testing biometric iCloud access and possibly launching iPhone with in-display fingerprint tech

Apple is planning to launch an iPhone with an in-display fingerprint sensor in China, The Global Times reports, citing Chinese-language…

 

ECG biometrics explored for high-tech military and low-cost home applications

A new device has been developed for the Pentagon to enable U.S. Special Forces to identify people with heartbeat biometrics…

 

U.S. courts at odds over Constitutional protection of biometric device locks

A pair of recent rulings in U.S. court on whether the compulsion of biometrics by law enforcement to access personal…

 

Teardowns show possible Android Q support for facial biometric payments and app sign-in

Details of the new biometric facial authentication features coming to Android have been revealed by teardowns of Android Q Beta…

 

New cabin monitoring technologies coming as automotive biometrics demand grows

A pair of new technologies for auto cabin monitoring with biometric facial recognition are coming to market, and a new…

 

In-display biometrics helps boost Vivo into top 5 smartphone makers

Vivo’s integration of in-display biometric fingerprint scanners and other new features is credited for the company claiming the number five…

 

Arm launches AI-optimized chips for Android edge biometrics as Sony plans processor integration

Arm has launched a new generation of chips optimized for artificial intelligence applications, which will probably be featured in next…

 

Amazon patent describes speech recognition prior to hearing Alexa wakeword

Rather than listen for a “wakeword,” a new patent application from Amazon suggests Alexa could simply record all speech, allowing…

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