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.

 

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…

 

OnePlus 7 Pro optical in-display fingerprint sensor easily spoofed, Apple selects acoustic sensing

The OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone’s optical in-display biometric fingerprint sensor can be hacked with some tinfoil and glue, Hot Hardware…

 

OmniVision launches sensor for Windows Hello facial recognition on 2-in-1 laptops

OmniVision Technologies has launched a new image sensor for 2-in-1 convertible laptops to provide greater accuracy for infrared (IR) Windows…

 

AUO launches full-screen in-display fingerprint scanning panel for smartphones

AU Optronics (AUO) has launched a full-screen optical in-line biometric fingerprint scanning LPTS panel for smartphones, which it says is…

 

U.S. judge rules Fourth and Fifth Amendments protect against forced biometric smartphone unlock

U.S. law enforcement cannot obtain a warrant to force an individual to unlock a smartphone with biometrics as doing so…

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