Consumer Tech Takes the Spotlight in This Week’s Top News Roundup

Consumer Tech Takes the Spotlight in This Week's Top News Roundup

It’s been another busy week in biometrics, with FindBiometrics’ top articles once again spanning across a range of topics. It is a notably consumer-focused batch, however, with four of the five most-read posts chiefly concerned with tech like smartphones, security keys, and biometric payment cards.

Two of the week’s top stories were concerned with the latter, in fact. One of these was about Zwipe’s new ‘Z5’ prototype, a chip designed to facilitate energy harvesting and power management in embedded biometric systems – with payment cards being a central area of application:

Zwipe Unveils ‘Z5’ Chip Prototype for Biometric Cards, Wearables

Readers also proved interested in our extended feature on biometric payment cards. Undertaken for Financial Biometrics Month, the piece offers a general review of how this FinTech trend has taken shape, and where it’s going:

Financial Biometrics Month: The Next Big Wave in Payments

Moving on to other consumer solutions, readers were also interested in news about an intriguing new Samsung patent that may indicate that Samsung is exploring the use of 3D facial recognition for future smartphones:

Is 3D Face Unlock Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S11?

And eWBM has added two new USB keys to its Goldengate product line, a move undertaken as the company has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association. These USB keys come equipped with fingerprint sensors, and should help to further promote the FIDO2 authentication standard:

eWBM Pushes Password-Free Security with New USB Keys and Microsoft Alliance

Finally, our final top article for this week dealt with news of FindBiometrics’ own making. The ID Talk podcast is now available through Apple Podcasts and Stitcher, delivering industry insights straight to the ears of its growing base of listeners:

Get Some ID Talk in Your Podcast Feed


Stay posted to FindBiometrics next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of biometrics. To see the hottest stories of the week in mobile digital identity, visit our sibling site Mobile ID World.

October 18, 2019 – by Alex Perala