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Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

“The technology is being used together with Windows Hello, the biometric authentication platform built into the Windows 10 operating system.” Synaptics has teamed up with US-based chip maker AMD to deliver biometric security to computer products. More specifically, forthcoming notebook PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Mobile platform will integrate fingerprint sensors from Synaptics –…

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition Has a Built-in Fingerprint Sensor for Windows Hello

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition Has a Built-in Fingerprint Sensor for Windows Hello

A new convertible tablet/laptop device from Acer features a built-in fingerprint sensor enabling Windows Hello-powered biometric security. Called the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition, the device is also notable for its lack of a fan, with Acer calling it the world’s first fanless two-in-one notebook. And it sports a 13.5″ high-resolution display, NVIDIA GeForce MX150…

Acer Switch 5 Features Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

Acer Switch 5 Features Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

“For added security, Acer has embedded a Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensor into the Switch 5’s power button, a design move that appears to emulate recent high-profile fingerprint sensor integrations in Apple’s MacBook Pro and Huawei’s Matebook X.” Acer’s newest convertible laptop has a built-in fingerprint sensor, with the biometric technology having been provided by…

New Acer Notebooks Leverage Windows Hello Fingerprint Security

New Acer Notebooks Leverage Windows Hello Fingerprint Security

Acer has announced a new notebook series for Windows 10. Taking advantage of the operating system’s sophisticated technology, the new TravelMate X3 notebooks sport advanced features like AI assistant Cortana and biometric authentication. The latter comes in the form of an embedded fingerprint scanner, allowing users to log in to their devices without any need…

New Acer 2-in-1 Brings Biometrics to Budget Computing

New Acer 2-in-1 Brings Biometrics to Budget Computing

Acer has announced two new budget-priced notebooks, and one of them features a fingerprint sensor. The devices are actually two-in-one tablet-based notebooks, each with a 10″ detachable display and Intel Atom processor. The Switch One 10 is priced at $199, while the Switch V 10, sporting a USB-C port and a fingerprint scanner, is priced…

Former ACER Exec Joins NEXT Biometrics as VP

Former ACER Exec Joins NEXT Biometrics as VP

NEXT Biometrics is welcoming a new addition to its executive team. The company has announced that Campbell Kan, ACER’s former President of PC Global Operations, has signed on as NEXT’s Vice President of Operations and Asia Sales. As his new title indicates, Mr. Kan’s role will be twofold. The first part involves general operations management;…

Acer Cloud Platform To Feature Biometrics

Acer Cloud Platform To Feature Biometrics

Taiwan-based Egis Technology Inc. (EgisTec) has teamed up with Acer to bring biometric fingerprint sensor technology to Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud ecosystem. EgisTec’s YuKey SmartBand will provide the means by which users will authenticate to access Acer’s BYOC. Recently showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the YuKey SmartBand is, of course, a wearable…