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Biometrics Market to Reach $15.1 Billion by 2025: Tractica

Biometrics Market to Reach $15.1 Billion by 2025: Tractica

Biometric technology is being adopted in consumer, business, and government applications “at an increasing pace,” according to Tractica. The market research firm has announced a new report predicting that the global biometrics market will grow from a value of $2.4 billion last year to $15.1 billion by 2025, reflecting a CAGR of 22.9 percent. The…

Year in Review 2016: Top Areas of Application Pt. 1

Year in Review 2016: Top Areas of Application Pt. 1

In December we polled 165 professionals in biometrics and identity related industries about various topics from the past year. It was part of the FindBiometrics Year in Review, the longest-running and best regarded industry retrospective of its kind. Now in its 14th consecutive year, the FindBiometrics Year in Review is your resource to start 2017…

INTERVIEW: Mike DePasquale, Chairman and CEO, BIO-key

INTERVIEW: Mike DePasquale, Chairman and CEO, BIO-key

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with BIO-key chairman and CEO Mike DePasquale after his company’s strong presence at this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The conversation starts on the topic of BIO-key’s newly launched biometric padlocks, and the consumer-facing market in general, before moving on to the company’s major authentication service contract announced…

Year in Review 2016: The Priority of Liveness Detection

Year in Review 2016: The Priority of Liveness Detection

In December we polled 165 professionals in biometrics and identity related industries about various topics from the past year. It was part of the FindBiometrics Year in Review, the longest-running and best regarded industry retrospective of its kind. Now in its 14th consecutive year, the FindBiometrics Year in Review is your resource to start 2017…

Year in Review 2016: Biometrics Truly Feel Mainstream

Year in Review 2016: Biometrics Truly Feel Mainstream

After a year of dynamic change and massive growth for the biometrics and identity tech industries, and with CES having come to its conclusion on Sunday, we are now firmly entrenched in 2017. In December we conducted our 14th annual Year in Review survey, presented in association with SIA, and now it’s time to breakdown the…

Beyond The MacBook: 3 Places Consumers Still Need Biometrics

Beyond The MacBook: 3 Places Consumers Still Need Biometrics

Last week Apple finally brought Touch ID biometrics to its MacBook Pro, making good on longstanding rumors that the fingerprint scanning functionality was coming to the laptop in order to take advantage of Apple Pay on the web. The MacBook Pro isn’t the first laptop to feature an embedded fingerprint sensor – Lenovo has had…

New MacBook Pro’s Touch ID Could Help Pioneer Laptop Biometrics

New MacBook Pro’s Touch ID Could Help Pioneer Laptop Biometrics

Validating speculation that has endured for months, Apple has announced a new MacBook laptop that features an OLED touchscreen bar and a built-in Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Much of the early buzz about the new MacBook Pro revolves around the Touch Bar, which is designed to offer adaptive, easy access to popular icons, and dynamically…

Lenovo Yoga 910 Laptop Sports Synaptics Sensor

Lenovo Yoga 910 Laptop Sports Synaptics Sensor

Lenovo is using Synaptics fingerprint sensors in its latest convertible laptop. Called the Yoga 910, the device features Synaptics’ Natural ID technology, as well as the latter company’s ClearPad and ClickPad user interface solutions. The integration brings FIDO Alliance standards to the device, as Synaptics’ Natural ID sensor is FIDO Certified, ensuring a high level…

Gaming Laptop Uses Biometrics for Contactless UX

Gaming Laptop Uses Biometrics for Contactless UX

PC gaming electronics specialist Alienware has announced a new notebook that features eye-tracking technology from Tobii Tech. It’s called the Alienware 17, and there are a number of ways in which it takes advantage of the technology. One is a function called ‘Wake on Gaze’, which brings the notebook out of sleep mode when the…

Google Testing Fingerprint Scanning for Chromebook: Reports

Google Testing Fingerprint Scanning for Chromebook: Reports

Google is testing out fingerprint scanning for its Chromebook laptops. At least, that’s what it appears to be doing based on some recent developments on the back-end of its Chromium web browser software. According to new reports, recent updates to Chromium code repositories—communal data hubs for developers’ projects—indicate that Google’s developers are working on fingerprint sensor…

New Dell Devices Offer Login at a Glance Via Windows Hello

New Dell Devices Offer Login at a Glance Via Windows Hello

Dell has announced a new line of Inspiron two-in-one tablet computers at this week’s Computex trade show. Among its new products are the Inspiron 7000s, all of which sport a number of features including biometric login. The devices are available in 13″, 15″, and 17″ models, and each features a 6th Gen Intel Core processor.…

Biometrics Market to Shift to Consumer Devices, Financial Services, IoT: ABI Research

Biometrics Market to Shift to Consumer Devices, Financial Services, IoT: ABI Research

The overall biometrics market will continue to see substantial growth, but will also feature a shifting landscape, over the next several years. That’s the prediction of ABI Research, which argues that by 2021 the market will reach a value of $30 billion as its primary revenues shift from the government sector to banking and consumer…

Drone Uses Facial Recognition For Optimal Selfies

Drone Uses Facial Recognition For Optimal Selfies

A new drone called the ROAM-e is aimed at being the next selfie stick. The device tethers with a user’s phone and is designed to take selfies from the air. Developed by Australia-based IoT Group, ROAM-e is equipped with facial recognition technology allowing it to track its user from up to about 82 feet, and…

New Version of Outlook Supports Touch ID

New Version of Outlook Supports Touch ID

Microsoft has launched a new version of its Outlook email and calendar service, and the upgrade further extends the company’s growing commitment to biometric security. In addition to user interface enhancements to its events functions, the app now offers Touch ID support on iOS devices. That means iPhone and iPad users can set up biometric access…

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently had the chance to speak with Joe Rosenkantz, CEO of FaceFirst. The facial recognition company had an excellent 2015, and with the year coming to a close, O’Neill got the CEO’s perspective on what has been driving this success. The conversation spans a range of topics: biometrics in law enforcement and…

Will The Vivo X6 Feature a Fingerprint Sensor?

Will The Vivo X6 Feature a Fingerprint Sensor?

China-based smartphone maker Vivo has been teasing its new Vivo X6 smartphone, with two recent images suggesting a December 6th release date, and that it will feature a fingerprint scanner. The device will be available in gold, silver, black, grey, and pink color options, and will feature a display in the 5-5.2″ range. It’s going…

Synaptics Fingerprint Sensors and The Connected Car

Synaptics Fingerprint Sensors and The Connected Car

User interface developer Synaptics is intensifying its focus on automotive applications with a new, diverse product portfolio dedicated to this area. The company says its display driver integrated circuits (DDIC) are already being integrated by OEMs in the US, Euorpe, and Japan; and its new ClearPad touch controller design wins are slated for mass production…

Microsoft, Intel & PC Makers Promote Biometrics

Microsoft, Intel & PC Makers Promote Biometrics

Microsoft, Intel, and computer makers HP, Dell, and Lenovo have teamed up to launch a joint advertising campaign. Under the slogan “PC Does What,” the campaign is aimed at showcasing innovation in the world of personal computers, particularly with respect to the various new offerings from these companies. There are a couple of major ways…

Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Features Fingerprint Scanner

Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Features Fingerprint Scanner

Microsoft is already taking preorders for its Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Type Cover. The cover is meant to enable keyboard typing and touchpad navigation for Microsoft’s advanced new tablet. It has one other major feature too: A built-in fingerprint scanner. Compatible with the Windows Hello biometric authentication system built into the new Windows 10 OS,…

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