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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…

Keeper Password Vaults Can Be Locked With MacBook Pro Touch ID

Keeper Password Vaults Can Be Locked With MacBook Pro Touch ID

A major password manager app has now incorporated the biometric security of the newest MacBook Pro. Keeper users can now access their password Vault using Touch ID. It’s among the first applications to take advantage of the MacBook Pro’s fingerprint scanner, a new addition to Apple’s laptop line after the company pioneered the technology on its…

Samsung Notebook 9 Integrations ‘an Important Milestone’ for FPC

Samsung Notebook 9 Integrations ‘an Important Milestone’ for FPC

New laptop devices from Samsung feature built-in fingerprint sensors care of Fingerprint Cards. The 13.3″ and 15″ models of the Notebook 9 devices each use the FPC1025 sensor model. The integrations will let users take advantage of the Windows Hello biometric authentication system built into Windows 10. While the Notebook 9 aren’t the first devices…

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 Laptops to Get FIDO-Based Biometrics Through New Partnership

Lenovo Laptops to Get FIDO-Based Biometrics Through New Partnership

Lenovo has teamed up with Intel, PayPal, and Synaptics to enhance security on laptops. Their efforts will see the introduction of biometric authentication technology adhering to FIDO Alliance guidelines to the resulting products. The aim is to replace the password, with Lenovo asserting in a statement that passwords “have become less safe to use without…

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…

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…

Will The Next MacBook Pro Have Touch ID?

Will The Next MacBook Pro Have Touch ID?

Apple is planning to launch a new MacBook Pro later this year, and it’s going to feature some substantial changes from the previous iteration. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has demonstrated considerable accuracy in previous Apple predictions, a major new feature of the new MacBook Pro will be its implementation of Touch…