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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,…

New Windows Smartphones Feature Infrared Iris Scanning

New Windows Smartphones Feature Infrared Iris Scanning

Microsoft has launched a slate of new devices running on its new Windows 10 operating system. They include a powerful new laptop-tablet hybrid called the Surface, the Microsoft Band 2 fitness-tracking device, and two models of a new smartphone with biometric capabilities. While there’s a lot of technological sophistication among Microsoft’s new devices – the…

Synaptics Building Biometric Touchpad Tech For Windows 10

Synaptics Building Biometric Touchpad Tech For Windows 10

User interface developer Synaptics has been working with Microsoft to build biometric touchpad technologies for the latter’s new operating system, the company has announced. In addition to developing compatible technology for OEMs, Synaptics has also worked closely with Microsoft on the development of Windows Hello, the new OS’s biometric authentication platform. The collaboration is not surprising,…

Microsoft Aiming to One-Up Touch ID

Microsoft Aiming to One-Up Touch ID

Microsoft is trying to patent a new mobile authentication system that combines fingerprint and gesture recognition. The patent, recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, could apply to future Windows smartphones, tablets, and other devices from Microsoft. The aim appears to be to one-up rival biometric authentication systems, most notably Apple’s Touch ID…

Windows Hello Face Biometrics Requires Infrared Camera

Windows Hello Face Biometrics Requires Infrared Camera

There’s been a considerable amount of excitement about the biometric capabilities of the impending Windows 10 operating system, most notably revolving around Windows Hello, a multimodal user authentication system that adheres to FIDO security standards. The system takes a big step forward in making biometric authentication standard on consumer electronics with its support of fingerprint readers…

HP Notebooks Have Fingerprint Sensors For Windows Hello

HP Notebooks Have Fingerprint Sensors For Windows Hello

HP has announced a suite of new tools to help businesses get on board with the impending Windows 10 operating system. One such tool, called HP Sure Start, ensures that the BIOS – the root software that poses the greatest security threat if hacked – is safe upon starting up HP’s Elite notebooks or its…

Windows 10, Biometric OS, To Launch July 29

Windows 10, Biometric OS, To Launch July 29

On Monday Microsoft announced its plans to launch the Windows 10 operating system on July 29. Available for a limited time as a free upgrade to users who already have genuine Windows 7 and 8/8.1 devices, the newest Microsoft OS will bring with it a number of features including built-in biometric security and a virtual assistant. Windows…

Windows 10 to Feature Advanced Biometric Interaction

Windows 10 to Feature Advanced Biometric Interaction

Perhaps most significantly, Windows 10 enables a high level of biometric interaction, not just for security but also for a generally improved user experience. Windows 10 is going to be released on July 29 and will be available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, Microsoft has announced. In a statement,…

Microsoft Managers Laud NEXT Biometrics

Microsoft Managers Laud NEXT Biometrics

Microsoft has a lot of faith in NEXT Biometrics, it seems. In a recent presentation covering secure authentication, Microsoft managers reportedly pointed only to NEXT and one other company as major leaders in the global fingerprint sensor market. The kudos is a reflection of the faith that Microsoft has in NEXT, evident in their recent…

HID Global to Showcase Smart Card Authentication at HIMSS 2015

HID Global to Showcase Smart Card Authentication at HIMSS 2015

HID Global has announced it will be showcasing a number of healthcare security offerings at this year’s HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago next week. The company will place a particular focus on its newest solution, ActivID Tap Authentication for Microsoft. That solution is essentially smart card security for accessing Office365 and other cloud-…

Windows 10 Features Built-In Biometrics System

Windows 10 Features Built-In Biometrics System

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be launched this summer, and will feature built-in biometric capabilities. The announcement was made at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit by Windows executive VP Terry Myerson. The biometric technology will be offered via Windows Hello, a biometric platform built in to Windows 10 that features fingerprint,…

NEXT Unveils “The Oyster” USB Fingerprint Scanner

NEXT Unveils “The Oyster” USB Fingerprint Scanner

NEXT Biometrics has unveiled a new USB fingerprint scanner. The NB-3010-U, nicknamed “The Oyster”, is designed for Windows 7 and 8.1 compatibility, but NEXT is also offering it as a reference design. Speaking in a press release, NEXT CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe emphasized the durability of the new device, calling it “a high quality fingerprint sensor…

Windows 10 Will Adhere to FIDO Specs

Windows 10 Will Adhere to FIDO Specs

Microsoft has announced that it’s embracing FIDO standards for the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. Announced in a post by Dustin Ingalls on the Windows blog, the security move will see the OS adhere to FIDO 2.0 specifications. The announcement came last week after the company participated in the United States White House Cybersecurity and…

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