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Is Palm Biometrics on the Way to Future iPhones?

Is Palm Biometrics on the Way to Future iPhones?

Having pioneered smartphone fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, Apple may turn next to palm reading as an additional biometric modality, suggests a patent filed by the company earlier this year. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed in January, and details how sensors under the display of an iPhone or iPad could be used to…

Amazon Could Bring Hand-Based Naked Payments to Whole Foods Locations

Amazon Could Bring Hand-Based Naked Payments to Whole Foods Locations

Amazon is reportedly experimenting with a hand-based biometric payments scheme that could be introduced at select Whole Foods locations as early as next year. The news comes courtesy of the New York Post, which cites sources working at Amazon’s New York City offices. According to those sources, the new solution (which has been codenamed Orville)…

Lower Saxony Police Get Crossmatch Tech Upgrade

Lower Saxony Police Get Crossmatch Tech Upgrade

Polizei Niedersachsen, the state police of Lower Saxony in Germany, is getting an upgrade to its biometric booking system, care of Crossmatch and its Germany-base partner Hecosys. The police organization has been using Crossmatch technology for quite some time, and according to Hecosys Managing Director Benjamin Helfmann the organization “has had great success with Crossmatch…