PC biometrics

Hitachi Turns Standard Computer Camera into Finger Vein Scanner

Hitachi Turns Standard Computer Camera into Finger Vein Scanner

Hitachi is releasing a new finger vein authentication solution built to be simpler and safer than other biometric modalities. To use the new solution, users simply need to hold up their hand in front of the built-in camera on a standard computer, at which point Hitachi’s system will capture the image and analyze the vein…

Microsoft Patents a Windows Key Fingerprint Sensor

Microsoft Patents a Windows Key Fingerprint Sensor

Over the past year, some smartphone manufacturers have started phasing out dedicated fingerprint readers in favor of in-display fingerprint sensors. Now a recently published patent suggests that Microsoft is looking into alternative sensor placements with its laptops. According to the patent, Microsoft would embed a fingerprint sensor in the Windows key, thereby inserting its fingerprint…