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Latest Dell XPS 13 Laptop Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

Latest Dell XPS 13 Laptop Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

“The biometric authentication process is built upon Windows Hello, the biometric security platform built into Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.” A new Dell laptop features biometric security care of Goodix and Windows Hello. The device made its debut at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The 2018 edition of the XPS 13 features…

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…

FPC Sensor Featured on Pro Gaming Mouse

FPC Sensor Featured on Pro Gaming Mouse

Fingerprint Cards continues to make inroads into the PC market with a new mouse device featuring one of its fingerprint sensors. The company has announced that its FPC1025 sensor model is being used in the Y720 mouse, by Blasoul, which FPC described in a statement as a “Chinese brand of professional gaming devices”. FPC has…

Microsoft’s Modern Keyboard Has FPC Sensor Embedded in Key

Microsoft’s Modern Keyboard Has FPC Sensor Embedded in Key

“…it features an invisible fingerprint reader embedded in one of the Windows keys, allowing users to authenticate via the Windows Hello biometric security platform of the Windows 10 operating system.” Microsoft has unveiled the world’s first keyboard to feature a fingerprint sensor embedded in a key, with biometric technology provided by Fingerprint Cards. It’s called…

New USB Dongles Feature Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

New USB Dongles Feature Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor

PQI Group’s latest My Lockey USB dongles feature Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensors, Synaptics has announced. The devices are designed to enable biometric authentication for user of Windows 10. While Microsoft’s latest operating system features built-in support for biometric authentication via the Windows Hello security platform, and a growing number of laptops and PCs themselves…

New Devices May Signal a Biometric Revolution in PCs

New Devices May Signal a Biometric Revolution in PCs

Is a biometric revolution starting to get underway in the world of PCs and laptops? Two newly announced devices represent further steps in that direction. Huawei’s Matebook E is a convertible tablet featuring an embedded fingerprint sensor; while it’s technically a mobile device with an attachable keyboard, it runs on Windows 10 and an Intel…

Huawei Matebook X Launches in Berlin Featuring Goodix Biometrics

Huawei Matebook X Launches in Berlin Featuring Goodix Biometrics

“The news comes in the same week that Fingerprint Cards announced that its own fingerprint sensor technology is being used in Huawei’s Matebook E, a convertible tablet, suggesting that the consumer electronics OEM is fully embracing biometric security…” A new notebook from Huawei is using a Goodix fingerprint sensor for user authentication. The Matebook X was…

Huawei’s New Matebook E Features an FPC Sensor

Huawei’s New Matebook E Features an FPC Sensor

“…FPC says that the Matebook E deployment is unique in its adaptation for use with Windows 10’s Windows Hello biometric authentication system, and its use with Intel processor technology.” Fingerprint Cards has taken another step toward the PC market with a new Huawei device integration: Its FPC1145 sensor is being used in the new Matebook…

News Roundup: Automotive Biometrics at CES 2017

News Roundup: Automotive Biometrics at CES 2017

Last week we brought in the new year with exciting biometrics news coverage straight out of CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The first major tech conference of the year, renowned for setting the technological tone for the following twelve months, CES dominated the identity news with automotive headlines, fingerprint sensor news, and much more. The…

FPC Takes Major Step Into PC Market

FPC Takes Major Step Into PC Market

Fingerprint Cards has taken its first big step into the PC market with a new solution aimed at connecting its fingerprint sensors to protected enclaves in PCs. It’s a software-based solution designed to support computers using Windows 10 and Intel processors. In a statement, FPC explained that the solution is designed to be “implemented on…

Synaptics Mouse Integration Stokes Interest in PC Biometrics

Synaptics Mouse Integration Stokes Interest in PC Biometrics

User interface developer Synaptics is generating some excitement over PC biometric authentication with its latest product. Called IronVeil, the fingerprint sensor was unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in partnership with Thermaltake, which integrated the sensor into its Black V2 mouse. The system works with Windows Hello and Windows Passport, which stores and transfers…

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…