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Lock Screens Could Reveal More Notifications Based on Biometrics

Lock Screens Could Reveal More Notifications Based on Biometrics

Microsoft has filed a patent application for a system that would use biometrics to adjust how much personal information is displayed on a device’s lock screen, reports MSPowerUser. At the moment, most mobile operating systems let users tailor what kinds of information can be displayed on the lock screen – for example, whether text messages can…

Gaming Laptop Uses Biometrics for Contactless UX

Gaming Laptop Uses Biometrics for Contactless UX

PC gaming electronics specialist Alienware has announced a new notebook that features eye-tracking technology from Tobii Tech. It’s called the Alienware 17, and there are a number of ways in which it takes advantage of the technology. One is a function called ‘Wake on Gaze’, which brings the notebook out of sleep mode when the…

Mid-Year Update Shows Realization of Predicted Trends for 2016: HID Global

Mid-Year Update Shows Realization of Predicted Trends for 2016: HID Global

HID Global is offering a mid-year update to the 2016 trends the company predicted at the start of the year. Looking at its first prediction—the continuing ‘mobilizing’ of security—the company says there is growing demand for mobile security options. As a recent example, HID Global points to its CityPoint office building deployment in London, which…

Fingerprint Sensors Improve Mobile User Satisfaction

Fingerprint Sensors Improve Mobile User Satisfaction

Integrating advanced features such as fingerprint sensors into smartphones can significantly improve user satisfaction, according to new research from J.D. Power. The market research and strategy company detailed these results in its tenth annual U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study. The study was carried out between September 2015 and February 2016, and surveyed 11,693 smartphone users. In…

INTERVIEW: Phil Tusa, COO, CMITech

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, recently interviewed Phil Tusa, COO of the iris biometric company CMITech. The conversation begins with a look into what’s driving iris biometrics and how CMITech is addressing some of the central challenges facing the modality. It goes on to detail the company’s history, the verticals CMITech is finding success in,…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: Biometrics Versus Keyboards

Mobile Biometrics Month 2016: Biometrics Versus Keyboards

A Transitional Experience Mobility is a promise of convenience and efficiency. Take your digital life wherever you go, always be connected to the people, networks and applications that matter to you most. Now, thanks to popular mobile commerce technologies your phone is even more important and useful than your credit card stuffed wallet, and will…

Crossmatch Enhances Altus’ Human Approach to Authentication

Crossmatch Enhances Altus’ Human Approach to Authentication

Crossmatch has upgraded its DigitalPersona Altus platform. Altus is an authentication platform aimed at government and enterprise applications, and designed for fast and easy integration with whatever IT infrastructure is already in place. It combines biometric, token, and passcode authentication factors, enabling multi-factor authentication; and now, with its latest upgrade, Crossmatch says it now offers…

Behavioral Biometrics Improve Customer Relationships

Behavioral Biometrics Improve Customer Relationships

NuData Security is preaching the benefits of behavioral biometrics. In a new blog post, the company explains the importance of using this nascent modality to add an extra level of security to a website or app, and improve the user experience. In the post, NuData emphasizes the benefits that can arise from having the added…