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The Bug Chicks Promote Windows 10 Biometrics

The Bug Chicks Promote Windows 10 Biometrics

Microsoft has launched a new ad campaign promoting its Windows 10 operating system, and it features a strong emphasis on the biometric capabilities of its Windows Hello security apparatus. The ads star “The Bug Chicks”, two entrepreneurs running a small (“nano-“) business revolving around promoting information about insects to kids. A couple of the ads…

NEXT Biometrics, Arrow Electronics Offer Authentication Solution for Windows 10 IoT Devices

NEXT Biometrics, Arrow Electronics Offer Authentication Solution for Windows 10 IoT Devices

“Arrow Electronics has a strong business network that could prove advantageous in funneling NEXT Biometrics technology to over 100,000 OEMs.” A new partnership could offer NEXT Biometrics a powerful connection to the potentially lucrative Internet of Things market. The company has teamed up with Arrow Electronics to offer a turnkey biometric solution for IoT devices running…

SideTouch USB Sensor Solution Compatible With Windows, Android

SideTouch USB Sensor Solution Compatible With Windows, Android

Biometric authentication solutions provider BIO-key has launched a new USB fingerprint reader for Windows and Android. Called SideTouch, the device combines Eagle off-chip sensor technology from IDEX with BIO-key’s own Windows Biometric Framework (WBF) biometric system. SideTouch is the latest BIO-key product to benefit from the company’s status as Microsoft’s biometric technology partner for Windows…

VIDEO: BIO-key CEO Talks Impressive Partner Relationships

VIDEO: BIO-key CEO Talks Impressive Partner Relationships

BIO-key CEO Michael DePasquale was recently interviewed by Mike Elliott on CEOLIVE’s Investor Update. Answering questions from investors, DePasquale spoke about his company’s impressive partner relationships and its opportunities in healthcare and financial verticals. In recent months BIO-key has been making headlines suggesting that 2016 will be a big year for the company. A major investment and…

News Roundup: Post-Password Champions

News Roundup: Post-Password Champions

Last week at FindBiometrics marked the start of Healthcare Month 2016 while financial biometrics, physical access control and post-password championing made up the bulk of our industry news. Here’s a look back on the top identity management stories from the week that was: Healthcare Month 2016 Last week we kicked off Healthcare Month 2016 with a…

BIO-key Proclaims Success of Windows Hello Tour

BIO-key Proclaims Success of Windows Hello Tour

BIO-key and Microsoft have wrapped up their 12-city tour promoting Windows 10 and Windows Hello, and the companies are happy to proclaim it a success. Windows Hello is, of course, the Windows 10 operating system’s major new security system, featuring biometric identification and authentication capabilities. Microsoft sought to promote this new system along with Windows…

Dropbox Enables Biometric Login Via Windows Hello

Dropbox Enables Biometric Login Via Windows Hello

Biometric login is coming to Dropbox, care of Windows Hello. It’s part of a broader collaboration between the cloud storage company and Microsoft that entails a number of improvements for Dropbox users, including drag-and-drop file management and social file commenting. The biometric security, however, is clearly the most important security enhancement for the platform, enabling…

Independent Study Assesses Aurora’s Infrared Facial Scanning Tech

Independent Study Assesses Aurora’s Infrared Facial Scanning Tech

 In a statement, Aurora says the test validated its technology, which “has come out ahead in the rank 50 search results against a gallery of 10,660 people.” Facial biometrics technology developer Aurora has received independent verification that its technology is at the leading edge, the company says. The company’s Deep Learning facial recognition system relies…

BIO-key to Help Promote Windows Hello in 12-City Event Series

BIO-key to Help Promote Windows Hello in 12-City Event Series

Microsoft is launching a 12-city event series promoting its new Windows 10 operating system and Office 2016 software, and BIO-key will be joining it as the company’s exclusive biometric solutions partner. BIO-key’s main role will be to showcase the biometric capabilities of Windows 10’s Windows Hello security platform, and it’s going to do so via…

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…

New Ideapads Support Windows Facial Recognition

New Ideapads Support Windows Facial Recognition

Lenovo has launched a bunch of new Windows 10 laptops. The Ideapads, comprising the company’s 300, 300s, 500, and 500s series, range widely in technological sophistication and price. As The Verge notes, the array of devices is a little bewildering, with the 300 series laptops marketed as “light and portable machines” and the 500 series…

Windows Hello Biometrics Not Fooled By Twins

Windows Hello Biometrics Not Fooled By Twins

Not even twins can fool Windows Hello, the biometric authentication platform built into the new Windows 10 operating system. In anexperiment conducted by The Australian with six sets of twins, the system never falsely granted access to any of the twins trying to log in under their siblings’ names. Windows Hello did occasionally have issues…

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,…

News Roundup: Invisible and Frictionless

News Roundup: Invisible and Frictionless

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Invisible Biometrics Month to a close, featured an exclusive interview and reported on a wide range of strong authentication news. Mobility and finance continued to make up the brunt of the headlines while innovations in facial recognition, developments in law enforcement, and new company appointments rounded out the industry…

Windows 10 Available Worldwide, Offers Biometric Security

Windows 10 Available Worldwide, Offers Biometric Security

The Windows 10 operating system is now available worldwide. Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users get to download it as a free upgrade, and it also comes preinstalled on a number of new tablets and PCs. The operating system brings with it many new apps and features including the Cortana AI assistant, the Microsoft Edge browser,…

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,…

News Roundup: Mobility, Biometrics, Controversy

News Roundup: Mobility, Biometrics, Controversy

This week at FindBiometrics we continued Mobile Month with a look at five major applications of biometric technology in mobility. Meanwhile the industry news was filled with facial recognition, controversy, new releases and some exciting solutions we’ll be seeing very soon. Here is how the past week shaped up in identity management: Mobility Matters Mobile…

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