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Major Windows Update to Arrive August 2nd

Major Windows Update to Arrive August 2nd

Microsoft has officially announced the launch of its Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The OS upgrade will be available to all Windows 10 devices starting August 2nd. The upgrade comes with range of new features such as the Windows Ink digital writing system and an even smarter Cortana AI assistant that syncs across all user devices.…

New Dell Devices Offer Login at a Glance Via Windows Hello

New Dell Devices Offer Login at a Glance Via Windows Hello

Dell has announced a new line of Inspiron two-in-one tablet computers at this week’s Computex trade show. Among its new products are the Inspiron 7000s, all of which sport a number of features including biometric login. The devices are available in 13″, 15″, and 17″ models, and each features a 6th Gen Intel Core processor.…

Microsoft Enables Wearables Authentication for Windows 10

Microsoft Enables Wearables Authentication for Windows 10

Microsoft developers are working to integrate wearables into Windows 10’s Windows Hello security system, with the aim of letting users perform actions such as unlocking their PCs via the Microsoft Band and other such devices. The news comes by way of Computex, where Microsoft representatives explained how updates to the company’s Companion Device Framework will…

Synaptics Launches Biometric USB Dongle

Synaptics Launches Biometric USB Dongle

Synaptics has launched a USB key featuring its Natural ID fingerprint scanning technology. In a statement announcing the new USB dongle, the company explained that it’s “small enough to remain unobtrusively installed in any notebook USB port,” and highlighted its functionality with Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello, the Windows 10 security system enabling biometric authentication…

BIO-key Plug-and-Play Devices Now Available on Amazon

BIO-key Plug-and-Play Devices Now Available on Amazon

Two major BIO-key biometric devices are now available on Amazon.com, the company has announced. Its plug-and-play SideSwipe and EcoID USB fingerprint readers are now available in a package costing only $119.97. The solution is aimed at the enterprise market, enabling companies to take advantage of Windows 10’s sophisticated biometric security capabilities. As BIO-key points out,…

Fingerprint Authentication Coming to Windows 10 Mobile

Fingerprint Authentication Coming to Windows 10 Mobile

Windows 10 will enable fingerprint scanning support on mobile devices this summer. The development was revealed in a WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Community) presentation this week. It’s a further extension of the biometric capabilities of Windows 10’s Windows Hello security platform, which has already enabled fingerprint authentication via the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover, and…

Developers Invited to Test Out Microsoft Edge Authentication

Developers Invited to Test Out Microsoft Edge Authentication

Microsoft is demoing the biometric authentication capabilities of its Microsoft Edge browser. It’s the first web browser to offer native support for Windows Hello, the security apparatus launched in Microsoft’s latest Windows operating system, Windows 10. It’s also built in accordance with the Web Authentication specification, an authentication standard developed by W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium)…

USAA Among First to Adopt Microsoft Edge Web Biometrics

USAA Among First to Adopt Microsoft Edge Web Biometrics

Microsoft Edge, the new browser that comes with the Windows 10 operating system, is further extending the reach of its Windows Hello biometric security platform. And USAA, the military-focused financial services organization, will be among the first to take advantage of it. The Edge upgrade was announced at Microsoft’s annual Build conference among a slew…

BIO-key Schedules Corporate Update

BIO-key Schedules Corporate Update

BIO-key will provide a corporate update on its Q4 and 2015 year-end fiscal results on Wednesday, March 30th, the company has announced. CEO Mike DePasquale and CFO Cecilia Welch will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the results. In a statement announcing the update, the company offered no details about its performance…

Microsoft Rolls Out Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Worldwide

Microsoft Rolls Out Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Worldwide

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 Type Cover is now available in 26 new markets including Australia and New Zealand, and most of southeast Asia and Europe. It’s a big deal because it considerably extends the reach of Microsoft’s biometric security technology. First announced last autumn, the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover features a fingerprint sensor and…

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Uses Behavioral Sensors

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Uses Behavioral Sensors

Microsoft is launching an advanced version of its Windows Defender anti-malware system. Called Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, it’s aimed at the enterprise level, with an eye to countering the increasingly sophisticated digital threats that organizations face. In a blog post announcing the new platform, Microsoft asserts that it builds on the considerable security framework…

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…

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…

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…

Windows Hello Opening ‘Huge Market’ to BIO-key Solutions: CEO

Windows Hello Opening ‘Huge Market’ to BIO-key Solutions: CEO

BIO-key has been helping Microsoft to spread the word about Windows 10’s biometric security capabilities. The companies recently concluded a 12-city tour that placed a spotlight on Windows Hello, the biometric security apparatus that comes built into the new Windows 10 operating system. BIO-key is helping users to take advantage of Windows Hello via its…

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…

Biometrics Year in Review: The Maturity of Consumer Biometrics

Biometrics Year in Review: The Maturity of Consumer Biometrics

The end of January is here, which means it’s time to get on with 2016. We’ve spent all month here at FindBiometrics looking back on 2015—one of the biggest years for biometrics in terms of public visibility and actual deployment. But for all the success stories last year brought there are many more to come.…

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…

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…

Tobii to Demo Eye Tracking Gaming at CES 2016

Tobii to Demo Eye Tracking Gaming at CES 2016

Tobii Tech is aiming to raise some eyebrows at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show with some major integrations of its eye tracking technology. Perhaps the most high-profile such integration will be into a major video game franchise. Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will leverage Tobii’s eye-tracking technology to let players aim weapons in the game simply by…

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