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Kinect to Offer Windows Hello Support

Kinect to Offer Windows Hello Support

Microsoft is bringing Kinect, its motion-sensing peripheral, into its Windows Hello security system. A new developer preview indicates that Kinect users will soon be able to log in to Windows 10 devices using facial recognition. This isn’t necessarily going to apply to a wide swath of consumers. Kinect for Windows was discontinued earlier this year,…

Tobii Tech Announces Windows Hello Support for Eye-Tracking Tech

Tobii Tech Announces Windows Hello Support for Eye-Tracking Tech

Eye-tracking technology developer Tobii Tech has announced that its platforms now support Windows Hello facial recognition. At the moment, that makes Tobii the only company with eye-tracking platforms that support the biometric security system. In a statement announcing the support, the company asserted that its technology improves Windows Hello’s capability to perform facial recognition in…

Biometrics Year in Review: The Importance of Apple, et al

Biometrics Year in Review: The Importance of Apple, et al

The FindBiometrics Year in Review is upon us. So far we’ve examined the results from our 13th annual industry survey in the areas of top applications, the role of education, the importance of liveness detection, and the state of the password—you can find a running list of all our Year in Review coverage in the…

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…

Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Features Fingerprint Scanner

Surface Pro 4 Type Cover Features Fingerprint Scanner

Microsoft is already taking preorders for its Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Type Cover. The cover is meant to enable keyboard typing and touchpad navigation for Microsoft’s advanced new tablet. It has one other major feature too: A built-in fingerprint scanner. Compatible with the Windows Hello biometric authentication system built into the new Windows 10 OS,…

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,…

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…

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