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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Biometric face scanner tells identical twins apart
Read the full story R&D 03:13 AM JMLH • Permalink

Should Homer Simpson ever try to smuggle his unqualified identical twin brother into work in his stead, a new biometric identification system that will be used to secure nuclear plants is sure to prompt a “D’oh!” or seven.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Finger flicking good — digital car ignition

Next time you leave the house to drive to the corner shop just be sure to bring along the one thing Hitachi reckons you’ll be using instead of a key to start the car - your index finger.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Iris-scanning biometric phone lock available now to Japanese networks

Biometric security techniques, such as face or iris recognition, are not particularly new, but have tended to be limited to official business or novelty products until now. That seems sure to change with the commercial debut this month of a mobile phone lock from Oki Japan that is opened simply by looking at it.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Citibank Singapore debuts biometric fingerprint payment system


Citibank Singapore is offering a new way for credit-card holders to make payments — using their fingerprints instead of credit cards.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Scottish school is first to use palm-vein biometrics
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A Scottish school has turned to biometrics as part of a nationwide push to encourage children to eat healthier meals.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Biometric tagging of criminals raises hackles
Read the full story Japan | R&D 01:17 AM Steve Trautlein • PermalinkComments


As Japan’s mania for vein-authentication technology shows no signs of slacking off, the country’s first private-run prison has announced plans to keep tabs on its inmates by encoding their biometric info on IC cards.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Biometric acceptance grows as some favor chip implants


The convenience of using biometrics for ID verification outweighs any concerns over lax security methods when using biometric-enabled smartcards, according to a new survey.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Biometrics hit Tokyo library


Japanese library users are set to make the rest of the world feel even more low-tech than usual when they start checking out books using palm-vein authentication technology.

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