Saturday, May 10, 2008Biometric face scanner tells identical twins apart
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, 2007Finger 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, 2007Iris-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, 2006Citibank 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, 2006Scottish school is first to use palm-vein biometrics
A Scottish school has turned to biometrics as part of a nationwide push to encourage children to eat healthier meals.
Monday, August 28, 2006Biometric tagging of criminals raises hackles
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, 2006Biometric 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, 2005Biometrics 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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