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Displaying items by tag: Fingerprint

Researchers from Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group say that using fingerprints for security is likely to work about 20% of the time. In the other roughly 80% of cases they tested, Paul Rascagneres and Vitor Ventura said they were able to clone prints that enabled them to bypass the security on different devices.

Published in Security

Come mid-April 2019, when Huawei's P30 and P30 Pro smartphones are delivered to pre-orderers and the public, the world's best smartphone cameras will be unleashed, with the P30 Pro delivering truly astonishing low-light capabilities, ultra-wide angle, ultra-macro, 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, 50x digital zoom within an ultra-premium smartphone of impressive proportions.

If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy S6 or better, a Note 5, an A5, A7 or even any other modern Samsung phone with a fingerprint reader, you can use your fingerprint to unlock a Windows 10 PC.

Published in Home Tech

Australian company Dog & Bone made a name for itself with cool smartphone cases, but now its world-first Bluetooth lock has truly hit it BIG!

Published in Home Tech

If you’ve ever forgotten your password, iris scanners have arrived too, courtesy of Fujitsu in Japan, adding to biometric fingerprint reader features.

Published in Mobility

At the Huawei Mate7 launch event, I was told that the dual-SIM slots could only have one SIM working at the same time, but while the truth is that both SIM slots can indeed be used at the same time with both showing signal, there is a tiny catch.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 13 November 2014 00:42

Review: OMG, Mobile Cloth actually works amazingly!

Last week I wrote an article about the amazing screen cleaner Mobile Cloth becoming available in Australia through PCRange, and after receiving a review sample in the mail and trying it on smudge-laden screens I own - WOW, it really works!

Published in Mobility
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:29

St George points the finger at iOS 8

Sydney-based bank St George has announced it will be one of the world's first banks to allow users to access mobile banking using just their fingerprints.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 13 February 2014 16:01

SA Police get the finger from Android

South Australia Police now have the ability to verify a person's identity in the field by using fingerprint scanning.

Published in Mobility

I was totally flabbergasted at today's news that Monash City Council was receiving resistance to a simple biometric application for time-and-attendance monitoring.  Wake up people, this stuff has been around for well over ten years.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Thursday, 30 December 2010 17:06

iPad 2 to add a smidgeon of smudge proof screen?

With the iPad copying the iPhone through the use of an oleophobic screen that still is sadly not impervious to fingerprints, is Apple on the verge of delivering a much more smudge proof solution which some say is similar to that from Amazon's Kindle?

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 30 September 2010 19:53

Smart technology for problem gamblers: PM

The Government will investigate the use of a variety of "pre-commitment" technologies, including the possible use of a biometric fingerprint, to help track and curb the losses of problem gamblers, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said.

Published in Technology Regulation
Panasonic's latest Toughbook mobile computer is designed specifically for the health industry. Features of the Toughbook H1 include an easily sanitised shell.

The whole National ID Card scheme in the UK has been surrounded by controversy since the get go. Now, as the Government announces the roll out schedule, it admits it is missing one vital component.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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