security
This Facial Recognition Software Signals the End of the Security Guard

Minority Report references are old hat in the tech world. In fact, it's often a great way to describe technology that, as the cliché goes, "sounds like something out of a Philip K. Dick novel," yet is destined to remain a fiction. But this futuristic facial-recognition security system is the exception. It exists, and it's scarily good. Read More >>

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Visa is Exploring Biometric Payment Systems

Apple's iPhone 5S has a fingerprint scanner, and now Samsung's revealed a print-reading Galaxy S5. Each allows for payments to be verified using a swipe of your digits. Is this the possible future of all transactions? Perhaps, and Visa is now exploring the area too to ensure it will be ready for the possible sea-change. Read More >>

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Your Body Odour Could Help Make Airport Security a Breeze

Forget retina scans and fingerprints. Turns out, body odour is a shockingly accurate biometric identifier. And according to new research from a team of Spanish scientists, it could change the way security checkpoints work. Read More >>

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Biometric Fingerprint Sensor For iPhone "Leaked" In Latest iOS 7 Build

Somewhere in the bowels of iOS 7 Beta 4 is a folder labeled "BiometricKitUI," which lends a bit of credence towards the rumours that the next iPhone might have a biometric sensor embedded in the Home button. Read More >>

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The Pentagon's Putting Its Big Brother Data Collection in the Cloud

News emerged this week that the U.S. Army, which has been collecting biometric data of locals in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, is going to start storing that data in the cloud. Put simply, biometrics is the collection of personal, physical data using devices like retina scanners, and no matter what way you spin the situation, it's a potentially pretty creepy practice. (Do you want the government to take pictures of the inside of your eyeball?) But in a warzone, it seems downright dangerous. Doubly so in the cloud. Read More >>

gaming
Forget 'Piston': Valve's Going to Sell Its Own 'Bigfoot' Steam Box With Fancy Biometric Controller

Gabe Newell isn't quite being the fountain of information we'd like him to be right now, but having been cornered by the Verge, he let slip a few choice details on the incoming Steam Box. Valve's going big here, and its plan is pretty console-killing ambitious. Read More >>

gaming
Sony Wants to Make a Controller That Actually Heats Up When You Throw a Fireball

Sony's just won a patent that seems to suggest it's working on a controller that actually heats up or cools down as part of the game. Your gun overheated? So will your controller. Throw a fireball, and your hand heats up. Try to pull someone out of an ice-covered lake and your hands freeze. This sounds awesome. Read More >>

security
Are Your Future Passwords Hidden In the Jiggling of Your Eyeballs?

Eye scanners have always been one of the security devices people think of when they think "high tech" and "high security." But they're not perfect yet, some can be fooled with contacts or even pictures, but new pushes into detecting your personal eye jiggle could change that. Read More >>

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World's Smallest Fingerprint Reader Borders on Adorable

Following in the footsteps of USB flash drives that have shrunk to meer slivers of plastic, Eikon's new Mini biometric fingerprint reader is barely noticeable as it hangs off your laptop. And the convenience of not having to remember passwords will cost you around £7. Read More >>

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