It's OK, the iPhone 5S Fingerprint Reader Won't Work With Cut-Off Fingers

The jokers of the internet have had their fun ruined by some annoying facts, which suggest the Touch ID fingerprint scanner that comes with the iPhone 5S will only work with living fingers attached to their owners. So unless a phone thief also steals your DNA and clones you, your sexy texts ought to be safe. Read More >>

The HTC One Max Has a Fingerprint Sensor, if These Leaked Shots are Genuine

New spy shots of HTC's forthcoming HTC One Max phone have appeared online, confirming two things; It's enormous and there's a fingerprint sensor stuck on the back. Read More >>

Your Next iPhone Could Recognise You By Just Your Fingers

Apple's big-thinkers have patented a new twist on fingerprint recognition technology, which could see future devices doing away with custom fingerprint readers in favour of having the phone's display able to scan their owners' prints. Read More >>

Apple Wants To Use Your Fingerprints to Unlock Your iPhone

Apple was just granted a patent for technology that could lead to a fancy new biometric unlocking mechanism on future Apple products. The technology could also be used to implement new security features for ecommerce. The patent comes just a few months after Apple bought security technology company AuthenTec for $356 million over the summer. Read More >>

Glowing Electrified Fingerprints Are the Future of Forensics

In the future, everything glows, and that includes the fingerprints left behind at the scene of future crimes. Read More >>

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 >>

The Police Saved a Blind Woman's Invisible Writing

Trish Vickers is a woman who went blind seven years ago because of diabetes. Instead of complaining, she's been writing—yes, literally writing—a book. Recently, however, she lost 26 pages of her novel because she didn't realise the pen she was using had run out of ink. Read More >>

An iPhone Case For Fingerprint Fighters

Most people have learned to live with the fingerprints and smear marks on their touchscreen devices. But for those of us who still spend more time than we should polishing and re-polishing our displays, there's the WipeCoin iPhone case. Read More >>

Roadside Fingerprint Test For Drugs in Development

A team of developers are getting close to launching a similarly quick and easy roadside test for drugs as already exists for alcohol, with a new fingerprint based system able to detect chemicals in the blood system within minutes. Read More >>


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