Latest biometric publications

New tool allows smartphone camera to record fingerprints

A new prototype biometric tool, designed by researchers in India, enables a smartphone camera to act as a fingerprint scanner. Saksham Gupta, Sukhan Anand and Atul Rai from Department of Computer Science at Delhi Technological University used an Android smartphone to extract fingerprints from close-up shots of a finger. The researchers used a 16MP camera with a… Read More

Code suggests iPhone 8 will have facial recognition and no home button

Apple has seemingly leaked details of the iPhone 8, showing facial recognition and a full-frontal screen with no home button. The details were leaked when Apple released the firmware code for its new smart speaker, the HomePod, which is considered Apple’s answer to the Amazon Echo. A number of developers looked through the code, including… Read More

TSB to roll out iris scan biometric authentication

TSB will become the first bank in Europe to implement iris scanning authentication from a mobile device when it rolls out the new technology in September 2017. TSB banking customers with a Samsung Galaxy 8 will be able to register their irises using the Samsung device and log into accounts simply by looking into the… Read More

Apple reportedly testing 3D facial recognition for iPhone 8

Apple is reportedly looking to integrate 3D facial recognition into its new iPhone 8, allowing users to unlock their devices with their faces. For the new iPhone model, set to go on sale later this year, Apple is said to be designing an improved security feature enabled by 3D sensors and iris scanners, letting users… Read More

TSA trials new biometrics tech to eliminate boarding passes

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is trialling new biometrics technology in place of ID and boarding passes at airports in a bid to speed up the check-in process and increase security. The proof-of-concept fingerprint-based system is being tested over the course of a month at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Denver International Airport. Those… Read More