• HIIDE biometrics device scans pretty much everything… wait, at 640×480? What year is this?

    So I read about this portable biometric scanner (it’s been around for a while, but the Pentagon just ordered $10 million worth of them) and immediately looked up the first scene from Blade Runner. You know, the one with the Voigt-Kampff machine? Yeah, that’s pretty much this thing. Watch out, replicants. Read More

  • Fujitsu announces PalmSecure LT, PalmHarder

    Fujitsu started selling their PalmSecure technology back in April of 2008, to little fanfare. They did just announce the newest version the PalmSecure LT, and it’s.. still gross. The technology scans the veins in your hands using some type of near infrared light, making it look like you have all kinds of viruses growing in your flesh. Sure security is important, but does biometric… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Fingerprint garage door opener for $18

    And suddenly I wish I had a garage. The Chamberlain Fingerprint Keyless Entry system for garage doors is selling at for $18 (down from $68) until the end of the month. Read More

  • Psylock: Biometrics without the sensors Psylock Read More

  • Cross country skiing sensors

    [photopress:IMG_1544.JPG,full,pp_image] While most of the CrouchGear staff can barely lift a pair of skis over their heads, some people actually get onto skis and ski around on flat surfaces for exercise and sport. This is called “cross-country skiing.” Whereas my favorite part of skiing is the mulled wine and languid bowel movements back at the chalet, these people have trainers… Read More

  • Psylock: Biometric Security Without Sensors Need an easy way to add biometrics to an online project? Psylock has an answer. It’s a Flash-based interface that compares your typing… Read More

  • Inexpensive biometric door lock

    [photopress:fingerprintlock.jpg,full,left]While I think biometrics are a fad, I can’t deny that it’s a handy technology. Gaining entry to a secure thing (computer, room, brothel) without having to pull out a pesky key or annoying card is the way to go. And granting that ability to your house for only $199 sounds like a killer deal to me. Biometric fingerprint door lock [Popgadget] Read More

  • FBI wants to see your tramp stamp

    Are you ready to show the FBI that tattoo you got in Key West when after you broke up with Celia and decided to go on a tear and get a tattoo disparaging both Celia and her mom? I sure don’t! It seems the FBI is planning a $1 billion, 10-year project to map identifying characteristics of millions of suspects, including palm prints, eye scans, and tattoo maps. Most of this data is… Read More

  • Hitachi's scans your main vein

    And by main vein I mean the veins in your fingers. Like Fujitsu’s vein-scanning mouse, this biometric security system released by Hitachi at the Tokyo Motor Show will keep your car from starting up until you whip it out — ideally your ring finger — and slap it against the steering wheel. Different functions can also be assigned to each finger meaning it can double as a… Read More

  • International, Jet-setting Playboy? Use Flyclear

    For those of us who fly frequently, we know that going through the security checkpoints over and over is a pain in the ass and a huge hassle for geeks due to our abundance of electronics on hand. Well if you’ve got $100 a year to shell out and are ready to pay a $28 one-time fee, try Flyclear for a change. This clear, credit-cardesque device allows you to speed through airport… Read More

  • Kanguru Bio Slider II

    Kanguru has released a new flash drive that includes biometrics. The Bio Slider II comes in capacities ranging from 256MB up to 4GB and features fingerprint recognition. To activate, simply plug in the drive and and slide your finger across the sensor on the drive. The fingerprint recognition software is stored on the drive and does not install anything on the computer. It utilizes USB 2.0 and… Read More