Halifax is the town in West Yorkshire where I live, and it also happens to be the name of a well known UK Bank which started life there. Best known on the this side of the pond for TV adverts featuring a friendly chap called Howard Brown, a former customer services representative and sales ambassador for HBOS which owns the Halifax. If recent reports are correct, then before long the Halifax could also gain notoriety for replacing passwords and PIN codes with bio-metrics. Not just any old biometrics mind, none of this old-fashioned fingerprint scanning malarkey for Howard and co; …

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Bugs are, and always have been, a fact of life for the software developer. However, if Microsoft researcher Andrew Begel has his way, they could be a thing of the past. Last month a paper entitled '[Using Psycho-Physiological Measures to Assess Task Difficulty in Software Development](http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=209878)' was published which Begel co-authored. This week, Begel spoke at the annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit on the subject. Basically what Begel and his research colleagues are saying is that the existing work looking at dealing with programming errors tends to focus on the "post hoc identification of correlations between bug fixes and code" …

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If my iPhone 5s fingerprint data is walled off from the rest of A7 chip and the rest of iOS 7 in a 'Secure Enclave' and is never accessed by iOS or other apps, as Apple claims, then how come it all vanished when my iPhone crashed and I had to go through the entire fingerprint scan registration process again? Apple is remaining very quiet about it... As regular readers will be aware, I was quite impressed with [the new iPhone 5s](http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/tablets-and-mobile-devices/news/462936/apple-iphone-5s-the-worlds-first-64-bit-smartphone) which has [set new speed records](http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/tablets-and-mobile-devices/news/465762/dual-core-iphone-5s-beats-quad-core-droids-in-speed-test) in the smartphone sector. I was, however, less impressed with how quickly …

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In my [DaniWeb report](http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/tablets-and-mobile-devices/news/462936/apple-iphone-5s-the-worlds-first-64-bit-smartphone) on the launch of the new iPhone 5s from Apple, I stated that you could "forget the fingerprint scanner built into the new circular home button" but I knew all along that was never going to be the case. In context, I was focusing upon what I think is the most innovative and important feature of the new iPhone; namely the 64bit chip that powers it. Of course the fingerprint scanner is an innovation, in as far as it will now drive other manufacturers to consider implementing biometrics on devices such as smartphones and tablets as …

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Apple has, of late at least, oft been accused of following rather than leading when it comes to smartphone innovation. Perhaps the launch of the iPhone 5s with the somewhat controversial fingerprint scanner has changed that, just a little bit. HTC, the powerhouse in the Android smartphone hardware market, has announced the latest addition to the fleet: the [HTC One Max](http://www.htc.com). And guess what? Yep, it comes complete with a fingerprint scanner built in. ![c2321737888a0c64a7e0ab719881847e](/attachments/small/0/c2321737888a0c64a7e0ab719881847e.jpg "align-right") OK, the similarities to the iPhone 5s pretty much start and end there. Not least you only have to take a look at the …

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hi guys, i want to develop the biometrics (finger print) attendance system in java. To do so what are the areas i need to learn? can u recommend me some links, ebooks, etc. on the matter of this. thanks

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Hey guys, I just found out that I'm a semifinalist in Google International Online Science Fair! Thats top 60 out of like 7,500 projects. Right now theres a People's Choice award contest on, with the reward being a $10K scholarship! Can I get some votes from you guys? Just takes a second, vote [URL="http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/projects/comparison_of_biometric_keystroke_analysis_methods.html"]here[/URL]! For anybody interested in the experiment itself, here's a summary of what I did: Basically, my goal was to use the natural rhythms of people's keystrokes as a means of identification. You may have heard that each person has an individual fingerprint. In a similar manner, …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]19603[/ATTACH]I normally begin reviews with some background of the company or product I’m writing about but in this case let me say: every I.T. professional, programmer, developer, digital artist or person that carries their data and files around on a flash drive or disk needs an Imation Defender Biometric product. Personally, I keep and carry certain files on me at all times. I have an SD card in my wallet and a USB flash drive in my jacket always. I am always backing up important files that I am working, lists of passwords and accounts, code from websites I am …

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I haven't spent a lot of time -- okay, "any time" -- talking about the fast-growing biometrics market. Part of it was ignorance. I didn't know know much about it. But I'm all amped up on biometrics after reading a new white paper from BCC Research entitled "The Global Biometrics Market". Any technology marketplace that draws billions of dollars is fine by me. The biometrics category fits that descrition well. According to the biometrics report from BCC, the global market for the technology was worth nearly $2 billion in 2006 and is expected to increase to $2.7 billion in 2007 …

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As I sit here shivering in the North of England cold and fog, it seems kind of appropriate to be writing about a technology that has been developed by [URL="http://www.polarrose.com"]Polar Rose[/URL] who are based in the even colder region of Malmo in Sweden. Using face recognition technology originally researched at the Universities of Lund and Malmo, Polar Rose have combined this with a 3D modeling process that creates the 3D image from a single 2D photograph using 2D to 3D polygon extrusion, to produce a unique visual search application. An open Beta phase will start early in the new year, …

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The End.