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Sep292016

Windows Hello and Windows 10 BIO-key Fingerprint Readers Now Available

BIO-key’s new Windows Hello fingerprint readers are now available at Microsoft Stores for a secure, convenient login to your Windows 10 PC with a simple swipe or touch.

Each compact USB reader sells for $39.99. They’ll help you sign into your Windows device quickly — in less than 2 seconds — and faster than using a password.

These devices enable you to login conveniently and securely to your Windows 10 PC with a simple swipe or touch.

“With Windows Hello you can sign into your Windows devices in less than 2 seconds – that’s 3 times faster than a password that you have to remember and type in,” microsoft writes.

Also, with Windows Hello and the Anniversary Update, you can now sign into compatible apps and Microsoft Edge websites.

Keep in mind that;

  • Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.
  • Based on average time comparison between typing a password respectively detecting a face or fingerprint to authentication success, microsoft said.

BIO-key SideSwipe Mini Fingerprint Reader

EcoID Fingerprint Reader

SideTouch Fingerprint Reader

In other news, according to reports, Microsoft is predicting the death of the QWERTY keyboard, and supposed to be working on a new Bluetooth enabled ‘Surface Ergonomic Keyboard,’ as the report suggests.

The revealtion comes from an entry on the Bluetooth SIG registry referring to Microsoft’s ‘Surface Ergonomic Keyboard’. No further deatils other than referring to its support for Bluetooth 4.2 is found.

Below you can see Microsoft’s current Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard, which it released in 2013:

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard

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