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Synaptics SmartBar puts gesture controls under the thumb

Forget swiping across a notebook trackpad-- the SmartBar lets you highlight text, zoom in on your screen and power through games by supercharging the spacebar.

By June 3, 2015


Synaptics: Get ready for more smartphones with fingerprint readers

In an interview, Synaptics CEO Rick Bergman talks about the opportunities that stem from the Internet of Things and describes his idea of the holy grail of biometric sensors.

By August 31, 2014


Samsung Galaxy S7 rumored to get iPhone-like 'force touch' display, too

Apple's two new iPhones won't hold their monopoly on the new '3D Touch' screen for long. Early rumors suggest Samsung is working on something similar for its next flagship phone.

By October 12, 2015


Hot-button issue: iPhone 6S hints at an end to the home button

A few of the additions to Apple's latest smartphone, which goes on sale Friday, suggest big design changes may be coming to future generations of the phone. That may be a good thing.

By September 22, 2015


The perfect password? You've put your finger on it

From CNET Magazine: Fingerprint readers, which are more convenient and more secure than passcodes, could finally do away with the weakest link in almost any security system.

By August 31, 2015


Google's Android poised to get full fingerprint support

The feature would allow developers to bake fingerprint sensing into their applications and Google to use it freely across Android.

By May 22, 2015


Startup promises super-accurate fingerprint sensor

Vkansee has a working model of an optical fingerprint sensor that it claims is more accurate and secure than the competition.

By March 4, 2015


It's Apple's fault Nexus 6 has no fingerprint sensor, ex-CEO says

Former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside says his company had plans to add a fingerprint sensor to the Nexus 6 but that Apple acquired the company it was hoping to partner with.

By January 26, 2015


Hacker claims you can steal fingerprints with only a camera

Previous attempts to copy fingerprints required specialized tools and the fingerprint itself.

By December 29, 2014


Pay attention: Zwipe is a credit card with a fingerprint sensor

A new biometric bank card aims to give you peace of mind when you pay for items.

By October 17, 2014