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Apple patent looks to smarten up the iPhone's security lock

A newly published patent envisions a more secure smartphone that will require a range of unlocking codes based on users' locations.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear family: Australian pricing and details

We look at local pricing and some of the Aussie specific details in Samsung's new flagship phone and wearables range.

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Iris scanning tech coming to the next iPhone?

Apple is looking at biometrics to play a key role in their product line, Apple's 5th Avenue store shatters, and the 30th anniversary of the Mac.

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Brian Cooley and Tim Stevens discuss sensor-based hardware innovations with top leaders in the tech industry.

The Next Big Thing SuperSession: The new hardware

Brian Cooley and Tim Stevens discuss sensor-based hardware innovations with top leaders in the tech industry.

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It's kind of like the X-Prize, but participants aren't trying to land on the moon. The Silicon Valley-backed Smart Tech for Firearms challenge aims to fund innovators creating technologies that help curb gun violence. Could biometrics and RFID tech succeed where the government has largely failed?

Tech competition takes aim at smarter, safer guns

It's kind of like the X-Prize, but participants aren't trying to land on the moon. The Silicon Valley-backed Smart Tech for Firearms challenge aims to fund innovators creating technologies that help curb gun violence. Could biometrics and RFID tech succeed where the government has largely failed?

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iPhone 5S packaging leaks, hints at fingerprint scanner

The packaging for Apple's iPhone 5S suggests we could well see a fingerprint scanner built into the handset's home button.

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Are you a VIP? This facial recognition tech knows it

New NEC software can identify celebrities and other glam customers in real time, sending an alert to retail or hospitality staff that someone is in immediate need of doting service.

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Apple seeks to bulk up on security with fingerprint patent

The company's patent application, published Thursday, shows how the iPhone's display could be used as a fingerprint sensor for additional security.

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Users can also lock apps -- in this case, the Chrome browser.

FingerQ adds fingerprint sensor to Android phones

The PrivacQ case lets you encrypt messages and photos so only another person with the same case and accompanying app can see them.

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Two-factor authentication: What you need to know (FAQ)

Twitter's got it. Apple's got it, too. Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon have had it for a while. But why's two-factor authentication important, and will it keep you safe?

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Boston bombings: How facial recognition can cut investigation time to seconds

Videos taken at the crime scene could hold important clues. But it's a different kind of fast-forward investigators can now use to review all the footage. CNET's Kara Tsuboi goes face-to-face with facial recognition and surveillance.

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There are many types of finger scanners. Can they all be easily fooled?

Doctors 'used fake fingers' to clock in for colleagues at ER

Biometric clocking-in machines are thought to be foolproof. But some Brazilian doctors find they can pretend their colleagues are at work by using silicone fingers.

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