Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiled at Mobile World Congress

Korean-based Samsung Electronics Co. will release the Samsung Galaxy S5 devices in 150 countries on April 11, it announced today. The device will be available in black, white, and copper gold, Samsung president

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Fingerprint scanners soon to replace passwords for many mobile users

Let's face it, remembering passwords is a huge problem. As the number of online accounts requiring some level of security we keep grows, remembering the passwords and protecting them becomes an ever greater

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Notebook as a service vendor beefs-up security features

Businesses considering shifting their laptop acquisition schedule to an“as a service” model now have another reason to consider making theswitch: improved security.Markham, Ont.-based No Panic Computing launched itsnotebook-as-a-service model four years ago, offering

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 12th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Facial recognition tech could help stop drunk drivers

The idea of using a vehicle-interlock system that disables an automobile when sensors detect an inebriated driver has been around for some years now. One of the major hurdles though is that alcohol

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Coming soon

Picture an electro-mechanical device that knows, in advance, when it's about to develop a “defect” and can take corrective action to fix the problem. A tall order? Not so. Thanks to work being

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 24th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

UK pushes kill switch on biometric passports, national ID cards

The U.K.'s new coalition government plans to cancel the national ID card program, calling it part of a "substantial erosion of civil liberties" that took place under the former Labour government.Following an election

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 17th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Ontario has new method to keep problem gamblers out of gaming sites

It's a strange task that Tom Marinelli has been handed – trying to keep out more than 10,000 loyal customers from 30 sites spread across Ontario.But that's what the CIO of the Ontario

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2009 Brian Jackson

If you’re happy and you know it – so does airport security

Biometric technology involving facial recognition could soon be used to determine the moods of people in public and alert security about angry or suspicious expressions, according to research out of Concordia University.A researcher

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Soon everyone

It may seem bizarre now, but talking to a computer about your service questions will be par for the course in the near future, an expert says.And this ability will dramatically improve many

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 14th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Privacy not at odds with technology, says Ann Cavoukian

Privacy is being eroded because of the belief that it must be traded in for improved security or increased efficiency, cautions Ontario's Privacy Commissioner.Ann Cavoukian is calling for a radically new approach that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Facial recognition software used for national security

Jeff Jonas knows the Las Vegas gambling industry inside and out. As the founder and chief scientist of Systems Research & Development (SRD), Jonas helped build numerous casino systems before 2005 when his

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 11th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

The business case for biometrics

Biometrics - using a physical characteristic such as an iris map, fingerprint, voice or hand geometry to verify identity - is going mainstream.Driven by falling prices, rising performance and growing public willingness to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2007 EDGE Staff

Keeping an eye on the watchers

In George Orwell's 1984, all of the people living in Oceania are watched by giant two-way TV screens wherever they go. Whether they're at work, at home or out on the streets, they

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Most firms shy away from biometrics, content with conventional passwords

Relying on human anatomy to authenticate the identity of a company’s employees or customers has still not caught on. The standard corporate password is accepted by most. Canadian uncertainty about biometrics contributes to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2005 Fawzia Sheikh