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Police Testing New Gunfire Tracking Technology

Police Testing New Gunfire Tracking Technology

AP (Oct. 24, 2014) A California-based startup has designed new law enforcement technology that aims to automatically alert dispatch when an officer's gun is unholstered and fired. Two law enforcement agencies are currently testing the technology. (Oct. 24) Video provided by AP
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Vein Scanning The Handy Way to Pay

Vein Scanning The Handy Way to Pay

Reuters - Business Video Online (June 12, 2014) A new biometric system of payment where shoppers pay for goods with a scan of the veins in their hand, has been launched in Sweden. The Quixter biometric device is being used at bars and restaurants on the campus of Lund University where it's proving to be a popular alternative to cash and credit cards. Jim Drury went to see Quixter in action. Video provided by Reuters
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German Researchers Crack Samsung's Fingerprint Scanner

German Researchers Crack Samsung's Fingerprint Scanner

Newsy (Apr. 16, 2014) German researchers have used a fake fingerprint made from glue to bypass the fingerprint security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone. Video provided by Newsy
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Biometrics Could Soon Mean No More Passwords

Biometrics Could Soon Mean No More Passwords

AP (Nov. 12, 2013) Researchers at Purdue University say it's coming soon: Biometrics--identification by human traits--is leading the way forward, making it possible to log in with a simple scan of your iris or fingerprint. (Nov. 12)
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