Things that are change the fastest – weather, mood, economic stability, political views, Icecream amount in my freezer…err...leave that...and technology. That last one is probably the most predictable and most awaited yet too fast to handle. Today a technology trend comes up and within a week, it gets an upgrade. Even the latest of tech trends are getting upgraded this year.
This regular column will be dedicated to all those technologies that will get replaced or upgraded in 2017. We start off this column in this issue with Finger print scanning.
FINGER PRINT SCANNING
Fingerprints are in vogue, now available even in entry-level phones. If you’re vigilant about your privacy and unwanted peaks into your screen set turmoil in your heart, you must already be using a fingerprint or a similar biometric sensor for unlocking your phone. Thanks to Apple’s Touch ID which was introduced with the iPhone 5s in 2013 fuelled the momentum of trends shifting in favour of fingerprint sensors.
Biometric sensors have witnessed a major riot of opportunities in 2016 itself. These biometric sensors include the traditional fingerprint sensor, Iris scanners, and blood vein scanners such as a heart-rate monitor. Nearly 40% of the smartphones available globally deploy fingerprint on-board.
As the prices of fingerprint-enabled phones are declining and cheaper alternatives flouting the trade, the concern over the security of fingerprint has soared like hot smoke. As the fingerprint is becoming the key to our security and privacy, innovators are exploring the area of fool-proof fingerprint scanning, with due attention to the resistance against threats or data forgery.
Below are some technologies that can replace the traditional flat-bed fingerprint scanner in 2017.
1. SYNAPTICS FS9100 – OPTIC-BASED & BUTTON-FREE FINGERPRINT SCANNER
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