Stolen laptops are a growing security risk, whether they store thousands of Social Security numbers or an individual owner’s financial data. Biometric sensors provide another tool in the battle to protect security, providing privacy without adding to the list of passwords.
Atmel Corp. and Phoenix Technologies Ltd. teamed up to target the laptop market, blending Atmel’s FingerChip sensor with SecureCore Pre-boot Authentication software from Phoenix. Thieves won’t be able to start computers that employ the hardware-software combination.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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