January 20, 2019

Your Heartbeat is Your Password

Halifax is testing wristbands that pick up a wearer’s heartbeat and use it as a way of logging into their mobile banking app. The Nymi Band would be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and use ECG sensors to pick up the wearer’s unique heart rhythm. Customers would put the band on their wrists, which […]

Target Mayhem Solution: Mag Stripes Going Away – Embedded Tech on the Way

We have been headed in this direction for some time. Now, thanks to the “Target fiasco” of Christmas 2013 in which over 40 million credit and debit card numbers were breached, the call to replace mag stripe technology has heightened. Cards with PIN-driven computer chips embedded and smartphones with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology inside […]