The Impending Death of the Password

Thanks to companies like MobileIron, device passwords (believed to date back to the 1960s, thanks to an MIT time-shared computer) may be on their way out once and for all. Since most people use weak passwords for most of their logins and companies oftentimes offer flawed storage and security systems, the default security option isn’t the most intelligent one anymore. Instead, companies are beginning to …

TappLock

A smooth "open sesame" with just your fingerprint

New Toronto-based venture Pishon Labs offers two different padlocks that open with your fingerprint. Built upon a compact Fingerprints Cards AB FPC1020 sensor, the one-touch lock is certainly more convenient, if not faster, than traditional ones that require keys, a combination or even newer smart-locks that pair with phones. It’s also flexible: if you want to share the lock, up to 200 fingerprints can be …

2014 Corvette Stingray Biometric Test Drive

Behind the wheel and behind the scenes during a truly innovative track trial

I review a lot of cars, but this is the first one that’s reviewed me. Having admired the car when I spoke with Chevrolet’s Tom Peters (its lead designer) when it was announced earlier this year, it was an easy answer when Chevrolet asked me to test the 2014 Corvette Stingray (aka the C7, since it’s the seventh generation in the car’s 60-year history) on …