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In a sign of just how backed up our patent system is, Sony was finally awarded a series of claims for a vein-reading mouse it filed back in January of 2009. The idea is to use an image of the blood vessels in your index finger as an authentication system. But, instead of unlocking a PC, the identi...

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July 4, 2012 at 5:29PM
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Sony has finally delivered on its Mofiria promise with what it claims is the world's smallest and lightest finger vein reader. That assertion may be challenged by Hitachi, whose 3mm-thick scanner promises to be even smaller, but the critical difference here is that the FVA-U1 is about to go on sale...

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If you think about all the crap you could integrate into a mouse, a world's first vein reader seems downright, ingenious. Still, it's just the latest biometric technique to join iris-scanning and fingerprint reading mousers. The USB mouse from Fujitsu incorporates their PalmSecure scanner and Window...

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