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Biometrics – Are they a safe option?

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Biometrics – Are they a safe option?

Biometrics are something that has been around for a few years and is getting more and more common to use as a security process. They are available in various forms, a few examples are Fingerprint or voice authentication to access bank accounts, or fingerprints to unlock phones. The big questions are what exactly are Biometrics? and are they as secure as they are promoted? The word Biometrics is a word referring to the measurement related to human characteristics. An example being that a device can scan an iris in your eye, which has a unique pattern to you (just like...

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Will my dog be able to do the washing?

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Will my dog be able to do the washing?

In the future, this is not so ridiculous as it might seem! Animal/computer interaction technology is being researched as we speak, all over the globe. Already, on the market, there are touch screen apps/games for your pets, for example there is a game where your cat can  chase a mouse/butterfly/bird across the screen and when they hit it with their paw it makes a sound! In Long Beach, California, a bird-keeper at an aquarium wanted to see how these ‘cat’ apps affected her penguins, and the results were highly surprising! The Penguins were immediately intrigued, and played the ‘game’ very...

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