Windows 10 News and info | Forum
June 04, 2020, Loading... *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is a clean Ad-free Forum and protected by StopForumSpam, Project Honeypot, Botscout and AbuseIPDB | This forum does not use audio ads, popups, or other annoyances. New member registration currently disabled.
  Website   Home   Windows 8 Website GDPR Help Login Register  
By continuing to use the site or forum, you agree to the use of cookies, find out more by reading our GDPR policy.
Pages: [1]
Share this topic on Del.icio.usShare this topic on DiggShare this topic on FacebookShare this topic on GoogleShare this topic on MySpaceShare this topic on RedditShare this topic on StumbleUponShare this topic on TechnoratiShare this topic on TwitterShare this topic on YahooShare this topic on Google buzz
Author Topic: Microsoft patents headphones with built-in Fingerprint reader  (Read 41 times)
Hero Member
Online Online

Gender: Male
United States United States

Posts: 31452

I Do Windows

WWW Email
« on: May 22, 2020, 01:47:57 PM »

Microsoft could be working on another Surface Headphones with Fingerprint authentication support. According to a patent filing, which was published on May 21, Microsoft has invented a design for a headphone with an integrated Fingerprint Reader.

In the patent filing, Microsoft noted that its headphone will provide a “dual-mode” with fingerprint authentication apparatus and the ability to login to the user account. It’s possible that the headset will use Windows Hello, which gives an alternative way to log into devices and applications using a fingerprint.

Microsoft points out that the fingerprint reader would be integrated into the headphones itself, possibly on the exterior surface or on one of the distinctive on-earcup dial.

Microsoft adds that the fingerprint sensor will generate signals to the controller for processing the input. For instance, the controller will be configured to authenticate the user based on the pre-stored fingerprints.

“Specifically, in accordance with implementations of the subject matter described herein, in the case that the electronic device is in a sleep mode, the controller, together with a driver module included in the electronic device, is configured to cause the electronic device to be “woken up”, i.e., switch from the current sleep mode to a wake-up mode,” Microsoft said.

While the concept is intriguing, we wouldn’t get too excited about the patent as Microsoft patents new ideas regularly and patents don’t always turn into products.

Surface Headphones 2

In the first week of May, Microsoft announced Surface Headphones 2 with the same minimalist aesthetic. Surface Headphones 2 comes with extra-cushy earpads and dial controls for volume and active noise cancellation.

Like its predecessor, Surface Headphones 2 deliver strong sound and the experience can be tweaked through the Surface Audio app for Android and iOS. On Windows 10, you can use the new Cortana app to extensively manage and tweak the full sound experience of the headphones.


Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines

Google visited last this page May 23, 2020, 05:37:14 PM