August 8th, 2004, 05:16 PM
I found a real nice article on a mp3 player VeriTouch is working on that will hopefully be released in the near future, the 1st design, the iVue has a music player, hidden fingerprint scanner, cellphone, Wi-Fi and Blootooth wireless capabilities
Full article here.
In the future when you want to listen to the new U2 song, your fingers may have to do the walking—literally. Biometric firm VeriTouch has a scheme for a new breed of MP3 player that would use built-in fingerprint readers to unlock encrypted music tracks.
August 8th, 2004, 06:57 PM
I really do not see fingerprint scanners taking off because of privacy concerns. While this may be a grand idea for control on RIAA's part, they really need to get back to the drawing board on another scheme. The last thing I would like to do is have my fingerprint scanned when i listen to a U2 song when the song is worth like $.99.... the tradeoff seems kind of moot.