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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Is Apple using biometrics for smart home service?

It has long been rumored that Apple is entering the smart home business. From patents that include Siri for home control, to a device that controls “scenes” in your home, to the Apple Watch used for home automation. And, now, a patent application was unearthed that revealed Apple’s alleged plan for the Apple TV.
The patent application, Device Configuration for Multiple Users Using Remote User Biometrics, describes how biometrics, such as fingerprint, retinal scan, facial image and others, can be used to deliver a more personalized entertainment experience for different users without burdening the current user with too much configuration.

Read more: http://siliconangle.com/blog/2015/07/28/is-apple-using-biometrics-for-smart-home-service/

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