UPEK's TouchStrip sensor lets netbook and mobile Internet device users "password"-protect their devices with their fingerprints. The device, which launches in March, will also include companion software for accessing password-protected Web sites.
HP has reported that its profit fell 13% in the first quarter, while overall revenue showed a less-than-expected increase of 1%. Despite the slowdown, its printer and tech-services divisions boasted 18.5% and 12.8% gains in profit margins respectively.
Despite the fact that more than 400 TV stations already have switched to all-digital TV signals, more than 5 million U.S. households are still not ready for the digital-TV transition, according to the latest data from Nielsen. Those found to be least prepared are people younger than 35, African Americans and Hispanics.
Tymphany, an audio business started by musicians and sound engineers, is attempting to bring increased bass and sound quality to tiny speakers in common CE devices such as the flat-panel TVs and iPod docks by redesigning speakers.