Your signature is now your password – Dynasig releases biometric identity protector

Video contribution by Xavier Smith No need remember your username and password, just use your finger to open your account. A new biometric security product is in production by DynaSig, the company that built “Bio-pen” a biometric signature device, that can verify your signature for documents and open your online accounts in place of your … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru – Agent 007 Biometrics

With the constant technological breakthroughs, gadgets that we often only see in movies are slowly become a reality. Biometric gadgets uses a part of our body to help safeguard our passwords and data. AZTB has compiled a short list of very cool biometric gadgets that we can find in the market.     Nymi  The … Read more

You and 007 can fight hackers with biometric technology – video

While the average consumer doesn’t have their own Quartermaster “Q” to provide them with the latest technology to fight evil (or in our case hackers), many of the gadgets used in the movie SkyFall showcases some technology that is making it into the mainstream. From iris scanners and thumbprints to facial recognition and vein patterns, … Read more

Get a better night's rest with sleep tech – CES 2016

Video contribution by Xavier Smith Having trouble falling asleep? Want to see how much REM sleep you get each night? Technology now lets you do all that, from tracking your sleep to finding out when your elderly parent is going to bed.   Improving marriages — Beddit’s contact-less snore tracker Beddit’s under-the-bed contactless sensor tracks everything from heart … Read more

Diagnose epilepsy through a mobile device – chat with Neel Mehta, co-founder EpiFinder

The CDC reports that about 5.1 million people (adults and children) have a history of epilepsy and about 2.9 million people have active epilepsy in the United States, with the most common causes being a stroke, brain injury, or a brain infection, among others. Neel Mehta, co-founder and chief strategy officer of EpiFinder, a diagnostic app that … Read more

Phoenix Smart City App Hack winner heads to Barcelona

Last night five app makers pitched their businesses to a panel of local influencers in the tech space all vying for the opportunity to represent the City of Phoenix in Barcelona at the Smart City Expo in November. The mission of the Phoenix Smart City App Hack was to help solve five of the main urban … Read more

High-Tech Dorm Gadgets – Video

The days of a simple back-to-school shopping list with pencils, notepads and a calculator are over. Today’s students are tech savvier than ever and integrating high-tech solutions to be more connected and safe on campus. From home automation and biometric safes to smartphone breathalyzers and powered backpacks, students are adding these items to their wish lists. Watch host Ryan … Read more

Final 4 startups advance in Venture Madness 2015

Day two of Venture Madness began with the Top 8 going head-to-head in the hopes of advancing onto the Final 4 and ultimately win a share of the $50,000 prize. Afterward, the participants and startups headed over to Salt River Fields to watch Diamondbacks versus the Rockies, and patiently wait for the Final 4 announcement. … Read more

USAA announces new biomteric logon

Banking through your mobile phone has become one of the top uses for mobile phone owners. With the Apple Pay release, there are even more tools and apps to help you bank securely and safely. The military is getting in the game and the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) has announced the first biometric logon for their … Read more

2014 in Review: AZ Tech Beat’s Top Stories

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2014, so take some time to look back on all the awesome things that happened this year. As a tribute to the year, we’ve collected some of AZTechBeat.com’s most popular and exciting stories. Enjoy! News GOOGLE FIBER is coming to the Valley– Quite possibly the biggest announcement of the … Read more

Incubator desarrollo adds 12 ventures for Flock#2

Desarrollo, a unique community-based initiative inspired by “incubator” models from around the world, announces 12 new startups that entered their Flock program – the Chandler based company announced on Monday, February 10. Desarrollo maintains the goal of developing Arizona into a premier destination for entrepreneurs. The #PhxFlight program was developed to assist entrepreneurs in developing … Read more

Startup Proctor.io aims to reduce online academic cheating

According to Stanford University, “73 percent of all test takers, including prospective graduate students and teachers agree that most students do cheat at some point. 86 percent of high school students agreed.” For those that do cheat, how many actually get caught? Not many according to the study. For those proctoring an exam in a … Read more