IBM hopes to ease the minds of roving execs by adding yet another layer of security to its ThinkPad notebooks.

Mirroring Microsoft's "biometrics for the desktop" move, IBM has added fingerprint readers to its line of distinctively black business-class notebooks. The feature becomes available on October 19 on certain ThinkPad T42 models.

IBM's fingerprint scanner is the latest in a number of security and durability enhancements that the company has made to its notebook line over the years including a tamperproof security chip that thwarts data theft and the company's own Active Protection System, a technology that reduces system crashes and data loss caused by falls by detecting sudden shifts in acceleration and "parking" the drive's head before damage occurs.

IBM ThinkPads Get Biometric Access Tech


Related Entries

Mailing List Signup

What? There's a mailing list? Sign up for the Mailing List

About Me

I suppose if you've been reading my site for any length of time, you're probably curious to know who I am, and why I think people will read my blog. Online, I'm known as Zuckervati, mostly because it's easy...
» More ...

Follow Me on Twitter


Recent Entries

Tag Cloud

politik / film / video / skeptic / cewl / techno / humour / haxors / nosh / can-con / gaming / religion / weird / sex / funny / eco / music / stupid / photos / cocktails / George Bush / blogosphere / flickr / travel / evolution / politics / creationism / creationist / mobile / awful / photography / Star Wars / awesome / geek / bartending / coffee / drinking / mixology / alcohol / liquor / bartender / cocktail recipe / cats / food / Savoy Cocktail Book / science / Lovecraft / parody / books / Cthulhu / articles / TV / pets / John McCain / promos / Movable Type / cartoons / sci-fi / Canada / Radio Zuckervati / cool / Roger Ebert / system / atheism / comics / reviews / technology / zombies / anime / anonymous / MMO / Star Trek / television / writing / Alinea / animation / Batman / Futurama / Halloween / horror

Twitter Stream

D H McKee's bookshelf: to-read

Sunset and Sawdust
tagged: to-read
The Thicket
tagged: to-read
Hyenas
tagged: to-read

goodreads.com


Close