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iPhone 5S Reveal: 5 More Things That Need Fingerprint Sensors

When Apple unveiled its iPhone 5S on Sept. 10, they verified the worst-kept secret in technological history – the addition of a fingerprint sensor. It’s a very James Bond-esque technology that scans your fingerprint to unlock your phone. It’s a more secure way to protect your treasured Smartphone, and makes accessing your info so much easier than having to remember a stupid pass code.

As the iPhone tends to be the trendsetter for nearly everything else in our lives (do you remember a time before mobile web browsing? Us either), we’re looking forward to fingerprint verification showing up on more common everyday items. Just think: no more keeping track of keys, credit cards or a million different passwords.

Online User Passwords

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Seriously, who remembers their passwords for all of their online accounts? We have to keep track of at least a dozen alphanumeric codes, and answer impossible challenge questions (do you think I really remember where I went to pre-school?) just to get into a shopping account for Target.com. If scanning my fingerprint prevents me from resetting my password for the zillionth time, then sign me up.


Front Doors

Image via Funny Junk.

I was going to mention something about how fingerprint scanners are much more secure than locks and bolts, and that our family’s safety is worth any exorbitant amount of money. In reality, I tend to lose my keys a lot, and not having to keep track of them would make my life (and the life of many a cab driver) much, much easier.



See reason above.


Work Pantries

For some reason, people don’t seem to respond to passive-aggressive sticky notes left on food items in the work kitchen. If I could lock away my Cheetos in a safe place that’s only accessible with my orange-dusted finger, life would be good.

Image via Passive Aggressive Notes.


Finally, a way to get your roommate to stop coming in your room when you’re not home and “borrowing” clothes without asking. Although hiding all of your good clothes and replacing them with screen-printed T-shirts of Grumpy Cat was a good start.

Image via Rainbow Nicotine.

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