In Pictures: 8 ways the password is dying

From smartphones that know you’re near to tattoos and even pills, high-tech companies are busy replacing pesky strings of text with easier ways to authenticate. Check out the future here.

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Fingerprint recognition spreads …Which the fingerprint reader built into Samsung's Galaxy S5 already offers, assuming the third-party app's developers have coded the feature into their software. HTC's One Max also integrates a fingerprint scanner—on the rear of the phone, oddly enough. Various business-focused Windows notebooks have offered fingerprint scanners, though the technology never really exploded for PCs. It's mostly used as a secondary means of authentication in strict enterprise environments.

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