The First Home Iris Scanner The Eyelock Myris is one of the best innovations of the year. By Popular Science Staff | Published Nov 21, 2014 7:00 PM Gadgets The USB home iris scanner aims to replace passwords on computers. Jonathon Kambouris SHARE Myris, a sleek handheld iris scanner, brings biometric security to home computers. The device plugs into a USB port and takes a split-second video of both eyes, scanning more than 240 points in each.Read the story here or dive into the full list of Best Of What’s New winners Best Of What's New 2014 bown Gadgets security MORE TO READ RELATED Microsoft is making it easier for customers to repair devices. Will other companies follow? Experts say other tech companies might follow suit, adopting a policy that will allow people to fix their own electronics. READ NOW RELATED All the ways to use a Fitbit for sleep tracking See if you're getting enough shut-eye. RELATED 7 nifty ways to customize your Garmin smartwatch The more options you try, the smarter it'll feel.