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Apple: Why Face ID had a harder start on iPhone than Touch ID

4 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Apple's switch to facial recognition to unlock the iPhone X has been a controversial topic with children unlocking their parent's phones and masks fooling the tech. Yet, Apple believes the tech can do a lot more than fingerprint scanners ever could. Phil Schiller - SVP of Worldwide Marketing at Apple - spoke to our sister site T3.com and said: "We knew what we created with the home button through the years. We knew it was no small thing to decide to replace that. "We believed we could make something that most of everybody would love, and would have the potential to be far greater over time...
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Apple has a new imitator on the block as the Leagoo S9 clones the iPhone X notch

Apple has a new imitator on the block as the Leagoo S9 clones the iPhone X notch

4 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Apple's biggest flatterer to date has been Chinese brand Xiaomi , with its Mi Phone , Mi Pad , iOS-like Android skin and even website and keynote presentation cloning .
But another Chinese brand is seemingly aiming to take things one step further...
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LG G7 Could Sport Advanced Iris Scanner For Facial Recognition

LG G7 Could Sport Advanced Iris Scanner For Facial Recognition

4 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

With Apple launching the iPhone X with Face ID, the rumor mill has been churning out rumor after rumor suggesting that many Android OEMs are looking to include similar technology in their devices as well. In fact it seems that LG could be exploring something similar, thanks to a recently discovered patent by the folks at LetsGoDigital. According to the patent, it appears that LG is working on what appears to be an advanced iris scanner that could help facilitate facial recognition. It can adjust itself based on ambient light, which makes sense as our irises do get bigger/smaller depending...
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Apple shows off iPhone X Face ID and Portrait Lighting in a series of new ads

Apple shows off iPhone X Face ID and Portrait Lighting in a series of new ads

4 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Apple has uploaded three new ads to its YouTube channel, and we have a feeling we're going to see them a lot during the upcoming holiday season. These short commercials promote two of the hottest features of the iPhone X - Face ID and the Portrait Lighting mode.
The first one, "Introducing Portrait Lighting", demonstrates how the mode allows the user to add studio-quality lighting effects to their shots without the need for a professional photographer. The other two which are dubbed "Opens with a Glance" and "Adapts to Your Face" ...
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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 specs and image leaked ahead of official announcement

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 specs and image leaked ahead of official announcement

After revealing its new generation ZenFone 5 series, Asus is readying yet another Android smartphone that belongs to the mid-range tier. The unannounced ZenFone Max Pro M1 is... Read more ...

Last Apple Watch pop-up store shuts next month

Last Apple Watch pop-up store shuts next month

If you're a Apple historian, a fan of the brand or a person who just has to know everything about everything, you might want to circle May 13th on your calendar. That is the... Read more ...

Deal: Google Pixel 2 XL is $150 off in the US, requires activation on Project Fi

Deal: Google Pixel 2 XL is $150 off in the US, requires activation on Project Fi

Now that Google stopped selling the Pixel and Pixel XL, the only flagships that customers can buy directly from the search giant's website are the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The... Read more ...

Verizon's Galaxy S7 Oreo Update Doesn't Actually Bring Oreo

Verizon's Galaxy S7 Oreo Update Doesn't Actually Bring Oreo

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners have a nxiously been waiting to finally get a taste of Oreo on their handsets and while it seems that the wait will soon be over for them... Read more ...

Samsung's Foldable Smartphone Rumored To Feature Three OLED Panels

Samsung's Foldable Smartphone Rumored To Feature Three OLED Panels

The rumors about Samsung's foldable smartphone just won't stop. It has been consistently rumored over the past couple of years that Samsung is working on a foldable smartphone... Read more ...

Best Buy will sell you the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ for $50 off...

Best Buy will sell you the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ for $50 off with a Big Red caveat

Have nothing to do today? Here's an idea. Get in your car, drive to Best Buy, and take advantage of its sale on the U.S. unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung... Read more ...

Meizu 15 & 15 Plus Smartphones Announced With AMOLED Displays: Everything...

Meizu 15 & 15 Plus Smartphones Announced With AMOLED Displays: Everything You Need To Know

The Meizu 15 and 15 Plus are metal unibody smartphones which sport AMOLED displays, and rather capable cameras, at least on paper. The Meizu 15 and 15 Plus have been leaking... Read more ...

Android 8.0 Oreo Now Hitting Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Android 8.0 Oreo Now Hitting Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung is now distributing its proprietary implementation of Android 8.0 Oreo to the unlocked variant of the Galaxy A5 (2017) identified by the model number SM-A520F, with... Read more ...

Galaxy S7 Update On Verizon Says It Brings Oreo But Doesn't

Galaxy S7 Update On Verizon Says It Brings Oreo But Doesn't

Verizon recently started pushing out an update to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge units on its network, with its official changelog claiming the software package brings Android... Read more ...

Best phone for gaming 2018: the top 10 mobile game performers

Best phone for gaming 2018: the top 10 mobile game performers

The best phone for gaming has more than one right answer in 2018, and that's good news because talented developers are bringing more 3D games from the consoles straight to your... Read more ...