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How important is your smartphone’s camera quality? [Poll of the Week]

by Jimmy Westenberg 14 hours ago55 comments

Google posts Android 7.1.1 Nougat factory images for Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, 5X and more

by Jimmy Westenberg 15 hours ago7 comments

Android Nougat on the OnePlus 3 is impressive, even in beta

by Kris Carlon 3 days ago20 comments

Polar M600 review

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Apple seeking face unlock patent yet again

It looks like things are about to get interesting. Despite Google being awarded a patent earlier this month for face-to-unlock features, Apple appears to be applying to patent almost ...
by Kristofer WoukSeptember 24, 201214

Japanese scientists develop advanced palm recognition algorithm

Futuristic as it sounds, the system is able to tell if it's your hand or not just by studying your palm veins and patterns. Such a technology was available in the past, but it has ...
by Mike AndriciSeptember 3, 2012

Android Jelly Bean Face Unlock ‘liveness’ check easily hacked with photo editing

Google improves Face Unlock on Jelly Bean by requiring users to blink, but even this can easily be spoofed through image editing. When Android Ice Cream Sandwich was ...
by J. Angelo RacomaAugust 4, 20125

Face Unlock on Jelly Bean now checks if you’re a photo, asks you to blink

A year ago, Google introduced the Face Unlock feature on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is a novel and convenient way – when it works, anyway — to quickly unlock ...
by Bams SadewoJuly 1, 20128

HTC gets Face Unlock patent, could stir up an internal Android legal war

We’ve been hearing about patents, patent wars, copyright infringement, and so on for a while now, yet today is probably the first time we will be talking about a potential ...
by AdrianApril 5, 201210

Apple Applies for “Face Unlock” Patent, Sound Familiar? (Updated)

Okay let me start off by saying all these patents that everyone is applying for is getting a bit ridiculous. Apple has applied to the USPTO for another technology patent, ...
by AlexanderDecember 29, 201129

Galaxy Nexus Finally Lands at Verizon [Only $149.99!]

It has been a long time since the Galaxy Nexus was announced. And frankly, most of us have gotten tired of waiting. Therefore, Verizon, Google, and Samsung finally decided to ...
by Matthew SabatiniDecember 17, 2011

Galaxy Nexus Face Unlock Works with Real Face AND Photo

Those of you who are thinking that the Face Unlock feature in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich–and first featured in the Galaxy Nexus–is a security feature may be ...
by JoseNovember 14, 20117

Enhanced Security Measures From Ice Cream Sandwich

Being able to securely store data is probably the most crucial aspect of having a successful operating system. Besides being able to navigate more easily through your Android ...
by Edmund ApostolOctober 27, 2011

Face Unlock — Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0’s Most Personal Feature

If you’re like me, you don’t like inputting a password, but still want some security for your phone. After all, you most likely paid a few hundred dollars for it. ...
by Matthew SabatiniOctober 21, 20118
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