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by Gary Sims 19 hours ago4 comments

Do you use mobile payments? [Poll of the Week]

by Jimmy Westenberg 17 hours ago30 comments

HTC U Ultra hands-on

by Andrew Grush 5 days ago105 comments

5 flagship features mid-range phones need in 2017

by Robert Triggs 6 days ago41 comments
55 articles

Synaptics combines fingerprint and facial recognition for smartphone security

Synaptics has revealed its "multi-factor biometric fusion engine" that can combine fingerprint and facial recognition on smartphones for security.
by John Callaham2 weeks ago1

How fingerprint scanners work: optical, capacitive, and ultrasonic variants explained

Fingerprint scanners are an increasingly common feature in the smartphone market. Here is everything that you need to know about the technology.
by Robert TriggsDecember 13, 201620

Synaptics announces what sounds a lot like the Galaxy S8 optical fingerprint scanner

Synaptics has today unveiled its Natural ID optical finger sensors, designed to be placed under the display glass, much like recent Galaxy S8 rumors.
by Kris CarlonDecember 13, 201613

Samsung may be building its own fingerprint scanners

According to reports from Korea, Samsung is gearing up to release its own fingerprint scanner components in early 2017, which could end its dependence on Synaptics.
by Robert TriggsNovember 10, 20164
 
 

Googler explains why Nexus phones won’t get Pixel fingerprint gestures

A Googler has explained the reason why the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X won't get the fingerprint scanner gesture features found on the Google Pixel: priorities.
by Kris CarlonNovember 1, 2016159

Galaxy S8 rumored to feature optical fingerprint recognition

A new rumor claims the Galaxy S8 will incorporate an optical fingerprint scanner, but we don't see this one panning out. Here's why.
by Kris CarlonOctober 26, 201676

How to activate the Xperia XZ & X Compact fingerprint scanners in the US

US Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact customers can activate the dormant fingerprint scanning hardware by installing firmware from other countries.
by Robert TriggsOctober 6, 201613

Chrome OS looks to be gaining fingerprint sensor support

A new commit within the Chromium repositories shows that Google is currently experimenting with fingerprint sensors inside Chrome OS.
by Robert TriggsSeptember 6, 20169

What’s the best location for a fingerprint sensor? [Poll of the Week]

Every OEM does it differently, but we want to know which way you prefer. What do you think is the best location for a fingerprint sensor?
by Jimmy WestenbergJune 21, 2016216

Samsung eyeballing iris scanners: Galaxy Iris and Galaxy Eyeprint trademarked in U.S. and Korea

Samsung has now trademarked the names Galaxy Iris and Galaxy Eyeprint in the U.S. and Korea as well (it has already trademarked the name in the EU).
by Kris CarlonJune 1, 201612
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