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HTC U11 Edge Sense: what can it do?

by Lanh Nguyen 2 hours ago5 comments

The $550 mirrorless camera versus the flagships: Is it a waste of money?

by John Velasco 1 day ago31 comments

Andy Rubin's Essential teases a big announcement for May 30

by Jimmy Westenberg 3 hours ago2 comments

Boom to bust: The sad history of LeEco in the United States

by Robert Triggs 24 hours ago16 comments
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Synaptics has a new finger scanner with force sensing and swipe recognition

Synaptics has a new series of fingerprint scanners that can sense force, recognize swipe gestures, support soft keys and live under various materials.
by Kris CarlonMarch 30, 20172

Why the Galaxy S8 finger scanner location is …

Leaked renders again suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature a new rear fingerprint scanner placement, but is this a good or bad design choice?
by Robert TriggsFebruary 7, 201786

How to add fingerprint authentication to your Android app

Enhance your Android apps with single-touch identification, by making use of Marshmallow's new fingerprint recognition feature.
by Jessica ThornsbyFebruary 6, 20173

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 CallahamJanuary 3, 20171
 
 

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
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