Pocketnow Daily: Everything Apple SILENTLY CHANGED Today (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about all the changes that Apple has been doing silently, leaks of the Google Pixel 4XL and more
5G key to China’s growing surveillance economy – take paying for a train trip
The Shenzhen Metro is testing out new tech with 5G and AI in mind like patrols and inspections with robots and drones. And what about facial recognition?
Android 10 Q to bring support for native Face-ID-like feature
A recent code breakdown reveals that the next version of Android, Android 10 Q, will likely add native facial recognition support.
Xiaomi makes way in the UK for Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Lite
One of China’s budding tech hot shots is rushing into the United Kingdom with a couple of phones and a foreign taste of Android.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 faces the camera with a Windows laptop
A video of the device in action has leaked showing its motirized deck featuring an advanced camera system and the ability to unlock a laptop.
Chromebooks with fingerprint sensors are just a matter of time
We may soon get fingerprint sensors and facial recognition in the future Chromebooks, maybe even as soon as the new Pixelbooks arrive
BLU Vivo XI+ debuts as company relaunches with streamlined approach
Last week, the company made promises to be a better phone maker. It continued to make those promises with the launch of the Vivo XI+.
Galaxy S10 hoped to have 3D sensor to leave behind iris scanner
Samsung wants to have better biometric security measures come 2019 and it thinks that it can have a dot-projection facial sensor in time.
OPPO Find X launching in Europe with Automobili Lamborghini Edition, too
But be prepared to shell out big time, even with the regular version of this device. It doesn’t have a servo-fed camera reveal system for nothing.
OPPO Find X launching as first North American and European device
This new phone from China has a servo motor that brings out the camera when you need them and hides them away when you don’t.
‘Alternate Appearance’ feature in iOS 12 beta looks a lot like multi-user Face ID support
iOS 12 beta testers can register an “alternate appearance” for Face ID authentication on the iPhone X, which also allows a second user to unlock the device with their face.
2016’s OnePlus 3 and 3T get modern Face Unlock functionality with OxygenOS 5.0.3 update
Gone but not forgotten, the two year-old OnePlus 3 and 3T are being updated right now to OxygenOS 5.0.3, containing Face Unlock features and May security patches.
New hands-on video purports to show Xiaomi Mi 8 version with translucent back
Just in case the fast-approaching Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone didn’t feel exciting enough, a freshly leaked video appears to confirm both in-display fingerprint recognition and an eye-catching translucent backplate.
If you have Face ID trouble, your iPhone X rear camera may need a repair
It doesn’t exactly sound logical, but Apple’s front camera-enabled Face ID feature on the iPhone X may need a rear camera repair in the event of trouble.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review
Samsung Galaxy S10 codename revealed, 3D sensing struggles rumored
We’re not sure this will even be called the Samsung Galaxy S10, but it’s probably codenamed “Beyond”, and it may not be able to implement 3D sensing facial recognition technology.
Samsung Exynos 9610 SoC supports mid-range AI photography and enhanced face detection
No, the Exynos 9610 is technically not an ultra-high-end new mobile processor, but it does include plenty of “premium” features and capabilities.
2018 iPhone X to copy Huawei P20 in design as Face ID parts race begins
Well, it’s only copying if Apple actually follows the whimsical rendering that was released by a research firm. Also, new insight into the parts race for three new iPhones.
Apple plans large LG Innotek investment to ensure stable next-gen Face ID production
The entire next generation of iPhones is widely expected to support Face ID recognition, and Apple has no problem spending large sums of money to help out key supply partners.
Apple clarifies what Face ID and TrueDepth data developers have access to
In short, no Face ID data is transmitted to app publishers, period. But they do have access to an API to track the faces you make at their app.
OPPO and Xiaomi may be able to challenge Face ID with 3D sensing Androids next year
The iPhone X is the world’s only 3D sensing mobile device right now, but OPPO and Xiaomi are expected to integrate technology similar to Face ID in 2018.
Will iPhone X users’ privacy be protected by TrueDepth app developers?
While this data may not be able to be turned around against users to unlock their iPhone X devices through Face ID, there’s still plenty of abuse to be had.
No, Face ID didn’t technically ‘fail’ during Apple’s iPhone X presentation
What looked like a monumental Face ID fail at Apple’s iPhone X announcement event was in fact not a facial authentication misfire, apparently.
iPhone 8’s Face ID explained and demonstrated
The final version of iOS 11 has been leaked in a “golden master” and now we’re dissecting the software interface and hardware behind “Face ID.”
LG G6 officially gets ‘Plus’ version, facial recognition, other software add-ons and new colors
There’s an LG G6+ configuration around the corner, just as expected, as well as easy face unlocking for the standard model.
How do you lock your phone?
There are a number of ways you can lock your phone to protect it, so we wondered which one you use? Vote in the poll and sound off in the comments!