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The Pixel 4’s face unlock feature is supported by these apps so far (Continuously updated)

One of the things you may have noticed with the Pixel 4 and 4 XL is that Google has courageously omitted the fingerprint sensor from the handsets and gone all-in on Touch ID face unlock. This means that instead of just being used to log in on your phones’ lock screen, you’ll be able to […]

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China’s Alipay will add beauty filters when you pay with your face

We all know how startling it can be to accidentally open a front-facing camera and find your own unassuming face looking back at you. Now, imagine if you saw that image every time you made a purchase. In China, Alibaba's e-wallet affiliate Alipay wil…
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Spotify’s latest library refresh is all about putting podcasts in your face

Spotify’s recent hobby has been podcasts. They’ve invested pretty heavily in some podcast services, and they’re going to want a little return on investment. That’s why the latest refresh for the library section of your Spotify account isn’t really focused on music; it’s all about getting your attention with podcasts. Now at the bottom (at […]

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Google’s AR tools make it easier for apps to apply face filters

Augmented reality experiences are still in their relative infancy, but because Android runs on so many devices, it can't always assume they'll have dedicated hardware to create extra effects. While Apple is already pushing ahead with AR and packed an…
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MIT hopes to automatically ‘de-bias’ face detection AI

There have been efforts to fight racist biases in face detection systems through better training data, but that usually involves a human manually supplying the new material. MIT's CSAIL might have a better approach. It's developing an algorithm tha…
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Apple’s next low-cost iPads might skip Face ID

If the redesigned iPad Pro gave you hope that Apple would deliver a similar overhaul for lower-cost iPads, you might want to temper your expectations. Code sleuther Steve Troughton-Smith has discovered that the iOS 12.2 beta references four new iPad…
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iOS icon provides clearest look yet at iPad Pro with Face ID

You don't have to rely on tiny icons or word-of-mouth leaks to know what the next iPad Pro will look like — Apple has provided a good clue all on its own. The 9to5Mac team has discovered an iOS icon that shows the 2018 iPad Pro in much clearer deta…
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Huawei Mate 20 Pro might have an easily fooled face unlock

If you’ve heard me on one of our recent podcasts, you know that I’m not a big fan of notches, especially on Android phones. The iPhone X from last year introduced this monstrosity and Android manufacturers were (VERY) quick to copy. The iPhone X’s notch at least had a purpose – it housed new facial […]

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Ticketmaster hopes to speed up event access by scanning your face

Ticketmaster envisions a future wherein you no longer need either a physical or a digital ticket to get into a venue. Its parent company Live Nation, has announced that the ticket sales giant has teamed up with and invested in a face recognition comp…
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Logan Paul may face ‘further consequences’ from YouTube

Earlier this month, YouTube star Logan Paul was hit with a wave of criticism over his decision to post a video showing a suicide victim in Japan's Aokigahara forest. Posted to his YouTube channel, the video showed him and his friends entering the for…
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OnePlus 5T may have violated a patent with its face unlock feature

OnePlus used their home-grown version of face unlock on the OnePlus 5T this year, giving users a quick and mostly secure way to unlock their devices. And honestly, the feature worked pretty well compared to some previous Android devices that utilized face unlock. However, one of the potential reasons for the OnePlus 5T’s successful feature may be […]

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Apple questioned about Face ID security by the US Senate

A lot of people quickly raised concerns about privacy and security the moment Apple revealed iPhone X and its Face ID feature. Edward Snowden, for instance, thinks it normalizes face scanning, "a tech certain to be abused." Now, US Senator Al Franken…
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Instagram introduces face filters complete with koala ears and crowns

If you’ve been craving animal ears and crowns for your Instagram selfies, the Facebook-owned company is here to save the day as their newest update brings face filters and more to the platform. Join us after the break for the details. In a not-so-subtle jab at Snapchat, Instagram’s face filters will work with both the front […]

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Dr. Samsung tried to fix my face

No, I'm not holding a phone. The thing I'm holding in my hand above is analyzing my skin for its hydration levels, redness and melanin. Even better, it's going to try and fix any issues with a combination of light therapy and "micro-needle" patches f…
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Canadian cellular firms face new competition from Freedom Mobile’s LTE networks

It looks like the Canadian carrier market is set to finally get another competitor — Freedom Mobile, formerly known as Wind Mobile, is finally getting LTE. Initially, only the LG V20 and ZTE Grand X4 will work on the network, and only in Toronto and Vancouver.

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Your face is familiar — to the FBI. Its facial recognition database holds 117 million of them

In the years since it established a new identification system, a new report from published by Georgetown Law shows the FBI has apparently compiled a facial recognition database of roughly 117 million American adults.

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Google hopes to crowdsource Android Wear watch face designs from you and your friends

Thanks to a new partnership between Paper and Android Wear, you’ll be able to partake in a social media competition that involves a “global search for unique watch face designs” for the Android Wear watch.

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Google to ax Together watch face, retain some features in Android Wear 2.0

Google has announced that it is shutting down Android Wear’s Together watch face, which is the company’s version of Apple’s Digital Touch. Some of the features of the Together watch face will be integrated into Android Wear 2.0.

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An electronic face ‘tattoo’ can biometrically map your mood swings

The electronic “tattoo” sticks to a user’s skin and measures biometric signals throughout the day. When worn on the face, the electrodes can record muscle activity to identify expressions and emotions.

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Microsoft introduces new Outlook watch face for Android Wear

Microsoft today announced that it was releasing an Outlook watch face for Android Wear, allowing users to stay on top of their day like never before. Microsoft is turning Outlook for Android Wear into something really neat. With the Outlook watch face, users will be able to see an overview of their schedule for the […]

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NSA whistleblower Snowden, CNN’s Zakaria face off over encryption

A debate on whether the government should have lawful access to encrypted communications and devices saw former NSA contractor Edward Snowden duking it out with CNN host Fareed Zakaria.

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Google may soon face a penalty for anti-competitive practices in the EU

Google may be receiving an antitrust sanction from the European Union soon, over alleged anti-competitive practices in its search results. The dispute dates back six years, but the EU hasn’t been shy about penalizing major tech companies.

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Tom Brady turns Android Wear watch face designer for TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer has persuaded Tom Brady, Jeremy Lin, and Giancarlo Stanton to design personalized faces for its Carrera Connected Android Wear smartwatch. They’ll be released before the end of January.

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