Posts Tagged: fingerprint

Synaptics will provide in-display fingerprint sensors for Vivo smartphones

Samsung and Apple have both struggled to integrate fingerprint sensors into smartphone displays, creating workarounds like iris scanners and Face ID instead. The latter technologies are still big advancements in the mobile space, but the Holy Grail has been an invisible fingerprint sensor within your screen. That illusive tech has finally become a reality, but […]

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Samsung has patented an in-screen fingerprint reader, perhaps in time for the Galaxy S9?

An in-screen fingerprint reader has been something akin to a holy grail for smartphone manufacturers in recent times. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 was rumored to feature a fingerprint reader embedded beneath the display before it launched sporting that poorly positioned scanner next to its rear camera. The same thing happened with the Galaxy Note 8, a few rumors […]

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Google breaks fingerprint sensor for Pixel, Nexus phones with latest Android Nougat update

Keeping things in-house should be a recipe that prevents problems from cropping up when a phone manufacturer decides to update a device. After all, they have all of the software code and hardware specs. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case, even after extensive testing. Google is the latest example of an update […]

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Synaptics’ new fingerprint sensors come in all shapes and sizes

Synaptics, the company behind touch-sensitive keyboards and laptop fingerprint sensors, announced a new series of phone scanners: The FS4600. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

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Pixel’s fingerprint gestures come to the Nexus 5X

Google's Pixel has an Android feature that enables you to swipe down on your phone's fingerprint sensor to open your notifications. The option made its debut with the Pixel, leaving Nexus owners wondering when they'd be able to join the party. Now, 9…
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Wearable fingerprint sensor uses whole hand to control multiple smart devices

Move over Touch ID! Tapdo is a wearable fingerprint sensor that lets you map a variety of shortcuts for your different smart devices to various parts of your hand. Here’s how it works.

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Synaptics’ new fingerprint sensor puts all of 2016’s devices to shame

Synaptics has taken the wraps off of its latest and greatest fingerprint sensor — one that will put 2016’s sensors to shame. Why? Well, for starters, it can sense your fingerprint through 1mm of glass.

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Your skull has a unique ‘fingerprint’, and SkullConduct lets you use it as a password

Researchers have developed an innovative biometric authentication technique by tapping into Google Glass features and recognizing the unique sound pattern of each person’s skull.

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You won’t know future LG phones have got a fingerprint sensor at all

LG Innotek, the division of the company that makes components, has found a way to hide a fingerprint sensor underneath the glass front panel on a smartphone. That means it’s completely hidden away, less likely to be damaged, and could result in sleeker, smoother looking smartphone designs.

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Use your fingerprint to lock your content with Wiko’s uFeel

Wiko is a French startup that has been offering lower-budget phones for the past five years. It’s more recent announcement of smartphones have some distinguishing fun features enabled with a fingerprint sensor.

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