Android Devs May Follow Apple's Face ID Lead


Apple’s use of facial recognition to unlock its iPhone X may open the gates for developers champing at the bit to bring the technology to the Android world. Face ID, which will replace fingerprint scanning in Apple’s new $1,000 iPhone X, uses Apple’s TrueDepth 3D camera to verify the owner of a phone and unlock it. Android developers have been working on similar systems and are close to bringing them to market, said George Brostoff, CEO of Sensible Vision. “A lot of the Android photo OEMs have been looking at facial recognition,” he said.

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Mercedes is making its way into your home via solar energy storage partnership

The Mercedes-Benz name has long meant luxury in the automotive industry, but now it wants to bring that same cachet to your home and its energy needs. The German automaker has announced a strategic partnership with Vivint Solar.

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New report details one of the iPhone 8's most hotly anticipated features

With good reason, the most anticipated feature the iPhone 8 will bring to the table is a radical new redesign featuring an edge to edge OLED display.

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Nintendo is bringing its toys back to McDonald's Happy Meals

Ever the king of nostalgia, Nintendo is entering a partnership with McDonald’s to bring its toys to Happy Meals, following a similar deal from the 1990s.

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This new application of layered neural nets is about to make Photoshop amazing

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This new tool uses “semantic segmentation” to bring a whole new level of power to image editing.

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Beijing park unrolls high-tech plan to thwart toilet paper thieves

Beijing’s Temple of Heaven park is using facial recognition software to bring its bathrooms into the 21st Century and thwart thieves with a penchant for swiping its toilet paper stash.

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Intel will finally finish Fab 42 in Arizona, bring new 7nm capacity online

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Intel has announced it will finish Fab 42 and bring the facility online at the 7nm node. It expects to have the plant operational by 2020 – 2021.

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Apple will start building iPhones in India this spring

President Trump is still attempting to negotiate a deal that will bring iPhone manufacturing to the United States, but on Friday, Bloomberg reported that Apple would begin building smartphones in India by the end of April.

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x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10

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Microsoft may finally bring x86 emulation to its ARM hardware running Windows 10 Mobile, but will there be any demand for the feature? Microsoft’s market share losses make that difficult to predict.

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First Intel Optane hardware could be coming to consumer desktops

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Intel could bring its 3D XPoint / Optane technology to the desktop as part of the Kaby Lake refresh, but it’s not clear how the tech would benefit enthusiasts.

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Kickstarter project offers external graphics for MacBooks — but is this the best option?

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A new Kickstarter project aims to bring external graphics to the MacBook and MacBook Pro — but is this the best way to do it?

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Apple Might Need to Think Different About TV


Apple’s tough negotiating stance apparently has hobbled its efforts to bring entertainment industry companies on board with its planned streaming TV service. Talks with Disney, 21st Century Fox and CBS reportedly have fallen through. Had the entertainment and cable TV industry given in, Apple’s demands would have turned current practices topsy-turvy. For example, Apple reportedly wanted a multiyear freeze on the monthly per-viewer rate it would pay for Disney Channel licenses, whereas the standard practice is to increase rates annually.

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Google reportedly working on bringing Android to the Raspberry Pi 3

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Google may bring Android to the Raspberry Pi 3, vastly expanding the range and capability of the diminutive device. The latest version of the RBP is significantly more powerful than earlier products — within range of a lower-end smartphone.

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Lytro’s new Cinema camera will allow 3D movies to be shot using light fields

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Lytro aims to bring the same powerful light field technology to traditional movie makers that it is already planning to provide VR content creators

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Kanye West changes his tune, releases a single track from new album on Apple Music

Article Image After vowing to never bring his latest creation, “The Life of Pablo,” to Apple Music, Kanye West has released a single track from the hit album on streaming services, including Apple’s own.

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Google's Loons to Glide Over India


Google has been in talks with telecom service providers in India to bring its Project Loon to the subcontinent, Rajan Anandan, Google’s managing director for Southeast Asia and India, said in an interview published Monday. The project would deliver Internet access via balloons floating thousands of feet in the air. It is Google’s latest effort to bring Internet access to remote parts of Asia. Last year, parent company Alphabet announced that it had signed agreements with mobile network operators in Indonesia to test the service later this year.

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