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Archos 5 & 7 PMPs: fingerprint magnets but promising

Archos 5 & 7 PMPs: fingerprint magnets but promising

Archos' new PMP range has been long anticipated, and the first hands-on reports are already coming in.  GenerationMP3 spent some time with both the 4.8-inch Archos 5 and the 7-inch Archos 7, and despite the casings being real fingerprint magnets they've come away impressed.  Archos have apparently switched the audio processing chip and are claiming far better sound quality; they've also included both the Flash-compatible Opera browser and the WebTV & Radio plugin, which on previous models were paid options.

It’s safe to touch: fingerprint scanners reviewed

It’s safe to touch: fingerprint scanners reviewed

If, like me, you dread deleting the cookies in your browser because you've forgotten most of the usernames and passwords to regularly-visited sites, then a simple fingerprint scanner might be a good option.  Yes, a mixture of Hollywood scaremongering and honest security concerns have seen us nervous of people either cutting off our digits or copying them with Jell-O, but for general avoidance of login screens there's little denying the convenience of biometrics.  Todd Haselton over at Ars Technica gathered up four and tried to fool them with Vista, Firefox and Silly Putty.

 

Willcom WX321J with advanced fingerprint scanner

Willcom WX321J with advanced fingerprint scanner

This new phone from Willcom is the WX321J, which features a unique fingerprint scanner. Unlike other scanners where the input must be directly contacted thus being susceptible to interference such as moisture, this scanner uses radio waves for authentication.

But other than the fingerprint scanner, the specs are pretty average, including a 1.3 megapixel camera, 2.4-inch display, 2MB internal memory, and Micro SD slot for up to 1GB expansion. The phone will be available this February only in Japan.

Willcom WX321J with fingerprint scanner
[Via: NewLaunches]

Android Pay hands-on: Google wants your money

Android Pay hands-on: Google wants your money

Android Pay is coming, and it's impressively streamlined compared to the overly-complicated and feature-bulging Google Wallet. Officially revealed alongside Android M at Google I/O today, the mobile payments system supports both NFC for dropping virtual cash out in the wild, and in-app integration for retailers wanting to enable easy payments. I grabbed a Nexus 6 and a Nexus 5, both equipped with pre-release versions of Android Pay, to go shopping on Google's dime.

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We’re at Google I/O 2015: here’s every wild expectation

We’re at Google I/O 2015: here’s every wild expectation

Developers and press arrive at Google I/O 2015, the company's development-aimed yearly conference. This year the folks at Google will be live-streaming events like their first and only keynote and a number of universally important developer talks. This year's conference is rumored to contain everything from Google VR to "Smart Socks", with predictions of a new Moto 360, Android M Developer Preview, and Chromecast 2 circling the water cooler. Is this the Google I/O where Google finally skips the product announcements and keeps it tuned to developers, like the conference was meant to? Or will this be another wild ride down speculation lane?

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Qualcomm Sense ID tech adopted by NTT DoCoMo

Qualcomm Sense ID tech adopted by NTT DoCoMo

Qualcomm and its Snapdragon 810 may have just gotten a new ally, however indirect it may be. It has just announced that Japan's largest operator, NTT DoCoMo, will be adopting its security technology which is offers under the Sense ID brand. The platform forms the basis for, among other things, Qualcomm's advanced fingerprint sensing technology, which will allow manufacturers to optionally fit biometric sensors that can see through dirt and even certain metals. DoCoMo will use Sense ID as part of its own mobile authentication service that it will be launching on Wednesday.

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Five things we’re expecting at Google I/O 2015

Five things we’re expecting at Google I/O 2015

Yep, it's that time of year again. Google fans and Android faithful will be glued to their screens, that is, if they're not already preparing to make an appearance at the mothership in California. Naturally, the rumor mill is teeming with what may or may not happen at the developers conference. And of course, we have our own picks of what we believe will take place, or at least wish will take place at Google I/O 2015 next week. We start off, in no particular order, with the most obvious of them all.

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New Apple patents reveal 3D display with eye-tracking, compact cellular hotspot

New Apple patents reveal 3D display with eye-tracking, compact cellular hotspot

Two new patent applications filed by Apple that reveal possible new products or features were published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week. While these kind of filings are rarely a clear indication of what the company is planning, we have seen a few patents in the past, such as the TouchID fingerprint scanner, directly make their way into new products. The new patents are for a display that can show both 2D and 3D images at the same time, along with eye-tracking, and a unique looking portable cellular hotspot.

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Oppo officially unveils 5″ R7 and 6″ R7 Plus

Oppo officially unveils 5″ R7 and 6″ R7 Plus

Chinese mobile manufacture Oppo has finally taken sheet off its new flagship smartphones, the R7 and R7 Plus. While the company teased the R7 Plus just a few days ago, the formal announcement in Beijing brings our first look at the R7, along with details and specs for both models. The sleek looking phones both feature metallic, unibody designs, and will be available in shades of silver and gold. The R7 features a 5-inch screen, while the R7 Plus has super-sized to 6 inches, and both phones will come running a modified version of Android Lollipop.

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