face recognition

Nintendo needs to make Pokemon Animoji for iPhone X like, yesterday

Nintendo needs to make Pokemon Animoji for iPhone X like, yesterday

I've seen the Animoji in Apple's iPhone X and I cannot understand how Nintendo is not already a partner. How on earth is Nintendo not already working with The Pokemon Company, for example, to bring Pikachu Animoji to the iPhone X? Or maybe they already are, and we just have to wait until Apple opens the doors to 3rd-party contributions!

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iPhone X Face ID could be trained to recognize similar looking faces

iPhone X Face ID could be trained to recognize similar looking faces

Apple is naturally no stranger to controversy, especially when it comes to iPhones and its biometric security systems. There were some raised questions and eyebrows when it first introduced Touch ID and there are even more now after it launched Face ID on the iPhone X. It was almost as if Apple were daring people to prove the 3D face recognition technology to be as fallible as some critics suggest. While indubitable proof has yet to be presented, two brothers may have come across a way to train Face ID to accept someone else’ face. Provided that someone else looks like you.

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Android OEMs now looking into Face ID tech

Android OEMs now looking into Face ID tech

Like it or not, and many definitely won't, Apple has a tendency to set trends and even, sometimes, rewrite history. There has been no small amount of speculation and debate regarding Apple's use of 3D face sensing technologies to replace its fingerprint-based system, but now that the iPhone X and its Face ID feature is real, it seems that Android smartphone makers will be following suit. That is the picture being painted by popular KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo, who, somewhat ironically, initially doubted reports of Apple using face recognition in the first place.

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Huawei promotes Mate 10 “real AI phone” by mocking Face ID

Huawei promotes Mate 10 “real AI phone” by mocking Face ID

Face ID is perhaps the most contentious iPhone X feature next to the notch and amojis. The public demo’s seeming failure, which Apple has tried to explain away, seems to only add to the skepticism of Apple’s Touch ID replacement. Smelling blood, Huawei lost no time in trying to take a swipe at Apple. But it’s only able to do so because it believes it has the “real AI phone”, and it’s inviting the world to see it next month when it unveils the Huawei Mate 10.

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iPhone X release nears: all the details that leaked this weekend

iPhone X release nears: all the details that leaked this weekend

Apple's big iPhone 8 / iPhone X event announcements are set to take place tomorrow - but leaks over the past two days have all but spilled the beans entirely. The next iPhone release is set for this week - though what's left to reveal is anyone's guess. Today we're rounding up all the features of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X that've spilled JUST over this just-passed weekend - and there's a lot.

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This is how the iPhone 8 Face ID could work

This is how the iPhone 8 Face ID could work

We’re just counting down the hours, OK more than 24 hours, to the unveiling of the iPhone 8, or iPhone X if you may. But there’s no stopping the flow of leaks, sometimes almost official, regarding some of the tenth anniversary phone’s most intriguing features. This time, the focus is once again on Face ID, which will replace the fingerprint-based Touch ID on the iPhone 8/X. Considering how it has been looked at (no pun intended), with skepticism, it isn’t surprising that Apple is taking pains to make sure that it works just as securely and as conveniently as the revered fingerprint sensor.

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iPhone 8 face recognition might be more powerful than expected

iPhone 8 face recognition might be more powerful than expected

Microsoft and its fans may boast that it was using face recognition, via the still young Windows Hello, long before Apple, but the iPhone 8 might have a few things over Microsoft’s and Intel’s relatively older technology. Of course, nothing is official until Apple finally says so next month but, if all these leaks and speculations hit the mark, then the iPhone 8 might have one of the most accurate and fastest consumer face recognition technologies in the market. Ironically, it has Microsoft to thank for that.

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iPhone 8 face unlock will work even when flat on table

iPhone 8 face unlock will work even when flat on table

And the HomePod firmware leak just keeps on flowing. It’s not yet clear when that well will run dry, so while there’s still something to be squeezed, developers will continue to squeeze harder than an HTC U11 user. Unsurprisingly, this latest bit revolves around the iPhone 8’s PearlID, a.k.a. Face ID, which is now believed to work even when the phone is lying flat on a table, without having to dip your face over the iPhone’s screen.

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iPhone 8 face unlock won’t work with Apple Pay

iPhone 8 face unlock won’t work with Apple Pay

The HomePod firmware, which Apple itself “accidentally” leaked, has been a treasure trove of clues ironically for the iPhone 8 rather than the speaker. Because of that, we’ve gotten whiff of what is internally called Pearl ID, which still has to have a buzzword name. For now, “3D face recognition” will have to suffice. According to the latest dissection iPhone 8-related code, Pearl ID authentication can be used for almost anything. That is, except for making payments.

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iPhone 8 face unlock confirmation found in HomePod firmware

iPhone 8 face unlock confirmation found in HomePod firmware

Sometimes you find the biggest clues in the strangest of places. In this case, one of the iPhone 8’s most debated feature has been more or less confirmed in a device far removed from an iPhone: a smart speaker. That is exactly the little piece of treasure that developer Steve Troughton-Smith discovered when digging through the Apple HomePod’s firmware, which Apple itself accidentally leaked. But while it does seem to answer one question, it still leaves plenty of room for other questions.

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An iPhone 8 3D face-scanner could replace Touch ID

An iPhone 8 3D face-scanner could replace Touch ID

Tips and talk of the possibility of removing the Touch ID sensor from iPhone 8 has turned over a new rumor - one about faces. In place of a Touch ID scanner, says the rumor, Apple might employ a 3D scanner embedded within the iPhone 8. This 3D scanner would, potentially, work as a face scanner, unlocking the iPhone with the user's face rather than with their finger. This would eliminate the need for a Touch ID sensor altogether.

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Galaxy S8 to use face recognition for payment, 1000fps slo-mo

Galaxy S8 to use face recognition for payment, 1000fps slo-mo

Usually, at this point in time, rumors and leaks about the Galaxy S8 should have, more or less, settled down and have been whittled down to a few consistent points. And yet there are now last minute details attempting to still provide some substantial new perspective into the smartphone. “Perspective” is probably apt, considering this is about the Galaxy S8’s imaging capabilities. According to sources, Samsung intends to use a still underutilized facial recognition technology to authorize mobile payments. On the opposite side of the phone, the camera is leaked to be capable of a mind-breaking 1,000 fps slow motion video capture.

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