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Facebook Portal video chat device tipped to take on Amazon Echo

Facebook Portal video chat device tipped to take on Amazon Echo

Facebook is about to launch a hardware product called Portal, according to a new report, to take on Amazon and its Echo devices. Portal, at least unofficially, is a video chat device for homes that makes video chatting a simple task. Facebook's hardware won't be announced at CES 2018, the sources say, instead being slated for an early May unveiling with a launch date later on this year.

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2020 Tokyo Olympics facial recognition tech will scan thousands of faces

2020 Tokyo Olympics facial recognition tech will scan thousands of faces

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will heavily rely on facial recognition technology for security purposes, according to sources who say the tech will ultimately scan up to 400,000 faces during the event. The technology will be primarily used for getting athletes and journalists to their destinations quickly, the sources claim, with the overall system making it more difficult for stolen or forged credentials to be used for access.

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OnePlus 5 Face Unlock update confirmed

OnePlus 5 Face Unlock update confirmed

The OnePlus 5T may be top of the popular Android smartphone-maker's tree right now, but that doesn't mean owners of the OnePlus 5 should forget about feature updates. The handset is less than a year old, and clearly has some new tricks up its sleeve. Most notable is borrowing a security feature that has until now been limited to the OnePlus 5T: face unlock.

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CaliBurger pilots self-ordering AI kiosks with facial recognition

CaliBurger pilots self-ordering AI kiosks with facial recognition

CaliBurger, a burger joint in California, is testing facial recognition technology as a way for customers to pull up favorite orders and accounts. The tech is only a pilot at this time, one being referred to as a "face-based loyalty program." The facial recognition is part of self-ordering kiosks with artificial intelligence running NEC's NeoFace software. You'll need to visit the company's Pasadena, California location to try it out, though.

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Facebook face recognition finds you in untagged photos: How to turn it off

Facebook face recognition finds you in untagged photos: How to turn it off

Facebook will use facial recognition to spot you in photos you haven't already been tagged in, as the social network attempts to fend off concerns about user privacy being overlooked. However, to get in ahead of complaints about the new feature, there's also a way to turn it all off.

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Android peek feature just out-cammed iPhone X

Android peek feature just out-cammed iPhone X

Android over-the-shoulder peeking alert technology is just about to be presented by Google for Pixel devices. The feature wont be implemented on Google Pixel Android smartphones for some unknown period of time - but it would seem that the tech is already here, and it already works pretty gosh-darned well. This feature uses the smartphone's front-facing camera to detect faces other than the phone owner, then alerting the phone owner that someone is looking over their shoulder.

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Even OnePlus knows the OnePlus 5T’s face unlock isn’t as secure as iPhone X

Even OnePlus knows the OnePlus 5T’s face unlock isn’t as secure as iPhone X

The OnePlus 5T was announced earlier today, and just like another certain flagship device, it'll have users unlocking their phones with facial recognition. This seems to be the direction the industry is headed, and so far, the iPhone X gives us our best example of the technology through Face ID. Though the OnePlus 5T also uses facial recognition as a marquee feature, it seems that its creators know that it won't be as accurate as it needs to be before it's the only option for verification.

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New iPad 2018 model tipped with iPhone X facial recognition tech

New iPad 2018 model tipped with iPhone X facial recognition tech

Next year may bring the launch of a high-end iPad model that offers the same facial recognition technology found on the new iPhone X, according to sources. These sources say the model will also sport other top features found on the iPhone X, the big exception being a lack of an OLED display. The updated model will reportedly ditch the home button in favor of the facial recognition tech.

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Apple just bought tech to make your iPhone an art critic

Apple just bought tech to make your iPhone an art critic

Every once in a while, we'll hear about Apple buying up a company few have heard of. Today is one of those days, as it's been revealed that Apple has purchased a small company called Regaind. As always, Apple is hesitant to comment on why a certain company attracted its attention or what it plans to do with that company's technology, but once you hear what Regaind was working on, Apple's interest should become immediately clear.

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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 Face ID taps machine learning to learn who you are

iPhone X Face ID taps machine learning to learn who you are

Apple is taking security to the next level with the introduction of Face ID, a more secure alternative to Touch ID that enables iPhone owners to keep their handset secure. With this technology, an iPhone owner can just look at their phone and it will unlock, no other interaction needed. This feature works with third-party apps (Mint, etc), enabling it to protect data found elsewhere on your phone, as well.

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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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