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Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is Vivo’s secret weapon

Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is Vivo’s secret weapon

Although fingerprint scanners hiding underneath glass displays is quite the hot topic in smartphones these days, the dream isn't actually new. It has been around a few years back and some even had nearly working solutions. One of those is Qualcomm and it is now reminding everyone of that. At MWC Shanghai, the mobile chip maker will be showing off its latest ultrasonic fingerprint scanner running underneath the display of an actual commercial smartphone. And, in a way, it will be showing Samsung what it might be missing out on.

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Facebook breaks its own record, changes incoming

Facebook breaks its own record, changes incoming

This week the folks at Facebook have broken their own record for largest number of active users in a month. Per the CEO and founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, the big blue social network now has 2-billion people in it. "We're making progress connecting the world," said Zuckerberg, "and now let's bring the world closer together. It's an honor to be on this journey with you." To celebrate this milestone, the company is initiating some changes to Facebook.

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Apple Glasses’ big AR push is already causing excitement

Apple Glasses’ big AR push is already causing excitement

Apple Glasses have been teased for possible release by one of the most prominent Apple-centric analysts in the world today. This tip comes from Loup Venture's Gene Munster, who forecasts that Apple Glasses, an AR wearable, will begin to appear in the year 2020. It's projected that the iPhone will reach its peak sales in the year 2019, then Apple's next big thing will be Apple Glasses, which will appear 1 year later.

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iOS 11 download released in Public Beta for iPad and iPhone

iOS 11 download released in Public Beta for iPad and iPhone

Apple just released the Public Beta version of iOS 11 through their download repositories. To take part in this upgrade to the newest version of the software, users will need to follow a few steps - which we've outlined below. This version of the iOS mobile operating system is what Apple called "a giant step for iPhone, a monumental leap for iPad." While the final release is set for this fall, the Public Beta is available now.

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Pixely Launcher brings Google Now to most Androids [APK download]

Pixely Launcher brings Google Now to most Androids [APK download]

This week the user known as deletescape has released his first Rootless Pixel Launcher. This launcher is very similar to some other recently released launchers - such as the launcher literally called "Rootless Pixel Launcher" - but this one's got some unique features. As the developer, also known as Till Kottmann, explains - this app is unique in its ability to deliver the Google Now Page on any smartphone- or at least most Android smartphones from the past several years.

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Pokemon GO Raids Update: What you need to know

Pokemon GO Raids Update: What you need to know

Pokemon GO Raids were released today in a Beta for some users in the game, while others had to sit it out - that's about the change. About halfway through the day, Niantic changed the requirements for each and every Pokemon GO Raid in the game, starting with a higher level and moving down to one slightly lower. This news seems to be changing how the game is played - and tested to be played - as the day goes on. If this continues, we could see a full release before Monday!

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Pokemon GO Update: Raid level news, Gyms Upgrade

Pokemon GO Update: Raid level news, Gyms Upgrade

The biggest update to Pokemon GO has released this week, and the push for the Gym Overhaul went live overnight. This means a whole new system for Pokemon Gym locations around the world, for all players - once they have the newest version of the app, of course.. It also means that we're nearly here with the RAID Battle system - which has also gone live for a select few players around the world.

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Here’s how to get fashion suggestions without a creepy Echo Look

Here’s how to get fashion suggestions without a creepy Echo Look

Amazon has been actively pushing Alexa and its Echo platform to more devices, some of the more absurd than others. Like the new Echo Look, whose primary reason for existence is to take photos of you in your wardrobe and give fashion advice. Not considering privacy worries, the Echo Look is yet another device you have to buy and one that has to stay rooted in your home. Fortunately, Pinterest has just updated its still beta Lens feature to also help you find matching attires and inspire ideas for other styles. And you can take it along with you too!

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3 Intelligent Live Wallpapers for Android [to Download]

3 Intelligent Live Wallpapers for Android [to Download]

This morning we're having a look at three of the best live wallpapers to trend over the past several days. These wallpapers work on Android devices and are all free to download and free to use. Users will find these live wallpapers to be especially interactive and/or deep-minded because they've all participated in the program called "Android Experiments" with android apps aplenty.

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Upcoming Snapdragon 450 could give mid-range phones a big boost

Upcoming Snapdragon 450 could give mid-range phones a big boost

Qualcomm's mobile processors usually follow clear lines. The 200 series on the very low end, followed by 400, 600, and then the 800 flagship platform. Things might get a bit hazy if and when the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 comes around. Although part of the lower mid-range line, the still unannounced processor supposedly shares more in common with the higher, though now somewhat outdated, Snapdragon 625, potentially giving birth to a new line of wallet-friendly smartphones that not only perform well but also last longer.

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Firefox Focus brings its single-minded privacy to Android

Firefox Focus brings its single-minded privacy to Android

Late last year, Mozilla launched Firefox Focus, basically the closest you could get to a "burner" browser that kept your online dealings private and erased your footprints after you close the app. Back then, it was made available only for iOS, which was a bit ironic considering it was the last platform Firefox was officially and natively available on. Half a year later, Mozilla has finally decided to grace the Android platform with its single-tabbed focus on privacy.

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OnePlus 5 Price : is it worth more than 3T? [UPDATE]

OnePlus 5 Price : is it worth more than 3T? [UPDATE]

A day before the reveal of the OnePlus 5 to the masses in a special release and pricing event, most of the phone's details have leaked. We're fairly certain we've got the whole picture now - or at least enough to make a few early judgements on how this phone should perform on the market. Is the OnePlus 5 going to be the budget-friendly hero phone-killer of the company's yesteryear? Not really - but it will be a device that's worth investigating...

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