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Galaxy S9 tipped to answer iPhone X Face ID, TrueDepth

Galaxy S9 tipped to answer iPhone X Face ID, TrueDepth

Even though we're still months out from the reveal of the Galaxy S9, there have already been plenty of rumors about the device. One of the latest rumors surfacing today claims that the Galaxy S9 will borrow the iPhone X's signature feature: Face ID. That Samsung would want to implement something similar to Face ID is hardly shocking, as Android manufacturers have been attempting to implement accurate facial recognition in their phones for some time now.

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iPhone X’s Face ID to replace all Touch ID in 2018 tips analyst

iPhone X’s Face ID to replace all Touch ID in 2018 tips analyst

Apple may be splitting the game between Face ID and its existing Touch ID system on iPhones in 2017, but don't expect to use your fingerprints much longer. The company is said to be ditching Touch ID altogether, in favor of the hands-off system that debuted this year on the iPhone X. That's despite suggestions from some quarters that Face ID was a stopgap measure as Apple faced technical difficulties with its original scheme.

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If these are Razer’s Android smartphone specs, we’re impressed

If these are Razer’s Android smartphone specs, we’re impressed

Is the world ready for another niche Android smartphone? Razer apparently believes so, and going by a potential list of specifications for the upcoming handset, we're starting to think they could be right. Though Razer may be best-known for its gaming peripherals, there are signs that it knows what it's doing in piecing together a decent smartphone, too.

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Tim Cook douses our Apple AR glasses dreams

Tim Cook douses our Apple AR glasses dreams

Tim Cook has poured cold water on rumors of Apple's augmented reality glasses, insisting that we're unlikely to see such technology from the Cupertino firm any time soon. That's despite a series of patent applications, leaks, and hints by Apple execs over the past few years that have led to a widespread expectation that the company will wade into the AR wearable space sooner rather than later.

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Amazon’s smart doorbell could give delivery people access

Amazon’s smart doorbell could give delivery people access

Amazon is reportedly working on a smart doorbell, that would allow delivery people one-time access into your home. The device, which has not yet been officially confirmed by the retailer, is intended to offer a solution to disappearing packages and weather-damaged shipments, which can be left vulnerable, waiting on doorsteps for some time. According to a new report, it's one of a number of ideas Amazon has for addressing the problem.

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HTC U11 Life specs beat Android One release

HTC U11 Life specs beat Android One release

Android One has become quite popular since its introduction back in 2014, but it's been somewhat rare to see a mid-range phone launch under the Android One umbrella. The HTC U11 Life is shaping up to be one of the few mid-range Android One devices available, and today we're getting a good idea of what to expect from a hardware standpoint. That's thanks to a leaked list of specifications that leave little to the imagination.

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Google’s upcoming security upgrade is only for its high-risk users

Google’s upcoming security upgrade is only for its high-risk users

Google is readying special security tools for its high-profile users, reports claim, going beyond mere two-factor authentication. The development comes as investigations into the political impact of alleged Russian hacking during the US election in 2016 continue, alongside other high-profile attacks on data. However, according to insiders, Google plans to target its new system at a specific subset of users.

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Amazon’s surprise event makes new Echo likely

Amazon’s surprise event makes new Echo likely

Still got any gadget enthusiasm left between Apple's iPhone X aftermath and Google's upcoming Pixel 2 launch? Amazon is hoping the answer to that is yes, since it's holding an unexpected launch in Seattle today. The retail behemoth is playing exactly what's on the agenda close to its collective chest - though we're holding out hope for Jeff Bezos spending three hours talking about Whole Foods' new hot counter food line-up - but we have a few ideas as to what we can expect.

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Google plans drastic split to escape further antitrust fines

Google plans drastic split to escape further antitrust fines

Facing a potentially expensive deadline in Europe, Google will reportedly take drastic steps to avoid another antitrust fine over allegations its comparison shopping service squeezes out the competition. Regulators in the European Union had taken Google to task over how its Google Shopping system worked, picking up on complaints by rival shopping comparison services that the search giant was hogging the prime results positions for itself. The EU had given Google until Thursday, September 28 to come up with a solution.

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Road Rover luxury EV tipped from Range Rover in 2019

Road Rover luxury EV tipped from Range Rover in 2019

If the average Range Rover owner goes no further off the asphalt than up the curb, you might as well embrace that. So, it's claimed, goes the thinking at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), which is said to be planning a new model line that accepts many drivers aren't in it for the AWD cred.

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Noon smart lighting control may offer Nest-like polish

Noon smart lighting control may offer Nest-like polish

Looks like Hue, LIFX, and others will soon have some new smart lighting competition, with a former Nest exec preparing to launch a rival system of his own. Locoroll is the brainchild of Erik Charlton, formerly a member of the founding team at Nest and the company's head of business. It's been working for more than a year and a half on what appears to be smart dimmer switches for the connected home.

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The T-Mobile and Sprint merger terms are reportedly almost set

The T-Mobile and Sprint merger terms are reportedly almost set

T-Mobile and Sprint's on-again, off-again merger is near to terms being agreed, sources claim, though there's still some way to go before the four major carriers become three. The two networks have been potential suitors for several years now, though so far have failed to reach a conclusive deal that would see them merge. However, reports earlier this month claimed that it was once again a possibility.

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