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Samsung ISOCELL-Motion could avoid Pixel 4’s Motion Sense problem

Samsung ISOCELL-Motion could avoid Pixel 4’s Motion Sense problem

Motion gestures might be the next fad in smartphones, which makes LG's sudden withdrawal in the G8X ThinQ look rather premature. Although not the first, Google's Motion Sense, based on its Soli radar technology, might be inspiring other manufacturers to try their hand as well, no pun intended. Unsurprisingly, Samsung may be one of those but a trademark filed in Europe could hint at how it will avoid the problems the beset the Pixel 4's implementation.

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Galaxy S11 may be first Samsung with Spectrometer

Galaxy S11 may be first Samsung with Spectrometer

The most recent rumor on the next big smartphone release from Samsung is that it'll sport a spectrometer. A spectrometer is a sensor that's capable of detecting the physical makeup of an object based on its reaction to a beam of light. This isn't the first time one of these sensors has been on a phone - but it's likely the first time any phone with a spectrometer could realistically end up in your pocket.

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iPad Pro to sport 3D Time-of-Flight camera even before iPhones do

iPad Pro to sport 3D Time-of-Flight camera even before iPhones do

Samsung's newest Galaxy Tab S6 may seem unique for having two cameras, one of which is has a wide-angle lens, but it's hardly the first tablet to have more than one sensor on its back. Google's Project Tango tablet had a handful of sensors, all of which work in concert to give the device "AR eyes". It seems that Apple will be taking a similar path but with a simpler and less expensive solution, a single 3D Time-of-Flight sensor for its next iPad Pro.

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Tesla Model S mod turns the EV into a surveillance station

Tesla Model S mod turns the EV into a surveillance station

In order for smart cars to be able to make decisions for both safety and self-driving purposes, they need to be euipped not just with sophisticated computer brains but also with a ton of sensors. At the most basic level, those include cameras and motion sensors and in some instances even lidars. That same equipement, however, can also be used for less than simple purposes, like taking pictures of cars passing you by which can then be fed into a computer that can identify not just the make and model of the vehicle but also notify you of potential high-risk behavior.

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iPhone 2020 3D feature tip bad news for iPhone 11 buyers in 2019

iPhone 2020 3D feature tip bad news for iPhone 11 buyers in 2019

A bit of analysis from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested this week that Apple's 2020 collection of iPhone devices could use ToF sensors on their backs. But wait, you might be saying, isn't Apple going to bring the rounded-corner circle of cameras to the iPhone in the year 2019? You'd be right about that amalgamation of cameras, more than likely, but the ToF (Time of Flight) sensor is apparently not going to be in the mix this year at all.

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Samsung 64MP ISOCELL camera sensor want to shakeup the market

Samsung 64MP ISOCELL camera sensor want to shakeup the market

If you thought Sony's 48 megapixel IMX586 sensor was insane, you'll probably think Samsung has lost it even more. Given how competitive the smartphone camera market has become, however, it's only natural that it tries to topple the top dog, Huawei. The company has just announced a 64 megapixel image sensor, probably the largest in the market, not only to prepare its upcoming Galaxy Note 10 for competition but maybe even beat Sony at its own game.

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Ford Self-Braking Trolley applies driver assistance tech to shopping

Ford Self-Braking Trolley applies driver assistance tech to shopping

While there are people who'd readily admit being addicted to shopping, few of those will probably look forward to doing groceries. It's one of life's necessary evils that has created a market for online groceries and deliveries. Not everyone can afford to escape regular trips to the supermarket, which parents with toddlers may look to with dread for fear of trolley accidents. Putting its driving expertise to work, Ford has designed a new trolley that intelligently step on the brakes to prevent kids from colliding with people or shelves.

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Galaxy S10e lacks a heart rate monitor

Galaxy S10e lacks a heart rate monitor

As the saying goes, you sometimes don't appreciate some things until they're gone. You take for granted things that have been there for years, even if left unused, and then start to miss them when they're gone. That seems to be the case for the Galaxy S10e and its heart rate sensor or rather the lack of it. It turns out, you won't be able to use the phone out of the box to monitor their heart rate but all is not lost if you're OK with trusting third-party apps instead.

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Simplehuman Rectangular Sensor Can Review: A $250 trash investment

Simplehuman Rectangular Sensor Can Review: A $250 trash investment

When I mention the cost of this garbage can, you may recoil in horror. How dare I even consider recommending anyone pay two hundred and fifty US dollars for a can into which garbage should go? I thought the same thing at first, then I considered how often I'd replaced my kitchen garbage can in the last decade. Then I got to thinking about how much I hated the fact that no garbage can I'd ever owned really did a great job of masking smells of any significant strength, ever. Then I wondered if a can of this caliber could actually be a good investment.

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Galaxy S10 Plus’s dirty little ID secret appears in hands-on video

Galaxy S10 Plus’s dirty little ID secret appears in hands-on video

In a hands-on video leaked by a case-making brand, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus seems to have inadvertently revealed a secret. A secret beyond the obvious set of specifications, specifications which have leaked in GREAT detail over the last several weeks. We've got all that good stuff here too - but first, that little oddity sitting right up front. What's the deal with this big hole in the screen protector?

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Safari on iOS 12.2 will put limits on motion sensor access for privacy

Safari on iOS 12.2 will put limits on motion sensor access for privacy

It has been a little over a week since Apple rolled out the first beta for iOS 12.2 and the upcoming release of the mobile platform is already proving to be a treasure trove of features. But while most of the ones that have surfaced focus on what Apple is adding, a new “feature” that has come to light is talking about what Apple is somewhat taking away. While the iOS version of the Safari web browser will still let websites access data coming from the iPhone or iPad gyroscope and accelerometer, users will have to actually give the app permission to do so. Presuming, of course, they’re even aware it’s disabled by default.

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2019 iPhone 3D leaks smell like Android’s Tango

2019 iPhone 3D leaks smell like Android’s Tango

The latest iPhone 2019 leaks suggest Apple could present 3D-scanning features that Androids might find familiar. What with multiple cameras and scanners - including a laser-based solution - makes it seem like Apple just made their first Google Tango phone. Could it be - could we at last be looking at an augmented reality and 3D scanning set of features from an iPhone in 2019?

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