You can fool the Galaxy S10’s face unlock system by putting up a picture or video of your face in front of its camera. Oh, and someone that looks like you can unlock the phone, as well.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 12, 2019
The LG G8 ThinQ will feature a time-of-flight sensor, presumably for face unlock. It remains unclear what else it’ll be used for, though, but LG is poised to share more details at the Mobile World Congress later this month.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 7, 2019
A feature similar to Face ID might be on the next major version of Android Q. If true, this will help phone manufacturers in a lot of ways.
Google January 28, 2019
There are references in the code for iOS 12.2 that suggests Apple will soon release a new low-cost iPad. But don’t expect it to have premium features such as slimmer bezels and Face ID.
Apple January 28, 2019
After claiming to have bypassed Apple's Face ID, a security researcher withdraws from his scheduled presentation about the matter. This was at the request of his employer, which called the work 'misleading.'
Security January 3, 2019
Samsung is going to equip its Galaxy S10 with a 3D facial recognition feature, possibly one that’s as secure as Face ID on the iPhone X. Rumors say the company is putting Time of Flight sensors on the forthcoming flagship.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 27, 2018
A security feature already found in the Vivo X21 will give Android smartphones an edge over Apple's iPhones in the near future. Its most high-profile appearance will be on the Samsung Galaxy S10, which will be released next year.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 5, 2018
Apple’s next iPad Pro will be a bit smaller than the current model, but it will have the same screen size, according to a new round of rumors. It might get Face ID as well, but lose the headphone jack.
Apple July 30, 2018
Microsoft upgraded its facial recognition platform to improve its accuracy when it comes to darker skin colors. The development team confirmed that it now uses larger and diverse samples to reduce misidentification.
June 28, 2018
OnePlus 6 owners were alarmed to know that the smartphone has a security flaw with its face unlock feature. It looks like the system can be fooled by a photo of the user's face, which can unlock the device.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 31, 2018
The future iPhone may not only scan your face, but your veins as well. A patent Apple filed in 2015 illustrates a technology that can scan beneath the skin and into the veins, which could deliver more accurate recognition.
Apple May 17, 2018
If you are experiencing iPhone X Face ID issues, you might want to have your device checked at an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider. You may be in line to receive a brand-new iPhone X replacement phone.
Apple May 7, 2018
The Galaxy S10 won’t be the foldable smartphone long rumored to be in development. Instead, it’ll be just like a Galaxy S9 but with a front-facing 3D camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 18, 2018
Snapchat released three lenses that make use of the iPhone X's TrueDepth cameras. These masks fit more accurately on the user's face using the technology that they almost look real.
Apps/Software April 7, 2018
According to a new report from DigiTimes, Apple set the iPhone SE 2 release date on either May or June. The report also echoed previous claims that the upgraded budget iPhone will support wireless charging.
Apple January 28, 2018
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that last year's iPhone X will be followed by three iPhone models this year. One of the smartphones, now referred to as the iPhone X SE, will drop the 3D Touch feature.
Apple January 25, 2018
Apple released a new commercial showing off its newest flagship, the iPhone X. The company is hoping that its latest commercial will inspire iPhone users to upgrade to the new iPhone.
Apple January 22, 2018
Some guy just proved that Apple’s TrueDepth camera system on the iPhone X is pretty slick. A Japanese developer, via the Unity platform and the iPhone X, was able to make his face invisible.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 29, 2017
From the look of things, Face ID is less secure compared to Touch ID. Apple seems to agree because it can't be used as an authentication method for the Ask to Buy feature.
Apple December 23, 2017
For Apple, beating the competition to the punch of a new idea doesn't matter. What's important is being the first to make it 'fantastic,' such as the Face ID and the iPhone X notch.
Apple December 7, 2017
Apple’s Face ID is secure, fast, and probably the next big thing in the world of biometric unlocking for smartphones. But why does it support only one face? Apple software engineering VP Craig Federighi explains.
Apple December 4, 2017
Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, and other smartphone vendors are reportedly going to equip their 2018 smartphones with a 3D-sensing feature, which is expectedly similar to the iPhone X's Face ID.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 19, 2017
A 10-year-old boy was able to unlock his mother's iPhone X using his face. Should iPhone X owners worry that the Face ID feature of Apple is unsafe and that random people can unlock their devices?
Apple November 15, 2017
A Vietnamese security firm was able to trick Apple's Face ID security feature through an elaborate mask that cost $150 to make. Should iPhone X owners worry about this discovery?
Apple November 12, 2017
The next iPad will go through a major redesign that involves removing Touch ID, making the display nearly bezel-less, and equipping it with Face ID. Rumors suggest this next-generation iPad will launch later next year.
Apple November 9, 2017
Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that there will be two iPhone X successors next year, one of which is expected to be the iPhone X Plus. The smartphones will both feature OLED displays and Face ID.
Apple November 8, 2017
The iPhone X just got tricked by brothers who aren't twins, unlocking itself via Face ID with the unregistered sibling's face. That goes to show that the facial recognition technology isn't foolproof, but that doesn't mean it's not secure.
Apple November 6, 2017
Apple will allow developers to access the face-mapping data collected by the TrueDepth camera of the iPhone X. Apple has guidelines to prevent the inappropriate usage of the data, but privacy advocates have still raised concerns.
Apple November 2, 2017
A senior Apple executive revealed that the iPhone X was originally planned to be released in 2018. However, the company took the risk of accelerating its development to be able to launch the iPhone X this year.
Apple November 2, 2017
The iPhone X supply shortage has been well-chronicled, and attributed to issues with Face ID components. According to famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, next year's iPhone models will not suffer from the same problem.
Apple October 30, 2017
A report claimed that Apple quietly allowed iPhone X suppliers to downgrade the accuracy of Face ID to speed up the production of the smartphone. Apple has strongly denied the allegations, saying that they are 'completely false.'
Apple October 25, 2017
Rumors claim that next year's iPhone models will include the most important features of the iPhone X, namely the OLED display and Face ID. The 2018 iPhones will also be cheaper than the iPhone X.
Apple October 20, 2017
Apple recently unveiled the iPhone X, introducing the Touch ID replacement Face ID. Now a report says that the Cupertino brand may equip 2018 iPad Pro models with the facial recognition technology too.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 10, 2017
Apple has published a six-page technical white paper that addresses some of the questions and security concerns surrounding the new iPhone X's Face ID feature.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 28, 2017
Face ID is quite probably the biggest feature on iPhone X, but it has raised several security concerns. Apple exec Craig Federighi has addressed such concerns in a new interview, explaining how accurate, fast, and secure Face ID is.
Apple September 16, 2017
Something went wrong during the demonstration of the iPhone X's Face ID feature at Apple's Sept. 12 event. Did the facial recognition technology fail, or is there another explanation?
Apple September 14, 2017
Seems like Apple just has to deal with facts of the modern tech era: everything gets leaked. The iPhone 8 is now practically revealed thanks to the iOS 11 GM firmware, which shows key specs of the upcoming flagship.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 9, 2017
Will Apple replaced the Touch ID fingerprint recognition system with the Face ID facial recognition system in the iPhone 8? From what we've heard about the feature, it is definitely a possibility.
Apple August 22, 2017
The Emergency SOS feature of iOS 11 does not only give users a quick way to call 911, but it also disables Touch ID. This will prevent users from being forced to unlock their iPhones using their fingerprint.
Apple August 17, 2017
More details about the iPhone 8 facial recognition system have been found in HomePod firmware code. The feature, reportedly named Face ID, could allow users to unlock the smartphone even when it is lying flat on a table.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 7, 2017