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Nokia 9 PureView Gets Buggy Update That Fools Fingerprint Scanner With Chewing Gum

Heads up: don’t update your Nokia 9 PureView just yet. That is unless you want strangers or a pack of chewing gum to unlock your phone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 23, 2019

OnePlus 6T In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Confirmed: Screen Lock Was Initially Planned For OnePlus 5T

OnePlus itself confirmed that the OnePlus 6T will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The feature, which was originally planned for the OnePlus 5T, will be widely available in the United States for the first time.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 11, 2018

This Is The Feature That Will Give Android Smartphones An Edge Over iPhones In The Near Future

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

OnePlus 6T Leak Reveals 2 Features Copied From Oppo R17

A new OnePlus 6T leak revealed that the OnePlus 6 successor will copy two features from sister company Oppo's R17. The smartphone is expected to be released this fall at a relatively low price of $550, despite flagship-level specifications.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 5, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Launch 3 Models Like 2018 iPhone, But With Feature That Might Set It Apart

The Samsung Galaxy S10 will come in three models like the 2018 iPhone, but it will introduce the in-display fingerprint sensor. More details about the new feature have surfaced, including why it took so long to launch.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 17, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Features Will Include Bixby 2.0 Instead Of In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, instead of the in-display fingerprint scanner, will debut Bixby 2.0. The digital assistant, however, fails to inspire the same excitement for the Galaxy Note 8 successor.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 18, 2018

The Galaxy S10, Not The Galaxy Note 9, Will Be The First Samsung Smartphone With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung will debut its in-display fingerprint sensor with the Galaxy S10, not the Galaxy Note 9. Samsung will not be the first to offer the feature, but its technology is superior compared to the systems used by Chinese smartphone manufacturers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 14, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S10 Features And Codename Leaked: Will 'Beyond' Finally Have The In-Display Fingerprint Sensor?

A report from a reliable source revealed the status of two major Samsung Galaxy S10 features, as well as the smartphone's codename. Will the Galaxy S9 successor finally feature the long-awaited in-display fingerprint scanner?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 4, 2018

Florida Cops Go To Man's Funeral To Unlock A Smartphone With His Fingerprints

Detectives in Largo, Florida went to a funeral and tried to unlock a smartphone using the deceased's fingerprints. The attempt was unsuccessful.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 24, 2018

The Doogee Mix 4 Concept Phone Has A Clever Solution To The Notch Design Debate

Doogee solves the notch debate by making incorporating a slide-out design for its Mix 4 concept phone. Need to take a selfie or answer a call? Slide it out.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 8, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Might Have An In-Display Fingerprint Sensor After All

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 might come with an in-display fingerprint sensor, contradicting earlier reports suggesting it wasn’t planning to. The company is reportedly still trying to work out a proper implementation.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 23, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Still Not Happening

The Samsung Galaxy S9 has not yet even released, but we already have bad news for the Galaxy Note 9. According to a reliable but unlikely source, Samsung's next flagship smartphone will still not have an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 10, 2018

CES 2018: Vivo Finally Unveils The World’s First Smartphone With An In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

At CES 2018, Vivo showed off the first phone to ever have a fingerprint scanner embedded under the display. It works pretty well, if only a little slower than traditional sensors.

CES 2018 January 10, 2018

Pixel 2 XL Fingerprint Scanner Slower After Android 8.1 Update? Here's A Workaround While Google Investigates

Some Pixel 2 XL owners reported that their smartphone's fingerprint scanner takes longer to respond after installing the Android 8.1 update. Google is looking into the matter, but there's a workaround that should fix things in the meantime.

Google December 18, 2017

Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor To Be Showcased By Major Smartphone Maker At CES 2018

An under-display fingerprint sensor could become a standard feature on smartphones soon. Synaptics announced that it'll showcase the technology called Clear ID FS9500 in January at CES 2018.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 13, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Fingerprint Scanner Still At The Back, But A Small Change Could Make The Horrible Feature A Bit Better

Reports have all but confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 fingerprint scanner is at the back of the smartphone. However, a small change may make the worst feature of the Galaxy S8 a bit better in its return.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 6, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Leak Reveals Both Good And Bad News

Popular case maker Olixar has opened preorders for Galaxy Note 8 cases, revealing the smartphone's design. The listing brings both good and bad news for Samsung fans.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 30, 2017

Vivo Wants To Steal Apple's iPhone 8 Thunder, Showcases Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner

In collaboration with Qualcomm, Vivo has just demonstrated a device with a working under-display fingerprint scanner, one of the expected main selling points of Apple's upcoming iPhone 8.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 29, 2017

This Is Samsung's Problem In Embedding The Galaxy Note 8 Fingerprint Scanner Under The Screen

Samsung is reportedly having technical issues with its plan of embedding the fingerprint scanner underneath the display of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. According to an insider, this is the problem that the company has encountered.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 19, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 May Still Launch At IFA: Does Samsung Have Time To Fix The Galaxy S8's Worst Feature?

Samsung may launch the Galaxy Note 8 at IFA 2017 for more time to apply the final touches. Does Samsung have enough time to fix the worst feature of the Galaxy S8 before carrying it over to the upcoming smartphone?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 14, 2017

iPhone 8 Delay Rumors Resurface: How Long Will Apple Fans Have To Wait?

Rumors that the iPhone 8 will be delayed have resurfaced, with RBC Capital Markets claiming that the production ramp-up for the device is taking longer than expected. When can Apple fans expect to buy the premium smartphone?

Apple June 9, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 May Have Its Fingerprint Scanner At The Back After All

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may have its fingerprint scanner at the back after all, similar to the Galaxy S8. A company official revealed that Samsung decided not to integrate the feature into the smartphone's display due to technical limitations.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 8, 2017

No PIN Or Signature Needed: New Mastercard Credit Card Comes With Fingerprint Scanner

Mastercard has unveiled the next-generation credit card. The new card makes use of biometrics and features a fingerprint scanner for added security.

Security April 21, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Scanner Reportedly More Advanced Than FBI’s Fingerprint Tech

The Galaxy S8’s iris scanner might even be more accurate than the FBI’s fingerprint technology, according to the company responsible for Samsung’s iris recognition technology. On paper, it does sure like it, but other factors play in, too.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2017

Samsung Was Aware Of Galaxy S8 Design Flaw But Rushed It To Market Anyway

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Android flagships are among the hottest smartphones of this year, set to hit store shelves this month. As exciting as they are, however, the smartphones have a frustrating design flaw marring the experience.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 10, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 To Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanner And Dual Rear Cameras?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 made its official debut without some big design changes that were rumored. The Galaxy Note 8, however, could rock a dual rear camera setup and an in-display fingerprint authentication.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 4, 2017

Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Scanner To Be Rear-Mounted Because Samsung Ran Out Of Time: Report

Samsung has reportedly dropped plans to implement in-display fingerprint authentication technology for the Galaxy S8. According to a new report, the company ran out of time and opted for an oddly-placed fingerprint scanner on the back of the smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 14, 2017

Next iPhone Will Ditch Touch ID In Favor Of On-Screen Fingerprint Scanner, Apple Patent Says

A document published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revealed that Apple is working on a fingerprint technology that can be embedded on the smartphone display. This could replace the Touch ID module in the upcoming iPhones.

Apple February 15, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus Leaked Image Reaffirms Fingerprint Sensor Position

Leaked images of protective cases of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus reaffirm previous rumors about the unusual position of the fingerprint sensor. The revamped rear design of the smartphone could be concerning for some users.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 6, 2017

Bad News About Samsung Galaxy S8: Leak Shows Fingerprint Scanner Beside Rear Camera

Early leaks of the Samsung Galaxy S8 shows a promising handset. However, the phone’s fingerprint sensor location could prove to be an annoyance for some.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 3, 2017

Synaptics Multifactor Biometrics Fusion Engine Merges Fingerprint And Facial Recognition, Puts Them On Your Phone

Known human interface technology developer, Synaptics introduced its new Multifactor Biometric Fusion Engine that combines facial recognition and fingerprint to add layers of protection to mobile devices. The new system will also be integrated with tablets and notebook PCs.

Security January 4, 2017

New Chromebook 'Eve' First To Feature Fingerprint Scanner, Gets High-Resolution Display And Kaby Lake Processor

The new Chromebook called 'Eve' features a Kaby Lake processor, fingerprint scanner, and high-resolution display. Based on the features alone, this Chromebook will be a high-end device.

Computers December 20, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S8 Could Have Rear-Mounted Fingerprint Scanner And Iris Scanner Instead Of Optical Fingerprint Recognition

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors have been piling up as of late and the latest one claims the Galaxy S8 will have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and an advanced iris scanner. This contradicts earlier rumors of an optical fingerprint scanner embedded into the display.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 16, 2016

Samsung Rumored To Tap Local Fingerprint Scanner Suppliers

Samsung could be gunning for widespread fingerprint authentication across the bulk of its future mobile devices. The company is reportedly in talks with various suppliers for this purpose.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 26, 2016

Want Fingerprint Gestures Of Google Pixel And Pixel XL? This App Will Let You Enable The Feature On Your Android Marshmallow Smartphone

If you have been hankering for the fingerprint gestures support the Google Pixel XL and Pixel handsets boast, then a new app called Fingerprint Gestures is the answer to your prayers. It will enable owners of Android Marshmallow devices to use the nifty feature on their phones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 14, 2016

Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P Might Get Fingerprint Scanner Gestures As Google 'Evaluates' Firmware Update

Google is currently evaluating whether to bring the fingerprint scanner gesture to its previous flagships, the Nexus 5X and 6P. The feature allows users to swipe the fingerprint scanner in order to bring up the notification panel.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 2, 2016

LG G6 May Not Have Friends Like The G5, But It Might Have An Iris Scanner: Report

LG is reportedly giving the LG G6 an iris scanner. It is one of the features that some believe the company is introducing to replace the modular feature that has set the flagship apart from competitors in 2016.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 1, 2016

Microsoft Surface Phone Rumored To Feature Unique Fingerprint Scanner

A new patent hints that the alleged Surface Phone from Microsoft could tout a novel fingerprint scanner. The scanner will be integrated in the device's display and not the home button or rear of the handset.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 20, 2016

How The Happiest Place On Earth Fights Fraud: Disney Scans Fingers Of Kids As Young As 3 Years Old

Walt Disney World is all set to scan fingers of children aged 3 to 9 years old. Disney has come up with the plan to counter the use of stolen or shared tickets.

September 8, 2016

Police Request For 3D-Printed Fingers To Unlock A Murder Victim's Smartphone

The police approached a Michigan State University professor with the unusual request to create 3D-printed fingers. The authorities will use the replica to unlock the smartphone of a murder victim.

Security July 22, 2016

Future Samsung Smartphones Might Have Round Home Button And A Better Fingerprint Scanner

Samsung has filed for patents that hint at a round home button for fingerprint scanning in the company's future phones. Currently, Samsung mobile phones have an oblong home button with a built-in fingerprint sensor.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 27, 2016

Synaptics Turnkey USB Fingerprint Reader Could Give Every PC Biometric Authentication

Synaptics' Turnkey USB Fingerprint Solution will allow PC owners to use biometric authentication on their computer system. The USB dongle is expected not to exceed $50.

Computers June 5, 2016

Judge Orders iPhone Fingerprint Unlock, A First For A Federal Case: Is This Constitutional?

A judge ordered a woman to unlock her iPhone after authorities obtained a search warrant. Just 45 minutes after being taken into custody, the woman in question had her finger pressed on the phone's fingerprint scanner so prosecutors could access its data.

Business Tech May 3, 2016

LG's Next Fingerprint Scanner Will No Longer Need A Button: Where Will It Be Located?

LG has developed new technology that will no longer require fingerprint scanners to be placed underneath a button. Where will users place their thumb or finger to activate the feature?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 2, 2016

Beware: Samsung Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge Home Button Prone To Scratches, Gets Easily Damaged

Several users are reporting the home button on their Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge now show some scratch. In contrast, not a single scratch has been reported showing on their handsets' shiny glass bodies.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 1, 2016

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