Google came up with its own face unlock system for the Pixel 4 and 4 XL using those advanced sensors in the phones top bezel. The technology behind it is similar to Apples Face ID, and aside from just letting you into your phone, Google believes face unlock is secure enough to serve as an authentication method across Android. (Theres no more fingerprint sensor on the Pixel 4, remember.) And its very fast. But BBC News reporter Chris Fox has noticed an alarming privacy concern with Googles face unlock: it works even if your eyes are fully closed.
A support page about face unlock directly confirms as much. Your phone can also be unlocked by someone else if its held up to your face, even if your eyes are closed, the page reads….
Razers new Blade 15 Studio Edition laptop is now available in the US and Canada. Its design fits right into the companys lineup of gaming-focused laptops, but this one is built specifically for creative professionals who demand especially high-end specs and who have a lot of money to spend.
The only configuration thats currently available costs $3,999 and comes in mercury white, which looks silver. Its 15.6-inch touchscreen is a 4K OLED with a 1ms response time that covers 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut. For its processor, Razer selected the 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H hexa-core CPU. Inside, youll find Nvidias Quadro RTX 5000 Studio Edition graphics card with a whopping 16GB of video RAM.
Nintendos new, slightly improved Switch console has vastly improved battery life over the original model. If youve been thinking about upgrading to this version, or are purchasing your first Switch, Amazons deal might appeal to you.
For a limited time, you can save $24.01 on this Switch console by clipping the coupon on its product page over at Amazon. Right next to the price, click to clip the coupon, then youll see the price drop on the checkout page.
The original Switch console that released in 2017 could last between 2.5 and 6.5 hours, depending on the game that youre playing. This new model almost doubles the base lifespan per charge, up to 4.5 hours. And if youre playing something that isnt particularly taxing to the Switch…
If you signed up for a free trial for Apple Arcade when it launched on September 19th, that trial runs out tomorrow, so you might think about canceling your subscription today if you dont want to pay for it going forward. If you stick with it, youll be charged $4.99 per month.
I suspect a lot of people are going to stay subscribed, because, as it turns out, Apple Arcade is already pretty good. Its chock-full of great games like Assemble With Care, Card of Darkness, and Grindstone,and more games are being added all the time, like the cool-looking architecture-puzzler Manifold Garden that will be available tomorrow. And you can play all of those Apple Arcade games on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV.
Having to listen to Trump’s gibberish is one thing you kind of learn to tune it out. But having to translate his nonsense into another language takes a skillset of great finesse. Take a look at this translator’s bewildered expressions yesterday as she tried to put his mad drivel into coherent sentences during a talk between Trump and Italian President Sergio Mattarella.
Some time has passed since my last article when I was trying to establish communication between a mobile application and MiBand 3. The latest comments in the first article showed me plenty issues I left behind the scenes.
In the last couple months, I’ve been working on improving my skills in order to better understand BLE standard, and I can’t say I learned nothing! That minor experience helped me to solve the most significant mistakes related to the authorization process and heart rate measurement. Besides, it helped me to extend functionality of my application.
There are, or were, two kinds of SQL databasetransactional (OLTP) and analytic (OLAP). After some technological advances, you could combine the OLTP and OLAP functionality and have a hybrid (HTAP). If you have an OLAP database that massively scales complex queries on historical data, then you have a data warehouse.
The fan-favorite Nvidia Shield TV streaming box is getting a new refresh soon in the form of the Nvidia Shield TV Pro, which will bring a faster Tegra X1+ processor and a new remote, according to a now-removed Amazon listing that revealed the new product a few days ahead of an apparent October 28th release date, via 9to5Google.
Visually, the Shield TV Pro is identical to the refreshed Shield TV from 2017: same design, same dimensions, same ports, same optional stand. Even the specs are largely the same; theres still 16GB of flash storage and 3GB of RAM. But Nvidia is making two big changes here: a new Tegra X1+ processor that replaces the standard X1 chip on the old model, which it promises is up to 25% faster.
Swagtron is expanding its lineup of affordable electric bikes with three new models: the EB9, EB10, and EB11. All three bikes are in the classic cruiser style, with upright U-shaped handlebars and frames that feature the sweeping lines of a vintage beach bike. And if theyre anything like the EB12 city bike that was released earlier this year, the new bikes will be fun and affordable entry-level e-bikes for a wide variety of riders.
Cruisers are good for casual city riding, but they look best zooming down a beach boardwalk or sand-covered trail. The upright riding style is sure to appeal to riders who prefer not to be hunched over their handlebars and for whom speed and aerodynamics are just an afterthought. The low-slung top tubes on…
Putting aside the monstrous thirst for flesh, a zombie is essentially halfway between a living human and a rotting corpse, animated but staggering around without much grace, a desiccation disguised as a person. Zombieland: Double Tap occupies a similar space in the world of sequels. As a decade-later follow-up to 2009s irreverent horror-comedy Zombieland, it isnt an entry in an active franchise. Its more like an 1980s-style cheapie retread, disguised as a more respectable legacy sequel.
Given the endless (and mostly basic) references to both pop culture and the original Zombieland, it wouldnt be out of character for Zombieland: Double Tap to lay out this sequel-as-zombie parallel itself. The script (by Dave Callaham, Rhett Reese, and…
Picking stuff up seems easy, right? It is for humans with powerful brain computers that instantly and intuitively figure out everything needed to get the job done. But for robots, even advanced robots, the compute required is surprisingly complex, especially if you want the robot to not, you know, break the thing it’s grabbing. […]
Leaving no stone unturned in his quest for alternative and improbable ways to generate lift, [Tom Stanton] has come up with some interesting aircraft over the years. But this time he isn’t exactly flying, with this unusual Coand? effect hovercraft.
If you’re not familiar with the Coand? effect, neither were …read more
A few fast-charging USB-C wall adapters are more affordable than usual today at Amazon. Weve featured RavPowers space-conscious 45W GaN USB-C charger in our deals coverage many times, and todays price is the cheapest yet. After you clip the coupon on the product page and follow up with the offer code TVPC104RK at checkout, you can get it for just $24.99.
If you need slightly more juice for your laptop, Ankers 60W GaN USB-C wall adapter is $29.99 after you clip the coupon over at Amazon. This is a fantastic deal as well, though this model sticks out much farther from the outlet compared to RavPowers charger (shown in the picture above), which is only about a half an inch thick. If space isnt an issue, you cant go wrong with either…
Logitech recently introduced a new mouse and keyboard, the MX Master 3 ($99.99) and MX Keys ($99.99) respectively. Both devices borrow a lot from other, older hardware in Logitech’s lineup but they build on what the company has gotten really right with input devices, and add some great new features to make these easily […]
In retrospect, cinephiles didnt fully appreciate what they had with 2014s Maleficent, a live-action retelling of a Disney animated classicthat actually added something new to a tale as old as time. In addition to the pitch-perfect casting of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, the horned villain from Disneys 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast screenwriter Linda Woolverton added a daring feminist spin to the source material. Since Maleficents release, Disneys live-action remakes have gotten progressively less and less original, culminating in 2019s abysmal shot-for-shot remake of The Lion King. Thankfully, Maleficent is back to inject some much-needed originality into the House of Mouses live-action slate in the…