Smartphones could soon employ user’s ears to verify identity with 99% accuracy

Smartphones could soon employ user’s ears to verify identity with 99% accuracy

There are a number of different methods used to verify one’s identity using a smartphone. Right now, the one most commonly employed is the fingerprint scanner. Fewer handsets rely on a laser reading of the user’s iris. Perhaps the fastest and most accurate method has just been discovered. Today, NEC announced technology that takes advantage of the unique shape of everyone’s ears to verifyone’s identity. As it turns out, the way sound resonates in our ear canal is a highly personal process. So NEC has devised earbuds that include a…

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LG Stylus 2 will launch by the end of the week in South Korea

LG Stylus 2 will launch by the end of the week in South Korea

The LG Stylus 2 is the successor to last year’s LG G Stylo and was unveiled last month during MWC 2016. Most of the news on LG’s Stylus 2 was covered up because of the attention drawn to LG’s flagship G5 smartphone. Anyway, the device is scheduled to launch this week in none other than LG’s homeland, South Korea. Pricing is said to be 396,000 KRW, which translates to about $328 in USD currency. According to sources, the device will also launch in parts of Europe and North America later this…

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Innovation in smartphones is dead

Innovation in smartphones is dead

  It is true. That’s not a bad thing, though. Accessories simply replaced innovation. MWC 2016 saw both Samsung and LG announced two fantastic flagship phone for 2016, but none of them broke the mold phones or push the mobile industry in new directions as we have seen the two companies did before. In fact, if you want to really dig into it, 2016 will probably be one of the most boring year for smartphone ever. Let’s look at the Galaxy S7 (and Edge Galaxy S7) first. Samsung tested a…

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Fitbit’s fitness-focused smartwatch, the Blaze, is now on sale

Fitbit’s fitness-focused smartwatch, the Blaze, is now on sale

Fitbit made a surprising appearance at CES 2016 and announced its fitness-focused smartwatch at the annual trade show. The Blaze may resemble the Apple Watch, but Fitbit loaded this smartwatch with everything a health and fitness freak wants on their wrist. Other activity trackers released by the company were just that. While they’ve been able to alert users when notifications arrive, Fitbit has never been able to show full notifications on a display. The Blaze has a full color display to give information on activities and unfold notifications with details. This week, retailers across the…

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LMcable is the world’s first cable that can charge both iOS and Android devices

LMcable is the world’s first cable that can charge both iOS and Android devices

” LMcable is the world’s first cable that can charge both iOS and Android devices ”   If you’re rocking both an iPhone and an Android tablet, or an iPad or an Android phone, then you know that charging both of your devices requires two separate cables, a USB-to-Lightning cable for your iOS device, and a USB-to-microUSB cable for your Android machine. If this is one problem you need a solution for, then you’ll probably be interested in the LMcable, a crowdfunded cable with a 2-in-1 connector that’s marketed as…

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Xiaomi Mi 5 Standard Edition benchmarked, underclocked Snapdragon 820 revealed

Xiaomi Mi 5 Standard Edition benchmarked, underclocked Snapdragon 820 revealed

“Xiaomi Mi 5 Standard Edition benchmarked, underclocked Snapdragon 820 revealed”   Chinese brand Xiaomi envisioned its Mi 5 flagship smartphone in three variants that differ in terms of price, design, RAM and storage memory. The Standard Edition comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage, the High Edition has 3GB RAM and 64GB of storage, while the Special Edition comes with a ceramic back, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. All variants run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset, but the Standard Edition is tuned to a different clock rate….

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Xiaomi unable to meet demand for the Mi 5, asks Foxconn to increase production

Xiaomi unable to meet demand for the Mi 5, asks Foxconn to increase production

Xiaomi unable to meet demand for the Mi 5, asks Foxconn to increase production Little over a week after its announcement, Xiaomi’s Mi 5 flagship smartphone is an undisputed success in its Chinese homeland. It received nearly 17 million registrations prior to its first flash sale (a favorite marketing tactic of Xiaomi and other Asian manufacturers), which happened on March 1 at 10AM Beijing time. The smartphone sold out in minutes, and despite the company’s efforts to secure enough units prior to the announcement, it looks like some will have…

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Dual-camera ‘iPhone 7 Pro’ could be Apple’s next big thing

Dual-camera ‘iPhone 7 Pro’ could be Apple’s next big thing

Dual-camera ‘iPhone 7 Pro’ could be Apple’s next big thing Though Apple is soon expected to announce a 4-inch handset to accompany the aging iPhone 5s, most Apple fans will be looking ahead to the upgraded editions of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Naturally expected to carry the ‘iPhone 7’ moniker, history states that the larger variant will be named the ‘iPhone 7 Plus’. But according to rumors out of China, Apple may rename the phablet version, and could instead opt for ‘Pro’ branding. As soon as the iPad Pro was showcased…

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Sony Hentikan Distribusi PlayStation Vita

Sony Hentikan Distribusi PlayStation Vita

Sony Hentikan Distribusi PlayStation Vita TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Sony, perusahaan pembuat produk konsol PlayStation, mengumumkan penghentian produksi salah satu produknya, yakni PlayStation TV atau PlayStation Vita TV. Penghentian produksi dan distribusi ini diumumkan Sony melalui situs resmi PlayStation Jepang. Penghentian distribusi itu dilakukan di Jepang, seperti dilansir Engadget.com, Senin, 29 Februari 2016. Tapi kemungkinan penghentian distribusi juga akan segera berlaku untuk wilayah atau negara lain, seperti Amerika dan Eropa. Saat ini pembelian PlayStation Vita TV masih mungkin dilakukan, tapi bergantung pada persediaan di sejumlah toko. Seperti dilansir Engadget.com, penghentian produksi…

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iPhone 5se Akan Hadir tanpa Fitur 3D Touch

iPhone 5se Akan Hadir tanpa Fitur 3D Touch

iPhone 5se Akan Hadir tanpa Fitur 3D Touch TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Bocoran informasi mengenai produk iPhone 5Se semakin banyak beredar. Informasi terakhir yang beredar adalah soal komponen layar iPhone 5se yang ditampilkan dalam sebuah foto. Informasi itu menyebutkan iPhone 5se tidak akan dilengkapi 3D Touch, fitur yang terakhir tersedia di iPhone 6S. Foto yang dilansir NowhereElse.fr, media asal Prancis, tersebut menunjukkan komponen layar iPhone terbaru yang diduga 5se, seperti dilansir Slashgear.com, Senin, 29 Februari 2016. Foto tersebut menggambarkan bagian komponen yang berbeda antara iPhone 5se dan iPhone 6S terakhir. Meski…

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