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Goodix Ships Optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for Smartphones

Goodix Ships Optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for Smartphones

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Goodix this month introduced its first optical in-display fingerprint reader for smartphones featuring rigid or flexible AMOLED screens. The company claims that performance of the sensor is higher when compared to traditional capacitive fingerprint solutions. The reader is already used inside Vivo’s X21 and Huawei’s Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS smartphones. Goodix calls its new […]

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Don’t buy a third-party dock for your Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo is advising owners of its Switch console to stick with the company’s own docking station for the gaming device and beware of third-party alternatives. Since the Switch’s launch a year ago, a number of companies have produced docks that plug into televisions and let you play on a big screen. Some are smaller and […]

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Nier: Automata’s director explains why he wants to ‘continue to fail’

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Last week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, hundreds of game developers lined up to listen to a man wearing a creepy moon mask. As 28,000 creators descended upon the city to discuss their trade, one of the longest lines was for a talk about Nier: Automata, the sequel to a largely unheralded […]

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Pandora launches automatically generated personalized playlists

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Pandora has announced it is testing personalized playlists with select Pandora Premium users that are automatically generated based on a person’s individual listening habits, as reported by TechCrunch. The playlists will appear over time and auto-populate in up to 60 different categories, like “Your Party Soundtrack” or “Your Chill Soundtrack.” Pandora is leveraging its Music […]

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Consumer genetic tests may have a lot of false positives

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Consumer genetic tests may bring up a lot of false positives, according to a new study that compared results from direct-to-consumer tests to results from clinical laboratories. In this case, 40 percent of the results from the consumer tests were false positives. But it’s important to note that the findings, published online this week in […]

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How a creative think tank in Austin is developing a new generation of interactive storytellers

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In the world of immersive entertainment, high-end activations like HBO’s sprawling, real-world re-creation of Westworld or Disney’s upcoming Star Wars expansion lands get most of the attention. But at this year’s South by Southwest, one of the most exciting and forward-thinking pieces of immersive work wasn’t there to promote a movie or TV show. It […]

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Google Home can now play music through your other Bluetooth speakers

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Google’s Home, Home Mini, and Home Max speakers can now play music and other audio on the other Bluetooth speakers you might have around the house. This is particularly useful for people who own the Home Mini. The company’s affordable, compact speaker is perfect for querying Google Assistant, but lacks oomph and depth when it […]

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‘Selfie medicine’ might help people take their pills — at the cost of their privacy

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One of the most frustrating problems in medicine is that up to half of patients don’t take their medication properly. Researchers are now studying whether requiring patients to upload videos of them taking pills can fix this issue. And while some results are promising, the initiative is the latest attempt at a technological solution fraught […]

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Barnes and Noble’s new app makes finding your next read less overwhelming

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For publishers and authors, book discovery is a continual challenge. Sites like Amazon, Goodreads, and Smashwords contain hundreds of millions of books, which makes the task of connecting a reader to the right read difficult amid the clutter. This week, Barnes and Noble released a new app called Browsery that seeks to solve that problem […]

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Uber scaled back the number of sensors on its self-driving cars: report

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As we wait for the first report from the National Traffic Safety Board on the fatal Uber crash in Tempe, Arizona, new details about the ride-hailing company’s self-driving program continue to trickle out. And as you would expect, it’s more bad news. Most notably, Uber reduced the number of LIDAR sensors on its vehicles when […]

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