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Facebook is testing Face ID-style tech for account recovery

Facebook is testing Face ID-style tech for account recovery

It isn't the first time that Facebook has dabbled in facial recognition , having previously been forced to suspend a face-scanning feature for failing to comply with European Union data privacy laws. For now, Facebook is testing this feature with a close group of users and once tested and perfected, it will be rolled out to a larger group of audience.


What to expect from Google's October 4 Pixel 2 event

What to expect from Google's October 4 Pixel 2 event

The next-generation Pixel range will purportedly have a similar industrial design to last year's models. The device has the primary camera along with the LED flash placed at the top-right end and the fingerprint scanner stays in the center of the rear panel.


Roku unveils new streaming sticks and 4K HDR box

Roku unveils new streaming sticks and 4K HDR box

Here, the cheaper model supports up to 1080p HD output, and the plus model increases this to 4K Ultra HD and HDR . The Roku Streaming Stick +, on the other hand, is gaining support for 4K HDR streaming and boasts a wireless range four times greater than the 2016 model, which hopefully translates to less buffering.


Google relaxes rules on free news stories, plans subscription tools

Google relaxes rules on free news stories, plans subscription tools

Publishers with paywalls had complained that it required them to give away too much of their content. The Wall Street Journal pulled out of the scheme earlier this year. "Publishers generally recognize that giving people access to some free content is the way to persuade people to buy their product", Gingras wrote. Alongside that, Google is working with publishers to build a "subscription mechanism" and use its machine learning skills to "help publishers recognise potential subscribers and ...


Updated PS VR headset arrives in Japan on October 14th

Updated PS VR headset arrives in Japan on October 14th

The updated PlayStation VR model will include a new design, packaging and an improved processor unit. Sony has said that bundle pricing for the USA the same, although it has not revealed a release date for the U.S. However, its main piece of advice was to tell people to look for the change in model number - something that's likely to cause confusion given there's only a single different digit between them.


Huawei Mate 10 Pro Renders Leaked by Evan Blass

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Renders Leaked by Evan Blass

The device will be launched on 16th October in an event held in Germany. New images of the smartphone have leaked out courtesy of Evan Blass . Moving on to the back, we can see that the handset will come with a dual-camera setup, allowing you to capture those bokeh images that are all the rage these days.