Samsung is reportedly hard at work on 3D sensing tech for Galaxy S10 Face ID rival

A highly advanced 3D sensing solution is reportedly in the works for Samsung's Galaxy S10 (or Galaxy X) next year to go after Face ID speed, security and reliability on the iPhone X.

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Truly bezelless Sharp Aquos S2 with in-screen fingerprint reader rendered, Aquos S1 photographed in the wild

If real, the Sharp Aquos S2 looks like a total game changer, with zero bezels and under-glass fingerprint recognition. The S1 is slightly less spectacular.

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Next-gen Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensor for Display works under OLED screens, OEM tests kicking off soon

The all-new Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensor for Display sounds like everything Samsung needs to get rid of awkwardly placed rear-mounted scanners.

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Security & Privacy: Your Fingerprint isn’t your Password – and neither is your face or iris

Regardless of whether or not you're one of the "paranoid" people who doesn't want others snooping in their personal effects, your fingerprint, iris, face, or voice isn't your password, and you'd be wise not to treat it as such.

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Under-Glass fingerprint scanner announced just in time for the Samsung Galaxy S8

For the longest time we’ve known that Synaptics has been the primary supplier of fingerprint scanners for Samsung. Sure we weren’t fans of the first iterations on the Galaxy S5, but innovation has proven quick with the company’s latest iteration. The company has just announced its new FS9100 line of fingerprint scanners, and what makes them special is that they work under a smartphone’s display.

Recent rumors have said that Samsung plans to get rid of the Fingerprint-scanning home button with the Galaxy S8 and bring a brand new display that includes everything. Given the timing of this announcement by Synaptics, it could just be that this might be the technology Samsung needs to be able to pull the currently impossible with the Galaxy S8.

It could mean a later launch of the Galaxy S8 given the launch times provided Synaptics for Q2/2017, but it could just be that this is for any other OEM.

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Visa Checkout, Masterpass come to Android Pay, Samsung Pay, Microsoft Wallet in 2017

What’s the bane of so many online consumers these days? No, not having to bring their computers around everywhere they go to buy everyday items — that gag’s taken.It’s having to fill out their credit card information in box-by-box forms over and over and over again. You know what would help? Bypass systems like Visa Checkout and Masterpass. You know what would really help? Mobile payments systems.Starting in early 2017, the two online card bypass systems will hitch to a few mobile payment systems to allow you to authenticate purchases made on your smartphone through ...

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Microsoft Authenticator app will very soon bring consumer and enterprise users together

Online chatter about Microsoft looking to beef up and consolidate its multi-factor authenticator services dating as far back as January finally spawns an official announcement today, previewing some big changes coming to security-enhancing apps for your Microsoft account and Azure AD on August 15.No more separating the two… in a few weeks, as the “best of both” worlds is combined into a single product supporting enterprise and consumer “scenarios.” Dubbed simply and ...

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Expect an onslaught of fingerprint-recognizing Androids in 2016, sources say

Although the technology isn’t exactly new, as Motorola adopted it for the Atrix way back in early 2011, it was only this year that phones capable of fingerprint identification truly took off. Apple is already on its third Touch ID-enabled iPhone generation, Samsung switched from glitchy swipe to easy one-touch recognition with the Galaxy S6, and even

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Fingerprint scanner prices go down, likely to become even cheaper in 2016

According to industry sources cited by DigiTimes, fingerprint scanner prices have dropped 50% compared to early 2015. While, at the beginning of the year, a fingerprint scanner was priced at about $7-$8, now the same component has reached $5. Said sources also claim that the prices are likely to continue dropping next year, a trend which is mostly due to competition on the market, thanks to multiple manufacturers.But the increase in suppliers is not the only reason for the price drop; the report claims that components made in China and Taiwan with high performance/cost ratio are ...

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Bank of America now has Apple Watch app and biometric login on Android, iOS

There’s a convergence of news in the mobile technology sphere today from the second-largest bank in the US. And we’re not just talking about a design refresh for its main smartphone app. Apparently, Bank of America has been making use of its resource diversion from Windows Phone or at least has not spilled word on any developments it might have for a Windows 10 Mobile app. But with that operating platform done with for now, another one comes into play today with the bank’s new ...

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Apple patent marries Touch ID with pattern unlock

A little earlier today we took a look at where smartphones have been able to take fingerprint-based authentication so far, wondering about what future the tech might have. Has the novelty worn off? Will the security it offers substantially improve? It looks like Apple’s been asking itself some similar questions, and today we see the publication of a patent application that may hint at what’s next for Touch ...

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Are fingerprint scanners already played out?

By now we should all know that we need to lock our smartphones, phablets, and tablets, right? How many of us actually do? I know I do! That’s mostly because I live in a household with grubby little hands that try to get into all my new toys review units. The other reason is because I work with a bunch of practical jokers. They always want to change my ringtones to something inappropriate. I don’t where where they got the idea from, I only pick up their unattended iPhones and say “Siri, call me Star Lord”. We all know that passwords are the most secure, but they take ...

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