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Windows 10 Build 14393 goes live, may be last before Anniversary Update goes RTM

Windows 10 Build 14393 goes live, may be last before Anniversary Update goes RTM The Anniversary Update will be the second major update for Windows 10 since it launched last year.Biometric authentication is also coming via Windows Hello, as is Forza Motorsport 6: Apex (a free racing game on Windows 10).

Samsung launches the Galaxy Note7: water-resistant, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, iris scanning, and more

Samsung launches the Galaxy Note7: water-resistant, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, iris scanning, and more Skipping over 6 in nomenclature, presumably to catch up with the Galaxy S7 name, the Note7 retains the Note 5’s 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge.

Study: Accuracy of voice biometrics can diminish as we age

Study: Accuracy of voice biometrics can diminish as we age The accuracy of detecting voice biometrics may decrease as we age according to new research from a fraud detection firm.The changes are minute and wouldn’t be so obvious to our ears, but voice detection systems may be thrown off.

Why the Samsung Galaxy S8's fingerprint sensor is in such an awful spot

Why the Samsung Galaxy S8's fingerprint sensor is in such an awful spot Ever since leaked images showed us the terrible placement of the fingerprint sensor on the upcoming Galaxy S8, we've been trying to figure out why Samsung would make such an awful, user-hostile design choice.As a result of Synaptics' failure, Samsung was reportedly forced to move the fingerprint sensor from the front of the S8 to the backside, or do without a fingerprint sensor at all.

The Galaxy S8's iris scanner fixes the one thing that made it suck on the Note 7

The Galaxy S8's iris scanner fixes the one thing that made it suck on the Note 7 One of the coolest features from the Galaxy Note 7 (RIP) is back and better on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.I'm, of course, talking about the Note 7's iris scanner.

The Galaxy S8's fingerprint sensor will send you into a rage spiral

The Galaxy S8's fingerprint sensor will send you into a rage spiral But can we talk about the fingerprint sensor for a minute?Another option would have been to embed the fingerprint sensor underneath the display.

Biometrics on the Samsung Galaxy S8 are a confusing mess

Biometrics on the Samsung Galaxy S8 are a confusing mess It’s not a fingerprint reader.To verify that the phone was reading my face each time, I covered the that thin top edge of the Samsung Galaxy S8 with my index finger.

Samsung totally knew it put the S8’s fingerprint sensor in a terrible spot

Samsung totally knew it put the S8’s fingerprint sensor in a terrible spot The single worst thing about the Galaxy S8 is easily its relocated fingerprint sensor.Whoever thought it was a smart idea to put it right next to the back camera should get a slap on the wrist because it's just terrible.

Here's why you shouldn't rush out and update your Google Pixel or Nexus

Here's why you shouldn't rush out and update your Google Pixel or Nexus According to multiple reports on Google's Pixel and Nexus product forums, the latest Android 7.2 Nougat update cripples the fingerprint sensor on the Pixel/Pixel XL and Nexus 5X/Nexus 6P, rendering them useless.

Hackers Can Unlock Samsung's Galaxy S8 Using Fake Irises

Hackers Can Unlock Samsung's Galaxy S8 Using Fake Irises For years, proponents of biometric authentication have advertised new and elaborate systems for ensuring that your computer knows it’s “really you” attempting to unlock it.For years, hackers have demonstrated that these biometric authentication systems are woefully inadequate in many situations.

JetBlue, Delta Biometric Scanners May Replace Boarding Passes

JetBlue, Delta Biometric Scanners May Replace Boarding Passes These first steps involve the passengers’ interaction with the airlines (boarding, checking bags), and not with TSA agents doing the mandatory security screening.For an international flight, a passenger needs both a boarding pass and a passport.