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Phone embeds fingerprint sensor within screen

Phone embeds fingerprint sensor within screen

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Smartphones may soon have fingerprint sensors embedded within screens, thanks to new technological advancements.A prototype of the first ever phone with a scanner within the display was revealed at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Rather than being developed by Apple or Samsung, the world-first was manufactured by Chinese technology company Vivo, which is little known in Western markets.As reviewed by technology publication 9to5Google, the in-display sensor is a lot slower than those previously seen in smartphones, but is just as accurate."In our hands-on demo of the product, the functionality was pretty much flawless," said 9to5Google."Clearly, this technology is still in its early days, but it's an impressive start nonetheless."Hopefully, we'll see this tech debut on mo...
France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

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Can a democratic country outlaw fake news? France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns. Criticism is pouring in from media advocates, tech experts — and Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT. They say the law smacks of authoritarianism, would be impossible to enforce and is sure to backfire. Macron's stance "could be just the beginning of actually censoring freedom of speech. We believe it is a very dangerous situation," Xenia Fedorova, director of RT's newly launched French-language channel, told The Associated Press. Yet in a world where a falsehood can reach billions instantaneously and political manipulation is increasingly sophisticated, Macron argues something must be done. A congressional repo
No long walks and cleanup required for Sony's new robot dog

No long walks and cleanup required for Sony's new robot dog

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Man’s best friend has just become more bionic. Sony unveiled Monday the new “aibo” autonomous entertainment robot that “brings fun and joy to the entire family,” Sony President and COO Mike Fasulo told ABC News. “We were thinking companions, we were thinking how do you take on artificial intelligence and bring emotion to people’s lives,” Fasulo said. “Look at them, they’re adorable!” The robotic dog can form an emotional bond with members of the household while providing love and affection. No cleanup required. Besides its adorable appearance, the robotic dog possesses a natural curiosity, vibrant movements and a responsiveness to its owner. It will even develop its own unique personality through everyday interactions as it grows closer and closer to its owners. And just like a real li