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Apple figures out how Face ID can work even if you’re wearing a mask

Apple figures out how Face ID can work even if you’re wearing a mask

Technology
The newest update to Apple's iOS includes a feature allowing mask wearers to unlock their phones, despite the barrier the masks pose to Face ID.Face ID allows iPhone users to unlock their device simply by holding it up to their faces - but the COVID-19 pandemic has meant people's faces are obscured most of the day. Many iPhone users are finding this means they need to laboriously enter their passcodes every time they want to use their phone, potentially hundreds of times a day. Image: The workaround only works for people wearing an Apple Watch. Pic: Apple Fortunately, Apple is now trialling a workaround in the beta testing of iOS 14.5 which began rolling out to developers on Monday, as spotted by gadget reviews site Pocket Lint.Unfort...
Believe it or not, these figures show every UK adult could get a COVID vaccine by mid-July

Believe it or not, these figures show every UK adult could get a COVID vaccine by mid-July

Technology
For a few hours this week, we were given an insight into the closely-guarded secret at the centre of the UK's vaccination programme.It came courtesy of the Scottish government, which published its vaccination plan on Wednesday. The plan included detailed figures for the number of vaccines that would be supplied to Scotland by the UK each week until the end of May.The UK government objected, saying the publication of the figures would create difficulties for the pharmaceutical companies, and the offending page was quickly removed - but not before some clever internet users were able to save a copy.This is what those numbers showed: ...
Remembering the entertainment and arts figures we lost in 2020

Remembering the entertainment and arts figures we lost in 2020

Entertainment
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One in six U.S. teens used tobacco in 2020, government figures show

One in six U.S. teens used tobacco in 2020, government figures show

Health
Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Roughly one in six teens across the United Stated used some type of tobacco product in 2020, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means that nearly 4.5 million teens nationally used traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes or chewing tobacco this year, officials estimated. Advertisement The relatively high level of product use persists, despite recent research suggesting that the number of teens who smoke cigarettes or opt for chewing tobacco has declined in recent years. As a result, the estimates indicate that teen tobacco use is now being fueled by e-cigarettes or vaping, officials said. "These findings demonstrate success in reducing youth use of tobacco overall, while also revealing changes in use patterns that will...
Climate change: Lower Thames Crossing CO2 impact figures revealed

Climate change: Lower Thames Crossing CO2 impact figures revealed

Science
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