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Phone embeds fingerprint sensor within screen

Phone embeds fingerprint sensor within screen

Technology
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...
Excess screen time linked with depression, suicidal behaviors in teens

Excess screen time linked with depression, suicidal behaviors in teens

Health
Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Researchers believe excess screen time may be increasing symptoms of depression, as well as suicide-related behaviors and thoughts, among teens in the United States.Scientists found the link between depression and time spent in front of TVs, tablets and phones was especially strong among teenage girls."These increases in mental health issues among teens are very alarming," Jean Twenge, psychology professor at San Diego State University, said in a news release. "Teens are telling us they are struggling, and we need to take that very seriously."According to data collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate for females between the ages of 13 and 18 increased 65 percent from 2010 to 2015.Researchers compared the data with a pair of anonymo...
IPhone X screen repairs could cost as much as $279

IPhone X screen repairs could cost as much as $279

Technology
The high price tag of Apple's iPhone X didn't stop people from pre-ordering it. But repairing the $ 999 phone's screen could set some users back $ 279. IPhone users who did not opt for the AppleCare+ plan, which costs $ 199, will have to pay $ 279 to have their screens replaced, according to Apple. That price only includes screen damage. But for users who have AppleCare+, the price drops to $ 29. In comparison, Apple charges $ 169 to replace the screen on the iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus. The price is $ 29 for users with AppleCare coverage. Issues caused by accidental damage aren’t covered under AppleCare, according to Apple's website. Third-party retailers typically offer the same services at a lower cost for repairs. The $ 279 price tag may seem unusually high, but
Google investigating Pixel 2 XL screen 'burn-in'

Google investigating Pixel 2 XL screen 'burn-in'

Technology
Google is investigating reports the screens of its new Pixel 2 XL smartphones are showing 'burn-in' after only a few weeks of use.Screen burn-in is a permanent discolouration of a display which can be caused by issues with the light-emitting diodes or the glass itself.:: What is Google's new Pixel 2 smartphone like?Images posted on Twitter by Android blogger Justin Duino appear to show signs of discolouration when the device is turned off.Other users of Twitter also responded with images of their stained devices.The issue does not seem to be affecting the smaller of Google's new devices, the Pixel 2.Marc Springer also posted an image of what he claimed was a three-week-old Pixel 1 which looked as if it was suffering discolourations.A Google spokesperson told Sky News the company was invest...