Feature can be easily manipulated versus a traditional PIN entry
Samsung’s facial recognition technology for its Galaxy smartphone series is at least four years away from practical use with mobile payment apps, according to at least one company official.
Out of ten vendors, Microsoft and MSI lead the pack
According to the latest report from AdDuplex, which collects statistics from Windows 10 machines, only 10 percent of eligible PCs have the Creators Update (version 1703) installed, while 82.1 percent are on the Anniversary Update (version 1607) released last summer.
AT&T has five days to match or exceed new offer
Earlier this month, AT&T announced a $1.6 billion bid for Straight Path Communications, a company holding a portfolio of 5G millimeter-wave spectrum licenses.
Launching in over 20 metro areas in 2017
In a press release issued on Tuesday, AT&T announced that it is rolling out a faster network in select metro areas called “5G Evolution” for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ users. However, closer investigation reveals a keen old marketing scheme to rebrand its existing LTE-Advanced network with higher speeds under the 5G name.
Growth outlook of 10 to 15 percent
MediaTek, the Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company known for its system-on-chip solutions in smartphone and home theater equipment, is expected to post slower than expected growth for Q2 2017 based on a slightly less-optimistic outlook from market observers.
Slower than Radeon Pro Duo Fiji XT with quadruple the memory for $999
On Monday, Advanced Micro Devices took the wraps off its most powerful workstation graphics card to date, the Polaris-based Radeon Pro Duo. The card is a follow-up of last year’s computing powerhouse featuring two Fury X cores and is once again marketed for superior multi-tasking, accelerated applications, and the creation and playback of VR content.
But AMD-Intel price war may save vendors from supply chain issues
With the global decline in PC shipments finally showing signs of slowing, motherboard vendors are expecting to see a correlated slowing of overall volume in 2017, with some estimates hovering near 10 percent from last year.
Initiates stock swap to ease robot procurement for its business units
Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, has announced an ambitious effort to push ahead with a highly automated workforce by increasing investment in its robot development subsidiary in Shenzhen, China.
A zero-energy hybrid between digital displays and e-ink
HP Labs announced a new hybrid printing technology that is set to change the way that employee IDs, visitor passes, gate passes and other temporary passes are distributed to the general public.
Per-app CPU throttling now available for beta testers
Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a new operating system wide power savings feature for Windows 10 that claims to reduce notebook battery consumption by around 11 percent on devices equipped with Skylake and Kaby Lake processors.