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Fake heads are predictably great at fooling Android face unlock

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Facial recognition on Android isn't the most robust method of securing your phone; it even says as much when you set it up. It shouldn't be very surprising, then, that it can be fooled by what is probably the least likely thing someone trying to get into your device will have access to: a lifelike, 3D-printed replica of your head.

Forbes tested facial recognition unlock methods against a creepy 3D-printed head on a handful of devices: OnePlus 6, both Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Note 8, the LG G7 ThinQ, and the iPhone X.

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Fake heads are predictably great at fooling Android face unlock was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

YouTube is testing Stories that look exactly like Instagram’s

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

For some reason, it seems like every single social media service wants to add stories to their platform. Snapchat really kicked the concept off, Instagram decided to copy it, and then Zuckerberg and friends decided to put it in Facebook too. Now, YouTube is joining in on the fun as well.

We first noticed Stories of this variety when we posted about the dark theme rolling out to some a few days ago, but neglected to mention them.

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YouTube is testing Stories that look exactly like Instagram's was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

YouTube is testing Stories that look exactly like Instagram’s

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

For some reason, it seems like every single social media service wants to add stories to their platform. Snapchat really kicked the concept off, Instagram decided to copy it, and then Zuckerberg and friends decided to put it in Facebook too. Now, YouTube is joining in on the fun as well.

We first noticed Stories of this variety when we posted about the dark theme rolling out to some a few days ago, but neglected to mention them.

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YouTube is testing Stories that look exactly like Instagram's was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Check out these ‘revolutionary’ $250 Bose earbuds that can’t play music

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Bose is known for making high-end audio gear. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that its latest fully wireless earbuds cost $250. What is a little surprising, though, is that the new "revolutionary noise-masking sleepbuds" (sleepbuds is one word, lowercase) can't play music. These pricey, battery-powered, Bluetooth-connected earphones are made solely to drown out noise and help you sleep, and they literally can't do anything else.

The sleepbuds come pre-loaded with ambient noise files, and use Bose's new noise-masking technology (that's apparently more effective than other noise cancellation solutions) to block external sounds.

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Check out these 'revolutionary' $250 Bose earbuds that can't play music was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung and TUMI launch the Gear S3 Frontier TUMI Special Edition

Friday, July 28th, 2017

When discussing smartwatches, most of us agree that Samsung's Gear S3 is one of the best. It's my personal favorite and I think that Sammy did a great job with it. However, as seems to be the trend these days, the Korean company has paired up with TUMI, a "travel lifestyle brand," to bring us a special version of the Gear S3 Frontier. Thanks!

Looking at the photos of the new watch might lead you to question what's actually so special, so let me save you the time.

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Samsung and TUMI launch the Gear S3 Frontier TUMI Special Edition was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Periscope adds ‘Super Hearts’ that can be obtained only via in-app purchase

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

How do you tell a Periscope streamer you like what they've got? Hearts. How do you tell them you really like what they've got? Super Hearts. The latter is a new item in the Periscope app, and it'll cost you. Twitter has added in-app purchases for Super hearts to its live streaming app to squeeze some revenue out of the previously free service.

So, what makes a Super Heart so super?

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Periscope adds 'Super Hearts' that can be obtained only via in-app purchase was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung launches Galaxy J3 Pro in India… with Android 5.1 Lollipop

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Samsung Galaxy J3 Android 5 Lolipop Hero

Today Samsung announced that it has released the Galaxy J3 Pro in India. The phone is a low-to-midrange device with no exciting specifications to speak of, save one. It is launching with Android 5.1 Lollipop. This is noteworthy almost to the point of humor, as Lollipop is now two major updates behind and a year old.

There's no telling if this is just a result of delays or an intentional move on Samsung's part, but it's surprising to see such an old version of Android on a new phone.

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Samsung launches Galaxy J3 Pro in India... with Android 5.1 Lollipop was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Instagram introduces face filters, new camera features, and hashtag stickers

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Instagram is getting some new features to appeal to your creative side. If you've been dying for some face filters for your posts or Direct messages, you can now have them. More features are also being added, like video rewind and hashtags right on the Stories that you post. Sounds... engaging.

There are eight different filters to start off and you can find them by swiping over to the camera and tapping the face icon.

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Instagram introduces face filters, new camera features, and hashtag stickers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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