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Google's Pixel 4 turns up the heat on Android rivals, but not because of its camera - CNET

9 monthes ago   |   By CNET

Commentary: Face unlock doesn't just catch Google up to the iPhone. It's the first time any Android phone has potentially even surpassed Apple's most buzzed-about innovation.
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Google will add eye detection to controversial face unlock feature on Pixel 4 phones

Google will add eye detection to controversial face unlock feature on Pixel 4 phones

9 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

There's been a storm in a teacup recently over Google's new face unlock system on its new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones. The controversy is that you can unlock the phone just by pointing it at your face, the twist being that you don't need to have your eyes open or be looking at the phone when you do so. Why is this a problem? It potentially means that anyone can unlock your phone when you're asleep or dead without even touching you. While this is an outside chance for sneaky couples for check each other's phones, there's the general feeling that Apple's version which requires eye...
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Google Pixel 4a to arrive in India in October - here's what we know

Google Pixel 4a to arrive in India in October - here's what we know

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RGB has a way of creeping up on you. I used to detest it - but now, looking at these Corsair iCUE QL120 RGB case fans, I can't help but feel those familiar 'gimme' urges... Read more ...

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