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A Huawei company logo.  (REUTERS)
The Google Pixel 4 comes with a starting price tag of $799 and Pixel 4 XL for $899. The phones will ship globally from October 24. (Reuters)
The Google Pixel 4 comes with a starting price tag of $799 and Pixel 4 XL for $899. The phones will ship globally from October 24. (Reuters)

Google Pixel 4 face unlock works even if your eyes are closed

  • The US based search engine giant was so sure about its Face Unlock's security that the company had removed all the fingerprint sensors from the Pixel 4 handsets
  • Google claims that the Pixel 4 Face Unlock meets the security requirements as a strong biometric and it is one of the most secure face unlock solutions

The world's biggest smartphone maker has touted the Galaxy S10's in-display fingerprint sensor as
The world's biggest smartphone maker has touted the Galaxy S10's in-display fingerprint sensor as "revolutionary". (Reuters)

Samsung admits Galaxy S10 fingerprint access flaw

  • Samsung said the issue involved "fingerprint sensors unlocking devices after recognising three-dimensional patterns appearing on certain silicone screen protecting cases as users' fingerprints
  • The statement was released a day after Samsung said it would soon roll out a fix, but did not specify what the problem was

The Samsung Galaxy S10 family (Bloomberg)
The Lenovo’s new Legion Y740 belongs to a generation of gaming notebooks that are shedding the traditional bulky designs
The Lenovo’s new Legion Y740 belongs to a generation of gaming notebooks that are shedding the traditional bulky designs

A laptop with Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics and a smartphone with 120Hz display

  • The icing on the cake is the phone’s 37,999 price tag—40% lower than its predecessor’s launch price
  • The Legion Y740 starts at 1,29,674, which is a bit on the higher side. But , it is still a very good deal as most laptops within this price point offer slightly inferior graphics

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With technology, even gaming arcades have now gone online offering new platforms for gamers and game creators beyond the app stores. (Photo: iStock)
If one applies the two-out-one-in operation repeatedly to a bag of 100 marbles, the invariant will be the sum of all the numbers in the collection (Jayachandran/Mint)
If one applies the two-out-one-in operation repeatedly to a bag of 100 marbles, the invariant will be the sum of all the numbers in the collection (Jayachandran/Mint)

Opinion | The more things change, the more they’re invariant

The search for an invariant gives us a different perspective on a problem we’re faced with, and that new perspective often takes us closer to a solution

When iPhone sales stutter, Apple reacts by trying to squeeze even lower prices out of suppliers. Worse, it starts to make the components itself. (Photo: Bloomberg)
When iPhone sales stutter, Apple reacts by trying to squeeze even lower prices out of suppliers. Worse, it starts to make the components itself. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Opinion | How to survive an iPhone disaster

If Apple’s going to retain access to cutting-edge components, suppliers must know they won’t be cut adrift

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Apple also have an refund option for those who have already faced the issue and paid to repair iPhone 6s
Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Serving ads on MIUI is not unfair: Xiaomi

  • The company has often been criticised for serving advertisements on MIUI, its custom interface for smartphones
  • COO Muralikrishnan points out that the biggest Internet businesses today, like Google and Facebook, are built on ads. So, Xiaomi doesn’t see this as an unfair practice

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While the Trump administration has asked other countries to shun Huawei, the company’s products remain essential to India’s wireless ecosystem and technological development (Photo: AP)
While the Trump administration has asked other countries to shun Huawei, the company’s products remain essential to India’s wireless ecosystem and technological development (Photo: AP)

Huawei woos no. 2 wireless market as India sits on 5G fence

  • Huawei said it’s continuing to invest in India and working with the govt to counter US allegations that its equipment could be used to help China’s govt spy on countries
  • Huawei said it has signed over 60 5G commercial contracts to date worldwide

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Huawei’s products remain essential to India’s wireless ecosystem and technological development, Chen said (Photo: AP)
Huawei’s products remain essential to India’s wireless ecosystem and technological development, Chen said (Photo: AP)

'Essential to India's growth': How Huawei is wooing wireless market after US ban

  • India, the largest wireless market outside China by number of subscribers, has been a focus for investment by Huawei
  • The world’s largest maker of components for 5G networks said it’s continuing to invest in India

Facebook will issue rewards based on the impact of each valid report. (REUTERS)
Facebook will issue rewards based on the impact of each valid report. (REUTERS)

Facebook expands bug bounty programme for third-party apps

  • Facebook will issue rewards based on the impact of each valid report and other factors indicated within its terms, with a minimum reward of $500
  • Last year, the social networking giant launched an industry-first bug bounty for third-party apps

New Pixel 4 phones (Photo: AP)
The Google Pixel 4-series succeeds its previous generation by introducing a new 90Hz AMOLED display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor, up to 6GB of RAM, 128GB internal storage and a dual camera setup. (AP)
The Google Pixel 4-series succeeds its previous generation by introducing a new 90Hz AMOLED display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor, up to 6GB of RAM, 128GB internal storage and a dual camera setup. (AP)

Google Pixel 4, 4 XL will not make its way to India: Report

  • Google failed to receive clearance from the local authority here for radar-based motion-sensing technology called Project Soli
  • The new Pixel smartphones that relies on using certain frequency bandwidth — 60GHz mmWave—that failed to receive approval