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Qualcomm's new larger 3D Sonic Sensors touted to scan fingerprints 50% faster

Qualcomm's new larger 3D Sonic Sensors touted to scan fingerprints 50% faster

Qualcomm is ploughing through with ultrasonic fingerprint-sensing technology as it introduces its second-generation 3D Sonic Sensor. The chip, set to go out into smartphones in the extreme near0future, features a reading surface that's 77% larger than the original and better processing that should result in 50% faster scans. However, something that hasn't been addressed here and has been challenged multiple times is the reliability factor.

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Intel, Qualcomm, and other suppliers blacklist Huawei, putting businesses in imminent danger

Intel, Qualcomm, and other suppliers blacklist Huawei, putting businesses in imminent danger

Since the Department of Commerce added Chinese manufacturer Huawei to its 'Entity List,' thus limiting its ability to import U.S.-made products, we've seen some of the company's most important supplier relationships take a hit. Alphabet may have been the vendor with the highest profile as many of Huawei's Android products rely on software services from Google. But chip producers, including one in Germany, have also had to limit their ties to the telecommunications company.

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New Samsung Video Shows You How The Galaxy S6 Edge Is Carefully, Expertly, And Oh So Slowly Put Together

New Samsung Video Shows You How The Galaxy S6 Edge Is Carefully, Expertly, And Oh So Slowly Put Together

In our nerdy universe, phone unboxings are the equivalent of gadget porn — shiny, exciting, and they involve things being turned on. (Sorry.) But Samsung may have inadvertently stumbled on a more titillating category in its latest video: inboxings. Think of them as the reverse process of unboxings and teardowns: you start with the various electronic pieces and put them together to build the phone, then you place the accessories and device inside the box for the final shipping-ready product.

In Samsung's S6 Edge iteration, melodic piano notes accompany the procedure, slow-motions and close-ups focus on the important components, tweezers and screwdrivers are delicately pinched and rotated, and the actor stops to gaze at the phone several times to appreciate his work.

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Google Play Services Can Now Be Installed Manually From The Play Store

Google Play Services Can Now Be Installed Manually From The Play Store

Just after initially unveiling Google Play Services, Google has made the APK installable directly from the Play Store.

For those who missed the announcement, Google Play Services is an APK rolling out automatically to devices running Android 2.2+ that will allow Android apps to easily integrate with Google services like Google+. At present, the app (which is in version 1.0 "Asiago") includes components and relevant client APIs for OAuth 2.0 authentication, Google+ sign-in, and Google+ +1 buttons. Google assures users that "we anticipate more Google services to be continuously added, so be on the lookout for these updates."

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The Google Play Services app began rolling out through the Play Store automatically, primarily in order to keep updates to the service independent of carrier or OEM updates.

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New DDR4 Memory Coming To Tablets Could Mean Reduced Power Consumption And Increased Performance

New DDR4 Memory Coming To Tablets Could Mean Reduced Power Consumption And Increased Performance

In the endless components arms race of the Information Age, cheaper, faster, and smaller are the mantras that perk up the customers' ears and line the tech giants pockets with cash. The latest innovation in one of the key areas of electronic components is DDR4 memory. The spec is said to reduce power consumption by 20-40% based on a maximum 1.2 volts of power use.

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While running at the same bandwidth as its predecessor, DDR3 memory, the new spec will run with up to 40% less power draw. Running at full capacity, which is roughly double the amount of throughput of DDR3 memory, the new RAM will draw the same amount of power.

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Shipments Running Low - Quality Control To Blame Rather Than Component Shortages?

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Shipments Running Low - Quality Control To Blame Rather Than Component Shortages?

The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is quickly becoming the darling of the Android tablet world. With all the specs (dual-core, Android 3.0, keyboard dock - the list goes on) and a price tag at $400, this may just be the one Honeycomb tablet to rule them all. Alas, when a great product and a great price meet, there is great demand - and when there is great demand and a less-than-great supply level, there is a high level of dejected customers leaving their electronics retailers with empty hands.

The low shipment volumes of the Transformer have been news for the last couple of days, with as low as 10,000 units being moved per month.

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