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Google Looks to One-Up Apple with Face Unlock and New Motion Sense Gestures on Pixel 4

About a month and a half ago, even though we’re still a couple of months out from its expected launch later this fall, Google released the first official pic of Pixel 4 . Then today, Google teased another couple features for its upcoming flagship smartphone including face unlock and a new type of gesture recognition tech. Read More >>

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Students Hacked a Chip to Give Your Smartphone a Sense of Touch

Project Soli, which debuted at Google I/O in 2015, is a tiny chip that uses radar to detect discreet hand and finger motions. It was designed as a unique way to interact with mobile devices, but students at the University of St. Andrews found a way to use the simple chip to give electronics an actual sense of touch. Read More >>

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Finally, a Playable Version of the World’s Tiniest Violin

It doesn’t take much practise to learn to play the world’s tiniest violin—just a complete and utter lack of sympathy for what someone else is complaining about. But thanks to the folks at Design I/O, your microscopic violin will finally produce actual sad music. Read More >>