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Qualcomm: You know the first biometric sensor that recognizes two fingers simultaneously!




During the Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm introduced its new ultrasonic fingerprint reader. This new biometric sensor will greatly increase security in smartphones.

One of the limitations presented by current readers is the small size, and the new “3D Sonic Max” will solve this by coming up with a surface 17 times larger.

Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max

Simultaneous recognition of two fingers may bring new features

In addition to arriving with a much larger surface, this new fingerprint reader can recognize up to two fingers simultaneously.

Although not confirmed during the presentation, it may allow new uses as well as just improving the safety level.

The Sonic Max 3D sensor is the successor of the reader used in the Samsung Galaxy S 10. When compared, the evolution in its size is all too evident. While the sensor in the Galaxy S 10 is 4mm x 9mm, the new sensor has a dimension of 20 mm x 30 mm.

In addition to allowing a complete fingerprint capture in every attempt, the company revealed that the large surface will also eliminate problems with screen protectors.

Leitor de impressão digital 3D Sonic Max

An initial list of manufacturers that will be guaranteed to use the new processors on their smartphones has already been confirmed. However, it has not yet been revealed which brands will adopt the new biometric sensor.

For now, it just seems safe to assume that the Samsung Galaxy S 11 will be the first to use the Sonic Max 3D player.



Attention! Bug on Android is frustrating users using PIN code




Last September, some Pixel users who use the PIN code to unlock their Android could not sign in to their device. Two months later, it seems that this bug has not been fixed and is now affecting third-party smartphones.

There are users of smartphones from Sony and OnePlus who are starting to complain about the same problem. This bug is apparently affecting models running Android 9 or Android 10.

Users cannot access your smartphone by its PIN code

The bug in question occurs when users try to use your PIN code to enter your smartphone. After validating your code, the smartphone screen turns off and then back on the lock screen, as if nothing had happened.

That is, if you have no other method of authentication enabled or available, you will be unable to access your device. A scenario that can be problematic for those who really need to use their smartphone.

Problem will stem from a process of validating your password

Recent Discoveries maintain that the cause of this bug is a method called “Synthetic Password Key”. In short, this method compares the code you entered as stored in the system.

It appears that this procedure is not being completed, returning a null value. It is this null value that is causing Android to crash.

As far as we know, this problem is not widely dispersed in the market, affecting a small group of users. Even so, it is important to alert you to using various smartphone unlocking methods whenever possible.

Google has said that it is aware of the issue and has already referred the case to the appropriate department. However, a solution has not yet been shipped to market.

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You can now hear Samuel L. Jackson’s voice on your Amazon Echo




Amazon has a habit of making celebrity voices such as singers or actors available in its Alexa smart column, to vary from the standard voice. The most recent addition is Samuel L. Jackson, whose “voice” can be added to the column catalog by 99 cents. All in English only is clear.

This way, Amazon Alexa users can now have Jackson’s voice answering music requests, weather status and all sorts of questions. Just ask Alexa to introduce you to Samuel L. Jackson or buy your voice manually.

Samuel L. Jackson’s voice has been recreated with technology

Instead of recording a ton of pre-made sentences, Amazon used a neural network that converts text to voice. Of course, the actor had to spend hours in the studio recording audio to create a sound base. However, the end result is a kind of deepfake vocal.

Comedy video “predicted” the actor’s voice on Alexa

In 2017, the comedy YouTube channel 80 gumdrops has released a video about a family that just bought an Amazon Alexa. The funniest part is that the column comes with the voice of Samuel L. Jackson by definition. During the video are played several sentences of his most iconic movies, complete with profanity and all.

Alexa will have an option “uncensored”

Samuel L. Jackson is known for his characteristic voice and a great use of profanity in his roles. As such, Amazon includes an unfiltered version of the voice, where the answers will be much more explicit. This option can be enabled or disabled in Alexa settings.

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