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Hackers Say They’ve Broken Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release

'It was even simpler than we ourselves had thought.' Bkav Researchers Aside from the challenge of acquiring an accurate face scan, the researchers’ simpler setup outperformed more expensive techniques for attempted Face ID trickery—namely, the ones we at WIRED tried earlier this month. With the help of a special effects artist, and at a cost of thousands of dollars, we created full masks cast from a staffer's face in five different materials, ranging from silicone to gelatin to vinyl. Despite details like eyeholes designed to allow real eye movement, and…

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Apple Is Ramping Up Work on AR Headset to Succeed iPhone

With the headset at least two years away, Apple wants to make it easier for developers to bring new AR features to the iPhone. To that end, the company plans to release a new version of ARKit software tools as soon as 2018. They could help developers create software that remembers accurately where a digital object was placed in a virtual space, using a technology called persistent tracking; you look away, and the object is still there. The tools will also make it easier to create AR games for multiple…

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Here’s why the iPhone X selfie camera is freaking some people out

Image: mashable  So, the iPhone X is in people’s hands now, and with it, the uber-high-resolution and incredible detail of its very good selfie camera.  So good, in fact, that some of the people using it are slightly horrified. SEE ALSO: A hands-on review of the iPhone X The iPhone X comes with Apple’s brand new TrueDepth camera on the front, which shoots selfies using a 7-megapixel camera and employs an infrared camera to capture the nuanced depth features in faces. It’s shockingly better than any other front-facing mobile camera…

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Friday’s iPhone X Pre-Orders Will Be Crucial for Apple

The most important date for shorter lines of expectant fans waiting outside stores on release days. So even though analysts widely expect iPhone X supplies to be limited early on, the device will still be available in 55 countries and territories. Apple also expects to have the iPhone X in many stores on Nov. 3 and said Tuesday that walk-in buyers should “arrive early.” Investors and analysts will be able to monitor how the wait times for delivery develop in the course of Friday, giving insights into demand. As more…

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Apple would like to remind the FCC that it cant activate imaginary FM radios that iPhones dont have

Apple responded today to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, who issued a statement that “urged” Apple to activate the FM chips that he claimed are in iPhones in the name of public safety. The recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria were the hook for the reasoning. The only problem? Apple hasn’t even included FM radio chips in iPhones since the iPhone 6s. That’s right, Pai called on Apple to activate radios that don’t even exist. As John Gruber astutely points out, the statement has the stink of trying to shift blame…

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Finally! An Emoji That Expresses The Pain Of Getting Older And Realizing Youre The Adult In The Family

For all the lazy texters out there (you know who you are!), emojis are lifesavers and super fun. And now, with the most recent iPhone update, we got a new cute little face you didn’t even know you needed: an emoji that expresses the overwhelmingly empty feeling of getting older and realizing you’re the adult in the family! All right! We all know that feeling of seeing your parents withering away and realizing you no longer have a safety net, and that the two people who kept you safe your…

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Bill Gates has finally switched from the Windows Phone to an Android

Image: Getty Images At last, Bill Gates has joined us in the present. The Microsoft co-founder announced in an interview with Fox News Sunday that he’s now using an Android phone.  The move was probably inevitable. Windows on mobile has effectively been a dead platform ever since Microsoft gutted its phone division two years ago. While Windows 10 technically works on phones, there’s been pretty much zero support from hardware makers and app developers outside of Microsoft. Gates told Fox that the phone he uses is an “Android phone with…

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Everything we expect to see at Apple’s big iPhone 8 reveal

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple’s next iPhones are almost here. We’re just days away from what will be Apple’s most anticipated reveal in recent memory. On Tuesday morning, CEO Tim Cook will take the stage at the company’s Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino and show off three new iPhones.  We’ll also get our first look at the next Apple Watch, Apple TV, and hear the latest updates on iOS and macOS High Sierra. SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone 8 event: How to watch and what to expect Beyond that, the event…

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iPhone X: Apples latest iPhone name leaks ahead of official release

iPhone X is rumored to be priced at close to $1,000 and set to be launched on Tuesday at the companys multibillion-dollar new headquarters Apples latest iPhone will be called the iPhone X, according to a leak on Saturday. The name of the phone 9to5Mac. The site reported that two other new phones would be called reportedly taking a back seat, the new phones may offer an indication of Apples next direction. The model names were discovered and 9to5Mac, the 8 and 8 Plus will be basic upgrades on the…

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The iPhone 8 could mute notifications when youre looking at the screen

Last week, Appleaccidentally releasedan early build of the HomePod firmware. Guilherme Rambo has been digging around a library file to spot strings and references that hint at future products and features. In particular, he just noticed that the next iPhone will be able to detect when youre looking at the screen so that it can silence your notifications. I looked around the HomePod firmware and found the same references to this supportsAttenuatingTonesForAttentionDetected class. What @jsnell talked about on the last @_upgradefm is true: the iPhone will suppress notification sounds if…

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Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-only, offers a year of service for $1

In attempt to woo customers away from competitors, Virgin Mobile USA today announced a deal that will see it transitioning to become an iPhone-only carrier. The company is also partnering with Apple toactivate Virgins services in Apples stores. To kick off this change, Virgin introduced a limited time promotion that will see it giving away a years worth of unlimited talk, text and data for only a dollar. There are a few caveats to this deal, of course. Like most carriers, unlimited data is not exactly that. Customers who use…

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