A recently published Apple patent application suggests that a future HomePod could feature support for 3D hand gestures, Face ID, and much more.
While the patent application does not refer to the HomePod by name, it describes a voice-controlled assistant device such as a „countertop speaker“ with various sensors and cameras that „gather hand gestures and other three-dimensional gesture input.“ This could include waving, clapping, and so forth.
Interestingly, the HomePod could have LEDs woven into the fabric to provide visual feedback for the hand gestures. The LEDs could also be configured to display alphanumeric characters through the [...]
Der nächste große Entwickler macht sich die Möglichkeiten von Face ID bzw. Touch ID zunutze. iPhone&iPad
WhatsApp has enabled a new Face ID authentication option for iPhones that support the feature, in the latest update to the messenger app (via WABetaInfo).
The Facebook-owned platform has been testing the feature for iPhone X and newer devices in its TestFlight beta releases for some weeks now, but version 2.19.20 of WhatsApp, now on the App Store, makes Face ID available for all users with supporting iPhones.
When enabled, users need to use Face ID to unlock the WhatsApp app, but they can still reply to messages from notifications and answer calls when the app is locked.
To require Face ID to unlock WhatsApp, tap Settings -> Account -> Privacy -> Screen [...]
Google appears to be working on a facial recognition system that would offer similar security to Face ID, based on code for the next-generation version of Android that was highlighted by XDA Developers.
Code in Android Q, set to be shown off at Google’s developer conference in May, points towards an advanced facial recognition system that would be secure enough to be used for authorizing purchases and signing into apps, in addition to unlocking a smartphone.
Furthermore, the code references a built-in hardware based sensor through error messages that are highlighted when the sensor is unable to properly detect a face.
Combined, these two factors [...]