Google to update Pixel 4 face unlock with eye detection ‘in the coming months`

21st October 2019

One of the headline features for the Google Pixel 4 is that it adds a new, secure face unlock feature in lieu of a fingerprint sensor. Only it turns out that “secure” is a relative term, as the phone will unlock even if your eyes are closed. Google has given us a statement promising that it will issue a software update that will fix that problem up, but unfortunately the…

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Google aware of free original quality HEIC photo backups for iPhones, says it’s a ‘bug’

21st October 2019

After the Pixel 4’s announcement, we were surprised to discover it didn’t offer free original quality backups on Google Photos like its predecessors. The next day, a Redditor made things even worse for Pixel users by explaining that the new iPhones do get unlimited original quality backups on Photos because they use the HEIC format. We’ve reached out to Google and got confirmation that this is indeed the case, but…

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Compact Swytch Kit converts any bike to an e-bike for sustainable transport

21st October 2019

Swytch switched. Following up on its successful 2017 crowd-funded e-bike conversion kit launch, London-based Swytch Technology is at it again. In designing a new model that is 50% lighter and 70% smaller than the original, CTO Dmitro Khroma says the team has created the “smallest and lightest e-Bike system that is possible with today’s technology.” Swytch is crowd-funding the new Swytch Kit on Indiegogo to bring the concept to production….

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Here’s why this fantastic card from Chase should be the next one you apply for

21st October 2019

Summary: Are you a semi-frequent traveler who doesn’t take too many trips a year but who nevertheless could use a credit card that offers an assortment of travel-related perks? In this post, we walk through the many reasons you should consider the Chase Sapphire Preferred — which isn’t an ultra-premium card by any means but still offers a ton of value via everything from the way you can earn Ultimate…

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