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Hackers broke through the iPhone X face ID with a $150 mask

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Vietnamese researcher shows iPhone X face ID 'hack'

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Ohio State student section cleverly makes use of iPhone glitch

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Amazon's India rival is making a smartphone

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Galaxy S9: Samsung’s 2018 Flagship Might Have Face ID, Just 4GB RAM, And Exynos 9810, Claims Latest Reports

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Galaxy X: Samsung’s New Patent Might Reveal How Revolutionary Phone’s Key Feature Works

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A Foolish Take: Adults want the Galaxy S8, teens want the iPhone X

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Shopping for an iPhone? These stores offer $200-$300 discounts for Black Friday
Jefferson Graham shows how to do a hidden trick in Apple's iOS11 operating system upgrade called "Long Exposure," that turns running water into a cloud-like dream state, on #TalkingTech. USA TODAY. LOS ANGELES — The iPhone, which is rarely discounted, is getting some major love from big-box retailers for the Thanksgiving shopping holiday. Walmart has the best deal so far, offering $300 off in the form of a gift card for the coveted iPhone X, which starts at $999, as well as the 8 and 8 Plus and last year's 7 and 7 Plus   Read More ...
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Hackers broke through the iPhone X face ID with a $150 mask
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Hackers broke through the iPhone X face ID with a $150 mask
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Hackers broke through the iPhone X face ID with a $150 mask
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Hackers broke through the iPhone X face ID with a $150 mask
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Hackers broke through the iPhone X face ID with a $150 mask
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Hackers broke through the iPhone X face ID with a $150 mask
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Hackers broke through the iPhone X face ID with a $150 mask
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Vietnamese researcher shows iPhone X face ID 'hack'
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Hackers say a mask fooled Face ID on iPhone X
Less than a week after the Apple iPhone X went on the market, a cybersecurity firm said it had already defeated the new phone’s vaunted facial recognition system, Face ID, using a $150 mask made on a specialized printer. “Apple Face ID is not an effective security measure,” a Vietnam-based cybersecurity firm, Bkav, said in a statement and video on its website   Read More ...
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Amazon's India rival is making a smartphone
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Galaxy S9: Samsung’s 2018 Flagship Might Have Face ID, Just 4GB RAM, And Exynos 9810, Claims Latest Reports
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Galaxy X: Samsung’s New Patent Might Reveal How Revolutionary Phone’s Key Feature Works
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A Foolish Take: Adults want the Galaxy S8, teens want the iPhone X
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Apple will issue a fix for iPhone X devices that seize up in the cold
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Apple readying fix for iPhone X that becomes unresponsive in the cold
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The best gadgets of 2017 to give as holiday gifts, from the Amazon Echo to the iPhone X
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The iPhone 7 was the most popular smartphone in the world in Q3
New data from research firm Canalys suggest the Apple iPhone 7 was the world's best-selling smartphone during the third quarter. That might sound alarming considering Apple launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in Q3, but the debuts came at the end of the quarter in late September. Still, Canalys said Apple shipped 13 million iPhone 7 units and 11   Read More ...
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Apple rolls out fix for iPhone autocorrect bug
The new iPhone 8 Plus is displayed in the showroom after the new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif. Some iPhone users are reporting big drains on battery life with the new iOS 11 upgrade. (Photo: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,) Still dealing with that annoying autocorrect bug on your iPhone? Apple finally has a fix. On Thursday, Apple released a software update for iOS 11   Read More ...
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