Tag Archive: Face


Pixel 4’s face unlock is inexplicably broken for some users

Some users are seeing errors trying to login.

What you need to know Some Google Pixel 4 owners are finding themselves unable to log-in to the device using Google’s face unlock system. The problem reportedly started after the November 2019 update. User remedies like deleting face unlock and factory resetting have only had limited success rates.

The Pixel 4 family has run into another user-facing issue. This time, with the Project Soli-backed face unlock system. Reports are  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S10 5G finally has 3D face unlock like iPhones

It works using the ToF sensor on the front.

What you need to know With One UI 2,0, Samsung is enabling 3D facial recognition on the Galaxy S10 5G. It uses the ToF sensor on the front to map your face in three dimensions. The end result is a far more secure facial unlocking experience that cannot easily be fooled with a picture of your face.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G is the most expensive, and the most  [Read More…]

Get the most out of the Pixel 4’s Face Unlock with these tricks

Face Unlock on the Pixel 4 is a big step forward for the world of biometric authentication on Android. We’ve seen face unlock on countless other devices in the past, but the implementation on the Pixel 4 is special. Not only is it incredibly fast and secure, but you can also use it for authorizing purchases and logging into apps. Want some tips on how to optimize it for the best experience possible? Here are a few tips!

  [Read More…]

LastPass beta now supports Face Unlock on Pixel 4

It’s one of the few apps that currently works with the feature.

What you need to know LastPass just released a new beta that supports Android’s updated BiometricPrompt API. This functionality enables the use of the face unlock feature of your Pixel 4 in place of a password. Fingerprints will still work on phones with fingerprint readers. You’ll need to enroll in the LastPass beta in order to get the update.

LastPass is now one of the  [Read More…]

These apps support the Pixel 4’s face unlock feature

Let’s see if your favorite apps work with the Pixel 4.

The Pixel 4 is an important phone for the Android landscape. The 90Hz display, dual rear cameras, and wireless charging are all perfectly cool, but the thing that really makes it stand out is Google’s all-new face unlock system.

We’ve seen other Android phones offer face unlock in the past, but the Pixel 4 is the first one that’s secure enough to be useful beyond the  [Read More…]

Pixel 4’s face unlock is getting eye detection in the ‘coming months’

This should’ve been available out of the box.

What you need to know Google will update the Pixel 4’s face unlock feature to require eye detection. The feature will be available via a software update that will be rolled out in the coming months. Face unlock is the only biometric authentication system available on the Pixel 4, with the phone lacking a fingerprint sensor.

Google introduced an IR-based face unlock system on the Pixel 4 that’s claimed  [Read More…]

Leaked Pixel 4 promo images highlight Motion Sense, face unlock features

Leaked marketing images gives us yet another look at the upcoming Google Pixel 4.

What you need to know Google Pixel 4 promo images highlighting key features such as Motion Sense and Face Unlock have surfaced. In addition to the Motion Sense and Face Unlock features, the Pixel 4 series will also offer up to 8x zoom, thanks to the secondary telephoto lens. The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be formally unveiled at the  [Read More…]

Testing face recognition on dark skin isn’t a bad thing when done right

No matter how you approach it, the subject is going to be a touchy one. Being deceitful and dumb about how you do it isn’t helping here, Google.

It’s no secret that using any sort of software that does more than a cursory “look” at people has issues when used by a person of color. Microsoft had issues with the Kinect and even a simple heart-rate sensor on your smartwatch can struggle here. Google is trying to  [Read More…]

Contractors reportedly targeted homeless people to test Pixel 4 face unlock

Contractors were also told to target those with darker skin.

What you need to know Google contractors were told to target homeless and people with darker skin. The contractors also mislead people by telling them it was a game or just told them to play with the phone. Some also failed to state they worked with Google or were recording the person’s face.

Back in July, we reported on how Google conducted “field research” for its new  [Read More…]

Here’s the Pixel 4’s face unlock feature in action

It looks pretty slick.

What you need to know A new leak shows the Pixel 4’s face unlock feature in action It looks super fast. It’ll be able to skip the lock screen.

The Pixel 4 leaks just keep on coming. Earlier today, 9to5Google leaked a bevy of information about the upcoming phone via marketing videos that show its features at work. We know about the new Google Assistant experience on the phone, the way Motion Sense  [Read More…]