Monthly Archives: January 2017

Synaptics has created a new biometric sensor

Most biometric sensors installed in smartphones as squid printers are large in size and round shape. They take up a lot of space, but that will soon change, because Synaptics has developed a completely new sensor that is only 3.5 mm wide.

More and more new smartphone models are equipped with fingerprint readers that protect your device from unauthorized access. These sensors, however, are quite large, so mobile designers have to figure out how to integrate them into the casing so they do not interfere with the design.

Most often installed on the Home button or on the rear panel of the housing, but soon such a reader will be found on the edge of the housing, for example.

Specialists from Synaptics have developed a completely new biometric sensor, whose width is only 3.5 mm. It is so small that theoretically it can be integrated with volume buttons or sleep / wake up equipment.

The company also ensures that it has improved the security algorithms. Thanks to these changes, the device will be able to determine if the reader actually touches the user’s finger, or whether it is merely a fingerprint removed from a flat surface by means of which such systems can easily be deceived. This is possible with the Samsung Galaxy S5 sensor, which was manufactured by Synaptics and experts have proven that it can be bypassed.…

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Google will help you find the nearest toilet

India is a country where finding a toilet can pose serious difficulties, given the fact that there are no 70 percent of them. Households. Google is working with its local government on a toilet search tool.

In Europe, sewer problems have been solved many years ago, and almost every household now has its own toilet. The situation is quite different in developing countries, where luxury is still unattainable for many people.

This is so in India, where still about 70 percent. The household does not have its own toilet. The Department of Urban Development, in cooperation with the Google Group, is working on a toilet search engine. A special feature is created for Google Maps, which allows you to search for the nearest toilets in hotels, restaurants or other public buildings when you enter the appropriate word for the toilet.

In addition to finding a toilet, the application will also provide information on its current state, provided by other users. So if the toilet is closed or cleanliness is not its most powerful, users will be able to judge the place and write their own opinion.…

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