Opinion: In-screen fingerprint scanners are cool, but may be too late to matter

Here at CES 2018, I had a chance to look at what some of us probably considered mere fantasy a few short years ago: a fingerprint scanner that can see through a smartphone display. It sounds like something that must be so complex it would be beyond explanation, but really, the basic principles aren’t terribly difficult to grasp.

The short of it is this: smartphone screens are light-permeable, because they are porous.

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Opinion: Google has quietly become one of the world’s most important hardware companies

As we look back on 2017, think back to five years ago. Five years ago, if I had told you Google was one of the world’s most important consumer electronics manufacturers, you’d have laughed at me.

Put yourself back in 2012: Google’s just announced the fourth Nexus phone, the Nexus 4, running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, along with the Nexus 10 tablet. Six months prior, at Google I/O, it unveiled the Nexus Q – a device intended to be some sort of smart entertainment hub, and proceeded to never launch it to the general public.

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Tim Cook writes opinion piece with Charles Koch urging Congress to protect ‘Dreamers’

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is continuing to campaign on behalf of ‘Dreamers,’ participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, by writing an opinion piece with Koch Industries chairman and chief executive Charles Koch demanding action from Congress over the issue.
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Google Opinion Rewards is broken for some users

At a post-Thanksgiving potluck yesterday, a friend and I were sharing our enthusiasm for Android with someone who recently switched to the platform. One of the first things I always tout in these conversations is Google Opinion Rewards, the app that gives you free Play Store credit in exchange for answering survey questions. As I was talking through it, I took out my phone and opened the app to show my reward history (a shade under $ 90 since 2014).

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