Apple Could Be Working on In-Display Infrared Fingerprint Scanner, Patent Suggests

first_imgApple has been granted a patent for an image sensor housed under the screen by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent that was filed in October 2018 suggests that the company could be planning to add an in-display fingerprint scanning technology in its future offerings. In the past, Apple used a physical fingerprint scanner called Touch ID and then moved to Face ID with its iPhone X series. As per the patent, the input sensor will be placed between the ‘outer protective cover’ and the ‘display stack.’The patent filed by Apple with the US Patent and Trademark Office with patent number 10,824,837 B2 back in October 2018 has now been granted. It includes plans for an “optical imaging sensor” that is “positioned at least partially behind a display and is configured to emit shortwave infrared light.”- Advertisement – Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement –center_img It should be noted that patents usually indicate avenues that a company may be exploring. It’s not necessary that a patented research will always translate into mass production. Apple’s patent suggests that it plans on introducing an in-display fingerprint scanner with a device, however, it is currently unclear whether it could be for the next generation iPhone and iPad models, if at all.Apple’s patent includes a protective outer cover that will be the interface surface, a display positioned adjacent the protective outer cover, and an optical imaging system that comprises a light emitting element that produces shortwave infrared light. This is essentially how an in-display fingerprint scanner works as the light reflected back from the finger is used to construct a unique image or fingerprint. Another method of in-display fingerprint authentication is ‘ultrasonic,’ that involves sending ultrasonic pulse to detect the ridges and valleys of a fingerprint. It is present in the Samsung Galaxy S20 series of phones.In the past, Apple has steered clear of in-display fingerprint scanning. After its Touch ID system, that was last seen on iPhone SE (2020), it switched to Face ID starting with the iPhone X series. Apple has also decided to stick with Face ID for its latest iPhone 12 series, but decided to go with Touch ID for its new iPad Air.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Google Photos unlimited free storage ends June 1

first_imgEven with the rollback, Google still offers a better deal than the 5GB of free storage you get from Apple, after which you have to pay at least $0.99 a month for 50GB. However, Apple One plans may look more appealing, since they include storage bundled with services like Apple Music, TV and Arcade. If you’re a member of Amazon Prime, you get unlimited photo storage, so that’s an option if you’re looking to move away from Google. It’s a big change from when Google Photos was announced in 2015, when the company promised free unlimited high-quality photos and video uploads and it seems like an easy way for Google to push people to pay for its Google One plans, which start at $1.99 per month for 100GB of storage.It’s a bit of a bummer for Google Photos users, who may have racked up five years’ worth of pictures under the assumption that Google would let them keep uploading new pictures for free.Google said the storage limit doesn’t apply to photos uploaded from its Pixel phones, which still get unlimited high-quality uploads for free. It also said that 80 percent of its users should get about three more years of storage before they even hit the 15GB mark.- Advertisement – Google on Wednesday announced the end of free unlimited storage for Google Photos, its online site for storing your pictures. Beginning June 1, 2021, any photos uploaded to Google Photos will count toward the free 15GB of storage it provides with Google accounts.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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In first, US brands white supremacists as foreign terrorists

first_imgSales said that two extremists from Sweden, known for its generosity toward refugees, traveled in August 2016 to Saint Petersburg to undergo 11 days of paramilitary training with the group.They returned to Sweden and carried out a series of attacks including a bombing outside a migrant center in Gothenburg that gravely injured one person, the State Department said.”This group has innocent blood on its hands,” Sales said. ‘Nonsense,’ leader saysThe monarchist movement has deployed volunteers to fight in nationalist causes, including on behalf of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. “It’s incredible. It’s nonsense, of course,” Denis Gariyev, one of three leaders put on the blacklist, told AFP of the designation.”In the same way you could recognize tens of thousands of volunteers as terrorists. Yes, we took part as volunteers,” he said of the group’s participation in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine.He denied that the group promoted racial supremacism, saying: “We couldn’t do so because we are an Orthodox organization.””This is politics. Probably they want to use us as a bogeyman. They need an ‘image of the enemy,’ after all,” he added.The group’s website says its militants train in martial arts and knife-fighting in the belief that “not being a warrior for a modern man in Russia is criminal weakness.”A Russian court in 2012 banned a group website as extremist, according to the justice ministry, but Moscow has not designated the group as a whole as terrorist. The United States on Monday branded a Russian far-right organization a terrorist group, the first time it has targeted purported white supremacists with action frequently used against jihadist groups.The move comes after ambivalent messages about white supremacists by President Donald Trump, who notoriously defended participants in a neo-Nazi rally.The State Department said the Russian Imperial Movement runs two paramilitary training camps in Saint Petersburg and has pulled in neo-Nazis from across the Western world, including Swedish militants who carried out violent attacks. Globalized nationalists Sales said that white supremacists around the world have increasingly been interconnected.Last year a gunman targeting Hispanics killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and said he was inspired by the white supremacist who massacred Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand.Sales said the State Department had seen reports that the Russian Imperial Movement “reached out to Americans or even travelled to the United States,” although he did not draw a link to any incidents.Trump himself has faced widespread criticism for his uncritical treatment of white supremacists as well as his rhetoric that demonizes non-white immigrants as criminals.In 2017, Trump said that neo-Nazis whose march in Charlottesville, Virginia devolved into violence included “very fine people.”Violent hate crimes in the United States soared to a 16-year high in 2018, including a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, according to the FBI. Sales said that Monday’s designation was made possible after an order by Trump that allows designation of terrorists based on their training activities, not necessarily participation in violence.Despite the calls on Russia to act, the United States itself does not designate domestic groups as terrorists, owing largely to the US Constitution’s broad guarantees of freedom of speech.center_img Topics : “This is the first time the United States has ever designated white supremacist terrorists, illustrating how seriously this administration takes the threat,” said Nathan Sales, the State Department counterterrorism coordinator.”We are prepared to target any foreign terrorist group, regardless of ideology, that threatens our citizens, our interests abroad or our allies,” he said.The Russian Imperial Movement and three of its leaders were blacklisted as Specially Designated Global Terrorists, meaning that they will not be admitted to the United States and that any US assets they hold will be blocked.The designation also aims to have a chilling effect on banks and other institutions overseas unlikely to want to deal with a US-described terrorist group.last_img read more

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Motorcycle ‘thief’ arrested in Ilog

first_imgPolice also confiscated from Omboy a.45-caliber pistol loaded with two live bullets. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Ilog municipal police station, facing charges./PN Ryan Omboy, a resident of the village, was arrested around 5 p.m. on July 8, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – For allegedly stealing a motorcycle, a 19-year-old lad was nabbed in Barangay Pinggot, Ilog, Negros Occidental.center_img He was accused of carting away the motorcycle owned by 20-year-old Mark Paul Dela Cruz of Barangay Magballo, Kabankalan City. The victim reported the incident to the police, which led to the suspect’s apprehension.last_img

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Norma Jean “Jeannie” Skinner

first_imgMemorial contributions can be directed to Liberty Church of Christ.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Norma Skinner. Norma Jean “Jeannie” Skinner, of Liberty, was born on July 16, 1927, in Fairfield, Indiana, the daughter of Raymond and Marjorie Huber Apsley.  On November 10, 1945 she married John A. Skinner.  Norma enjoyed being a homemaker and was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ and the Fairfield Order of the Eastern Star.  She loved quilting, sewing, flower arranging and gardening, and spending winters in Florida.  On Monday, May 1, 2017, at the age of 89, Norma passed away at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  David Soper, Pastor of the Liberty Church of Christ will officiate the service at 12 noon at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Sims Brier Cemetery in New Fairfield.center_img Those surviving who will cherish Norma’s memory include her sons, Darrell (Belinda) Skinner of Madison, Gregory (Kathy) Skinner of Brookville, and Jan (Annette) Skinner of Liberty; 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Marilyn Scaggs and Vivian Moles both of Liberty, Nedra Smith of Crestline, OH, and one brother, Alton Apsley of Palm Bay, FL.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Skinner on June 20, 2011; a great grandchild, Passion Skinner; a brother, Robert Apsley, and a sister, Nancy Webb.last_img read more

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East Central Horticulture sale announced

first_imgSt. Leon, In. — The East Central Horticulture program will be conducting their 12th annual spring plant sale on Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 from 3-7:00 pm, Saturday, May 5 from 8-noon,  Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11 from 3-6:30 pm, and Saturday, May 12 from 9-noon.Plants available include several varieties of tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, marigolds, misc. annuals and houseplants.  Several projects made by East Central Agricultural Science students will also be available.  All plants are started from seed by East Central Agricultural Science students.The East Central Greenhouse is located on the north side of the school.  Look for it on the second story of the building.  Please enter through the agriculture shop doors which are directly beneath the greenhouse.  For more information call 812-576-4811 x11122 or e-mail rjohnson@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us.last_img read more

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China Beat Cameroon for 2nd Win at Women’s Volleyball World Cup

first_imgYokohama: Powerhouse China defeated Cameroon 25-18, 25-14, 25-19 to register a 2-0 record at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup here on Sunday.Compared with the opener, the defending champions fielded a completely different starting line-up, which featured opposite hitter Zeng Chunlei, wing spikers Li Yingying and Liu Xiaotong, middle blockers Wang Yuanyuan and Zheng Yixin, setter Yao Di and libero Lin Li.Both sides were troubled by errors in the first set, especially on the serve. The score seesawed until Liu Xiaotong’s three aces helped China establish a 19-15 lead and carried on the momentum to claim the first set 25-18.China took varied attacking approaches in the set targeting the weakness of Cameroon’s defense and earn the set point at 24-14 following a 9-2 run. Although captain Christelle Tchoudjang managed to save two of the setpoints with her spike, the gap was too large to close as Zeng Chunlei fired to put China two sets ahead. China will seek a third consecutive win against its old rival Russia on Monday while Cameroon taking on the Dominican Republic. IANS Also Read: India pip Bangladesh in thriller to win U-19 Asia CupAlso Watch:Assam NRC: Pradesh Congress Committee team led by Ripun Bora reached Tinsukialast_img read more

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ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019 Pakistan vs Bangladesh Dream 11 Prediction | Fantasy Playing XI

first_imgNew Delhi: With the race for semi-finals virtually over for Pakistan and Bangladesh, the two teams head for their last 2019 World Cup encounter at Lord’s in London to play for pride and end the tournament on high. For Pakistan, the journey has been full of ups and down. However, Bangladesh, on the other hand, have been able to impress with their consistent effort in the mega event.With Pakistan being the host for the game. Bangladesh team need to wear the ‘away jersey’.  Interestingly, the game will also see a few players from both sides playing their last World Cup game. The likes of Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mashrafe Mortaza are few among many in the list and all will look to give their best.With this, News Nation brings to you as what could be the best fantasy XI for the encounter between Pakistan and Bangladesh:Wicket-Keepers: Mushfiqur Rahim and Sarfaraz AhmedBatsmen: Soumya Sarkar, Haris Sohail, Imam Ul Haq, Fakhar ZamanAll-Rounders: Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad HafeezBowlers: Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Badgers look to protect new ranking against Spartans

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s tennis team puts its shiny new ranking on the line tonight against the No. 75 Michigan State Spartans (4-6, 0-0). This is the first time the Badgers have been ranked since April 2002.The No. 65 Badgers (4-3, 1-0) debut in the polls this week as a result of their defeat of No. 62 Northwestern last weekend. The Badgers had not defeated the Wildcats since 1991 before the 4-3 upset at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.”It was huge for us to start our conference season with a win over Northwestern, because we haven’t beaten them in a real long time,” said UW head coach Greg Van Emburgh. “It is a great way to take that momentum into the rest of the season, not only our conference matches, but our non-conference matches as well.”The Badgers were able to pull the upset with a stunning comeback by sophomore Jeremy Sonkin.”It was kind of our first signature win,” Van Emburgh said. “To go in there and walk out of there, the way it happened as well, with Sonkin being down a set and five match points down and still getting that win, just shows a lot of heart and desire.”Sonkin gets another challenge this weekend in Michigan State’s No. 77 Nick Rinks. The sophomore Rinks was part of the Spartan squad that defeated Wisconsin by a 6-1 margin last year.Because of that, Van Emburgh stressed the importance of being ready, no matter who the opponent.”We need to make sure that we are really, really ready, just as we were against Northwestern,” Van Emburgh said. “We feel like every time we step out onto the court, we have something to prove.”The Badgers will not be the only team looking to prove something, as the Spartans have dropped their last six matches coming into the Wisconsin match.”It actually works in their favor, to some degree, if they have lost a couple of close matches, played a couple of close games … for them to be even more fired up,” Van Emburgh said, “to come in here thinking, ‘Let’s be ready. Let’s get a win. We deserve a win,’ [because] we’ve been working hard also.”Van Emburgh believes his team will have a chance to be successful if they just keep on doing what they did against Northwestern. He said preparation and focus are especially important in the Badgers’ quest to be successful, and that as long as he sees maximum effort from his players, he cannot ask for anything more.”If we lose that match [against Northwestern] 4-3, we know that we did everything in our power to get that win,” he said. “That’s really important that they are doing that every time we step out on the court.”After Michigan State, the Badgers also take on the Indiana State Sycamores on Sunday afternoon. The Sycamores are led by sophomore Anton Tsymbalov, a Kazakhstan native who has won his last eight matches of the season in dual play coming into the weekend.The Badgers’ head coach looks at the Sycamores as a solid non-conference opponent that will come in and play hard on the road to try and knock off his rising UW squad.”It is a team that we definitely have to be ready for and be prepared for,” Van Emburgh said. “They have some good players on their team. They’re going to come in here, saying, ‘Hey, listen, here is a chance for us.'”Van Emburgh believes that after a win like last weekend’s win over Northwestern, and jumping up into the rankings, that Wisconsin might become more like one of the hunted instead of always being the hunter.”It kind of puts a little bit of a bull’s-eye on yourself,” Van Emburgh said of the new ranking. “You have to be ready for every match from here on out.”last_img read more

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Students advocate for Palestinian statehood

first_imgCorrection: An earlier version of this article stated that Professor Fayez Hammad spoke “…about the Middle Eastern conflict in the context of today and its conception in 1948 when the state of Israel was established.” He did not discuss these topics. In the Palestinian-Israeli dispute, 43 percent of U.S. millennials side with Israel, the lowest the figure has ever been, and 27 percent sympathize with Palestine, which is the highest share of any generation. Campus movements across the nation have gathered around the Palestinian cause. At USC, there exists a branch of the national group Students for Justice in Palestine. Last Thursday, SJP hosted “Palestine 101,” an event dedicated to informing students about the history of Palestine and the pro-Palestinian movement taking place today. The event was made “for students by students,” according to its coordinators, and around 35 students attend the lecture by Professor Fayez Hammad of the School of International Relations and department of political science. Hammad stated during the lecture that the “Arab-Israeli conflict has become a Palestinian-Israeli conflict again.”“This event is an annual thing for SJP and across campuses and across universities,” said the USC SJP President, who wished to remain anonymous to protect herself from retaliation by anti-Palestinian groups online. “Its aim is to raise awareness about the conflict from a Palestinian perspective and one which really shines light on the struggle of the Palestinian people and the geopolitical complexities that have given rise to this occupation.”According to the student organization’s president, support for the pro-Palestine movement is growing on college campuses in general, which she attributes to organizations like SJP and Jewish Voices for Peace, but at USC, the movement tends to fluctuate with student activity.“At USC, the history of SJP is not a trajectory upwards, it’s more up and down, with moments where it’s super active and moments where it’s kind of been a little more quiet but I do see this as an extremely pivotal point for USC SJP,” the president said.The president added that she approaches the movement from an academic, reading-based point of view and hopes that her colleagues do the same. She hopes to create an environment where students feel free to voice their questions.“I want to bring that to SJP, where people are not afraid to ask questions, where we’re assured of our stance, which is pro-Palestine,” the president said. “But at the same time, we can engage everyone who has doubts maybe around that and I really want to make sure that it is an inviting and open environment for that.”Yet, according to the 2015-2016 Israel on Campus Coalition Campus Trends Report, there was a 12 percent decrease in anti-Israel activity on U.S. college campuses from last year. Additionally, pro-Israel activity increased by 3.5 percent from last year.However, the SJP president also said that it is difficult to engage with the topic at USC, as it can be extremely polarizing and students are often scared to approach it.“I’m not exactly hoping to bridge that gap because I’m not sure how to do that,” she said. “I just really hope people are able to move away from the myths and the biases involved and really understand that this is one of the ongoing struggles of our generation.”Morgan Mamon, a senior majoring in Middle East studies, who is also an active member of SJP, echoed a similar sentiment, adding it is also an understudied topic in the Middle East classes at USC due to its polarizing nature. After Mamon traveled through Palestine and Israel while studying abroad, she realized the scope of the conflict and saw her academic understanding lacking.“To me, it seems that a lot of students at USC are even less educated on the topic, which is why ‘Palestine 101’ is something I’ve been very adamant about taking place this semester,” Mamon said.Mamon added that she wanted the event to be a success because if more students at USC were informed on the topic, more discussion on campus could take place.“If just a broader population at USC can be informed on the topic we could have much more fruitful discussions in the end about a conflict that is so controversial and so polarizing,” Mamon said. “It’s disappointing to me to see the fact that people are so unwilling to talk about it.”Mamon said that because the political climate of the United States tends to lean more pro-Israel, she is glad that the pro-Palestinian movement is growing on college campuses because it’s a move towards balancing out the conversation. She added that she is hoping that this will lead to more engaging discussions on the issue when taking place from a variety of perspectives.“The thing that’s saddest about this conversation in the U.S. is how polarizing it is and how incapable we are of having a real discussion,” Mamon said. “There’s so much detail and history to this place and for us to just pick a side. That is the biggest problem to this conversation in the U.S.”SC Students for Israel co-President Rachel Quinn said in an email to the Daily Trojan that they agreed the pro-Palestinian movement is growing on college campuses. They also believe creating dialogue between the two groups is the key to bridging the gap.“Differing viewpoints are not so uncommon, but nothing will be solved by either side of the conflict being shut off to learning about the other side’s views and beliefs,” Quinn wrote. “Education is also very important in beginning to end the conflict — by creating a multi-cultural dialogue (one of the main things we promote through SCSI), we can become more open to opposing views and work together for a solution we both want.”SCSI’s other co-President Shayna Lewis wrote that along with engaging in meaningful dialogue, the purpose of SCSI is to bring awareness and appreciation of the Israeli culture. This week Hillel, a Jewish organization on campus, is sponsoring “Israel Week” on campus, a weeklong event promoting Birthright, which is a cost-free, 10-day trip to Israel offered to all Jewish young adults, according to their website.“We want to expose students to Israeli culture, through various speakers, workshops and educational seminars,” Lewis wrote. “We partner with other organizations on a regular basis that offer us resources and help us promote dialogue on campus.”Lewis added that she also believes the conflict can be very polarizing for this generation, writing that often it forces people to take a side even though many of them may not have had any first-hand experience with the situation in the Middle East.“However, being associated with either side of the conflict creates the necessity to present an opinion, no matter what that opinion may be,” Lewis wrote. “This association may come from an individual identification with one side or another, but it can also result from societal expectations of where a person seems to fit into the wide range of personnel associated with the conflict.”last_img read more

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