Q&A: How Apple’s Face ID Facial Recognition Works

In mid-September, Apple unveiled its new Face ID facial recognition system , which is due to debut with the iPhone X on Nov. 3. The system lets users unlock their phones just by glancing at them, but has also raised privacy questions and some anxieties over whether someone could force you to unlock your phone […]

Amazon Turns up the Volume on Rivals with Echo Price Cut

By Michael Liedtke SEATTLE (AP) _ Amazon will head into the holiday shopping season with a simple wish list: It wants voice-controlled devices featuring its digital assistant Alexa to become as ubiquitous in people’s homes as televisions. The online retailer is slashing prices to undercut Google, introducing better acoustics in response to a forthcoming Apple […]

Apple Watch Goes Solo, But Don’t Dump Your Phone Yet

By Anick Jesdanun SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. It’s buying the HTC engineering team that built the Pixel smartphone for Google in a cash […]

Apple’s Luxury iPhone Both Copies and Innovates

By Michael Liedtke CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — As soon as you see the iPhone X up close, you’ll realize that it’s nothing like any of the previous models that Apple has released during the past decade. But you might notice striking similarities with some of the sleek smartphones that Samsung, Google and others have been […]

Shopping By Voice on Amazon or Google Device Could Cost You

By Anick Jesdanun NEW YORK (AP) _ In the name of convenience, Amazon and Walmart are pushing people to shop by just talking to a digital assistant. Shopping by voice means giving orders to the Alexa assistant on Amazon’s Echo speaker and other devices, even if your hands are tied up with dinner or dirty […]