You Can Stymie the iPhone X Face ID

By Anick Jesdanun NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is offering a nifty way to unlock its new iPhone X — just stare at it. Face ID, Apple’s name for its facial-recognition technology, replaces the fingerprint sensor found on other models. How well does it work — not just technically, but in everyday use? After all, […]

Face to Face With Nest’s Smartest Home Security Camera

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nest’s new home security camera is supposed to be so smart that it can identify people it’s been introduced to. That skill comes from facial-recognition technology made by Nest’s sibling company, Google. The Nest Cam IQ camera is so slick that it carries a premium price — $300 […]

Google-Bred Waymo Aims to Shift Robotic Cars Into Next Gear

By Michael Liedtke ATWATER, Calif. (AP) — Google’s self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all. Waymo, hatched from a Google project started eight years ago, showed off its progress Oct. 30 during a rare peek at […]

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 […]