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iPhone Feature Request: Copy ‘Skip Lock Screen’ feature from Google’s Pixel 4

Face Unlock on Google’s Pixel 4 is less secure than the iPhone’s Face ID, but it does have one feature I’d like to see Apple copy: Skip Lock Screen.

Copying that would be perfectly fair, as Google has recently confirmed that it will be copying at least part of Face ID’s Require Attention feature…


The Pixel 4 will copy Require AttentionLike Apple’s iPhone X, XS, and 11, Google’s new flagship Pixel 4 smartphone can unlock by recognizing your face. However, the company quickly came under fire when it was revealed that the device can be unlocked even when the owner is asleep, simply by someone else holding it up to their face.

With iPhones, there is a Requires Attention toggle. When this is on, your iPhone will only unlock if your eyes are open and you are actually looking at the screen. Google has now said that it plans to copy at least the first part of this requirement.

Google this evening confirmed to The Verge that it’s “been working on an option for users to require their eyes to be ope…

NVIDIA's new shield tablet is like the old, but cheaper

NVIDIA's first shield tablet was a device that almost everything right:  the 8-inch slate had a sharp display is flanked by two speakers, a surprisingly precise integrated stylus and a powerful 192-core Kepler K1 processor. At the time it was simply the best games Android device on the market, and a pretty darn good Media Tablet start - but NVIDIA quietly put the shielding on the pasture earlier this year. The company is preparing for the start of a new, more powerful shield tablet? No: it is that of the same slate back on the market, albeit with a reduced, $199 price and less fuss.

At a glance the new NVIDIA shield tablet K1 is a dead ringer for its $299 predecessor with almost identical chassis with the same ports, buttons and layout camera. There were a few improvements: NVIDIA replaces the shiny black font on the shield logo with brushed metal sign and the new tablet speakers are with rubberized grip surface. In fact, the only difference between the old and the new is screen …