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Samsung mulls phone that reads your palm to help remember your password

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Samsung might soon have a subtler way of helping you remember your phone password, though: it would give you a palm reading.

A recently published patent application shows that Samsung has been exploring a system that would scan the unique lines on your palm and use them to display hints in the form of incomplete characters.

You’d get a nudge in the right direction, but nothing so obvious that a thief could guess it (even if they could use your hand).

Read also: Qualcomm files 3 fresh infringement claims against Apple

This could theoretically extend to signing you in, although Samsung would likely want to implement depth sensing or a similar technology to prevent evildoers from cheating with photos.

There’s no certainty that you’ll ever see this in the Galaxy S9 or any future Samsung phone.

It’s just a patent filing, and that won’t necessarily translate to a finished product.

It’s a simple-enough concept, though, and it could be extremely helpful if you’re struggling to get into an online store or are worried that you’ve locked yourself out of your phone.

 

 

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  1. Solomon Afolayan

    December 4, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    We haven’t seen anything in technology yet, prophecies in Daniel 12 is just starting to come to fulfillment…Technology advancement is just starting, the world will be amazed of great new inventories…

    https://www.eaglesnewsmedia.com/2017/12/upcoming-artists-last-post-before-he.html?m=1

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