Google files for patent to unlock your phone using a funny face
posted by Maxwell R. / Jun 09, 2013, 3:07 AM
One way it could work would be where the device asks for a different gesture each time, it could be a wink, moving the eyebrows or “tongue protrusion” (why don’t they just call it “sticking out your tongue?”).
Facial recognition is not new, Google introduced it as a feature with the new version of Android when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus made its debut. In short order, it was found that a picture could defeat the recognition software though. Google’s fix to introduce a “liveness check” where the user was required to blink before it would read the face was also shown to be easily duped using only rudimentary skills.
The new patent is still pending, but the idea behind moving face gestures is that they are arguably more difficult to duplicate. We can see that position, but hopefully it would not be restricted to only minor facial expressions. The more whacky the face, the harder to duplicate, right?
source: The Huffington Post
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Samsung fan unlock their phone by farting on the screen.
posted on Jun 09, 2013, 7:53 AM 6
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Apple just took note of it.
posted on Jun 09, 2013, 3:31 AM 1
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lol, good idea in terms of security but very impractical; i would never be able to unlock my phone in public lol. silly ideas like these is why i love google, coz i think theyre doing it just for fun as well. why not use the camera for retina scan, that would be awesome!!!
posted on Jun 09, 2013, 4:37 AM 6
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You realize how accurate and advanced the phone's front facing camera would have to be in order to scan your retina? A lot more than they are today that's for sure.
posted on Jun 09, 2013, 7:05 AM 0
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