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Google’s Pixel 4 uses a complex system of sensors to securely unlock your phone using just your face, but there’s a huge asterisk attached to the whole process. The Pixel 4 doesn’t try to verify that the user is awake or even alive when using face unlock, and it really should.

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The Nvidia Shield TV is easily our favorite way to use Android TV and rumors have been swirling for weeks about a successor. Today, that successor broke cover on Amazon in the form of the “Nvidia Shield TV Pro.” Here’s what’s new.

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[Update: Available] Verizon’s HumX brings Google Assistant to your car w/ handy voice actions

Google Assistant is landing pretty much everywhere nowadays, and this week at CES 2019 it’s expanding further and further. Now, Verizon’s Hum car accessory is adding Google Assistant integration.

Google’s Pixel 4 ditches the fingerprint sensor in exchange for face unlock. The new method is a big departure in the world of Android, though, and some apps will need to be updated to fully support it. Today, LastPass has confirmed it will support Pixel 4 face unlock.

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9to5Google Daily 322: Google Stadia will work on Pixel 2, iPhone and Pixel 4 cameras compared

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If you primarily use a Google Voice number, there are a few little roadblocks you’ve got to put up with. However, one of those is going away, as the latest Google Voice update for iOS adds better support for Siri. expand full story

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