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Chip Makers Push New Senses For Smartphones–mobile World

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Fingerprint ridges

Qualcomm is introducing technology that uses sound waves to create images of fingerprints to authenticate users smartphones users instead of passwords. This image shows how the ultrasonic technology can create detailed images of fingerprint ridges and swe

Credit: Qualcomm Inc.

Smartphones are about to get smarter, chip makers say, exploiting technologies that recognize people, objects and sounds to boost security and take helpful actions on behalf of users.

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