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So far, only two companies have smartphone fingerprint sensor that’s good enough to be useful: Apple (in the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6) and Samsung (in the upcoming Galaxy S 6).
But chip maker Qualcomm has a new device that everyone else can use, and it might be better.
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Qualcomm announced a new fingerprint sensor called Snapdragon Sense that can read a user’s fingerprint even if it’s wet. It uses sonic technology to blast sound waves through moisture to get an accurate reading of your fingerprint.
The Snapdragon Sense has another advantage over the sensors used by Apple and Samsung: It can be embedded beneath steel, aluminum, or glass, so smartphone makers don’t have to show it on the surface of their devices if they don’t want to. Apple and Samsung embed their sensors in the home buttons of their phones, but many other smartphone makers don’t use home buttons, so Qualcomm’s sensor will likely be very appealing to them.
And naturally, the Snapdragon Sense can be used to enable mobile payments, logins, etc., just like the fingerprint sensors on Samsung and Apple phones.
Qualcomm is one of the biggest mobile parts suppliers in the world. Its chips and radios can be found in practically every tablet and smartphone available. Now that it’s selling this new fingerprint technology, you can expect a lot of its partners to adopt it soon in order to catch up with Samsung and Apple.
Qualcomm says you’ll start seeing the Snapdragon Sense in phones in the second half of this year.
Chris Brown is the proud father of a 9-month-old baby girl … TMZ has learned.
The baby’s mother is a 31-year-old former model named Nia – who we’re told has known Chris for several years.
Sources connected to both Nia and Chris tell us they are on very good terms — however they’re not together romantically. We’re told 25-year-old Chris is happy about being a father.
It does not appear there is a formal child support order in place — and we do not know the nature of any informal terms of support.
One thing’s for sure … baby girl looks a lot like Daddy.
Former Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and New York Knicks guard Steve Francis got dragged to the floor, stepped on and choked by his own chain, which was later stolen, during an altercation at a hip-hop show in Houston over the weekend.
Francis, 38, was one of many people on stage during a concert by Houston rap duo the Sauce Twinz. For one reason or another, beef began to broil, and before long, Francis found a hand around the gold chain around his neck, then found himself on the floor. Sources told TMZ that the as-yet-unidentified man who grabbed the chain ended up making off with it, and that police were not called to the scene in connection with the fight or the theft.
This is the latest in a string of sad and somewhat concerning updates on Francis over the past year, as the nine-year NBA veteran and former No. 2 overall pick in the 1999 draft — who last played pro ball in China in 2010, making just four appearances for the Beijing Ducks before being cut — has become considerably more likely to make headlines for things going awry or getting weird in nightclubs than for anything else.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a trade in place to send running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
In return, the Bills will send linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Eagles, the source said.
Drafted in the second round of the 2009 draft out of Pittsburgh, McCoy has spent his entire six-season career in Philadelphia.
He rushed for 1,319 yards and tallied five touchdowns last season for the Eagles.
Alonso missed all of the 2014-15 season with a torn ACL, but in his rookie season of 2013 he played every defensive snap and ranked third in the NFL with 159 tackles.
The trade can not be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.
Big Sean returns with a brand new visual as he links up with Drake and Kanye West for Blessings. Blessings appears on Big Sean latest album Dark Sky Paradise, which is out now.