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Sony Patents Technology To Put Camera And Sensors Behind Smartphone Display
2012-03-26 13:13:01

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Sony the rights to a patent that will allow them to place front-facing cameras on smartphones behind rather than on top of the display screen. Not only will this allow smartphone makers to make display screens a little taller, it also opens the door for new technologies such as touch-screen fingerprint scans for heightening security on the increasingly versatile devices. The patent request describes...

2012-02-09 21:26:47

Fingerprints that are potential key pieces of evidence in court currently are not being considered due to shortcomings in the way this evidence is reported, according to a report by a Penn State Assistant Professor of Forensic Science and Statistics Cedric Neumann, published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. Neumann has devised a statistical model to enable the weight of fingerprint evidence to be expressed in...

2012-02-08 14:35:07

Potentially key fingerprint evidence is currently not being considered due to shortcomings in the way it is reported, according to a report published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. Researchers involved in the study have devised a statistical model to enable the weight of fingerprint evidence to be quantified, paving the way for its full inclusion in the criminal identification process. Fingerprints have been...