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iPhone 8 fingerprint sensor’s location not decided yet, new rumor claims

Apple has long been rumored to go with a fingerprint sensor embedded in the OLED screen of the upcoming iPhone 8, but apparently the exact way in which it will achieve such a feat is not set in stone yet. A new report from Cowen and Company's Timothy Arcuri says Apple is yet to decide on which solution to use for the device's biometric authentication. The company is reportedly facing three options: thinning the cover glass of the display over a sensor area, creating a pinhole through the glass for an optical or ultrasonic sensor, or going with a "film" sensor which is integrated into the...



BlackBerry KEY2 LE is already up for pre-order in the UK and Netherlands

Mere hours have passed since BlackBerry made the KEY2 LE official but already the phone can be ordered in the UK and the Netherlands by eager early adopters. Retailer Unlocked-Mobiles has the KEY2 LE up for pre-order at a price of £349 for a Black 32GB model with shipping estimated for September 10. Dutch retailer Belsimpel also has a pre-order up for the KEY2 LE with a price tag of €429 and a supposed shipping in 2 weeks. BlackBerry's latest phone will cost $449 in the US, CAD 579 in Canada and €429 in the rest of Europe. If you're not up to speed with what the BlackBerry...



Nokia 6 Android 7.1.1 update starts hitting units in Hong Kong and Taiwan

After China, the Android 7.1.1 update for the Nokia 6 has started hitting units in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The update - which weighs in at around 1.8GB - also brings Android security fixes for May. Here's a statement from HMD regarding the update: "Nokia 6 in Hong Kong and Taiwan received Android 7.1.1 update and also the May security update today. We are delivering our promise to provide monthly security updates and also regular systems updates. China version was updated to 7.1.1 already in April and also received the May security update early this week." Via



Verizon will sell the Asus Zenfone AR Tango-infused smartphone

Asus unveiled the Zenfone AR back at CES in January, and we're still waiting for it to become available. That will happen at some point this summer. But here's a nice surprise: when it lands, you'll be able to pick up a Zenfone AR from Verizon too, aside from Asus and third party retailers. This is the first time that a US carrier will be selling a smartphone that's infused with Google's Tango augmented reality (AR) technology. That said, the Zenfone AR is only the second such device in existence - the first being the Lenovo Phab2 Pro from last year. However, that model was much bigger,...



Google Maps will soon let you share your real-time location

Here's some good news for fans of the long-dead Google service called Latitude. Google Maps is soon getting real-time location sharing abilities. This new feature will be rolling out worldwide to all of its users on Android and iOS. When you get access to it, you'll be able to quickly share your current whereabouts with anyone you want, for as long as you want. This works for trips too, so you can basically share your progress on your way to your friend's house, with an ETA included. It's all explained neatly in the promotional video below, which focuses on a surprise birthday...