Day: March 8, 2020

Google Pixel 4 Gets ‘Require Eyes to Be Open’ Face Unlock Setting, Doesn’t Work Yet

Google has apparently released a new setting for the Google Pixel 4s face unlock, as it appears in the settings. Called “Require eyes to be open”, it would only authorise face unlock with the users’ eyes open.

The option can be uncovered if you search for “eyes” in your Pixel 4’s settings. Beside the obvious name, Require eyes to be open, there’s a small explanation that says your eyes must be open to unlock the phone.

Unfortunately, tapping it takes you to the regular Face unlock screen, where the setting is still nowhere to be found. You may recall from

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Lenovo ThinkPad T495s review: A solid AMD-powered business workhorse Review

Lenovo’s ThinkPad laptops have long been popular with business users, and the company continues to expand the range. A recent addition is the ThinkPad T495s, which is based on AMD’s second-generation Ryzen Pro processors. It’s intended to provide a more affordable alternative to the company’s existing Intel-based models.

Lenovo Thin-Pad

You need to keep a close eye on Lenovo’s model numbers, as there are two 14-inch AMD-based ThinkPad laptops — the T495s reviewed here, and the very similar T495. The T495s costs about £100/$100 more than the T495, but business travellers may well consider the extra cost to be a

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The Coronavirus Could Put an End to Handshakes

In 1439, as the bubonic plague swept across Britain, King Henry VI banned the practice of kissing on the cheeks when greeting someone. To this day, Brits are less likely than our European neighbors to opt for a peck—instead favoring the firm handshake.

Wired UK

This story originally appeared on WIRED UK.

But even that seems under threat in the age of coronavirus. The last few weeks have seen a number of public health organizations advising people to avoid shaking hands as a greeting. The England cricket team are opting for fist bumps instead of handshakes before games. Canadian public

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The TurboGrafx-16 Mini’s Launch Is Delayed Due to Covid-19

The planned launch of the TurboGrafx-16 Mini later this month has been delayed “until further notice” due to the spread of the coronavirus, publisher Konami announced Friday.

The plug-and-play retro console, originally set to launch with dozens of games on March 19, has been pushed back because “the manufacturing and shipping facilities in China have encountered an unavoidable suspension due to the current coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak … We deeply apologize for the significant inconvenience, and we humbly ask your understanding and patience while we keep our close attention on the situation.”

ARS TECHNICA

This story originally appeared on Ars Technica,

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PowerShell 7.0 arrives with pipeline parallelization

Microsoft is shipping PowerShell 7.0, a major update to the cross-platform automation tool and configuration framework. Highlights of the new version, introduced March 4, include pipeline parallelization and new operators.

PowerShell 7.0 introduces the new Parallel parameter for the ForEach-Object cmdlet, allowing you to run a script block in parallel for each element in a collection by using the ForEach-Object -Parallel syntax.

PowerShell 7.0 introduces new operators as well, including a ternary operator identified as a ? b :c, and pipeline chain operators, || and &&. Null conditional operators include ?? and ??=.

Other capabilities in PowerShell

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