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Google Pixel 4 to Feature ‘Live Caption’ that Transcribes Audio into Subtitles and Puts them on Screen

Pixel 4 and 4 XL, would also feature a new Motion Sense Mode, and it would work with nine applications that have been whitelisted

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Google Pixel 4, Live, Caption
But, Live Transcribe listens to what people around are saying and prints it out on a phone's display. Pixabay

The upcoming Google Pixel smartphones — Pixel 4 and 4 XL — would feature ‘Live Caption’ that transcribes audio into subtitles and puts them on the screen.

The Live Caption feature is similar to Live Transcribe. But, Live Transcribe listens to what people around are saying and prints it out on a phone’s display. While Live Caption processes the audio from videos, podcasts and other sources to provide you with real-time captions, news portal Techradar reported on Tuesday.

Pixel 4 and 4 XL, would also feature a new Motion Sense Mode, and it would work with nine applications that have been whitelisted as Supported Apps.

Motion Sense on Google Pixel 4 is powered by Project Soli, which uses radar technology to detect hand gestures.

Google Pixel 4, Live, Caption
The Live Caption feature is similar to Live Transcribe. Pixabay

Going by the past leaks and speculation, both the Pixel phones were expected to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with 6GB RAM and dual rear cameras consisting of a 12MP main sensor and a 16MP telephoto lens.

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The smaller Pixel 4 would likely sport a 5.7-inch 90Hz 1080p+ OLED display and a 2,800mAh battery while the Pixel 4 XL is expected to boast a 6.3 inch 90Hz 1440p+ OLED panel and 3,700mAh battery. (IANS)

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New Google Pixel 4 Face Unlock Works even if Eyes are Closed

Google claims that the Pixel 4 Face Unlock meets the security requirements as a strong biometric and it is one of the most secure face unlock solutions

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Google Pixel 4
The US based search engine giant was so sure about its Face Unlock's security that the company had removed all the fingerprint sensors from the Pixel 4 handsets. Pixabay

 Google has recently launched its latest Google Pixel 4 series smartphones with face unlock for biometric authentication in New York. But this feature comes with a major flaw, as it could unlock the phone even if users were not looking at it.

According to BBC reporter Chris Fox, the face unlock mechanism works even when the device owner has his eyes shut. He tried this with different users and the same thing happened.

“The Pixel 4 facial recognition works even if you’re asleep/dead. That seems problematic #madebygoogle #pixel4,” Chris tweeted along with a video.

The US based search engine giant was so sure about its Face Unlock’s security that the company had removed all the fingerprint sensors from the Pixel 4 handsets.

Google seems to be aware of the problem, stating on a Pixel 4 help page that: “Your phone can also be unlocked by someone else if it’s held up to your face, even if your eyes are closed. Keep your phone in a safe place, like your front pocket or handbag.”

Google Pixel 4
The Google Pixel 4 comes with a starting price tag of $799 and Pixel 4 XL for $899. The phones will ship globally from October 24 (Representatinal Image). Pixabay

Google claims that the Pixel 4 Face Unlock meets the security requirements as a strong biometric and it is one of the most secure face unlock solutions.

The Google Pixel 4 comes with a starting price tag of $799 and Pixel 4 XL for $899. The phones will ship globally from October 24.

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In terms of specifications, Pixel 4 features a 5.7-inch Full HD+ Smooth 90Hz display. The Pixel 4 XL, on the other hand, comes with a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Smooth 90Hz display.

Both the devices are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. (IANS)