Amazon wants you to unlock your next phone with your ear

Amazon patent
Amazon has patented a system to unlock your smartphone by recognizing the shape of your ear, when you raise the device up near your face to answer a call. The patent, explained by our friends at PatentYogi in the video above, describes the use of a photo of the user’s ear, snapped by a phone’s front camera. Just like matching up fingerprints with those from a database, this technology could help you log in to your phone without having to enter a passcode or pattern. The human ear is said to be as unique an identifier as a fingerprint, so…

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