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If Google Has Its Way, You Could Wink At Your Phone To Unlock It

Julie Bort
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Gesture-based computing will soon rule the world. When that happens, you won't want want to unlock your phone by doing something as old fashioned as a swipe.

Instead, you'll want to wink at it, or lick your lips, or stick your tongue out, or wrinkle your nose. Google has filed for a patent application that will let you do just that, reports Todd Weiss at eWeek.

The patent overs facial recognition tech that would recognize a user's unique facial expressions to authenticate you so no one else could use your phone.

Fun stuff, wink, wink.

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