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Canada 'Zombie law' may come to Ontario — Guess how many pedestrians cross the street with cell phones?

19:22  11 december  2017
19:22  11 december  2017 Source:   metronews.ca

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Can you guess how many pedestrians we saw on cell phones at one Toronto intersection in 10 minutes? The “ Phones Down, Heads Up Act” has passed its first reading.

Guess how many pedestrians we saw on cell phones at one T.O. intersection in 10 minutes ‘ Zombie law ’ may come to Ontario — Guess how many pedestrians cross the street with cell Too many people aren't focused on what's going on around them because they're on their phones

Torstar filmed pedestrians crossing at the Yonge and Dundas Sts. intersection to see how many fines could be laid if the © Provided by Free Daily News Group Inc ‘Zombie law’ may come to Ontario — Guess how many pedestrians cross the street with cell phones?

A proposed “zombie law” could mean bad news for Ontario pedestrians.

The “Phones Down, Heads Up Act,” proposed by Liberal MPP Yvan Baker, passed its first reading, and Baker intends to bring it to a second reading in March.

Under the proposed bill, pedestrians could face fines of $50 for a first offence, $75 for a second offence, and $125 for each consecutive offence after that.

Last week, the Star decided to do a test. Star photojournalist Rene Johnston set up a camera and filmed pedestrians crossing at the Yonge and Dundas Sts. intersection to see how many fines could be laid if the bill takes effect. Can you guess how many pedestrians were spotted using their phones crossing the intersection, and how much money in fines could have been issued?

Fingerprint sensors under the display are going to be a real thing in 2018 .
Synaptics, the company responsible for handling the touch input on millions of laptop trackpads and smartphone screens, has announced this week that it’s entered mass production with its first optical in-display fingerprint sensors. It was exactly a year ago today that Synaptics first announced its FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor “family.” At the time, it was merely a technological breakthrough — more a statement of intent than a forthcoming real-world product — and subsequent events have shown that there were issues with the implementation of that tech, which reportedly forced Samsung into a last-minute change with its flagship Galaxy smartphone.

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