Would you use Apple's new Face ID? (The 3:59, Ep. 283)

There are already privacy concerns about the new tech. Plus, we talk about a startup that thinks it can kill the corner store.

Alfred Ng Senior Reporter / CNET News
Alfred Ng was a senior reporter for CNET News. He was raised in Brooklyn and previously worked on the New York Daily News's social media and breaking news teams.
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Ben Fox Rubin was a senior reporter for CNET News in Manhattan, reporting on Amazon, e-commerce and mobile payments. He previously worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and got his start at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
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With Face ID, Apple is bringing a new way to unlock your iPhone. But whether people are going to use it is still out on the table.

We compare Face ID with facial recognition for devices like the Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung's Galaxy S8, and highlight how Apple's made it different for the new iPhone X. 

Also on the podcast, we take a look at the "Bodega," a startup by two former Google employees who think they can make mom-and-pop shops a thing of the past. Yeah, good luck with that. 

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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