Face ID projects 30k infrared dots in a users face and captures the resulting image with an infrared camera. This allows the device to calculate a three dimensional representation of the face. The technology is similar to Microsoft’s Kinect .
Apple has an amazing demo app to visualize the capabilities of this technology. My mug in 3D with a computed panned angle of the front camera:
After watching the movie in the cinemas twice (hoping that I missed a funamental part of it watching it the first time) I can’t conclude anything better than: it is the worst Star Wars ever. As bad I prefer watching f**cking Jar Jar Binks over it.
For those having problems spotting plot holes, this one pretty much sums it up:
The most flawed country selection dropdown I came across for a while. Found on http://ryanair.com. Ignoring the decision using adjectives for countries (making keystrokes useless for selecting) I can find at least four semantical mistakes in the list.