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Apple patents a hover touch sensor and heart rate monitor for smartphones

Apple is getting closer to having you interact with your iPhone without even touching it.<p>Apple today received U.S. Patent No. 8,614,693, which describes a method for accurately determining user interactions with touchscreens for touch and hover events (bringing your finger close to a screen but not …

[Update: Now It's $200][Deal Alert] Galaxy Gear Available On eBay For $240 With Free Shipping Today Only (A $60 Savings)

<b>Update:</b> The price has since dropped. This refurbished Galaxy Gear can now be yours for just $199.95.<p>The Galaxy Gear may not be the best smartwatch …

Mozilla’s Asm.js Gets Another Step Closer To Native Performance

Mozilla’s asm.js is a strict subset of JavaScript that Firefox can run significantly faster than regular JavaScript code. Thanks to the so-called OdinMonkey module for Firefox’s built-in JavaScript engine, asm.js code was running at about 2x native speed in March and this week, the organization …

Cydia update courts iOS 7 jailbreakers with a new interface (video)

The availability of an iOS 7 jailbreak may have caught the Cydia team off-guard, but not for long. Jay Freeman and fellow developers have just updated their unofficial app platform to match Apple's minimalist look. It's more than just a cosmetic upgrade, too, as it includes iOS 7's swipe-based …

Your Data Gets Lost Or Stolen Online Frequently. Do You Even Care?

2013 was filled with even more large service providers, government departments and enterprises getting hacked or otherwise loosing your data. Your data was likely lost on multiple occasions just from the breaches in the news, let alone the ones that never made the headlines. Reputation or direct …