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10 things you need to know about biometrics technology

From using facial detection to target adverts to spotting an online fraudster, the art of identification is getting ever more sophisticated<p>India houses the most ambitious biometrics database in the world, Aadhaar, which has so far gathered fingerprints, iris scans and photos of more than 500 …

BlackBerry Tries Again With The Porsche Design P’9983 Smartphone

Not to be outdone by the new iPhones or Galaxy Notes, BlackBerry is shouting “me too!” with the introduction of a new smartphone. Meet the Porsche Design P’9983, a slightly re-skined and re-worked BlackBerry Q10 with a 3.1-inch touchscreen.<p>Don’t be fooled by the swanky Porsche Design exterior. This …

At Europe's biggest tech show, a peek into the future

Each September, the tech world descends on Germany to get a sneak preview of the hottest new gadgets of the upcoming holiday shopping season. The place is Berlin, and the event is IFA.<p>Held at the massive Messe Berlin convention center, the show attracts hundreds of thousands of curious visitors, …

The Internet Is Getting Too Big, And It's Becoming A Problem For Some Service Providers

Recent reports suggest the system that routers use to share the map of the internet with one another has grown too large for some older routers to handle — which could result in poor connectivity.<p>The problem is, older routers can only process a certain number of routes contained in this internet …

Routers

Amazon Takes Shopping Offline With a New Mobile Credit Card Reader | Business

Amazon is launching a new piece of hardware today, but it's not for reading or watching or even buying things from Amazon. Instead, it's for buying …

Galaxy Alpha: Samsung's stealth flagship smartphone?

This was not the usual Samsung smartphone launch.<p>The Galaxy Alpha , one of two high-end smartphones that Samsung has been teasing this summer, made a quiet debut early Wednesday. Samsung announced the phone in a press release posted on its website.<p>While the Galaxy Alpha had the usual run-up of …

Phones

Saying Goodbye To Windows 8

We’re starting to understand what’s next for Windows. Considering the most recent leaks involving the Charms Bar, desktop improvements, and the like, it’s becoming plain that some of what Windows 8 emphasized and introduced will be scaled back in Microsoft’s next Windows build.<p>Windows 9, often …

How A Site That Streams People Playing Video Games Became A Billion Dollar Business

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear wasn't born a leader, he became one almost by accident. And he now runs one of the most valuable video properties on the web, just purchased by Amazon.<p><b>The genesis of Twitch</b>, one of the most popular gaming-related Websites and applications in the world, can be traced to a few …

If You Think Big Data’s Big Now, Just Wait

We’ve been hearing a great deal about the power of Big Data over the last couple of years. The hype says that as we gather more data, we will be able to get better answers to business problems, but the data levels we have seen so far could pale in comparison to what happens when we start adding …

Teens prefer YouTube stars to Hollywood celebs, survey says

I confess, I haven't been effusive in embracing the stars of YouTube. This may have something to do with the fact that I am not between 13 and 18 years old.<p>It appears that the teens of today may be moved more by the likes of Smosh, PewDiePie, and KSI than by, you know, Hollywood stars such as Betty …

Line's bears and bunnies are coming for America

Everyone in Japan knows Brown, the laid-back bear, and Cony, the bunny whose wild enthusiasm makes Brown seem even more chilled. They make a good pair — they’re dating, you see — and they also make a lot of money for their owners. They’re virtual stickers inside Line, a messaging app that now …

Elevated Veloway would take cyclists above and beyond city traffic

Promoted as a way of circumnavigating chaotic city traffic, raised paths dedicated to pedal-powered two-wheelers are gaining traction in various …

'Tractor beam' for water can pull boats in any direction

It can be difficult to get waterborne objects to go in the right direction -- just ask any boat captain who has had to fight waves on a choppy sea. However, researchers at the Australian National University have developed a "tractor beam" (really, a wave generator) that would make it trivial for …

LG hopes to lure abandoned plasma fans with $3,500 OLED TV

If you're in the market for a TV right now, we'd recommend you pick up one of Samsung's last plasmas while there's still time. But LG knows that plasma is on the way out, so it's already making an aggressive move to inherit the "best TV" mantle with its new $3,499 55-inch, curved OLED HDTV. It's …

Galaxy Alpha full specs leak, device spotted at Samsung Russia event

More signs that the release of the metal-clad Galaxy Alpha is imminent: the phone’s specifications leaked again and the device lent its name to a yachting event in Russia.<p>The first leak originates from Brazil, where an anonymous reader sent the image above to tech site <i>Tecmundo</i>. There’s no way to …

Batteries

Acer Chromebook 13

<b>The Good</b> The Acer Chromebook has a slim design, a high-res 13-inch screen, and a fast Nvidia K1 processor for a graphics and battery boost over other Chromebooks.<p><b>The Bad</b> Like other Chromebooks, offline functionality is extremely limited. The large screen lacks touch input, and the ARM processor …

Computer Hardware

At Apple University, studying Picasso helps with product design

78-button Google TV remote is an example of what not to do<p><i>The New York Times</i> has published a rare look inside Apple's secretive training program known as "Apple University." New recruits are encouraged to sign up for courses in the program, which was conceived by Steve Jobs in order to ensure that …

Microsoft Unveils New Hyperlapse Video Smoothing Technology (video)

Action camera owners will already know that capturing footage from their helmet, bike of snowboard mounted cameras, its sometimes difficult to show …

Twitter Quietly Removes Bing Translation Feature

A useful translation feature (albeit poorly executed at times) appears to have disappeared from Twitter’s platform, less than two months after the company quietly rolled it out. The feature allowed people to use Microsoft’s Bing translation engine to translate tweets with the tap of a button.<p>One …

Amazon and Disney are fighting, so you can't pre-order 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on Blu-ray

Neither side has confirmed it, but it looks like Amazon's latest pricing battle (after Warner Bros. and its ongoing battle with book publisher Hachette) is with Disney. That's why you can't pre-order a copy of <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> on DVD or Blu-ray from Amazon right now, even though you can at …

Meta Watch's 'premium' smartwatch is now available for preorder

The Meta M1 can be had in a variety of colors and band options<p>Smartwatches are everywhere this year, but with few exceptions, the majority of them suffer from a lack of style or design sense. Meta Watch is looking to capitalize on this opportunity with its new Meta M1, a smartwatch that puts …

T-Mobile launches an app to unlock your smartphone

It took T-Mobile just one week to launch a phone unlocking app after President Obama signed the phone unlocking bill into law.<p>Not known for missing a chance to antagonize the excesses of market giants AT&T and Verizon, the launch of the app should be seen as partly symbolic. T-Mobile CEO John …

Microsoft talks up 'next version of Windows'

Microsoft's Tony Prophet took a moment Wednesday to expand on a key feature in the next version of Windows at a Microsoft conference.<p>Prophet, corporate vice president of Windows Marketing, offered a bit more clarity on comments executive Terry Myerson provided at Microsoft's Build Conference in …

New fighter pilot helmet delivers night vision without goggles

Fighter pilots have access to helmets with amazing abilities. However, they still have to strap on heavy night vision goggles to fly in the dark -- an all too literal pain in the neck. Much to aircrews' relief, BAE Systems wants to make that clunky headgear a distant memory. Its brand new Striker …

Amazon is testing a Netflix-style e-book subscription service

Amazon is testing a monthly e-book subscription service that would let customers read as many titles as they want for a flat fee.<p>The users of a forum …

New iTunes Pass credit refill service now available in United States and several other countries

Yesterday Apple rolled out its new iTunes Pass service to Japan, allowing users to use a Passbook card to add credit to an iTunes account from an Apple Retail Store. Starting today, the offer is also available in the United States and Australia. Users in Canada, Germany, and the UK are also …