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Apple's new facial-recognition iPhone-unlocking tool failed in its first public demo

To that end, the iPhone X ditches the iconic home button and the TouchID fingerprint sensor in favor of a new system called FaceID.<p>Theoretically, you just look at the screen, and the iPhone X will recognize your face and unlock your phone.<p>However, in an on-stage demo, Craig Federighi, an Apple …

John Oliver found the one word Trump uses when he doesn’t understand a topic

A lot has happened since <i>Last Week Tonight</i> was last on the air, but John Oliver zeroed in on two particular Donald Trump moments that both, in their …

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now

ROCHESTER — Gail Evans and Marta Ramos have one thing in common: They have each cleaned offices for one of the most innovative, profitable and all-around successful companies in the United States.<p>For Ms. Evans, that meant being a janitor in Building 326 at Eastman Kodak’s campus in Rochester in the …

Income Inequality

YouTube gets a new logo for the first time in 12 years

YouTube has a new design, and a new logo to accompany it. In fact, it’s the company’s first new logo in 12 years.<p>The new logo does away with the classic ‘Tube-in-a-tube’ design. The red blob that covered the second half YouTube has been removed. Instead, the red play button that’s served as the app …

Graphic Design

Buying Stocks For A Dividend Growth Portfolio: Part 2a Core Examples

Never hold a stock simply because you bought it.<p>Always keep portfolio fit in mind and admit when you're wrong.<p>Focus on the total portfolio and don't …

The Galaxy S8 iris scanner can be hacked with aging tech

Biometrics are becoming our next de facto security measure, and they're supposed to be a vast improvement on easily-forgotten and hackable passwords. Yet a point-and-shoot camera, laser printer and contact lens is all it took for German hacking group Chaos Computer Club to crack the Samsung Galaxy …

'Shovel Knight' is coming to the Nintendo Switch

If you still can't get enough of <i>Shovel Knight</i>, don't fret because even more is on its way. And for a new platform -- the Nintendo Switch. There's a bunch of other news from Yacht Club Games as well.<p>First up: <i>Shovel Knight</i> is getting renamed to <i>Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove</i>. The swap in nomenclature …

The Nintendo Switch costs $300

The Nintendo Switch will cost $300 (£280) when it hits store shelves (of the digital and physical variety) March 3rd. Nintendo revealed the price and release date -- we had only a release month previously -- during its Switch live stream on the evening of Thursday, January 12th.<p>The Switch is …

Android Wear 2.0 will finally arrive in early February

Smartwatches might have failed to take over the world last year, but Google will still make good of its promise to release Android Wear 2.0 in Q1 2017. According to a letter addressed to developers and published by <i>Android Police</i>, the long-awaited update to its wearable platform will finally arrive …

It’s official: Apple thinks you’re an idiot

Even by Apple standards, this is crazy. Today, the Cupertino tech company launches its latest product: a book.<b>A book with no words that costs US$300.</b> …

Profit

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and why he still has his job at Apple

<i>Rarely does it regain its former glory.</i><p><i>Here's why.</i><p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as the dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a computing device. 16 years later it's just another software company.<p>After running Microsoft for 25 years, Bill Gates handed the reins of CEO to …

Business Strategy

Apple's Sad Transformation Into 'The American Samsung'

Apple’s launch event on March 21st, and the subsequent roll-out of the hardware, continues a trend that has seen Cupertino move away from a single hero device to a bewildering range of devices trying to satisfy every part of the smartphone ecosystem.<p>The three major products were nowhere close to …

iPhone

We asked a sleep scientist if the iPhone's new Night Shift feature will actually help you sleep, and his answer surprised us

You've probably heard that the crisp blue light emitted by everything from TVs to tablets to smartphones is wreaking havoc on our health.<p>As far as the range of visible light goes, blue light — which is also given off by the sun — is near the brightest. (If our phones and tablets weren't also graced …

Apple's new iDevices say: Small is beautiful, too

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — As it struggles to match the success of its big-screen iPhones, Apple is now contending that small can be beautiful, too.<p>The …

IPad Pro

John Oliver cracks wise on Apple versus FBI

The comedian also pokes fun at Donald Trump's Apple boycott and at the company's "rose gold" iPhone.<p>Now that the heavyweights of the tech world have had their say on the battle between Apple and the FBI, it's time for the comedians to weigh in.<p>The latest figure to opine on the tussle is television …

Privacy

Google unveils new Android 'N'

In a surprise unveiling, Google has given the world its first look at the next version of Android.<p>The yet-to-be-named Android update, codenamed "Android N," features a split-screen mode, improved notifications and better battery life. Google unveiled a preview version of Android N for developers …

Customers

Wireless HD video is here, so why do we still use HDMI cables?

Wireless HD devices are available today that can transmit high-def and even 4K video without wires. There are three competing standards. Here's how they compare, and why wires aren't going away anytime soon.<p>Wires are boring. I mean it's not like anyone could write half a dozen different articles on …

Televisions

DIY phone speakers that rock (and a few to avoid)

There are dozens of how-tos for DIY phone speakers, but they all have the same basic concept: You find something curved or tubular and you place your phone inside of it. I tried a wide range of speaker DIYs to find the winners and losers. Here are the results.<p>Published: 16 February 2016 / Caption: …

Bradford

Your hoverboard is officially unsafe

No hoverboard currently for sale meets the standards laid out by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.<p>Your hoverboard is a potential deathtrap.<p>We didn't say it. The US government did.<p>Hoverboards "pose an unreasonable risk of fire" if they don't meet voluntary safety standards, the US Consumer …

Hoverboards

Do I need to upgrade to Ultra HD Blu-ray?

This is the year -- finally. Ultra HD "4K" Blu-rays will be available soon. But will they look better than "regular" Blu-ray or streaming?<p>After countless rumors and delays, Ultra HD "4K" Blu-ray is arriving this year. The initial movies have been announced, and some have even been selling before …

Televisions

13 Spots You Never Thought to Paint (But Definitely Should)

Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.<p>Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.

Smaller iPhone '5se' could be revealed by Apple in March

Apple is widely believed to be preparing a new iPhone that is smaller and cheaper than both its current models, and could release it as early as March.<p>The "iPhone 5se" will feature a 4-inch screen - the same size as the 5 and 5s models - as well as new features like an upgraded camera, Apple Pay …

Renovating Our House Nearly Ruined Our Relationship

Building a dream home turned into a nightmare.<p>Shortly after Mike and I married, we began house-hunting. Unfortunately, it was the early 2000s, and trying to find an affordable house during the real estate boom of the time was <i>extremely</i> difficult. Our realtor showed us a listing of a two-family house …

Presunto hijo de El Chapo Guzmán habla sobre Kate

El usuario en Twitter @IvanArchivaldo, dice ser hijo de Joaquín Guzman Loera.<p>Al Gobierno se le olvidó quien le dio tragar, cuando ocupan dinero se …

"El Chapo" Guzmán pasó de ser rey narco a rey del marketing

Los productos de Joaquín Guzmán, se venden como pan caliente en México; remeras, gorras, bufandas, piñatas, entre otros objetos causan furor en el …

Woman tags sister-in-law on Facebook, faces year in jail

Technically Incorrect: A woman who was under a restraining order reportedly tags her victim -- her sister-in-law -- on Facebook. A New York judge rules that even tagging is electronic communication.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>If a …

Internet

All the cool new gadgets at CES 2017

Autonomous Cars

2 grooming resolutions every guy needs to make this year

In 2016, you're going to <b>figure out how to ask for the haircut you really want,</b> and <b>learn how to style it properly</b>.<p>Every guy knows how to get a haircut. Not every guy knows how to get the haircut they really want. There's a specific jargon that you can use when talking to your barber that will make …

Hair

21 lottery winners who blew it all

It's a lot of money, but if you do the math, buying a ticket probably won't be worth it.<p>Even if it does pan out, winning the lottery will not solve all of life's problems.<p>In fact, many people's lives became notably worse after they got super rich, and they managed to lose it all quite quickly.<p><i>Mandi</i> …