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This ring could unlock your car, buy you stuff, and log into your laptop

A company called Token is launching its first product today: the Token Ring. It’s a fingerprint-sensing ring that’s designed to unlock and authenticate everything, including your car, house, and computer. The ring is NFC- and Bluetooth-compatible so it can work as a payment device or as a ticket …

Hands On with the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art Lens: Super Fast and Ultra Wide

I have yet to be let down by Sigma’s highly respected Art series of lenses. Sigma is now set to release the widest f/1.4 lens on the market, with the …

Cameras

This Hypersonic Plane Concept Could Cross Atlantic In Under An Hour

Flight of fancy<p>How fast should a plane cross the Atlantic? When Charles Lindbergh did it in 1927, it took him, via the Spirit of St. Louis, 33 hours, 30 minutes, 29.8 seconds. Direct flights on large jets today last around six and a half hours. The (now defunct) supersonic Concorde could do it in …

A Clever Way to Get a Heads-Up Display in Your Car—for Just $49

HUDWAY Glass is our favorite type of solution: Simple, smart and inexpensive<p>Heads-up displays keep your eyes on the windshield, which is a lot safer …

Setup

If your current job is sh*t, turn it into fuel

I HOPE YOU HATE YOUR JOB.<p>I hope with every fiber of your being you drag yourself out of bed in the morning and think to yourself, “What are the …

Travel Writing

97-Year-Old Bursts into Tears of Joy as She Finally Gets Her High School Diploma

Margaret Thome Bekema recently received an honorary high school diploma, exactly 79 years after she was meant to graduate. At the age of 17, young Bekema had to leave school because her mom was sick with cancer. Instead of attaining an education, she put her family first as she took care of her …

Tiny device aims to help protect women from sexual assault

In the United States, an estimated 19.3% of women and 1.7% of men have been raped during their lifetimes, according to the CDC.<p>Roar for Good is …

Joanna Newsom Performs "Leaving the City" on "Jools Holland"

Joanna Newsom was among the performers on the latest episode of BBC Two's music show "Later... With Jools Holland". Watch her perform her <i>Divers</i> track "Leaving the City" below via CoS.

Jools Holland

Apple will launch a new 4-inch iPhone early next year, says analyst

But he doesn't predict a plastic iPhone 6c<p>Apple could release a new 4-inch iPhone next year that "resembles an upgraded iPhone 5S," according to a report by respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The device is targeted to be released in the first half of 2016, says Kuo, and will be powered …

25 Trendy Kitchens That Unleash the Allure of Sliding Barn Doors

Sometimes it is used as a space-saver and on other occasions it is an aesthetic addition that turns heads and anchors a breezy, contemporary room; …

Mickey Rourke Says His Dog Kept Him From Committing Suicide

Mickey Rourke’s career was broken, and so was his face. By the mid-1990s, the roughly handsome star of <i>Diner</i> and <i>9½ Weeks</i> just looked rough — he was a failed boxer who was nominated for two Razzie Awards in the same year (<i>Desperate Hours</i> and <i>Wild Orchid</i> in 1990). This was years before <i>The Wrestler</i>, <i>Iron</i> …

Iron Man

?uestlove and Carrie Brownstein Discuss Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl on Talkhouse Podcast

For the latest edition of The Talkhouse Music Podcast, Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein sat down with the Roots' ?uestlove. The episode was recorded at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, at the release party for Brownstein's memoir <i>Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl</i>. After reading an extract from the book, she …

Los Angeles

Volkswagen Shares Plummet After New Emissions Bombshell

Shares in scandal-plagued German automaker Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) are in freefall Wednesday after the company dropped a new bombshell over its …

Russian plane crash: U.S. intel suggests ISIS bomb brought down jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> Days after authorities dismissed claims that ISIS brought down a Russian passenger jet, a U.S. intelligence analysis now suggests that the terror group or its affiliates planted a bomb on the plane.<p>British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said his government believes there is a "significant …

Airplanes

Robin Williams’s Widow Suggests New Suicide Cause

The beloved actor committed suicide last year.<p>Shortly after the tragic suicide of Robin Williams last year, the Oscar-winning actor’s wife released a statement saying that the tireless comedian had been suffering from “depression, anxiety, as well as early stages of Parkinson’s disease” at the time …

Lil Wayne’s Miami Mansion Raided, Assets Seized by Police

<b>UPDATE:</b> Lil Wayne responded to the raid on Twitter early this morning. “It’s days like 2day dat make me ? everything, even myself,” the rapper wrote …

Real Estate

Volkswagen just announced a 2nd emissions scandal and 'the magnitude could be much bigger in scale'

Late Tuesday night, VW Group announced that the company had identified "irregularities in CO2 levels" that emerged as part of internal investigations.<p>As many as 800,000 vehicles could be affected across the entire group, according to the release.<p>Shares are getting crushed in early European trading, …

Google's security audit of the Galaxy S6 Edge illustrates Android's vulnerability

The Project Zero team at Google, tasked with discovering severe bugs and exploits in Android, recently turned its attention to Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone, and its findings, published this week, have identified "11 high-impact security issues" with the handset. Samsung's email client and …

Karim Benzema Arrested for Alleged Blackmail of Mathieu Valbuena over Sex Tape

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has been arrested by French authorities based on allegations of a plot to blackmail international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.<p>According to sources cited by the news agency AFP (h/t Tom Adams of Eurosport), the France international forward was placed …

Soccer

Tractor beam the ‘holy grail for laser physicists’

Research and development,Science,Technology,Australia news,Australian Capital Territory (ACT),Canberra,Energy research,Physics<p>First long-distance optical tractor beam can repel and attract objects and could be used in controlling atmospheric pollution<p>Laser physicists have built a reversible tractor …

Tesla's autopilot isn't special (but it's still cool)

An important non-revolution for self-driving cars<p>"We’ve been able to accelerate autopilot and bring it to market faster than originally anticipated," Elon Musk said to a gathered throng at Hawthorne Airport last week, the ex-Northrop facility in Southern California that both Tesla and sister …

Why Apple Pay May Be the Company's Most Challenging Move Yet

Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Ralph Morse—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>Ted Thai—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Kristy …

Apple Pay

Leak gives a clearer look at Motorola's upcoming Droid Turbo

So far, the pictures we've seen of Motorola's soon-to-launch Droid Turbo have been... incomplete. You won't have to wonder exactly what this Verizon-only smartphone looks like any longer, though. Evan Blass (@evleaks) has posted a press image (available through Verizon's web code) which provides a …

Google's Nexus Player gets FCC approval, right on cue

Well, that didn't take long. Just a couple of days after Google stopped pre-orders of the Nexus Player while it waited for the FCC's all-clear, its Android TV puck has received approval. There aren't any surprises in the regulatory filing, but it should let you both pre-order the WiFi media hub …

Everyone Loves This Story Of How An Autistic Kid Became Best Friends With Siri

The story of the relationship is the subject of a long piece in this week's New York Times Magazine.<p>Lots of people are talking about the story on Twitter.<p>Here are some tweets collected Techmeme:<p>Steve Jobs biographer Walt Isaacson tweeted, " This is why I love the New York Times."<br>• Derek Willis wrote, …

How would you change Huawei's Ascend W1?

When I reviewed Huawei's Ascend W1 last summer, I was surprised at how much I liked it, considering its bargain-basement price. Microsoft clearly deserves plaudits for getting Windows Phone 8 to work on such low-power hardware, and Huawei made a real effort to produce a solid feeling, well-made …

How Can You Use Technology to Make You Happier?

Many say technology is tearing us apart but studies generally show that tech and the internet make us happier. What gives?<p>There’s certainly a …

Happiness

Play Store search now lets you filter apps with 4-star ratings or more

The app section of Google’s Play Store can be like the Wild West at times, what with the barely disguised adware, clone infestation, and plain-old poor quality apps. The low barrier of entry for apps in the Play Store has made possible a rich and varied ecosystem, but we wished Google did a better …

Microsoft reportedly ready to launch smartwatch in weeks

Microsoft feels the time is right to enter the smartwatch sector, according to a Forbes report.<p>The tech giant is expected to launch a smartwatch in the next couple of weeks that will have health-tracking capabilities, including a heart-rate monitor, according to the report, which cited unidentified …

Wearable Tech

Pressing Fwd.us: How Silicon Valley’s $50 Million Bet on Immigration Stalled

Mark Zuckerberg's split with a Harvard roommate leaves the immigration group with an uncertain future.<p>When President Barack Obama decided in early September to postpone immigration reform, it marked the beginning of the end of Joe Green’s tenure as the head of one of Silicon Valley’s most ambitious …