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Samsung looking to expand biometric security, iris scanners could be next

Speaking at an investor forum in Hong Kong, Samsung has been discussing how it sees the future of its Knox security platform and its plans for future biometric security features in smartphones.<p>Although fingerprint scanning technology has only just made its way into the company’s flagship Galaxy S5, …

LG G Flex 2 rumored for Q1 2015 release, could be among the first Android Silver smartphones

A tweet from <i>Evleaks</i> suggests that the LG G Flex 2 could be arriving midway through the first quarter of 2015. The source hints that the handset will come with an even more unique self-healing plastic case.<p>Whilst that’s a bit of a long wait to really get excited about, the timing lines up quite …

BMW Takes Its Car-Sharing Service To The Streets Of San Francisco

That means that you don't have to drop the car off in a dedicated lot, as you would with, say, Zipcar. Instead, the car will tell you when you're in an approved drop-off zone, which is between Potrero Avenue and Folsom Street and between 16th and 26th streets.<p>"We're starting in certain streets in …

How The Rest Of The World Saw 9/11

We Remember blends the voices of international witnesses to the attacks, reinforcing that 9/11 was a global event.<p>The designers and curators of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, opening in New York City next week, were confronted with a complicated task: creating an experience simple …

YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion: Sources

Google’s YouTube has reached a preliminary deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources …

Adidas app to print Instagram snaps on your shoes

Usually getting your lunch on your shoes means you've had a mishap with the ketchup. But pictures from photo-sharing site Instagram, used by millions to photograph their food, will soon appear on shoes as Adidas reveals a new app to customise your kicks.<p>It doesn't have to be a photo of the wicked …

Samsung dominates as smartwatch market doubles in size

Half a million Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatches have been dispatched into the world this year, with Samsung hogging 70 percent of the fast-growing market for connected timepieces.<p>Analysts Strategy Analytics have crunched the numbers for the wrist-worn wearable devices set to be the next big thing …

Braille phone goes on sale in 'world first'

<b>London-based firm OwnFone has released what it says is the world's first Braille phone.</b><p>The front and back of the phone is constructed using 3D printing techniques and can be customised.<p>Other companies have designed Braille phones in the past, but OwnFone says its device is the first of its kind to …

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Microsoft Just Short Changed Everyone Who Has Bought An Xbox One

Millions of people around the world have bought an Xbox One so far and Microsoft has a message for you: SUCKERS!<p>Of course this wasn’t in the official announcement that Microsoft will sell a $399 version of the Xbox One without Kinect from 9 June, but it should be. It told existing owners the $100 …

Kerry weighs options on Middle East talks

US secretary of state to "evaluate" next steps with President Obama as he warns there are "limits" to Washington's time.<p>US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he would "evaluate" the next steps in the Middle East peace process with President Barack Obama, warning there are "limits" to …

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 update: Underwater search begins with only days left to find black box

<b>CORRECTS IDENTIFICATION OF EQUIPMENT TO A TOWED PINGER LOCATOR - A Towed Pinger Locator (TPL), used to detect black box recorders, sits on the wharf at naval base HMAS Stirling in Perth, Australia, ready to be fitted to the Australian warship Ocean Shield to aid in the search for missing Malaysia</b> …

The US is achingly close to recovering all the jobs it lost in the Great Recession

In the US jobs report this morning, attention was on the slightly disappointing 192,000 increase and the unmoving 6.7% unemployment rate. But the market did notch a milestone of sorts. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the total number of private sector jobs climbed to 116.1 million. …

Ukraine PM says will stick to austerity despite Moscow pressure

KIEV (Reuters) - The Kiev government will stick to unpopular austerity measures “as the price of independence” as Russia steps up pressure on Ukraine to destabilise it, including by raising the price of gas, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk told Reuters.<p>Yatseniuk, 39, who stepped in as interim prime …

Ebola outbreak: Mali on alert

<b>Mali is on alert over the deadly Ebola virus after three suspected cases were reported near the border with Guinea, where 86 people have died.</b><p>A BBC correspondent says there are tight controls on people entering the capital, Bamako, from the border area.<p>He says thermal-imaging cameras are screening …

Feds Say 3 Million Now Have Medicaid Through Obamacare

Health Care<p>The Obama administration declared another victory Friday, saying that 3 million extra people have signed up for Medicaid or the related Children’s Health Insurance Program since the new health insurance exchanges opened in October.<p>That’s on top of the 7.1 million that the administration …

Strong storms advance on South, Midwest

Powerful storms that damaged homes and businesses in Texas and the central United States moved east Friday, threatening a wide swath from the Gulf Coast north to the upper Ohio Valley, the National Weather Service reported.<p>In Memphis, Tennessee, early-morning storms knocked out power to 3,495 …

Secret US-made 'Cuban Twitter' to go under government microscope

The US government took a page out of Twitter's book to undermine Cuba's leadership, and now lawmakers want some answers.<p>Over a period of two years starting in 2009, the US government's Agency for International Development (USAID), an organization run by the State Department, established and …

Eric Holder Would Be 'Glad To Work With Congress' To Reschedule Marijuana

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration would be willing to work with Congress if lawmakers want to take marijuana off the list of what the federal government considers the most dangerous drugs, Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.<p>"We'd be more than glad to work with Congress if there is a …

First candidate says to contest Lebanon's presidential race

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Christian politician Samir Geagea announced on Friday he will run for president in an election due next month, the first candidate to formally enter a race overshadowed by growing violence and months of political paralysis.<p>Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese …

Kidnapped Iran soldiers freed in Pakistan by militants

<b>Four Iranian soldiers seized by Sunni militants and taken into Pakistan have been freed, officials say.</b><p>The border guards abducted by Jaish al-Adl in February were handed over to Iranian officials but the militants said they had killed a fifth man.<p>The abductions had heightened regional and sectarian …

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Putin brushes aside Obama's warnings as US moves to counter Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the country's moves in Ukraine as being consistent with international law during a phone call with President Obama, escalating a high-stakes standoff over Moscow's military incursion into Crimea.<p>President Obama and Putin spoke for an hour by phone Thursday …

Japan's Leader Stands With U.S. on Ukraine

World<p>President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan spoke Thursday and agreed that Russia's actions in Ukraine threaten world peace and security, the White House said.<p>The statement said the two leaders "emphasized the importance of preserving Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial …

White House downplays surprise Russian military exercises

<b>(CNN)</b> – Russia began large-scale air defense drills 280 miles east from its border with Ukraine Thursday, according to Russian state news.<p>But White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes downplayed the surprise military exercises in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

Plane refused entry to Iraq after minister's son misses boarding

A minor furor has broken out on social media after reports a Middle East Airlines (MEA) flight was refused entry to Baghdad because an Iraqi minister's son had been left behind in Lebanon.<p>Various media outlets have reported that Mahdi al-Amiri, son of Iraqi Transport Minister Hadi al-Amiri, forced …

FBI urged charges in probe of 'Sheriff Joe,' others

Federal prosecutors later closed the criminal investigation against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other county officials.<p>PHOENIX -- Federal investigators concluded there was sufficient evidence to bring charges against public officials during their years-long abuse-of-power investigation …

Federal Judge Dismisses FAA Fine Against Drone Operator

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A federal judge dismissed a 2012 fine against a drone photographer on Thursday. The fine was the …