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Proxy raises $1.6 million to kill the card key, and make the internet of things more accessible

A startup called Proxy has raised $1.6 million in seed funding to help people use internet-enabled devices of every kind without all the annoying login processes and standalone apps for each separate device.<p>Proxy’s cofounders Denis Mars and Simon Ratner said they were inspired to create their …

Samsung’s ultra-portable Scoop speaker revealed by FCC docs

FCC filings spotted by <i>AusDroid</i> seem to have revealed the existence of a new Bluetooth speaker built by Samsung — the appropriately named Scoop. Included in the filing are images of the interior and exterior of the device, as well as its user manual, a document that describes how users can connect …

Scandy is bringing 3D scanning to Android phones near you

Not content with letting you 3D print your images on demand, Scandy is today launching a beta program for its $500 device to make it easy to scan objects in 3D, all from your Android device. The company is using 3D sensors from pmd to get 0.3mm feature precision, putting resolutions from far more …

Venezuelan government managers to lose jobs over recall

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is ordering retaliation against managers in government agencies who signed a petition to recall …

Ramen noodles 'are most valuable US prison commodity', study suggests

<b>Ramen noodles have overtaken tobacco to become the most valuable commodity in some US prisons, a new study suggests.</b><p>The research said the shift was a response to a decline in the quantity and quality of food on offer.<p>"Because it is cheap, tasty, and rich in calories, ramen has become so valuable …

4 interesting Trump moments from The Washington Post's new book on the Republican nominee

Donald Trump said he would consider working on a dramatic TV series based on his life should he lose the election this fall. That's just one of the more interesting revelations contained in "Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power," a new biography from The Washington …

Wikileaks is carelessly publishing sensitive data about citizens

Global transparency organization Wikileaks says that its primary objective is to publish incriminating documents that expose crimes like corruption and the invasion of people’s privacy. Unfortunately, the group’s callousness in its attempts to achieve its goals may be putting the lives of innocent …

France, Germany want encrypted app makers to help stop IS

PARIS (AP) — France and Germany pushed Tuesday for Europe-wide rules requiring the makers of encrypted messaging apps such as Telegram to help …

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