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Cell jamming gives science teacher an important legal lesson

A high-school science teacher has received a five-day suspension without pay for using a jammer in his classroom to block students’ cell-phone signals.<p>He can consider himself lucky, however, because he had actually violated federal law.<p>Dean Liptak was fed up with his students’ phone activities …

High School

Line's new Android app lets you call up to 200 people simultaneously

Mobile messaging service Line has launched Popcorn Buzz, a new group call app for Android that lets you talk to up to 200 people simultaneously.<p>If you’ve got a Line account, you simply send out a group call URL via email, text or on social networks and your contacts can join instantly. During the …

The web portal Lycos is releasing a smart band and smart ring

Lycos, the search engine and web portal that you may remember from way, way back, is not only still around, it's actually launching a pair of wearables today. Simply called the Band and the Ring, the wearables are primarily being pitched as devices that can be used to replace your password, using …

Your Brain Waves Could Replace Passwords

Researchers at Binghamton University have discovered that, with a bit of training, your computer can identify you based on the way your brain reacts to certain words. This means that instead of a password you could simply listen to a few words and unlock your super secret files.<p>From the release:<p>In …

Brainwaves

The 4 Biggest Things Google Announced Today

At its annual I/O developers conference Thursday, talk unsurprisingly centered on the company’s Android mobile operating system.<p>While the company …

Google’s new player lets you make your own virtual reality videos and post them to YouTube

Virtual reality has been virtually fiction so far, at least for consumers. At Google’s I/O developer conference today, however, the company may have taken another step toward turning its Cardboard headset into something everyone might actually use.<p>Clay Bavor, a vice president of product management …

Virtual Reality

Google's Project Jacquard wants to put a trackpad on your pants

The ATAP division of Google is known for some the most innovative ideas to come out of Silicon Valley. It's the home of the Project Ara modular phone and Project Tango. So it's no surprise to find that Project Jacquard has a large single piece of fabric with conductive yarn woven in that works like …

Wearable Tech