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Apple to Use Selfies to Unlock Phones?

The patent outlines an alternative to passwords.<p>Apple has just received a patent for using facial recognition to unlock a mobile device.<p>The company describes using a mobile phone’s camera to capture an image of a user’s face, analyze it and unlock the device if the photo matches the owner’s face. …

Mobile Technology

After Accident, Virgin Galactic Takes a Cautious Path to Spaceflight

It's been five months since Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane broke up in flight, killing one of its pilots and injuring the other. The results of the investigation have not yet been released, and for that reason the company's executives are reluctant to say much about the lessons …

China's manufacturing sector remains lackluster | DW | 01.04.2015

China's manufacturing sector continues to struggle in March, two key surveys showed on Wednesday, adding more pressure on Beijing to shore up the …

Manufacturing Sector

Tinder would be worth $1.6 billion as a standalone business

JMP Securities published an analyst note on March 31 for InterActiveCorp, the large internet company that owns Tinder, as well as sites like ask.com, ask.fm and match.com.<p>The most interesting section of the note focuses on JMP's predictions for Tinder in the future. It says that Tinder would be …

You've never seen IRS penalties like these

Imagine owing up to $600,000 in penalties on, say, a $20,000bankaccount simply because you didn't report it to the IRS.<p>It sounds unbelievable.<p>But such a gobsmacking penalty is possible if your account has been held overseas at a non-U.S. financial institution for years and you knowingly never …