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A Hacker Reveals How Your Fingerprint Could Be Easier To Hack Than A Traditional Password

At the 31st annual Chaos Computer Club conference in Hamburg, Germany, Popular Science reports a hacker named Jan "Starbug" Krissler pointed out the flaws in biometric password technology, like the fingerprint sensor found on an iPhone 6.<p>Krissler said pictures of people's hands and fingers can be …

Microsoft finally sold more Xbox Ones than Sony did PlayStation 4s

Building on its success from last month, Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One was the number one selling console for November -- ending the PlayStation 4's almost year-long top spot. As Redmond tells it, by way of NPD Group data, its latest console was the best selling in the United States and …

15 Tips to Rank Your App Better in iTunes

If your business is building an app, you have likely put quite a bit of work into it. Once the product is finished, your success depends on whether customers can find it. Let’s look at how you can ensure your hard work doesn’t go to waste.<p>Even though Android holds a higher market share than iOS, …

Twelve South launches BookBook for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple accessory maker Twelve South has debuted an updated version of its popular BookBook iPhone case for the latest models of the iconic smartphone. The new BookBook for iPhone 6 (and iPhone 6 Plus) is available now from the company’s website.<p>The BookBook combines a protective smartphone cover …

The pilots of Instagram: beautiful views from the cockpit, violating rules of the air

The pilots of Instagram are internet famous. Their stunning photos of the skies, captured from their unusual perspective inside the cockpit, garner hundreds, sometimes thousands of likes from fans.<p>But taking photos, or using most any electronic device, while piloting a commercial aircraft is …

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SEGA Hires Evan Cholfin to Adapt Its Video Games for Films and TV

Titles up for consideration include Altered Beast and Shinobi.<p>SEGA has tapped former Break Media executive editor Evan Cholfin to help turn its video …

Sony Was Also Hacked a Year Ago but Didn't Say Anything

Sony Pictures Entertainment appears to have known that its servers were vulnerable for at least a year before the recent hacking fiasco, Gawker …

Google Announces Its Best Of 2014: Top Apps, Games, Movies And Music Of The Year

Google has just released its all-encompassing “best of” list for 2014, including the best Android apps and games, along with the best-selling digital …

Watch The Navy Destroy A Drone With Lasers

Zap!<p>With a flick of a videogame-like controller, the sailor locks the laser onto the drone in mid-air. Within seconds, there’s a flash of light and sparks, and the drone nosedives straight into the ocean, the latest victim of the U.S. Navy’s new Laser Weapon System (or LaWS). The laser, mounted on …

Clip Lets You Share Videos with a Soundtrack and Lyrics

If you’re looking to add some pop to your smartphone videos, try shooting with Clip. This new app for iOS lets you add licensed audio and overlay lyrics on top of your own short videos to share with friends.<p>To create a clip, just search for a song or select one from your iTunes library, and capture …

The new experimental Sony launches the Qrio Smart Lock

From the group that brought you the FES e-paper watch<p>In the midst of a crisis, Sony has decided to crowdfund a little more security. The Japanese electronics giant has launched a campaign for its Qrio Smart Lock, a device it says is the smallest of its kind, allowing users to open their doors with …

Twitter declares 2014 year of the selfie - CNN.com

Host Ellen DeGeneres takes a moment to orchestrate a selfie with a group of movie stars at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 2. Actor Bradley Cooper, seen in the foreground, was holding the phone at the time. "If only Bradley's arm was longer," DeGeneres tweeted. "Best photo ever." It …

You Can Now Buy The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge In The UK

If you’re in the UK and have been itching to get your hands on Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge with its curiously curved display, your wait is over.<p>The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is available exclusively on Vodafone until January 9 2015. You can get the device for £49 if you sign up for Vodafone’s Red XL …

Nokia HERE Beta, World of Warriors, Game of Thrones, Pause, Humin, Go CBBC, Scrolls, Indiegogo and more<p>It’s time for our weekly roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last seven days of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets …

Apple’s Choices for Best iPad Apps & Games of the Year

This week Apple has unveiled their iTunes Store awards for 2014, including their choices for Best iPad App and Best iPad Game of the year and a number of runners-up.<p>The Best iPad App of the year is Pixelmator, the popular photo-editing app that just came to the iPad a couple of months back. The …

Why the Apple Watch can afford to cost thousands of dollars

Would you pay thousands of extra dollars for an Apple gadget made of gold?<p>Perhaps not, but the company is betting that at least some people will. Its Apple Watch Edition is made from 18-karat gold and will likely be very expensive — think thousands of dollars expensive — despite offering little to …

Alienware Alpha review: almost the Steam Machine you're looking for

It's hard to describe the Alienware Alpha. On the surface, it's a small-form gaming PC, custom-built from laptop components to fit in your entertainment center. But it was <i>supposed</i> to be a frontrunner in a new category of gaming devices. It isn't. Valve's Steam Machine initiative was delayed past …

These iPhone Apps on Sale This Weekend Are Crazy Good Deals

Looking to download a few great iPhone apps while saving some money this weekend? Check out these five, all on sale or free for the new few</b> …

These Pedal-Powered Pod Cars Travel Above City Streets, So You Can Avoid Traffic

They’ve already been installed in an amusement park. Next up: Google’s main campus.<p>Why drive to work when you can arrive in your own pedal-powered pod car, far above traffic? That’s the vision of a Canadian company called Shweeb, which hopes to soon begin installing what it calls the “most …

The next “smart” device could be your carry-on suitcase

Many stressful airport experiences revolve around luggage—dragging it around, weighing it, getting rid of extra items to avoid excess-baggage fees. You also worry about losing it, having it stolen, or routed to the wrong destination. Not to mention bumping into people’s shins or rolling over their …

You probably bought 'Call of Duty' and 'Destiny'

It's true: you probably bought <i>Call of Duty</i> and/or <i>Destiny</i> this year. If you play games or buy presents for someone who does, there's a strong possibility that you paid for one or both of these two blockbusters this year. They're number one (<i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i>) and number two (<i>Destiny</i>) on …

Walmart Drops Price on iPhone 6/6 Plus; Best Buy Offering iPad Discounts

If you missed out on Black Friday deals, there are still some good prices to be had. And that will likely continue through the holiday season. Most recently Walmart has lopped $50 off their already discounted regular price for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. An iPhone 6 (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint) with 16 GB …

Study reveals how many times you should be checking email daily to reduce stress

Checking email may be an addictive habit, but not surprisingly, researchers say the more you refresh your inbox, the more stressed you'll …

Chips for next year’s iPhone reportedly being produced now

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Tom Krazit/Gigaom<p>Samsung is now producing the A9 chip for Apple in Austin, Texas, Korea IT News reported on Friday. …

Hackers Sent Sony Employees a Terrifying New Message

A hacker group calling itself the “Guardians of Peace,” or #GOP, sent an ominous new warning to Sony Pictures Entertainment employees on Thursday, …

Is This Psychedelic iOS Keyboard The Craziest UI In Design History?

WHAT IS THIS…I DON’T EVEN…WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MEEEEEE????<p>On December 16, 1997, an episode of the popular animated series <i>Pokemon</i> aired in Japan, during which the lovable electric gopher Pikachu spent a few minutes frenetically blasting rainbow-hued missiles out of the air with his rapid-fire …

This Electric Bike Folds Up To Fit Inside Your Backpack

There goes your last excuse for not biking to work.<p>Most folding bikes are still fairly large even when they’re folded up, and they’re awkward to carry on a crowded subway car or elevator. Folding electric bikes are even bulkier. But the Impossible Bike, a new electric bike now crowdfunding on …

Friday fun: ClipDis turns your text messages into video mashups

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: ponsulak / Shutterstock.com<p>Well, this is silly: iPhone video app ClipDis turns your ordinary text messages into short …

This DIY hoverboard combines ingenuity and four leaf blowers

Let's all just be honest here for a moment: Who among us hasn't wanted to strap an array of leaf blowers to our feet in hopes that we could float in mid-air. Oh. No? Well then, at least one person saw the untapped potential of those raucous foliage movers. According to <i>CNET's</i> Crave blog, Austin, …

Former iTunes engineer testifies in iPod trial, says his team was responsible for blocking music from other stores

Apple has been engaged in a lawsuit this week over what some deemed “anticompetitive” measures put into place in the iPod several years ago. Those measures essentially prevented users from playing back any music from third-party stores. Apple, for its part, has owned up to those actions, saying it …