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How to add fingerprint authentication to your Android app

Android 6.0 saw the introduction of fingerprint authentication, a new security feature that allows users to confirm their identify with a single touch. While this new security feature is most commonly used to secure the user’s lockscreen, fingerprint authentication can also be a useful addition to …

Information Systems

Mi Robot, you carpet: Xiaomi's new $255 vacuum sucks for less

The Chinese phone maker has more lines than the London Underground. Its latest product is a robot vacuum.<p>From water filters to drones to electric bicycles, Xiaomi isn't shy about plunging its fingers in every pie. Its new Mi Robot Vacuum is the latest example of how the Chinese phone maker plans to …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

Almost half of all heart attacks are 'silent'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every 43 seconds, an American has a heart attack. Most people immediately recognize chest pain as a symptom of heart attack, but only 27% of Americans are aware of all the major symptoms -- and that means many are missing the signs of an actual heart attack.<p>A new study in the journal …

Research

How Intel missed the iPhone revolution

Jon Stokes Contributor<p>Jon Stokes is one of the founders of Ars Technica, an author, and a former Wired editor. He currently hacks ruby at Collective Idea, and runs AllOutdoor.com.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state<br>• Why the NRA hates …

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson alarm app gets your candy ass out of bed

Former wrestler and current acting superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson gets up at 4 a.m. every day, works out and conquers the world. He doesn't smack the snooze button only to slither into the kitchen an hour later for a cup of coffee like a mere puddle of a person. Now he wants to share a little …

Hoverboards are over, but the HoverCart is kinda genius

Remember those carts in the animated film <i>Wall-E</i> that carted around the obese humans of the future? Good news, the future is now!<p>Someone took a …

Watch an iPhone try to survive a hot melted-crayon bath

Apple's iPhones have been subjected to some of the worst torture tests imaginable, from drowning to dropping from space. YouTube user TechRax decided to go off the deep end of strange with a new torture test devised to challenge the very being of an iPhone 6S. It involves blue crayons.<p>Crayons in …

This 10-minute video shows you how to land a plane in an emergency

If you’ve ever imagined a scenario where you’re safely piloting a plane to a runway after something catastrophic happens, this video is for you. If you, like me, would be spending your last few moments curled up in fetal position, not as much.<p>Tim Morgan, a commercial pilot, created a 10 minute …