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Tennis

Your next phone could have a fingerprint reader on its screen

Security technology firm Sonavation recently unveiled a novel means of embedding an ultrasonic fingerprint reader directly into a Gorilla Glass display. With it, mobile devices would no longer need a physical button, like the iPhone's Home button, to use as a fingerprint reader. Instead, they'd be …

Songkick and Spotify make it easier to discover when your favorite bands are playing nearby

Songkick, the cross-platform app that lets you keep tabs on when and where all your favorite bands are playing live, now lets you track artists in your Spotify account through the Songkick website.<p>For the uninitiated, London-based Songkick has made a name for itself in the live music realm for the …

Google, Facebook get behind Samsung in patent battle with Apple

Along with eBay, Dell and HP, the tech giants have filed a legal brief arguing that if the current court decision stands -- particularly, the damages -- it could have a "devastating impact" on the industry.<p>Some of the technology industry's biggest companies have filed a motion with a US court to …

Intellectual Property

Microsoft Office for Windows can now sync directly with Google Drive

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into making Office as platform-agnostic as possible lately — it runs on the desktop, on the web, on your preferred mobile platform of choice, and the company even partnered with Dropbox to give users another storage option beyond Microsoft's own OneDrive. Today, …

Software

Team Sky data shows Chris Froome Tour climb was exceptional but normal

Team Sky had billed their rest-day press conference as featuring their three main men for the Tour de France: Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Sir Dave Brailsford. But the addition of the head of athlete performance, Tim Kerrison, computer at the ready, made it clear that, as Brailsford had trailed …

Road Cycling

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: one year later

While Android has dominated the smartphone industry, Apple’s iPad has still retained its predominant position in a shrinking tablet industry with most Android tablets suffering from a poorly optimised experience and a lack of tablet-specific applications.<p>Last year, Samsung tried to right this and …

Phones

Liverpool must pay Christian Benteke buyout clause, says Tim Sherwood

Liverpool have been told they must meet the £32.5 million fee within Christian Benteke's contract if they want to prise him away from Aston Villa, …

Soccer

Real Madrid top Forbes' most valuable list third year running

Real Madrid have topped Forbes' list of the world's most valuable sports teams for a third straight year.<p>The Spanish giants head the world rankings …

Soccer

James McClean's flag snub starts an undignified race to be offended

The West Brom midfielder's perceived lack of respect for the England flag has attracted a frankly absurd level of criticism<p>Let me tell you a secret. I don’t much like the national anthem. Quite apart from the fact that sending a lady “happy and glorious” when she is already worth an estimated £340 …