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With Nymi Wristband, Your Heartbeat Unlocks Your Devices

Could be convenient<p>Here's a twist on knowing thy heart. A startup is looking to manufacture a wristband that recognizes its wearer by his or her heartbeat. The wristband, called Nymi, then communicates with wearers' other devices—laptops, tablets, smartphones—to unlock them when their owners pick …

Packaged iPhone 5C Surfaces Again in Multiple Colors, Video Shows Powered-On Unit

Following recent photos of Apple's alleged iPhone 5C shown in its packaging, as well as the quick-start guide, SIM eject tool and other paperwork to be included in the packaging, several more photos and a video have surfaced showing similar devices and packages.<p>First, Chinese site <i>iApps.im</i> has …

Google Has Created A Programming Language That Thumbs Its Nose At Oracle

Ellison thinks Android copies a programming language owned by Oracle called Java.<p>Google is working on the ultimate come-back: It has created a programming language called Golang, or Go, that some people say can replace Java altogether.<p>Java was developed 20 years ago at Sun Microsystems and has …

BRB, a New App, Wants You to Put Down That Phone, Without FOMO

The makers of the new app BRB have a solution for your fear of missing out, reports Eliza Shapiro.<p>It’s a familiar scenario. You’re out to dinner and …

What will CRM look like in 2015?

Advertisement<p>40 Comments<p>When I joined Salesforce.com in 2002, the question was, why isn’t enterprise software as easy to use as Amazon.com? That …

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Acer announces 6-inch Liquid S2, 'first 4K-recording smartphone'

Compared to many other companies, Acer's taken a rather cautious approach to super-sized phones. Its first attempt was the 5.7-inch Liquid S1, a rather straightforward Android handset unveiled back in June at Computex. The second time around, though, the company's taking a more ambitious approach, …