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Who's still using Windows Phones? The NYPD.

Microsoft may have all but given up on Windows Phones, but rookies in the New York City Police Department are now getting them with their gun and badge. As <i>CNET</i> reports, the NYPD only started handing out department-issued smartphones and email addresses in 2015, and the official device of the …

As 40% of current Samsung customers won’t buy another phone from them, Google’s Pixel will benefit, survey says

Samsung’s problem with its Note 7‘s exploding batteries is a tricky one. Not only the recalling of the device itself is likely to leave a significant hole inside of the firm’s pockets, but also the long term effects caused by the brand image’s detriment will undoubtedly represent the gain of …

Apple Watch could one day identify users via heartbeat

Mobile devices (and wearables) are the obvious fit for biometric security measures. Whether it’s the seemingly far-fetched RFID or NFC implants, or more standard faire like retinal scanning and fingerprint sensors, security that exceeds the common password is on the horizon — or already here.<p>Apple …

Apple Watch

New HTC Vive Controllers Currently In Development

The Valve Corporation just showed off a new virtual reality controller for the HTC Vive during the Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle, Washington. …

Ding Smart Doorbell Connects Directly To Your Smartphone (video)

The development team at Ding based in London, have created a new smart doorbell aptly, which connects to your smartphone allowing you to talk to …

Smart Homes

Blockchain-based IoT project does drone deliveries using Ethereum

San Francisco-based Chronicled used Ethereum to authenticate drone package delivery system.<p>Chronicled, a San Francisco-based technology company that …

Google’s Daydream Keyboard app will make typing easy in virtual reality

Ahead of the launch of the Google Daydream View virtual reality headset in November, the company has already released its Daydream Keyboard app. It is now available to download from the Google Play Store, but it cannot be used yet until both the headset and the first Daydream-supported phones are …

This biometric mouse lets you ditch passwords and log into accounts with a fingerprint

Biometric security has seen a growth in popularity in recent years thanks to Apple's Touch ID and Lenovo's ThinkPad. Following this trend, this …

Information Systems

Sony is releasing at least five mobile games in Asia

Sony's PlayStation division has finally revealed how it plans to conquer mobile device. According to <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the unit aims to release five to six PS games for both iOS and Android devices under the ForwardWorks subsidiary it formed in March. The company didn't reveal a timeline along …

SwiftKey’s neural network-based predictive keyboard app now speaks Spanish, French, and German

Popular mobile keyboard app SwiftKey is flexing its multilingual muscles today with the launch of a handful of new features for those able to converse in multiple languages.<p>You may recall that the Microsoft-owned company rolled out a significant upgrade to its Android app last month, one that …

Google might launch its first Android Wear 2.0 watches early next year

If you’re keen on getting a new smartwatch, you might want to hold off on buying one just now. According to tech tip king Evan Blass, Google is slated to release its own smartwatches in the first quarter of 2017.<p>The company is expected to launch two watches with Android Wear 2.0 in tow. We heard …

Windows 10’s next major update to debut in March

Microsoft is planning at least two major updates to Windows 10 next year, and the first (codenamed Redstone 2) will likely arrive in March. Twitter user WalkingCat has discovered several references to "Windows 10 Version 1703" in the latest test versions of Microsoft's operating system. These …

Xbox One sales beat the PS4 in the US for third month in a row

Microsoft's Xbox One sales appear to be picking up in the US. Xbox One was the top-selling console in the US during July, August, and September, according to the NPD group. Microsoft still hasn't released updated console sales figures, but EA estimated Microsoft had sold 19 million Xbox Ones back …

New York City cops are now part of the Windows Phone 1%

New York's Police Department has joined the modern era. Alongside guns and badges, new officers now pick up phones when they join the New York City Police Academy. While the obvious choice might seem like an iPhone or an Android phone, the NYPD has actually picked Microsoft's Windows Phones for its …