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Could This Mini Device Free Your SIM Card From Your Phone?

Japanese operator Docomo wants to free your SIM card from your phone to help manage your presence across multiple devices. Today, it announced a prototype Portable SIM device it hopes will one day do that.<p>The Verge and Tech In Asia both demoed the device which uses a combination of Bluetooth and …

A startup is pushing an alternative to Facebook by showing how much info we really share

A social media startup called Five wants to give us a new way of communicating with our friends that’s more akin to a dinner table conversation than …

Half-Life record breaking speedrun clocks in under 21 minutes

Quadrazoid, a speedrunner group, has set a record <i>Half-Life</i> run time with 20 minutes and 41 seconds, shaving minutes off the previous record of 29 minutes and 41 seconds.<p>The run was completed on the hard setting with seven team members doing runs: quadrazid, CRASH FORT, coolkid, pineapple, YaLTeR, …

Ubisoft doesn’t need Heartbleed — your “digital shadow” reveals enough about you

To help advertise for the May 27 release of Watch Dogs, publisher and developer Ubisoft has launched a very creepy marketing stunt.<p>Watch Dogs is a third-person action game about hacking and the power of data as a weapon. Ubisoft is promoting the PC and console title (with a Wii U version slotted …

Samsung's latest smartphone monitors your heart

• Samsung's last smartphone watched your eyes; its new one will also listen to your heart. The Korean company's new flagship Galaxy S5 packs a heart rate monitor and will track your motions and monitor your steps, as part of a push into the health and fitness market. The innovation comes after …

Arm band technology converts body heat to energy

<b>Researchers at South Korea's KAIST university have developed a flexible thermoelectric generator that can convert body heat to power.</b><p>What if you …

Two-factor authentication: A good first step after Heartbleed

Yes, you should switch your passwords for services affected by the Heartbleed security vulnerability. But you can do better than that.<p>Some of today’s most popular web services let users enable a two-step, or two-factor, sign-on process that can apply an additional layer of authentication by asking …