Francesco Filippi

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GEAK Ring puts NFC on your finger, unlocks phones and shares your contact card

Some say NFC is dead, but GEAK from Shanghai wants to prove them wrong. Announced alongside the GEAK Watch earlier today was this GEAK Ring, a tiny NFC-enabled wearable device that stores your identity. The ring's pitched as an intuitive way to unlock your phone -- just hold it with the hand that's …

Wearable technology: This time it’s a $2,000 helmet

A helmet-mounted display may be available to motorcyclists as early as 2014. While you won’t be able to use it to fire off weapons, like combat pilots do from their helmets in jet planes or helicopters, it will navigate you to your destination with ease and in style.<p>Russian startup LiveMap is …

Smile! Hackers Can Silently Access Your Webcam Right Through The Browser (Again)

You know those people who put tape over their laptop’s webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They’re not crazy.<p>A new proof of concept is making the rounds today that demonstrates how a hacker can snap pics off your webcam, right through the browser, with no consent required.<p>Well, technically, …

'Activation lock' to tighten iOS security

Apple may not be able to do anything to stop a mugger from stealing your iPhone, but changes in iOS 7 will prevent the thief from trying to sell the phone as new.<p>At its Worldwide Developers Conference here on Monday, Apple unveiled several security enhancements. Activation Lock is the most …

iOS 7 Leaves Older iPhones And iPads Out Of The Fun

iOS 7 hits iPhones this fall, but only the iPhone 5 and iPod touch will get all the features announced at WWDC. The iPhone 4 and 4S will only get the new iOS 7 look and a splattering of features. And forget about the iPhone 3GS and older iPhones. They will be stuck in the skeuomorphic world of iOS …

Repurpose Old Video Game Consoles and Controllers

Now that you can build an all-in-one video game console for $35, or just use your smartphone or desktop, old school consoles like the NES or Sega …

Retrogaming

SolePower Shoe Insole Charges Your Phone While You Walk

It's funny how our mobile devices are anything but mobile when they run low on battery. Instead, we're stuck plugging gadgets into a wall outlet and …

Google Maps brings biking navigation to six European countries

Summer is the prime season for European cyclists, whether they're racing the Tour de France or just embarking on voyages of self-discovery. It's a good thing, then, that Google Maps' biking directions have reached six more European countries. Those in France, Ireland, Germany, Liechtenstein, …

Reasons to be grateful: Australia is still the world's happiest nation, according to the OECD: http://ow.ly/lrE9E.

Playstation 4: blocco anti usato eliminato dopo la presentazione di Xbox One?

La questione del blocco anti-usato e dell'acquisto delle licenze legate ai titoli di seconda mano si stanno facendo davvero incandescenti. Dopo …

PayPal wants to get rid of passwords in favor of biometric security

While passwords are the way of the land on the internet, PayPal’s chief information security officer Michael Barrett says that passwords and PINs are …

Barrett

Verizon And VMware Are Tackling A Mobile Device Problem Companies Have Struggled With For Years

VMware and Verizon's enterprise group say they've got a solution for this nightmare scenario.<p>On Wednesday, the companies said VMware's Horizon Mobile software is now available on two of Verizon's Android devices. This is significant, as it's the first time VMware software is supported on a …