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Red-handed: can we make fingerprints better at catching criminals?

From determining sex to solving crimes underwater, inside the quest to redefine forensic fingerprinting<p>Before DNA evidence took center stage on TV shows like <i>CSI</i> and <i>Bones</i>, fingerprint evidence was prized above all other forms — as far as the public was concerned, prints were the cornerstone of …

iPhone alarm wakes you up with the smell of bacon

An iPhone accessory has been developed that can wake you up in the morning with the smell of bacon, rather than an audible alarm<p>Meat producer Oscar Mayer claims to have created an adapter which releases the scent of frying bacon as a morning alarm.<p>Bacon lovers set an alarm within the official app …

Google updates Text-to-Speech engine with new and high-quality voices

Text-to-Speech version 3 brings news languages and higher-quality voices for English US and English UK.<p>If you use the voice synthesis capabilities of your smartphone, for things like reading books aloud or interacting with Google Now, you probably use Google’s Text-to-Speech engine, although …

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Samsung's wearable blitz may not be over: here comes the 'S-Circle'

Compared to the glitz surrounding its latest Gear smartwatches, Samsung's more basic fitness bands have so far failed to garner much attention. The electronics giant doesn't seem to be giving up on this cheaper sort of wearable, however, because an unannounced model called the "S-Circle" has just …

Apple Patents Built-In Automated Emergency Detection And Assistance For iPhone

A new patent application by Apple just published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) adds a feature to an iPhone that may not be as cool as an optical heart rate sensor, but could be just as (or more) life-saving: the new tech would use data from onboard sensor to automatically detect when a user is …

Why WhatsApp’s founders still carry old Nokia phones

Brian Acton, one of the two founders of WhatsApp, the messaging service that Facebook recently bought for $19 billion, carries this phone:<p>His partner, Jan Koum, totes this old thing:<p>WhatsApp’s founders aren’t Luddites. They also carry other, more modern phones. But the pair—spotted carrying these …

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