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MIT’s FingerReader Helps The Blind Read With A Swipe Of A Digit

At MIT’s Media Labs, researchers Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber and others are working on the “FingerReader,” a ring-like device that straps itself around your finger and reads printed text out loud with a synthesized voice, thanks to a mounted camera and heavily modified open source software.<p>The …

Firefighter Writing Google Glass App To Save Lives

Patrick Jackson is a firefighter from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, he has been writing applications for Google Glass that are designed to help save …

Message to Police

42 Message to Police<p>very powerful message that everyone needs to hear, ESP cops.<br>i'd love to hear what cops have to say about this.<br>i love this girl, …

Antares releases Auto-Tune for Guitar Custom Installation Kits

The company behind the digital tuning wizardry in Peavey's excellent AT-200 guitar, Antares, has announced the release of the Auto-Tune for Guitar …

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Martin Jetpack

Odds are, you've dreamed of having the ability to fly unaided, soaring above the rooftops effortlessly, only to wake up and realize that you're still …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

Mind Reality

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Cat Paws Can Unlock the iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor

One of the biggest new features of Apple's new iPhone 5S smartphone is its high-tech fingerprint sensor called Touch ID. But it looks like it can …

NYPD to iPhone owners: Hurry up and download iOS 7

When a policeman asks me to do something, I can be overcome with suspicion.<p>For example, when a policeman asked me to pull over at the next exit on the freeway, I had a feeling it was for his benefit, rather than mine.<p>So when the New York Police Department started handing out flyers outside the …

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Hackers Bypass Apple’s Touch ID With Lifted Fingerprint

Fingerprint scanners have always been vulnerable to hackers who are willing to go the extra mile to bypass them. Over the years, we’ve seen everything from people using Gummy Bears, Play-Doh and more sophisticated techniques to bypass these biometric scanners. It’s not really a surprise then, that …

Chaos Computer Club says it's beaten Apple's Touch ID fingerprint reader (video)

Already feeling secure about using just your fingerprint to unlock the new iPhone 5S? European hacker association Chaos Computer Club claims it can be circumvented with "easy everyday means." According to CCC hacker "Starbug", tactics laid out in a how-to from 2004 are all that are required, with …

New browser extensions let you hit the NSA where it hurts: in the data

Flagger.io does just one thing: It adds a random selection of keywords, like “terrorist,” “pressure cooker,” “Al Qaeda,” etc. to the address of every website you visit. The idea is that, because the US National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering essentially all the internet traffic that passes …

Visiting the Leatherman Tool Factory

Core77’s Kat Bauman visited the Leatherman Tool plant and interviewed product manager Blair Barnes, who offers a lot of cool insights on building multitools. One of the funniest things he mentioned is that when building a tool for the military, it had to be “Batman” so teenage soldiers would want …

Nissan unveils 2014 GT-R Midnight Opal Special Edition

Nissan has introduced a special edition GT-R in Midnight Opal coloring, with it limiting the production of this particular model to only 100 units …