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Google’s ATAP Wants To Eliminate Passwords For Good

ATAP, Google’s advanced research unit, showed a new project at the company’s I/O developer conference today that aims to replace mobile passwords with a new system that looks at your typing patterns and other signals as you go through the day.<p>The idea here is to move the burden of PINs and …

Indian Authorities Arrested A Pigeon Accused Of Spying For Pakistan

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What iPhone would have looked like back in 1984

Apple has become the most valuable company in the world thanks to the incredible success of the iPhone. Over half a billion iPhones have been sold since the original was released in 2007, but do you ever wonder what the smartphone would look like had Apple made it back in 1984?<p>Pierre Cerveau …

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How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

With Android Pay, Google gets mobile payments right

Even though Google started the whole mobile payment thing years ago with Google Wallet, it never really took off with the masses. Google's newly announced Android Pay, however, might. Just like Google Wallet, Android Pay lets you simply tap your phone on an NFC terminal to make a purchase, but with …

India heat wave tests water supply as deaths near 2,000

Hospitals urged to give emergency treatment to people suffering from heatstroke as hundreds more die over past day.<p>Dizzying temperatures have caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weeks-long heat wave …

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Google's Hiroshi Lockheimer on the present and future of Android and Chrome OS

<i>By Harry McCracken</i><p>In 2005, software engineer Hiroshi Lockheimer got a call from Andy Rubin, his former boss at Danger Research, the creator of the Sidekick (aka Hiptop), the first truly web-savvy smartphone. Rubin was now at Google, which had recently acquired his new startup. Lockheimer was …

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Kansas college student killed in mosque attack called a 'hero'

<b>(CNN) —</b> He was a Kansas college student who had returned home in order to get married.<p>And then after that, Abduljaleel Alarbash planned to leave Saudi Arabia and head back to Wichita State University, where the electrical engineering major was an honor roll student.<p>It appeared like it was nothing …

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Tesla isn’t disruptive, future is in tiny electric ‘golf carts,’ Harvard scholar says

Friday’s the day we use for the stranger and more oddball stories in our lineup, and one of the more unusual we’ve seen in a while comes from Harvard University.<p>It’s an article — actually a handful of articles — covering research by a scholar of “disruption” who argues that Silicon Valley startup …

Why You Need to Encrypt Your Android Phone Before You Wipe It and Sell It

Android's Factory Reset option is broken and it could compromise your security<p>Of course you're going to factory reset your phone before you give it away or sell it. You don't want all your data sitting on there, right? Unfortunately a new study shows even a full factory reset will leave data behind …

SKEYE Nano Drone (International) | TNW Deals

<b>Description</b><p>Meet the SKEYE Nano Drone, the shockingly agile and tiny flying machine, perfect for airborne stunts (like figure 8s, banking turns, flips, etc) both indoors and out. The Nano Drone provides high thrust, low weight, and has incredibly responsive controls that are complemented by advanced …

Mansions replacing old homes in suburban makeovers across U.S.

Merion Homes bought two dozen rambler-style houses in Northern Virginia's Pimmit Hills community for about $450,000 each, just to knock them down. Now it's selling customized residences three times larger, at prices topping $1 million.<p>"The original homes don't fit today's market," said Ryan …