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Fed up with passwords? These tech experts are seeking alternatives

If Karl Martin has his way, the only password you'll ever need is your heartbeat.<p>The chief executive officer of Toronto-based startup Bionym is part of a group of researchers and executives trying to kill one of the most persistent features of digital life – the text password.<p>"I think people are …

The frightening truth about the security of our healthcare data

Is your healthcare data safe? That’s not something most people think about on a regular basis. We take for granted that our medical records, family …

DataRPM raises $5.1M for natural language business intelligence

DataRPM, a Fairfax, Va.-based startup that has built a business intelligence product based on search engine technology, has raised a $5.1 million …

Why did Samsung play it safe with the Galaxy S5's processor?

Of all the phone manufacturers out there, Samsung seems to have a particular talent for creating an anticlimax. Our first thought when holding the Galaxy S5 was that we'd been through all this before a year ago, with the equally underwhelming launch of the GS4. Our disappointment jibed with the …

Twitch Plays Pokemon Returns To Tackle Crystal

Something strange is happening in the region of Johto. There’s a young boy wandering the countryside with a Totodile, and he’s behaving irrationally –he’s walking in circles, banging into trees, opening his pack and closing it and opening it again and closing it.<p>Maybe he’s been drinking. Or maybe …

Why it’s time to stop worshipping coders

Software developers are the superheroes of the startup world, and Silicon Valley can’t seem to get enough of them. With the number of coding jobs in America exploding twice as fast as standard job growth, it’s no surprise that everyone wants to learn to code. It’s a “hot” profession, one that comes …

Google acquires password sounds startup SlickLogin

Google has acquired SlickLogin, an Israeli security startup that uses smartphones and high-frequency sounds for identity verification on Web sites.<p>SlickLogin's three-person team revealed the acquisition in an announcement posted to the company's Web site.<p>"Today we're announcing that the SlickLogin …

This three-year-old pizza won't kill you

It's the zombie apocalypse, and the only items on the menu are a year-old pizza and cockroach sashimi -- which would you choose? Well, if that pepperoni-smattered pie came from the US Army's Natick Labs, you've hit the jackpot. A team of food scientists at the facility are apparently hard at work …

Former Cercacor CTO Marcelo Lamego joins Apple and other iWatch hires

Apple’s hiring spree of biosensor experts continues with the latest revelation pointing to another high-profile executive hire.<p>According to the …

Stay fit: Jawbone Up24 and Nike+ FuelBand SE review

There was a time in my life when I recorded every piece of food I ate and every step I took. I kept a meal and exercise journal — an actual journal — before I had one on my computer. Once online tools like LoseIt! and MyFitnessPal became popular, I tried a slew of those. I’ve had too many …

8 types of medical apps a Senate bill asks FDA to stop regulating

Image from the office of Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)<p><i>Longtime MobiHealthNews columnist Bradley Merrill Thompson, a member of the lawfirm Epstein,</i> …

npm Raises $2.6M Seed Round To Support Node.js Developers

Relatively easy to learn and highly scalable, Node.js has become a very popular platform for developing apps. Now npm, a package manager that installs, publishes and manages node programs, has raised $2.6 million in seed funding, led by True Ventures, with additional participation by GoInstant.com …

Sequoia-Backed Guardant Health Wants To Improve Cancer Treatment And Diagnosis Via A New Blood Test

When testing for the possibility of certain types of cancer, doctors often do surgery to retrieve biopsies for genetic analysis. But when a patient has already had cancer, and is testing for a possibility of recurrence, Helmy Eltoukhy, the co-founder of medical tech startup Guardant Health, …

New Report Tempers iWatch Expectations, Device May Have 'Simpler' Technological Capabilities

Apple's much-rumored iWatch has been depicted as a standalone device able to function as a typical smart watch and monitor everything from glucose to blood pressure, but a new report from Brian Dolan of <i>MobiHealthNews</i> (via <i>NetworkWorld</i>) suggests that the iWatch's actual functionality may be somewhat …

7 Startups to Watch from Seedcamp London February 2014

Update 11/02/2014:<p>Seedcamp has now announced the eight teams that will make it into the program for the next three months: Elliptic, Formisimo, GoWorkaBit, Interactio, Lodgify<p>The last time we caught up with Seedcamp, the organization made a record investment in 11 of the 18 teams presenting, the …

Thanks to Care.data, your secrets are no longer safe with your GP

<i>Asher Wolf is a journalist, information-activist and commentator. You can follow her on Twitter at @Asher_Wolf</i><p><i>Updated 07/02/2014: The original</i> …

Google Launches Chromebox For Meetings, A $999 Videoconferencing System Based On ChromeOS

At a small media event in Mountain View today, Google announced the launch of Chromebox for Meetings, a $999 Core i7-based ASUS Chromebox setup with a remote, camera and microphone for conference rooms. The system uses Hangouts in the backend and is also compatible with existing conferencing setups …

The future of wearables: 8 predictions from tech leaders

Wearables: Everybody in the tech world is talking about them, but no one has quite nailed it -- yet.<p>The category, which includes everything from<p>smart glassesthat record video towatches that answer phone calls, is generating some of the biggest buzz in the tech industry, and for good reason. …

Apple 'exploring new ways to charge iWatch'

Apple is said to be seeking new and innovative ways to lengthen battery life and charge its new products, including the rumoured iWatch<p>Apple engineers are said to be experimenting with new methods of extending battery life and improving charging methods, according to a report in the New York …

Apple said to be studying solar, motion charging for iWatch

A New York Times report is providing more fodder for iWatch speculation, including the purported use of solar power.<p>Apple has been testing both solar and wireless charging for the rumored iWatch, according to a story in Sunday's New York Times.<p>The wireless charging method would involve magnetic …

How Leap Motion can use its accelerator program to … leapfrog the competition

When you build something new, you need to show people it’s worth it. In the technology world one way to do that is to find applications for your …

Apple Said To Be Focusing On Health With iOS 8 And iWatch, Following Exec Meeting With FDA

Apple’s plans for iOS 8 focus on redefining health tracking via mobile devices, according to a new report from 9to5Mac, which has a terrific track record when it comes to rumors it has sourced itself. The report details a new marquee application coming in iOS 8 called “Healthbook” that monitors all …

How Putin's cronies seized control of Russia's Facebook

Amid mounting pressure from the Kremlin, Pavel Durov steps away from the internet giant he created<p><i>Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of VKontakte (VK), speaks at the Digital Life Design conference in 2012. Durov sold his remaining stake in VK earlier this week. (Hubert Burda Media /</i> <i>Flickr</i><i>)</i><p>It's hard to …

Meet The First 10 Companies To Take Part In Founders Fund And SOSVentures’ LEAP Axlr8r

Late last year, a couple of venture firms sought to invest in LEAP Motion’s gesture control technology by helping developers to build businesses around it with an accelerator. Today, the LEAP Axlr8r is opening for business and announcing the first 10 participating companies in the program.<p>LEAP …