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Samsung patents method to authenticate through blood pressure

Iris scanning? Facial scanning? Not enough for Samsung. The company has applied for a patent covering a device user authentication method that relies …

Diets

Samsung teases camera improvements for Galaxy S9

Samsung is unveiling its latest flagship smartphone in Barcelona on February 25th<p>Samsung sent out invites this evening to its planned Galaxy S9 launch event next month, which is now slated for February 25th in Barcelona. We knew that Samsung was saving the reveal of its next flagship smartphone for …

Did Google Assistant win CES 2018?

Google launched a strong counterattack to Amazon’s Alexa, The Verge’s Ashley Carman says on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>Last year, the only standout products at the Consumer Electronics Show were Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, and all the speakers it would run on. This year at CES, Google …

Google Assistant

Uber had a secret program that froze company computers if the police raided an office

Not too long ago, there was great scene on the television show <i>The Americans</i> wherein a Russian spy, fearful that the FBI was about to bust in the door …

App Store

ARM security update suggests some iPhones, iPads, iPods and Apple TVs may be affected by CPU bug [U: Apple confirms]

<i>Update: Apple later confirmed that all iOS devices were affected, and that the problem had been patched in iOS 11.2.</i><p>Following clarification that what was initially reported as an Intel chip bug also affects AMD processors and ARM-based chips, Intel’s CEO has said that ‘phones and everything’ will …

iPhone 5

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human | Inc.com

Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an actual woman.<p>Things are about to get a lot more interesting. Google …

Text-To-Speech

OnePlus 5T becomes the company’s fastest selling smartphone

OnePlus has announced record-breaking launch day sales for the OnePlus 5T, achieved within just six hours of the device being on sale. The company broke the news via Twitter, though it didn’t reveal how many devices had been sold.<p>The OnePlus 5T is the second device in its T-range of smartphones and …

Original iPhone reviewer Steven Levy gets early hands-on with iPhone X

Whilst we are waiting for the onslaught of iPhone X reviews to drop, Steven Levy (now writing for Wired) has published his hands-on with the device, having been given a review unit last Tuesday. Levy was one of the four journalists who reviewed the original iPhone in 2007, so Apple decided to give …

Mobile Technology

Bear Is the Perfect Balance Between the Bloat of Evernote and the Simplicity of Plain Text

When it first launched, Bear was an intriguing alternative to bloated note-taking apps like Evernote and OneNote, but it was still a little too new …

Samsung will keep using the Galaxy Note brand

Now that Samsung has pinpointed the suspected causes of the Galaxy Note 7's battery fires, there's one question on many people's minds: will the Galaxy Note brand carry on, or is it tarnished forever? If you're a fan, you can relax. The company's DJ Koh tells <i>CNET</i> that the Note name is very much …

The whole 'Mac vs. PC' thing is so over, and 'Android vs. iPhone' is close behind

But I had this one friend whose family owned a Mac, one of those multicolored iMacs that were the company's first big product launch after Steve Jobs returned to the company.<p>I loved video games, and he loved video games, but he especially loved games on his Mac. Well, one game in particular: …

Virtual reality aims to transport lonely patients out of the hospital bed

Virtual reality may be struggling to crossover into the gaming mainstream, but doctors are excited about the role it could play in medical treatment …

How to make sure your laptop isn't one of thousands left with the TSA this holiday season

With Thanksgiving just past us and Christmas still to come, we're right in the heart of the holiday travel season, so it's a good time to remind you …

Google reportedly dropping the Nexus brand name from its phones

And moving away from stock Android<p>Google’s newest smartphones won’t be Nexus devices after all. According to <i>Android Central</i>, Google is dropping the Nexus branding with its two upcoming, HTC-made smartphones. Instead, the company is expected to market the devices under a different name and to lean …

The best $5 I ever spent on an iPhone app

If you thought the iPhone wasn't for tinkerers, think again. Workflow puts powerful task automation in the palm of your hand.<p>When you think of smartphones and automation, your mind might immediately gravitate towards IFTTT or even Tasker for Android.<p>Automation apps let you create "recipes" that …

Apps

Microsoft launching Thinga.Me iPhone app for capturing & organizing real world objects

A new project called Thinga.Me from Microsoft’s experimental Garage team aims to offer users a way of organizing and sharing real-world objects through a new iPhone app.<p>Currently part of an invite-only closed beta, the app automatically isolates real-world objects in photos that users snap, …

Apps

New Mac malware in the wild, Backdoor.MAC.Elanor – can steal data, execute code, control webcam

After the first ever example of Mac ransomware was found in the wild earlier this year, Bitdefender Labs has found what it tells us is only the second example of true Mac malware to enter circulation this year, which it has dubbed Backdoor.MAC.Elanor. The malware application was available on a …

MacBook

Finally, you can remove the Stocks app! What Apple didn't announce at WWDC

Monday’s keynote at Apple’s worldwide developers conference was fairly packed. The company’s various executives spoke for two hours about the watchOS, iOS, tvOS and the newly-monikered macOS, but while we were all wowed by the changes to Messages, the facial recognition introduced in Photos, and, …

Apple

Facebook accidentally greeted Filipino users with an inverted flag for Independence Day

Filipino Facebook users were unimpressed by the social network accidentally displaying an inverted flag to accompany its Independence Day greeting to …

​Shutterbugs, rejoice: Apple's iOS 10 will shoot raw photos

The option could bring new flexibility and photo quality, letting iPhone photography match a feature already built into Android. Also coming: better photo color.<p>Photography enthusiasts love "raw" photo formats that let them wring as much flexibility and image quality as possible out of their …

Mobile Photography

Passwords for 32M Twitter accounts may have been hacked and leaked

There is yet another hack for users of popular social media sites to worry about. Hackers may have used malware to collect more than 32 million Twitter login credentials that are now being sold on the dark web. Twitter says that its systems have not been breached.<p>“We are confident that these …

Social Media

Larry Page is secretly building flying cars, report says

An omnipresent science-fiction trope of the 20th century, the flying car has never really taken off, and if you ask a nerd these days, she or he is …

Xiaomi officially launches the Mi Band 2

Its third activity tracker<p>Xiaomi has finally taken the wraps off the Mi Band 2, after its CEO Lei Jun showed it off back in April. The third-generation activity tracker arrives two years after the initial Mi Band, and comes with a pretty long list of new features, including an OLED display, an …

Mobile Technology

Facebook and Microsoft are building an underwater cable across the Atlantic

Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to lay a major subsea cable under the Atlantic Ocean.<p>The underwater cable will measure 6,600 kilometers, stretching from Virginia to Bilbao, Spain. It will carry an estimated 160 terabits of data per second, millions of times faster than the typical home …

Online

New Project Ara development kit coming this fall, consumer modular phone next year

After a long wait, Project Ara is now closer to real product with a consumer product finally coming next year. In addition to a new developer kit launching this year, ATAP announced many partnerships with companies to make modules. Google believes that Ara will be the future of computing and is now …

Mobile Technology

4 things Android N can do that iOS 9 can't

At Google's annual conference, its Android N operating system breaks new ground against Apple's iOS 9. However, in other ways, it's still playing catch-up.<p>During Google's annual developer's conference, Vice President of Engineering at Android Dave Burke introduced a handful of new features coming …

Apps

Watch the Hyperloop's first public test, but don't blink or you'll miss it

You blinked, didn't you?<p>It only lasted about two seconds, but wow, what a sort of thrilling two seconds it was! Hyperloop One, the LA-based startup striving to realize Elon Musk's pipe dream, conducted its first public open-air test in the Nevada desert Wednesday.<p>A crowd of wealthy investors, …

Periscope users can start broadcasting from DJI drones

You can start streaming videos taken by compatible DJI drones on Periscope. The video streaming team introduced the feature a few days ago, and it's now out on iTunes as part of the app's latest update. You can switch between the drone's camera and your iPhone's anytime, so you can narrate while …

Amazon releases programmable Dash button, but not the one we wanted

A perfect gift for the aspiring AWS customer in your life<p>Amazon's impulse-buy-perfecting $5 Dash button has been around for about a year now, and comes in over 100 branded flavors, but what we still don't have is a Wi-Fi button for <i>not</i> necessarily buying things. Some enterprising tinkerers have …