News: Technology

Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Scanner Can Be Hacked

Wednesday  16:25,   24 may 2017
International Business Times

A group of German hackers was able to bypass the iris scanner on the Samsung Galaxy S8, marking new concerns for biometric security measures.A group of hackers was able to defeat the iris scanner in the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone using relatively [...]

Warby Parker has an app that checks your eyes at home

Wednesday  16:25,   24 may 2017
Engadget

Usually, completing a vision test for new glasses requires a trip to the optometrist and the glasses store. Newly announced technology could change that, however. Warby Parker, which started out as a try-before-you-buy mail-order eyeglasses[...]

Whitson repairs space station in 10th spacewalk

Wednesday  16:25,   24 may 2017
USA TODAY

Astronaut Peggy Whitson on Tuesday repaired a critical International Space Station system during a nearly three-hour spacewalk that moved her into second place on NASA’s career list for most spacewalking time. Joined by NASA’s Jack Fischer, [...]

Here's proof Apple is working on a technology that will increase the iPhone's internet speeds

Wednesday  16:24,   24 may 2017
Tech Insider

Apple has filed an application to test next-generation wireless technologies, often called "5G," that could potentially radically increase the speed and bandwidth of a cellular connection. An application for an experimental license to use[...]

Facebook adds private chat to Live videos to avoid the crowds

Wednesday  11:57,   24 may 2017
MSN

Joining in on a popular live video on Facebook can be a fun way to feel part of a broader online community, but it can also subject you to a myriad of inane comments, which are often too crowded to make any sense of in the first place. The[...]

Facebook's latest journalism fix connects users with local news

Wednesday  07:20,   24 may 2017
Engadget

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg and company announced the Facebook Journalism Project -- an initiative to repair the social network's reputation with journalists and help fight the spread of fake news. In an email exchange with[...]

Apple lures Android users with slick new website

Wednesday  07:11,   24 may 2017
USA TODAY

Apple is stepping up its efforts to woo owners of Android smartphones. The tech giant recently launched a section of its website explaining to consumers who might own an Android device why they should switch to the iPhone. The section is[...]

Facebook can keep your trash talk private during live events

Wednesday  07:11,   24 may 2017
Engadget

Facebook wants to be a serious destination for online video, and it's fleshing out its Live streaming experience to help it get there. Facebook unimaginatively calls this feature "Live Chat with Friends," and they're sort of like[...]

Twitter is giving brands a new way to promote their chatbots

Wednesday  06:45,   24 may 2017
TechCrunch

Twitter has found its own way to participate in the growing chatbot trend. The company announced today a new feature for advertisers, which allows businesses on Twitter to promote ads designed to pull consumers into personalized experiences within[...]

The LG X Venture is a tough, affordable Android phone with a big battery

Tuesday  20:18,   23 may 2017
The Verge

You might’ve seen a leaked image earlier today of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 Active for AT&T, but the carrier is also launching a ruggedized smartphone for customers on a tight budget. The LG X Venture is an Android 7.0 Nougat device with [...]

Can Facebook overcome its darker side?

Tuesday  20:18,   23 may 2017
CNET

The social network faces controversies over livestreamed violence, murder and now revenge porn. The challenge lies in balancing safety and free speech..But in the last few weeks, that more open and connected world has led to headlines about[...]

With the MateBook X, Huawei finally has a MacBook to call its own

Tuesday  20:18,   23 may 2017
TechCrunch

When the MateBook launched last year, plenty of sites were quick to position it against Apple’s offerings. There were caveats, of course. Namely, the fact that the device was a touchscreen two-in-one. Now the company’s done messing around. Alongside [...]

Nokia and Apple end their patent fight and become health allies

Tuesday  16:07,   23 may 2017
Engadget

Over recent months, Apple has been embroiled lawsuits related to patent licensing. At the end of last year, Nokia sued Apple for declining to license patents related to technologies used in devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Apple had an[...]

Instagram eliminated Swarm & Flickr integration and no one noticed

Tuesday  16:06,   23 may 2017
MSN

If you’ve tried sharing your Instagram posts to other social media accounts in the last day or two, you may have noticed the available sharing options trimmed down slightly. Do you get the feeling something’s missing, but aren’t sure what[...]

The World's First Robot Police Officer Just Debuted in Dubai

Tuesday  16:06,   23 may 2017
Entrepreneur

Robocop utilizes the internet of things to catch offenders and detect emotions.“Robocop,” the newest member of the Dubai police force, debuted on May 22 at the Fourth Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference, where it greeted[...]