Google: Facial Recognition in Chromebooks That Captures Thefties

James and Steve are colleague and their job responsibility demands them to switch their workstations more often. Every time Steve has to use James’ laptop, he has to log-in to authenticate himself.  Same goes for James. Moreover, whenever Steve returns to his workstation after having a cup of coffee, a discussion or the like, he …

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Samsung: Wave Your Hand to Wake Up Your Smartphone

It is normal to recharge (or replace) smartphone batteries at least once or more times a day. Similarly, smartphone battery appears to drain over night, when smartphone is idle. Sending smartphone to sleep mode is a good option to save power. However, users generally find inconvenience in pressing or holding power button to activate/convert the …

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Facebook Copied The Ridesharing Feature from BlaBlaCar

On Thursday, the USPTO published a patent application filed by Facebook which caught interest of masses. The patent – Event-Based Ridesharing – reveals Facebook’s intentions to join a battle which behemoths like Uber and Ola are already fighting. After reading the title of the patent, I was like – this is cool, this is going …

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Intel’s Zero Voltage Processor…Wait, What?

That’s right. Intel has just patented a processor which will run on virtually zero voltage. With each passing day, new processors with ever increasing number of cores and operational frequency are getting developed. And this is what we all want – a fast processor. However, there’s a catch. Adding more cores and increasing the frequency …

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Offline Payment in Google Wallet Can Make Mobile Payments Go Mainstream

Just in 2010, Juniper Research, a company that provides analysis of the mobile and wireless sector, predicted that half of the mobile phone users worldwide would be making mobile payment by 2014. In March this year, Consumer Research section of Federal Reserve published their report revealing that only 22% of all smartphone users have used …

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Samsung : Using Smartphones to Detect Cancer and Parkinson

Seven to ten million people worldwide are suffering from the debilitating neurological disease Parkinson, says Parkinson Disease foundation. It is a progressive disease that gets worse over time and kills the nerve cells that generate dopamine – a chemical that sends signal to part of our brain that controls movement. And by the time a …

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Sony will Launch Wearable Gaming Bands and Gaming Pad with Its PlayStation VR

Two recent patents of Sony hint a gaming pad and wearable bands for its upcoming PlayStation VR. The wireless gaming pad and wearable bands will free PlayStation VR from gaming controllers. You probably have already heard the recent announcement of Sony launching their PlayStation VR – that earlier given a code name project Morpheus – …

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Samsung’s Iris Scanner Unlocks Smartphone With Your Eyes

By just long-pressing a button to passwords and then the bio-metric authentication – fingerprint scanning – smartphones continuously are ameliorating security and privacy of user data. And now after fingerprint scanning, which of late we have seen in many smartphones, Samsung is all set to make our gadgets a little more secure. Samsung has stepped …

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