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Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Already Hacked!

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Already Hacked!

It might have taken some extra time, but Samsung quickly adopted biometric security on their new S5 flagship Android phone. However, it didn’t take hackers long to figure out a way to defeat it.…

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Google Glass Privacy App Spots Security Cameras & Other Glass Users: Soliton Radar

Google Glass Privacy App Spots Security Cameras & Other Glass Users:  Soliton Radar

Modern stealth action video games like the Metal Gear Solid series and the new Deus Ex often have a radar feature that lets you see enemies and cameras, among other things. New media artist Sander Veenhof…

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Social Media Experiment Freaks People out, Exposes Lack of Privacy

Social Media Experiment Freaks People out, Exposes Lack of Privacy

When posting online, how much personal information is too much? A lot of people post statuses, pictures, and videos on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that often reveal more than they intend to. For…

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Boeing Black Smartphone Bricks Itself When Tampered with

Boeing Black Smartphone Bricks Itself When Tampered with

Boeing (yes, that same Boeing that makes airplanes) is currently working on a smartphone called “Black” that can reportedly self-destruct when it senses that it’s being tampered with.…

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Myris Iris Scanner Uses Your Eyes as Your Password

Myris Iris Scanner Uses Your Eyes as Your Password

A lot of people I know mix up their passwords because they have so many accounts online. Sometimes, it gets difficult to keep track of all the passwords you’ve created and used over the years. Aiming…

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Creepy Real-Life Emojis Are Part of a Campaign to Protect Kids

Creepy Real-Life Emojis Are Part of a Campaign to Protect Kids

Emojis look cute in your inbox and chat windows, but they reveal nothing about the true nature of the person on the other end. Of course, you can probably vouch for people you actually know. But…

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DIY Secret Knock Lock: Knock, Knock. Who’s There?

DIY Secret Knock Lock: Knock, Knock. Who’s There?

One of inventor Steve Hoefer’s favorite creations is his knock-activated lock: a lock that only opens if you enter the correct knock sequence. Steve says he’s built the lock a dozen times. Instead of becoming increasingly…

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USB Key Resets Windows Login Passwords: Fuhgeddaboud IT

USB Key Resets Windows Login Passwords: Fuhgeddaboud IT

There are programs and services that can store your passwords for various websites and type them in for you. But if you set a login password for your computer, you better remember that or you’re screwed.…

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Sphyke Bike Wheel Lock Locks Your Detachable Wheel

Sphyke Bike Wheel Lock Locks Your Detachable Wheel

Sadly, there are a ton of thieves in this world. That’s just the way it is. And those who ride bikes are constant targets. While there are a ton of ways to lock up your bike,…

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Belkin Skorpion Charges Your Phone’s Batteries, Hunts Down Malware Too

Belkin Skorpion Charges Your Phone’s Batteries, Hunts Down Malware Too

If you think that viruses and malware only affect PCs or laptops, then think again. A lot of them are already making the rounds on mobile devices, such as your smartphones and tablets. The unfortunate thing…

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Traveling? Protect Your Backpack with an eXomesh Cage

Traveling? Protect Your Backpack with an eXomesh Cage

When you carry a backpack, it’s like an invitation to thieves. A challenge even. It is tempting and they are no doubt hoping that you have some expensive Apple products in there. Don’t leave your bag…

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LongURL Takes the Guesswork Out of Those Shortened URLs

LongURL Takes the Guesswork Out of Those Shortened URLs

Shortened URLs were incredibly convenient… until they weren’t. It was great to have the option to post shortened links so they’d fit well within Twitter’s 140-character limit and didn’t look too messy when you shared them…

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iDoorCam Lets You Check Who’s at the Door, Even When You’re Not Home

iDoorCam Lets You Check Who’s at the Door, Even When You’re Not Home

Are you too lazy to get the door? Have you ever lugged yourself out of bed to the sound of the doorbell ringing, only to open it and find that there’s no one there? Or did…

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Powerful Spying Tool Based on Raspberry Pi: Personal Security Agency

Powerful Spying Tool Based on Raspberry Pi: Personal Security Agency

As we store and transport more and more information online, we’ve gradually come to realize how easy it is for others to access that information without our permission. From Facebook’s privacy policies to the ongoing NSA…

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NFC Ring: Rings Open Doors

NFC Ring: Rings Open Doors

Near-field communication or NFC is a wonderful standard for mobile devices. It’s more secure than RFID and a lot easier to use compared to Bluetooth. I’m not sure why it hasn’t taken off yet, but that…

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Beware of Doppelgangers: New Payment System Uses Facial Recognition

Beware of Doppelgangers: New Payment System Uses Facial Recognition

Move over, NFC. Uniqul is getting ready to unveil a new payment system that utilizes facial recognition to process payments. You can set aside your credit cards, debit cards, and checkbooks, too, because all you’ll need…

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