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Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked with fake finger, leaves users open to fraud

23 hours ago  by Aatif Sulleyman
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked with fake finger, leaves users open to fraud
The much-hyped fingerprint scanner on Samsung's brand new Galaxy S5 smartphone has already been hacked.

Forget Google Glass, meet the search giant's smart contact lens patent

16 Apr 2014  by Stephanie Mlot
Forget Google Glass, meet the search giant's smart contact lens patent
According to a patent application disclosed this week, Google envisions a camera-enhanced smart contact lens that is controlled by the wearer's eye movements.

Watch wildlife through an Oculus Rift: new David Attenborough Sky show will be VR-compatible

14 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
Watch wildlife through an Oculus Rift: new David Attenborough Sky show will be VR-compatible
A new David Attenborough nature series being filmed for Sky 3D will also be shown on Oculus Rift headsets, a company director has revealed, excited for the "huge monetisation" potential of the kit.

San Francisco journalist attacked for wearing Google Glass

14 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
San Francisco journalist attacked for wearing Google Glass
A reporter in San Francisco has reportedly been attacked purely down to the fact that they were wearing Google Glass, their attacker stealing and then destroying the high-tech kit as a protest.

More buzz points to supersized 12in Apple iPad and larger iPhone 6

14 Apr 2014  by Darren Allan
More buzz points to supersized 12in Apple iPad and larger iPhone 6
A 12in iPad could arrive this year, according to the latest from the rumour mill, along with the much talked about iPhone phablet, too.

PayPal brings in fingerprint payments for Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear

14 Apr 2014  by David Murphy
PayPal brings in fingerprint payments for Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear
In conjunction with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, PayPal turned on support for the device's biometric features in its mobile app, giving users worldwide the ability to pay using fingerprints.

Sony fires off warning to 25,000 Vaio customers over steaming-hot battery packs

11 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Sony fires off warning to 25,000 Vaio customers over steaming-hot battery packs
Customers that own a certain version of the laptop have been told to turn the laptop off immediately and wait for an advisory announcement from the company in the coming weeks.

Micro 3D’s £120 printer tops Kickstarter goal in 11 minutes

11 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Micro 3D’s £120 printer tops Kickstarter goal in 11 minutes
The Micro 3D printer is dubbing itself as the first consumer version of the 3D printer and has already reached over $2.25 million in the days following its launch.

Samsung 55in and 65in UHD Curved TVs go on sale 14 April

11 Apr 2014  by Darren Allan
Samsung 55in and 65in UHD Curved TVs go on sale 14 April
You’ll be able to bag yourself a monster of a Samsung Curved TV next week, providing your wallet can take the punishment, of course.

Amazon's airborne delivery system is already designing an 8th-gen drone

11 Apr 2014  by Paul Cooper
Amazon's airborne delivery system is already designing an 8th-gen drone
If you thought Amazon’s recently announced plans to begin delivering packages by drone were the pipe dream of a company with more money than sense, the latest news might give you pause for thought.

Intel debuts first Education hybrid for use in the classroom and beyond

10 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Intel debuts first Education hybrid for use in the classroom and beyond
The Intel Education 2 in 1 is the company’s first journey into the education device sector and features a full laptop that can be converted to a laptop when required.