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Galaxy S8 iris scanner unsurprisingly bypassed with picture of an eye and a little time

Our expectations of what it takes to get into our phones have been set too high.

The Galaxy S8‘s iris scanning is quicker and more accurate than when it debuted (for a short period) on the Galaxy Note 7, saving us from using the fingerprint sensor every time we want to unlock the phone. But it doesn’t guarantee your phone can’t be accessed by an unwanted person, as the Chaos Computer Club has easily demonstrated.

The CCC shows  [Read More…]

Google Allo is the best way to send love notes without even trying

This one quick trick made possible by Assistant is a great reminder of the inherent power that exists in Google’s little messaging app.

Admittedly, it was a bummer that Google failed to make any mention in the I/O keynote of what else Allo might have in store for it. There wasn’t even a tease for the much anticipated desktop app coming to fruition, nor was there much hope that SMS integration would come and take the chat  [Read More…]

Google’s $5000 Jamboard collaborative whiteboard is now available in the U.S.

This is the future of office collaboration — but it’ll cost you.

Google’s enterprise-focused smart whiteboard, called the Jamboard, is now available for those in the U.S. who are ready to increase collaboration and move beyond smelly dry erase markers. The Jamboard at its core is a 55-inch 4K touchscreen panel powered by an NVIDIA Jetson TX1 board, focused on super-fast touch response with low-latency stylus input as well.

The Jamboard hooks into G Suite accounts to pull in  [Read More…]

You won’t empty your wallet for studio-grade headphones with the Status Audio HD One’s at $30

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time bringing you studio-grade headphones for much less!

Wireless headphones have grown in popularity lately, but wired headphones are still invaluable for many since they don’t need to be charged, offer a more reliable connection and more. Over-the-ear headphones can range in price from around $ 10 to over $ 300, depending what you are looking for. If quality is the main concern for you, but you don’t want to go  [Read More…]

Huawei gets serious about laptops with new MateBook devices

MateBook E takes on the Surface, while MateBooks X and D go after Apple’s MacBook line.

So, Huawei makes laptops now. Sure, it’s dabbled in tablets in the past, and even released a single 2-in-1 Windows convertible last year, in the form of the original MateBook. But today Huawei showed just how serious it is about making real, actual computers, with the launch of three new MateBook devices at an event in Berlin, Germany. None of them  [Read More…]

Give your friends a reason to snap with Snapchat’s custom stories

Snapchat’s new feature isn’t a killer one, but it will certainly give its existing users another reason to keep using it.

A new Snapchat feature could help you when encouraging your friends to at least install the Snapchat app for the weekend. Snap has introduced custom Stories, which are designed to help friends and family groups collectively snap even the most mundane of events on the fly.

Custom Stories are easy to  [Read More…]

App Highlight: ZHED

The App Developed by Ground Control Solutions, ZHED is a new app with only 1000 installs. Having been updated on May 14, 2017, the developer is constantly fixing various bugs with the latest being some gesture fixes. The game is a brain-teaser puzzle that will be sure to challenge you intellectually. What it does With no timers, no […]

Comcast sets its sights for the wireless market with Xfinity Mobile

The television and internet conglomerate has teamed up with Verizon Wireless in an attempt to become its own mobile operator.

In its ever-present quest for wireless superiority, Comcast quietly launched its own mobile network, aptly dubbed Xfinity Mobile. The service offers an unlimited data plan or you can pay by the gigabyte. It’s only available to those with existing Comcast internet service, however.

Xfinity Mobile began its nationwide rollout last week. It’s typically $ 65 a month for unlimited  [Read More…]

Ikea’s cheap smart lightbulbs will soon support Google Home and Amazon Alexa

Ikea is a huge name in inexpensive home furnishing, but its influence is extending to the smart home space, too.

When Ikea gets into a market, competitors stand up and notice. In the case of smart home tech, the company began offering wireless charging solutions built into desks and lights, it allowed for the average consumer to see the magical technology without going to a carrier store or tech retailer.

Ikea’s smart lighting solution, Trådfri, similarly undercuts  [Read More…]

Enjoy a lifetime of safer, anonymous web browsing with $39 VPNSecure bundle (Deal of the Day)

If you pay attention to cyber threats, you know they are more commonplace with every passing day. We employ thousands of government employees for the NSA and even they can’t keep our information secure from hackers. Hell Russia has done what it can to impact the US election. Throw in some malware or threats like […]