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Biometric Mastercard features an embedded fingerprint sensor

Citing convenience and security as its motivations, Mastercard has introduced a credit card with an integrated fingerprint scanner. That means users can make purchases using the digits on their hands rather than those on their mind, as is becoming increasingly

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Microsoft and Rambus optimizing DRAM for cryogenic temperatures

Rambus and Microsoft are working together on developing systems that optimize memory performance on cryogenic temperatures. This is the second time the two companies are teaming up, following the initial collaboration back in December 2015. According to Rambus, the new

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Moto Mod contest winners push digital sticky notes, Hi-Fi sound

Lenovo has announced the winners of its Transform the Smartphone Challenge, in which developers pitched concepts for Moto Mod accessories that add new functionality to Moto Z smartphones. The teams behind Digiframe and Macay True Sound HiFi are each eligible

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Moto Mod contest winners push digital sticky notes, Hi-Fi sound

Lenovo has announced the winners of its Transform the Smartphone Challenge, in which developers pitched concepts for Moto Mod accessories that add new functionality to Moto Z smartphones. The teams behind Digiframe and Macay True Sound HiFi are each eligible

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Mastercard trials biometric bankcard with embedded fingerprint reader

 Mastercard is trialling a Chip and PIN bankcard that includes an embedded fingerprint reader, introducing a biometric authentication layer for card payments — and taking a leaf out of the book of Apple Pay et al in the process. The

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ZappRX gets $25 million from Chinese VC’s to expand into the U.S. drug prescription market

 ZappRX, the app that aims to make it easier to manage specialty drug prescriptions, has pulled in $25 million in Series B funding led by Qiming US, the Chinese venture outfit’s stateside health care fund. GV (formerly Google Ventures) and

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Off-grid tiny house is Giant by name, giant by nature

Alpine Tiny Homes, the firm behind the Brown Bear tiny house, recently completed a large new model that looks finished to just as high a standard. Aptly named the Tiny Giant, the towable dwelling stands out from the crowd thanks

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Off-grid tiny house is Giant by name, giant by nature

Alpine Tiny Homes, the firm behind the Brown Bear tiny house, recently completed a large new model that looks finished to just as high a standard. Aptly named the Tiny Giant, the towable dwelling stands out from the crowd thanks

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Google Chrome could soon include an ad blocker

It’s news that — on the face of it — makes very little sense; the Wall Street Journal reports that Google is going to include an ad-blocking feature in its Chrome web browser. For a company that makes so much

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ShadowPlex delivers cost-effective deception technology

Deception technology intended to catch out attackers by deploying decoys that mimic business systems is gaining in popularity. The market for deception is expected to exceed $2 billion by 2021. Threat defense specialist Acalvio Technology is launching a new product

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Brain scans highlight a hidden, "higher" state of consciousness

Reaching a higher state of consciousness is a concept you’re more likely to hear a spiritualist spout than a scientist, but now neuroscientists at the University of Sussex claim to have found the first evidence of just such a state.

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Brain scans highlight a hidden, "higher" state of consciousness

Reaching a higher state of consciousness is a concept you’re more likely to hear a spiritualist spout than a scientist, but now neuroscientists at the University of Sussex claim to have found the first evidence of just such a state.

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial takes control of HelloPay to extend its reach in Southeast Asia

 Another day, another deal to widen the reach of Ant Financial, the fintech-focused Alibaba affiliate. This week, Ant Financial announced that it is picking up HelloPay, the payments firm attached to Lazada, which Alibaba bought a major share in for

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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey donated $100,000 to Trump’s inauguration

 Oculus Rift co-founder Palmer Luckey didn’t just support Donald Trump by backing an organization called Nimble America that made anti-Hillary Clinton “shitposts.” He also donated $100,000 to Trump’s inauguration committee under a shell company named after an element in his

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Latest Brembo calipers are a lesson in lightweight packaging

As anyone who’s driven a classic car can tell you, improvements to braking are among the most welcome of all the advancements in motoring tech. Modern stoppers are more powerful than their classic counterparts, more resistant to fade, easier to

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Latest Brembo calipers are a lesson in lightweight packaging

As anyone who’s driven a classic car can tell you, improvements to braking are among the most welcome of all the advancements in motoring tech. Modern stoppers are more powerful than their classic counterparts, more resistant to fade, easier to

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BMW’s 215 horsepower, 171 kilogram, carbon fiber-crammed HP4 Race revealed

The HP4 Race that BMW teased at the EICMA 2016 show is now going into a limited production run of 750 hand assembled units, complete with all carbon frame and wheels, and a 158 kw (215hp) power plant. .. Continue

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BMW’s 215 horsepower, 171 kilogram, carbon fiber-crammed HP4 Race revealed

The HP4 Race that BMW teased at the EICMA 2016 show is now going into a limited production run of 750 hand assembled units, complete with all carbon frame and wheels, and a 158 kw (215hp) power plant. .. Continue

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Demand for IT contractors in UK is rising

Demand for IT contractors has strengthened over the past six months despite the uncertainty caused by the vote to leave the European Union. At first glance this seems counterintuitive. Historically, contractors have been the first into and first out of

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Texas gets closer to allowing self-driving vehicle testing on public roads

 A new state might join the ranks of those that allow testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads: A bill just passed the Texas Senate Transportation Committee that spells out a path toward statutes allowing use of highly automated vehicles

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