Emerging Tech

You’re so vein: Palm-based biometric system could help confirm your identity

Face ID. Fingerprint scanners. Voice recognition. When it comes to biometrics, there a whole lot of means for checking a person’s identity in a way that’s far more personalized than a four-digit security code or password. Now a nonprofit group called the IOTA Foundation is working with biometrics company Iampass to introduce a system that […]

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Laughing at the Google+ bug? You’re making a big mistake.

Google Doodles celebrates the search engine’s 20th anniversary as seen on the home page in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 27. (John G. Mabanglo/EPA-EFE) (John G Mabanglo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Brian Fung Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition October 8 at 6:37 PM A vulnerability in Google’s software has led to the potential exposure of […]


Need some tunes when you’re offline? Here’s how to download songs from Spotify

Spotify is clearly the best music streaming service out there — err, at least according to us. Its premium service is relatively affordable, it offers more than 30 millions songs, and it will allow you to download specific songs and playlists to listen to when you’re offline. Downloading music directly from Spotify is easy, too, […]

Gears & Gadgets

Windows 10 will try not to reboot when you’re just grabbing a cup of coffee

Caffeinate or continue to have unfettered access to your machine? A new Windows 10 tweak hopes you will no longer have to make such difficult decisions. Wikimedia Commons The next semi-annual update to Windows 10 will use machine learning models to make automatic rebooting for updates a bit less annoying. The models will attempt to […]