Facelock: Newly Proposed Authentication System That Uses Face Recognition

June 25, 2014 Internet

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Simple passwords are easy to remember but easy to crack; complex passwords are hard to crack but hard to remember. So what if you can have an authentication system that others cannot crack and you do not forget?

That can be a possible as researchers have claimed that “Facelock”, a newly proposed alternative based on the psychology of face recognition, could put an end to forgotten passwords and protect users from prying eyes.

The concept relies on the fact that humans can recognize familiar face...

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Device Developed To Detect Alcohol In Moving Car

June 4, 2014 Technology

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Scientists has developed a laser device that can detect alcohol in moving car. It ‘senses’ the presence of alcohol vapor in cars and alerts the cops waiting at the next corner to nab you.

Marco Gianinetto from Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan), Italy, said “We have demonstrated how a laser device could be effectively used for detecting drunken drivers and, thereby, helping to reduce the number of accidents caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol”

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NASA Found Alien Planet — Mega-Earth — 17 Times Heavier Than Our Earth

June 4, 2014 Science

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Scientists have just discovered a new type of huge and rocky alien world about 560 light-years from Earth. The planet, sighted by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Kepler spacecraft, is located 560 light years from Earth and circles a Sun-like star every 45 days, The finding was reported yesterday at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Boston.

Dubbed a “mega-Earth,” the exoplanet Kepler-10c is 17 times as massive as our planet and circles a sunlike star in the c...

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WhatsApp Back On Windows App Store With New Features

June 4, 2014 AppsInternet

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Few days back, Microsoft had pulled out popular messaging app WhatsApp from the Windows Phone store, citing reasons like technical issues. Now its Looks like, the problem has been fixed. The WhatsApp app is not only back in store, but also gets some new features. In a tweet, Joe Belfiore announced that WhatsApp is back and working.

The new features in WhatsApp include chat backgrounds, better privacy settings and the ability to customise notification tones...

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Apple Unveiled New Programming Language ‘Swift’

June 4, 2014 Technology

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At its WWDC developer event, Apple surprised all of the developers by launching a new programming language called Swift. This new language seems to be poised to replace Objective-C as the main programming language on Apple’s platforms. Apple designed Swift to be as intuitive and easy to use as popular interpreted languages such as Python and JavaScript, while maintaining the speed and flexibility of compiled languages such as C++.

WWDC is a gathering of people who build software applications f...

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Researchers Implanted Wireless Pacemaker In A Rabbit

May 21, 2014 ScienceTechnology

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A group of researchers have built a wirelessly powered pacemaker and successfully implanted it in a rabbit. If the results hold up, a new generation of smaller and safer medical implants could be on the market in the next 5 to 10 years.

Without needing bulky batteries, the devices could also become much smaller–the size of a grain of rice, as in the case of this pacemaker.

An assistant professor of electrical engineering, Poon developed the technique she calls mid-field wireless transfer after y...

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New Solar-powered Lock That Alerts You In Case Someone Tries To Steal Your Bike

May 21, 2014 Technology

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US researchers has developed a new key-less, solar-powered lock that alerts you in case someone tries to steal your bike. San Francisco-based Velo Labs researchers has unveiled their Skylock, a Bluetooth-equipped lock that syncs to a users smartphone and sends out alerts if it detects anything suspicious.

The lock, that cost USD 249, also alerts the owner of the vehicle in case someone is messing with their bike’s lock for an extended period of time, Industry Leaders magazine reported.

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China Barred Windows 8 Operating System From Government Computers

May 20, 2014 Internet

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China announced it will forbid the use of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system in new government computers. The official Xinhua news agency said the ban was to ensure computer security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system, which was widely used in China.

The announcement said desktop, laptop and tablet personal computers bought for government use must use a different operating system...

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