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Google Receives Patent Approval For A ‘Tearable’ Display Screen

In the images accompanying the patent, an illustration shows what looks like a paper flyer with phone number tabs at the bottom, presumably designed to be ripped off.

Google May 5, 2016

Delta Now Uses RFID Technology To Reduce Lost Baggage Claims

Delta has the goal of passengers no longer losing their bags while traveling thanks to the addition of RFID technology.

Wearable Tech May 5, 2016

'Sea Hero Quest' Game App Aims To Help Researchers Better Understand Dementia

UCL Neuroscientist Hugo Spiers calls the game 'citizen science,' and claims it was developed after researchers began wondering how they could harness data through the power of mobile devices.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2016

Charge To Launch An SMS And Data-Only Plan For $10 Per Month

The LTE mobile data program can be used with any Sprint LTE-capable device, as well as Apple and Google Nexus devices, regardless of their carrier.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 4, 2016

Garmin Launches The Vívomove For Fashion-Conscious Fitness Tracker Users

The goal is to make the tracker wearable during any event, whether it be a swanky dinner or child’s birthday party.

Wearable Tech May 4, 2016

Huawei To Launch G9 Lite Smartphone And MediaPad M2 7.0 In China This May

The China-based networking and telecommunications company intends to release the G9 Lite for about $260 on May 12, and the MediaPad will be released on May 13 for around $245 and $275 for the 16 GB and 32 GB models, respectively.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 4, 2016

Anonymous Attacks The Bank Of Greece As It Begins A 30-Day Hacking Campaign Against Worldwide Banks

In a YouTube video, Anonymous had previously warned that it would soon begin a 30-day campaign called 'OpIcarus – Shut Down the Banks' against central banks around the world.

Security May 4, 2016

Manage Your Music In The Shower With The Homewerks Bluetooth Showerhead

It has two waterproof speakers, and it can provide up to eight hours of continuous sound.

Gadgets May 3, 2016

Florida High School Students Use RFID To Detect Guns Entering Buildings

PTS Lead Developer Howard Heckman helped the team refine its product, which can now instantly pull up a gun owner’s photograph and data if he or she triggers the RFID system.

Defense May 3, 2016

Nearby API Paves The Way For Card Case, A Digital Business Card-Sharing App

Card Case users can share their virtual business card with others who have the app via Nearby communication.

Apps/Software May 3, 2016

Adafruit Is Now Selling Pi-Top, A Laptop Creation Kit For Raspberry Pi Users

Raspberry Pi is not included in the kit, but it comes with the basics — a laptop screen, base top, base bottom and Pi-Top Hub PCB for power management.

Computers May 3, 2016

Michigan Senators Push Long Prison Sentences For Car Hackers

Jail sentences could exceed 20 years.

Car Tech May 2, 2016

OSU Researchers Are Learning How To Stitch Better Cell Reception Into Your Clothes

With continuous development, these circuits could eventually evolve into technology that allows people to monitor everything from fitness level to tissue healing — all through the clothes they're wearing.

Wearable Tech May 2, 2016

Researchers Find Security Issues With Samsung’s SmartThings, While Report Shows 6 In 10 Internet Users Concerned With Privacy

About 80 percent were 'concerned' that their information was being bought or sold on the Internet, or it was being monitored.

Security May 2, 2016

Nintendo Launches The In-Store Version Of 'Pokémon Rumble World' For 3DS

Its gameplay consists of allowing individuals to control a Toy Pokémon, which can battle and befriend others along the way.

Video Games May 2, 2016

Poetic Places Gives You The Lit Inspiration You Need While Trekking Through London

Poetic Places uses push notifications and geo-location services to alert users when they happen to be in a spot that inspired the creation of poetic verses.

Apps/Software April 29, 2016

US Sets Aside $121 Million for Israel’s Underground Tunnel-Detecting Technology

The U.S. currently has equipment to locate land mines, natural gas and oil deposits. However, none of these items are advanced enough to handle the detection of tunnels.

Defense April 29, 2016

Report: Cybersecurity Still A Major Concern For Many Government Websites

The data revealed that, out of all of the industries examined, ranging from health care to hospitality, the government ranked last in terms of cybersecurity.

Security April 29, 2016

Conflict-Free Phone Manufacturer Fairphone Launches An OS With ‘Nothing to Hide’

Google Mobile Services are not included in Fairphone 2, meaning users will have to find alternatives for maps and email.

Apps/Software April 29, 2016

New Google Patent Shows An Injectable Device Applied Directly To The Eyeball To Provide Vision Correction

In the patent, illustrations demonstrate the injection of an electronic device that would focus light on the retina and would be powered wirelessly through an energy-harvesting antenna.

Google April 29, 2016

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