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It’s safe to touch: fingerprint scanners reviewed

It’s safe to touch: fingerprint scanners reviewed

If, like me, you dread deleting the cookies in your browser because you've forgotten most of the usernames and passwords to regularly-visited sites, then a simple fingerprint scanner might be a good option.  Yes, a mixture of Hollywood scaremongering and honest security concerns have seen us nervous of people either cutting off our digits or copying them with Jell-O, but for general avoidance of login screens there's little denying the convenience of biometrics.  Todd Haselton over at Ars Technica gathered up four and tried to fool them with Vista, Firefox and Silly Putty.

 

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Willcom WX321J with advanced fingerprint scanner

Willcom WX321J with advanced fingerprint scanner

This new phone from Willcom is the WX321J, which features a unique fingerprint scanner. Unlike other scanners where the input must be directly contacted thus being susceptible to interference such as moisture, this scanner uses radio waves for authentication.

But other than the fingerprint scanner, the specs are pretty average, including a 1.3 megapixel camera, 2.4-inch display, 2MB internal memory, and Micro SD slot for up to 1GB expansion. The phone will be available this February only in Japan.

Willcom WX321J with fingerprint scanner
[Via: NewLaunches]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

Samsung cannot be ignored, and the importance of the Galaxy S5 cannot be overlooked. New bearer of the crown of “best-known Android smartphone” it’s a chance not only for Samsung to make money, but to demonstrate what cleverness it can bake into a flagship device. Samsung’s approach to innovation has been more scattershot than focused, however, and with each generation of Galaxy there’s been equally as many needless bells & whistles as there have been legitimately useful additions. The Galaxy S5, Samsung insists, has been built with deliberation, but has the company spent its time on the right enhancements? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Galaxy S5 Developer Edition hits Verizon imminently

Galaxy S5 Developer Edition hits Verizon imminently

Samsung’s developer-aimed version of the Galaxy S5 has been revealed for Verizon users this week. While we’re not entirely sure when the device will be released in full, today it’s apparent that this machine will take on a role very similar to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition from last year. While we saw that device available in two versions - one with AT&T data abilities, the other for Verizon - this time around just one model has shown up (so far).

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Galaxy S5 Teardown reveals display-level barrier

Galaxy S5 Teardown reveals display-level barrier

It’s not the water and dust resistance that’s holding back the repairability of the Samsung Galaxy S5, that’s for certain. Instead it would appear that this device has Samsung seeking to fuse its components together, so to speak, with access given to the battery - very user friendly - otherwise keeping everything under lock and key. This device is far less repairable than its predecessor.

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2014 iPad tipped to feature Touch ID and A8 CPU

2014 iPad tipped to feature Touch ID and A8 CPU

New rumors are circulating that have to do with the iPads that Apple is expected to launch this year. The source of these new rumors is analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI and they are based on details that the analyst gleaned from sources in the industry. According to these rumors, Apple will use price adjustments and product refreshes to drive what the analyst terms "modest growth" in its tablet sales in 2014.

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