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Tilt gesture keyboard could hold promise for typing in VR

 A group of researchers are demonstrating a tilt-based typing technique they’ve designed that could be an alternative option for users of larger smartphones or for inputting text when in VR. Read More.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  crunchgearMar 20th, 2017

Google is getting ‘personal’ with its search results

If you're a longtime user of Google's suite of online tools, then its new "Personal" search feature could come in handy. The filter surfaces relevant content linked to you, pulled from tools such as Docs, Gmail, and Photos. The post Google is getting.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 4 min. ago

That laptop ban could be about to whole lot worse for plane passengers

A U.S. security official has suggested the government is considering extending its cabin laptop ban to all flights in and out of the U.S. The original ban came into effect in March, affecting select flights into the country. The post That laptop ban.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 40 min. ago

Embattled FCA denies it cheated on diesel testing

The government's civil suit over diesel compliance could cost cash-poor FCA more than $1 billion......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News8 hr. 55 min. ago

That animated GIF you’re sharing could be an ad in disguise

Your GIFs will soon be subtle ads from companies working with search engines like Tenor, who tap on emotion-based GIF search terms. Tenor powers GIF searches for Facebook Messenger, Twitter, iMessage, Google's Gboard, and more. The post That animated.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 48 min. ago

Researchers Found Perfect Contraceptives In Traditional Chinese Medicine

hackingbear writes: Researchers at U.C. Berkeley found a birth control that was hormone-free, 100 percent natural, resulted in no side effects, didn't harm either eggs nor sperm, could be used in the long-term or short-term, and -- perhaps the best.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 39 min. ago

Hay Festival 2017: Stephen Fry"s warning for the web

Delivering a lecture at the Hay Festival, the actor said society could face "dire consequences"......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News21 hr. 23 min. ago

Ask Slashdot: Is There A Screen-Less, Keyboard-Less, Battery-Powered Computer?

Long-time Slashdot reader Wycliffe writes: So I have a travel keyboard that I love. I can carry my OS on a USB flash drive. There are several options for portable battery powered monitors. The only thing I'm missing to have a completely modular lapto.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

SSD Drives Vulnerable To Rowhammer-Like Attacks That Corrupt User Data

An anonymous reader writes: NAND flash memory chips, the building blocks of solid-state drives (SSDs), include what could be called "programming vulnerabilities" that can be exploited to alter stored data or shorten the SSD's lifespan. According to r.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

UCF Research Could Bring "Drastically" Higher Resolution To Your Phone and TV

New submitter cinemetek quotes a report from University of Central Florida: Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a new color changing surface tunable through electrical voltage that could lead to three times the resolution.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

"Hitman"s Bodyguard" trailer forces Jackson, Reynolds into perilous bromance

A new spot for The Hitman's Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds as an elite bodyguard, sworn to protect, and Samuel L. Jackson as a hitman who seems to have very little interest in being protected. What could possibly go wrong? The post 'Hitman's.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

And then there were 3. Now a trio, Close Talker do more with less on ‘Lens’

The newly reconfigured three-piece Close Talker created aurally exciting angular, atmospheric tones on Lens, which built upon the initial promise of their 2014 debut, Flux. The post And then there were 3. Now a trio, Close Talker do more with less on.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Every paper has a unique fingerprint, and this algorithm can find it

One way to prevent forgery of official documents could be to check the “fingerprint” of the paper they are printed on. An algorithm created by researchers at the U.K.’s Newcastle University can help. The post Every paper has a unique fingerprin.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

New ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ trailer shows its stars locked in reluctant bromance

A new spot for The Hitman's Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds as an elite bodyguard, sworn to protect, and Samuel L. Jackson as a hitman who seems to have very little interest in being protected. What could possibly go wrong? The post New ‘Hitman&#.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Sean Parker Is Going To Great Lengths To Ensure "Screening Room" Is Piracy Free, Patents Reveal

Napster co-founder Sean Parker has been working on his new service called Screening Room, which when becomes reality, could allow people to watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters in their living room as soon as they premiere at the box office. This.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

BMW Motorrad’s Concept Link scooter has room for two and space for groceries

Getting around campus or the city could change significantly with BMW Motorrad's Concept Link urban mobility scooter. The two-wheeler's electric drive unit frees up a surprising amount of space. The post BMW Motorrad’s Concept Link scooter has.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

EVGA’s sub-zero Kingpin Edition graphics card could set new GPU clock records

The GTX 1080 Ti is already the most overclockable high-end graphics card in the world, having previously broken the 3GHz barrier earlier this year. Now, a new Kingpin edition is in the works and it may be even more impressive. The post EVGA’s s.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Computer scientists develop AI that gets curious about its surroundings

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed an AI agent that’s naturally curious about its surroundings. Here's why that matters -- and what it could mean for robots. The post Computer scientists develop AI that gets curiou.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

BMW recalls older 7-series cars for doors that could fly open

BMW is recalling 45,484 7-series sedans from the 2005-08 model years because doors may open inadvertently while the vehicle is being driven. Some of the vehicles were recalled in 2012 for the same problem......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

MIT"s shape-shifting noodles amuse diners, could revolutionize packaging

Engineers in MIT’s Tangible Media Group have created noodles that change shape when dunked in water. The researchers think their product could have real world value, from decreasing shipping costs to thrilling diners. The post MIT's shape-shif.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

In a Throwback To the "90s, NTFS Bug Lets Anyone Hang Or Crash Windows 7, 8.1

Windows 7 and 8.1 (and also Windows Vista) have a bug that is reminiscent of Windows 98 age, when a certain specially crafted filename could make the operating system crash (think of file:///c:/con/con). From an ArsTechnica report: The new bug, which.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017