Chinese technology can identify you by your walk

BEIJING: A new biometric identification technology developed by Chinese scientists allows the identification of people by the way they walk, without the need to look at their faces. The gait recognition system includes a camera that is functional within a distance of 50 meters from its target and capable of …

BMW says car keys may be replaced by mobile phone apps

REUTERS FRANKFURT: BMW is reviewing the necessity of car keys, Ian Robertson, the company´s board member responsible for sales told Reuters. The fact that customers now all carry a smartphone and the availability of a BMW App which allows customers to unlock their vehicle has made old fashioned keys less …

New Apple iPhone X launch

Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X will be launched by the technology giant in one of its biggest events ever. Apple’s September event will go live at 10.30 pm IST on the Apple website itself and for fans of the company this will be a big one. …

North Korea’s technology much better than Pakistan’s

Dr. Qadeer North Korea’s nuclear technology is much better than Pakistan’s, nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan said on Monday, but ruled out any assistance from Islamabad to Pyongyang in this regard. In a telephonic interview to BBC Urdu, Mr Khan insisted that North Korea was self-reliant in the nuclear field because of …

Facebook takes the next step to monetize WhatsApp

Facebook Inc is gearing up to make money from WhatsApp, the messaging service used by more than a billion people every day, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. WhatsApp will be testing new features to make it easier for people to communicate with businesses they want to reach on …

Google’s DUO app for video calling

AP SAN FRANCISCO: Knock, knock, Google’s video chatting app has arrived. The app, dubbed Duo, represents Google’s response to other popular video calling options, including Apple’s FaceTime, Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s Messenger app. Duo isn’t much different from the other video chatting services, except that it gives a glimpse at …