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Facebook unveils social ‘newspaper’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Facebook unveiled its new app called “Paper,” which serves as an online newspaper for viewing and sharing articles and other content from a Smartphone.

“Paper makes storytelling more beautiful with an immersive design and fullscreen, distraction-free layouts, ” Facebook said in a blog post announcing the new service.

“We ve also made it easier to craft and share beautiful stories of your own.”

The app, the first product from Facebook Creative Labs, will be available February 3 for iPhone users, Facebook said.Read More »Facebook unveils social ‘newspaper’

Fingerprint scanner: The killer feature of iPhone 5S

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fingerprint-scannerThis is one of those occasions when the rumours turned out to be true. There was a talk ahead of the iPhone launch event on September 10 that the high-end Apple phone will come with a fingerprint scanner for added security. Now we know that iPhone 5S indeed packs in a fingerprint scanner, hidden inside its round home button.

This is a unique feature. While there is no doubt that other phone makers will add this feature to their phones, for now it should give Apple an advantage in high-end phone market, and iPhone 5S a better chance at standing up to upcoming Android devices like LG G2 that have better and bigger screens. Read More »Fingerprint scanner: The killer feature of iPhone 5S

Software experts attack cars, to release code as hackers meet

 BOSTON: Car hacking is not a new field, but its secrets have long been closely guarded. That is about to change, thanks to two well-known computer software hackers who got bored finding bugs in software from Microsoft and Apple. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek say they will publish detailed blueprints of techniques for attacking critical systems in the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape in a 100-page white paper, following several months of research they conducted with a grant from the US government.Read More »Software experts attack cars, to release code as hackers meet

SOLAR POWERED PROTEINS FILTER ANTIBIOTICS FROM WATER

 A tiny solar-powered filter made of two bacterial proteins absorbs more than 50 percent more of the pollutants.

In addition, the filter developed by a team at the University of Cincinnati, can release the captured antibiotics so they can be reused, Voice of America reported.

Antibiotics and chemicals enter waterways through sewage and run-off from yards and farms. They can breed resistant bacteria and kill helpful microorganisms, degrading the health of aquatic ecosystems.Read More »SOLAR POWERED PROTEINS FILTER ANTIBIOTICS FROM WATER

‘Intel Inside’ ignites mobile branding war

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SAN FRANCISCO: As the mobile computing wars heat up, chipmakers that supply the crucial components inside smartphones and tablets aim to grab more of the glory. Not content to remain in the shadows of hot consumer brands like Apple or Samsung, chipmakers — including Intel, Qualcomm and Nvidia — want consumers to get to know the processors that power their mobile devices.Read More »‘Intel Inside’ ignites mobile branding war