We know that Apple Pay works with your fingerprint to verify payments, but another company has developed a wristband that uses a different part of the body: the human heart.
It’s called Nymi, and it’s a wristband that charts your “unique cardiac rhythm” to verify your identity. Bionym, the startup behind Nymi, is launching a pilot payment program for users to test out the bracelet as a way to pay for things. Think of it as a mobile payment, but it’s wearable.
NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter (MAVEN) is approaching its destination over Mars. It’s the first spacecraft sent specifically to research the red planet’s upper atmosphere.
MAVEN left Earth on Nov. 18, 2013, on a mission to hunt for signs of oxygen and carbon dioxide, aiming to measure how the planet’s atmosphere interacts with the solar wind.
“These are important questions for understanding the…
Instagram released a new app this week called Hyperlapse, an app that makes it simple for users to create seamless time-lapse videos on an iPhone or iPad.
Now, Instagram is offering a look at how the app was built from a technical perspective on the Instagram Engineering Blog.
One of Hyperlapse’s lead engineers, Alex Karpenko, describes how the team could successfully create time-lapses with a smartphone without needing a steadicam…
Yes, you always knew it and now there’s proof – from Google and Microsoft no less.
The paper is called “On the Near Impossibility of Measuring the Returns to Advertising” and is about a year and a half old.
For those of you who do not have the time (I’m looking at you — all of you!) here’s the TL;DR version:
Using 25 online ﬁeld experiments, representing $2.8 million in ad spend, Randall A. Lewis (economic research scientist, Google) and Justin M. Rao (economic researcher, Microsoft) showed…
“Time is money” might be a tired cliche, but it’s gaining more traction with websites seeking to move beyond pageviews
Upworthy on Monday became the most recent company to publicly embrace “time spent” as a better metric of reader engagement than traditional stats. The company also released its code for how it measures “attention minutes.”
“Clicks and pageviews, long the industry standards, are drastically ill-equipped for the job….
Apple is planning to launch a smartwatch in several sizes, according to a new report
The report from The Wall Street Journal, which cites people familiar with Apple’s production plans, doesn’t contradict earlier rumors, which indicated the watch would have a 2.5-inch touchscreen. It just means there could be larger or smaller versions in the works, too.
The report also indicates that Apple’s watch will pack more than 10 sensors into its…
Link-shortening and tracking tool Bitly is urging users to reset their passwords amid a security scare that surfaced late Thursday night.
“We have reason to believe that Bitly account credentials have been compromised,” Bitly CEO Mark Josephson said in an official blog post. “We have no indication at this time that any accounts have been accessed without permission.”
The news comes just two months after Bitly