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ZTE Grand S3 smartphone can be unlocked with an eye scan

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BARCELONA – ZTE doesn’t have an entirely new flagship at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but the company added an interesting feature to its existing top smartphone, the ZTE Grand S3 — eye-based biometric authentication

The solution ZTE is using is not new, either — it’s actually EyeVerify’s EyePrint ID, and it’s not an iris scan. Instead, the EyePrint ID uses the device’s camera to map the blood vessels in the whites of your eye, which, the company claims, is unique to every person, and…

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Android Wear app lets you unlock doors by saying "Ok Google, open sesame"

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Android Wear commands keep getting better and better.

In addition to the functions of your smartphone you can control with the Android-based wearables, one developer has found a way to allow users to wirelessly unlock their doors with only a voice command

Dheera Venkatraman, the MIT student who came up with the “exceedingly simple” project, created an Android Wear app that uses Google Now-style “Ok Google,” commands. Once set…

Glow-in-the-dark Nissan should grab everyone’s attention

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Nissan is getting really creative in promoting its electric car. In Sept. 2014, the company created a custom pickup variant of the car, a one-of-a-kind affair

And this week the company showed off a Leaf with glow-in-the-dark paint

The car will not be widely available for purchase for now, Engadget claims, so why do it? Nissan says the idea is to showcase how the car is helping an increasing number of people to convert to solar energy at home.

Tumblr takes aim at serious writers with ‘big’ update

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14 artistic shots of hands that tell stories

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Hands can tell you a great deal about a person — his or her personality, health, experiences and more. While palm readers meticulously study skin ridges and finger lengths to conduct a reading, a lot can be said through a simple photograph.

Last week, we challenged you to tell stories through artistic images of handsTua Marika, a designer and photographer who has mastered this technique, was our guest host.

“Hands are so expressive, thats why I enjoy photographing them,” Marika said. “A…

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7 baby steps for a holiday tech detox

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Ditch the Kindle and grab a real book.

During the holidays, it’s difficult to appreciate free time and family when you’re constantly plugged in. Technology is ingrained in our everyday lives, so taking time off is a foreign feeling

If you think parting with your devices is such sweet sorrow, there are some baby steps you can take to unplug. Delete some apps, give up your tablet and take things slow.

We interviewed Levi…

Goal-Tracking And Self-Improvement App Lift Adds Personal Coaching, Raises $1.1M More

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Single girl’s Christmas card shows that the holidays are better alone

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Bridget is the single girl’s answer to the cheesy family holiday card that everyone despises, yet partakes in — like listening to Ariana Grande or going Black Friday shopping

Because her family stopped allowing Bridget to partake in their annual Christmas cards — her parents feeling their single, 20-something daughter was too old for their card, and her four sisters having husbands and families of their own to be photographed with — Bridget, the Rudolph of her family, decided to spread cheer…

Indiegogo Life lets you fund personal causes for free

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Indiegogo launched a standalone service Monday that lets users raise money for anything from medical expenses and tuition payments to vacations and parties — without charging them a fee

The Indiegogo Life platform caters to personal causes that directly impact the life of the individuals involved and waives the site’s usual transaction fees — which traditionally go up to 14%, depending on the funding plan and method of payment. The new service also claims to offer a more simple set-up…

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