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Upcoming Android feature may let you deny apps access to personal information

Google may add an app permissions manager to the next version of Android. This wouldn't be the first time -- an experimental version appeared in Android 4.3 -- but according to a Bloomberg report, it's finally finalized.

The blind will soon be able to identify their loved ones using this one-of-a-kind cane

Three Birmingham City University students developed a new cane that will allow the blind to be guided to their loved ones using facial recognition technology. The students plan to demo the cane later this year.

Panasonic’s Toughbook tablet is helping rescue crews save lives in Nepal

Developed by the DHS Science and Technology DIrectorate (S&T) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), FINDER and Panasonic's Toughpad H2 tablet PC are helping rescuers find people buried under rubble in Nepal.

Open up a whole new (virtual) world with Samsung’s $200 Gear VR headset

The Gear VR, Samsung's first venture into the world of virtual reality, can now be yours for $200 -- provided you own a Galaxy Note 4 already, because if not, you'll need one of those too.

OtterBox responds to horrorifying otter attack on its iPhone case

The OtterBox is a sure-fire way to keep your smartphone safe from harm, just don't expect it to last if it finds its way into an actual otter's clutches. It won't end well, as this story proves.
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This waterproof solar charger and pouch is Badger-tough

Badger chargers have an insane waterproof rating and they can take more abuse than even Floyd Mayweather can dish out. They're the portable panels you want on your side in a pinch.

Just how accurate is the Apple Watch heart rate monitor? It’s on par with an EKG

One user compared the Apple Watch heart rate monitor to a chest strap with EKG accuracy ratings, and the Watch returned almost perfect results. In other words, the Apple Watch is as accurate as the test many doctors use.

Online ordering just got lazier: Google integrates services into search results

Google's making online food ordering even easier. It's integrating Grubhub, Seamless, Eat24,, and others directly into search results. Feeling peckish?

Almost half of Tinder users aren’t actually single

Looking for a partner on Tinder? Odds are your next match might already have one. Just under half of all Tinder users are already in a relationship, a recent study by the Global Web Index finds.

Samsung’s #TextsFromMom ad perfectly captures what it’s like texting with moms

Samsung's latest ad, just in time for Mother's Day, pays tribute to our moms with some gentle teasing about their texting habits. If you've ever been on the receiving end of a text from your mom that makes you shake your head…

Apple converts many Android users to iOS with larger iPhones in Europe and China

New data tells us that in the first quarter of 2015 just around a third of new iPhone sales in the European market came from ex-Android users. This could be painting a positive pattern for iOS overseas.

The Huawei P8 has a secret nano-coating that makes it splash resistant

The Huawei P8 has been launched, and it's the company's best looking smartphone yet. We've got all the information you need about it, and it's extra large sister phone, the P8 Max, right here.