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FBI’s facial recognition database holds records on 1/3 of all Americans

New documents uncovered by the EFF reveal some telling details about the FBI's rapidly expanding database of biometric information. Learn more here.

Galaxy S5 costs $256 to produce, making it the priciest Samsung phone ever

While the Galaxy S5 holds the distinction as the most expensive Samsung smartphone ever in terms of production costs, market research firm IHS said "there's nothing earth-shattering" about it.

Pew: 7 percent more people report having personal data stolen online since mid-2013

More people report thefts of crucial personal data since July of last year, according to a Pew Research Center study. You can learn more here.
Home Theater

Mohu targets urban cord-cutters with its $25 Leaf Metro HDTV antenna

Mohu's new HDTV antenna is aimed at cord-cutters on a budget and urban dwellers. It comes with nearly all the same features as its bigger cousins, the only real difference is the Leaf Metro's slightly shorter signal range.

At $1,500, Toshiba’s 4K laptop is affordable, and launches next week

Toshiba just took the wraps of a new 4K laptop, which will be launching next week. You can learn more about the Toshiba Satellite P55t here.

How Apple’s CarPlay could save the car stereo industry

Apple's CarPlay is coming to aftermarket stereos, with confirmations that Pioneer, Alpine and Clarion will support the iOS-based system. The move could bring new business to the aftermarket car stereo industry, which has seen a decline in…

A flashlight app stole 50-100 million people’s location data, gets a slap on the wrist

The developer of Android app Brightest Flashlight, GoldenShores Technologies, got reprimanded by the Federal Trade Commission. Unfortunately, based on the final terms, the punishment doesn't amount to much.

Windows Phone 8.1 reportedly supports iPhone’s Passbook

It's not clear if there's an agreement over this, but the new Microsoft mobile OS is said to support Passbook natively, allowing users to load their Passbook boarding passes and coupons on the Windows Wallet app.

David Fincher reportedly backs out of Steve Jobs biopic

Director David Fincher has reportedly left Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic after a disagreement over his salary. Fincher wanted $10 million to helm the Aaron Sorkin-penned film, which Christian Bale was being eyed to star in.

This Wi-Fi router has Spotify streaming built into it

Fon, a company known for hosting a network of free wifi hotspots around the world, is branching out with the Gramofon, a network router that leverages Spotify support to stream music from the cloud to your sound system.

Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner has been hacked, PayPal users at risk

The Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner has already been hacked using the same method used to hack the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5S. However, because the Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner can be used with PayPal, this hack poses quite…