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Study shows face recognition technology can reveal much more than your image

Researchers could identify people based on nothing more than a photo, as well as predict part of their Social Security numbers.

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Capcom thinks big with sprawling open worlds in Dragon’s Dogma

Capcom’s first open-world game, Dragon’s Dogma, combines massive environments and open-ended gameplay with nonstop action.


Why Airbnb’s future is in serious trouble

The media storm following Airbnb's drama might spell problems for its fundraising future.


Scientists devise mind-controlled car braking system

A new technology could one day enable cars to automatically apply the brakes the moment a driver thinks about stopping.


Adobe Edge brings Flash-like tools to HTML5

Adobe is aiming to capture the hearts and minds of Web creators with Edge, bringing Flash-like authoring tools to HTML5.


Apple’s Safari beats Chrome’s growth in July

New figures from Net Applications show Apple's Safari browser grew its market share in July faster than any other browser - including Chrome.


Microsoft to pay Alcatel $70 mln for infringement

A jury has ruled Microsoft must pay Alcatel some $70 million for infringing on data entry patents - Microsoft, of course, is mulling its options.


Samsung halts tablet sales in Australia

Samsung has agreed to stop selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until its patent fight with Apple is resolved.

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Apple partner Foxconn to replace workers with 1 million robots

Foxconn, which builds devices for Apple, Nokia, Sony and others, will reportedly start to replace its human workers with robots.


The Witcher 2 Xbox 360 release delayed for functional and legal reasons

CD Projekt RED confirms in a press release that the in-development console adaptation of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings won't be coming to Xbox 360 until Q1 2012, a delay from its previously planned holiday 2011 release.


Nokia to drop letters from phone names

Nokia's forthcoming phones will be identified just with numbers - starting with 500.


Nintendo 3DS price cut a response to lessons learned from the GameCube

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says that the lessons learned from the GameCube's life informed the company's decision to slash the price on the 3DS last week.


Scientists build a battery thinner than a human hair

Scientists at Rice University have developed a new lithium ion battery that's 1 billionth of a meter thick and as tall as the thickness of a human hair. It's so small that the naked eye can hardly make it out.

Cool Tech

Star Wars: The Old Republic story explored in full mission video

A newly released video for Star Wars: The Old Republic highlights the game's extensive use of voice acting and greater emphasis on story than competing MMOs.