Bodyprint technology turns touchscreen into a biometric scanner

Majority of the companies around the globe still do not fully adopt biometrics. Only a small percentage take advantage of the technology but more researchers now are working on to enhance the system, hoping to improve on it or create a totally new related technology. Some Yahoo Labs researchers were able to develop 'Bodyprint', a new technology that can turn any smartphone touchscreen display into a biometric scanner for many purposes.

Nextear may be the “smartest” wireless earphones in the market

Gone are the days when all you need from your earphones is the ability to listen to music on your mobile device. Now we're seeing a lot of "smart" earphones that have all these multiple functions aside from being just a listening device. A project on IndieGoGo, the Nextear, claims to be the smartest wireless earphones in the market as it can also charge your smartphone, serve as an external storage device, give you LED light, and of course, still listen "old-school" style to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

Couchlet makes charging more convenient for couch/bed potatoes

Wall outlets aren't the most conveniently located things around your house. And you can't very well reposition them (unless you're doing a major redecoration/reconstruction binge) so that you can still use your gadgets even while charging. Having extension cords can be a bit messy, and as much as it would be exercise for you to stand up and sit every once in a while just to use your devices, it can be annoying. So some folks thought of putting a device on your couch or bed to make it easier for you.

HTC Butterfly 3 specs leak, probably for Asian market only

As with the previous two smartphones in HTC’s Butterfly product line, rumors are pointing to a device primarily targeted towards Asian markets. We haven’t heard much in the way of specs for this upcoming device. But that was before it was tagged via a Compubench benchmark test. Now we have a good idea of what the device will look like on the inside.

Someone got Android Wear (kinda) running on Tizen smartwatches

While Tizen seems to be a pretty decent smartwatch platform, compared to Android Wear, it still seems light years away. And it looks like Samsung, aside from its Gear Live, has no intention of coming out further with wearables that will run on Google's platform and will stick it out with their own. But a developer doesn't want to give up, taking four long months to try and port Android Wear into the Samsung Gear 2, and it looks like finally, he has succeeded.

OPPO’s bezel-less tech explained; curved glass, refraction in play

We were not really convinced the first time that leaks came out of OPPO’s gorgeous bezel-less wonder in the R7 that it was really without bezel. We were already thinking that it might be structurally impossible to do that. OPPO’s patent application for a refraction-type tech already told us as much. But here’s more fuel to that fire, saying that OPPO is using a curved glass display approach to achieve the “bezel-less” look.

Qualcomm to help market Chinese smartphones globally

Because of the changes in the relationship of Samsung and Qualcomm, the latter is determined to make it bigger in the industry by helping to market other smartphones especially those made in China. As you all know, Samsung has ditched the overheating Snapdragon 810 by the chip maker and didn't use it on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The South Korean tech giant used its own Exynos chip instead and the result was a super fast performance and a big loss for Qualcomm.

Italian eyewear company Luxottica working on next Google Glass

So we all know what happened – earlier this year, Google basically pulled the plug on what was viewed as a failed path for its Google Glass project. The gadget, with great early hype, spiraled down quickly into “jerk device” and intrusion of privacy issues. The project was brought back to the drawing board, and a separate team was told to make it ready for the public. It’s not quite there, but Italian eyewear makers Luxottica entering the picture might be progress.

Create your own tourist haven with Paradise Island 2

If you've always fancied yourself to become a tourist conglomerate head, you can start practicing on virtual games until that day finally comes. One of the more popular economy simulation games is back to help you "train" as you create a whole island filled with tourist destination and fun and exciting activities and facilities for your guests. Welcome Paradise Island 2 into your mobile device.