MasterCard is testing new cards with fingerprint sensors to keep your money safe

While fingerprint sensors may be the reason for a delay in the new iPhone, that technology isn’t holding back MasterCard from rolling out new credit cards with fingerprint technology.  The company announced on Thursday that it’s successfully wrapped up a pair of trials of cards with biometric sensors in South Africa and is ready to […]

These companies actually made working hoverboards

Movie fans and tech geeks alike have long shared a common dream: a chance to ride on Marty McFly’s hoverboard, just like in Back to the Future Part II.  When the date portrayed in the movie, October 21, 2015, came and passed, though, the gadgets we most commonly thought of as hoverboards had two wheels […]

Facebook’s top VR researcher explains why augmented reality is the future

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company’s annual F8 developer conference.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Karissa Bell2017-04-20 01:53:03 UTC Augmented reality is the future because it’s a lot more socially acceptable than virtual reality. That was the surprising message from  Chief Oculus Scientist Michael Abrash at F8.  During his portion of the keynote, when many in […]

Face it: Smartwatches are totally doomed

The CEO of Chinese electronics maker Huawei raised eyebrows this week when he publicly trashed smartwatches.  “I am always confused as to what smartwatches are for when we have smartphones,” Eric Xu Zhijun said, adding that he would never ever wear one himself — despite the fact that his own company makes them. That may […]

Microsoft sends out invites for big spring product event

What’s going on in there, Microsoft?Image: CJ GUNTHER/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Lance Ulanoff2017-04-12 16:26:25 UTC Microsoft can’t wait for mid-May. The Windows creator and Surface propagator is just weeks away from its three-day developer’s conference in Seattle, but that’s not stopping it from hosting a consumer product event in New York City on May 2.  Microsoft quietly […]

Feel the love from a stuffed animal that hugs you back

Humans need hugs. Little humans, otherwise known as children, even more so.  This is scientific fact, supported by countless hugs…er…studies, and the need for human contact is evident at every stage of development.  Unfortunately, our busy lives don’t always support regular contact with our loved ones. We work, travel and often leave our children behind. […]

Guy leaves bad comment about his smart garage door opener, gets his device disabled

If you’re happily plunging into the world of smart home appliances, take heed: These devices can sometimes be remotely disabled, and something as easy as getting in or out of your own garage can suddenly become a problem.  Or at least that’s exactly what apparently happened to a customer of Garadget, a smart, connected garage […]

The Mac Pro is getting a major do-over

In the nearly 35 years since the dawn of the Macintosh computer, Apple has not been what you would call open. The famous veil of secrecy fell on Apple in 1984 for the first Macintosh desktop computer and has rarely, if ever, been lifted. Products like the Mac, iMac, Mac Pro, iPhone, iPad, and more […]

Insane ‘Iron Man’ flight suit is not an April Fools’ joke

Tony Stark and his amazing Iron Man flight suit, an impressive piece of wearable tech designed and built by Stark alone, is a near-perfect Marvel comic-book confection — just the kind of thing that slightly crazy tech entrepreneurs might chase. No, we’re not talking about Elon Musk. British inventor Richard Browning is that kind of […]

Here’s what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will cost you in Australia

Australian prices for Samsung’s Galaxy S8 are here.Image: lili sams/mashable By Johnny Lieu2017-03-29 23:57:46 UTC So perhaps you’ve already been entranced by the bevelled edges of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and marvelled at its inclusion of a headphone jack — among other things. The phone’s release is a big test for Samsung, marking its first […]