iPhone 5s Cat’s Paw Test

September 21 2013No Commented

Categorized Under: Cell Phones

One of the biggest new features of Apple’s new iPhone 5S smartphone is its high-tech fingerprint sensor called Touch ID. But it looks like it can read more than just human skin.

TechCrunch tried out the sensor on a cat’s paw and successfully unlocked the device. Just like with human fingerprints, the paw would have to be programmed to the iPhone 5S for access. Check out the video above to watch how it worked.

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The Touch ID sensor reportedly works on other parts of the human skin, too, including the palm of the hand and forearm.

Several security concerns surround the fingerprint sensor, but we haven’t seen any full hacks just yet. However, a group of hackers and security researchers have pledged to reward the first successful hacker with $13,000, more than $800 worth of Bitcoin, a pornographic book and a few bottles of wine, tequila, bourbon and whiskey.

A Wall Street Journal report last week revealed that if you leave your iPhone 5S untouched for 48 hours straight, you won’t be able to use the device’s fingerprint scanner to wake it up. Instead, you’ll need to resort to the more traditional method of plugging in your passcode. The same goes for logging into your phone after a reboot.

Source: Mashable

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New Old Xbox 360 Next to the New Xbox One

June 17 2013No Commented

Categorized Under: Games

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Microsoft, for some reason, decided to breathe new life into the aging Xbox 360 by giving itanother facelift. This time, it was done to match the design ethos of the Xbox One. But where the Xbox One looks bold and retro future and almost quietly intimidating, the new old Xbox 360 looks like a cheap mini PC tower. At least they match?

The Xbox One looks pretty gargantuan next to the new old Xbox 360 but that tends to happen when you’re sprawled out on the floor and have hard lines where curves used to be. The new old Xbox 360 seems to be a similar size to the old Xbox 360 (not to be confused by the old old Xbox 360 aka the first 360) but lacks any differentiating form. It’s just… there. To be fair, it has the side vents of the old 360 and kind of looks like the first 360’s design with an un-scrunched middle.

Whatever. You’re not going to really buy this 360 are you?

Source: Gizmodo

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