security
TSB and Samsung Launch Iris-Scanning Account Logins

The subset of UK civilians that own a Samsung Galaxy 8 and have a TSB bank account are going to have a fun toy to play with this September, as the bank and the phone maker are teaming up to allow iris identification to access their account details. Read More >>

science
What the Hell is Going On With This Eyeball?

A 37-year-old woman recently went to her eye doctor complaining of itching and watering eyes. While taking a close look, the doctor saw this freaky sight staring back. Read More >>

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Leaks Say Galaxy Note 7 Iris Scanner Can’t Handle Glasses, Sunlight or Your Puffy Face

Supposed technical specifications for the eye scanner that Samsung's assumed to be sticking in its latest Note phablet have appeared, confirming the device's existence -- but also coming with a large list of disclaimers about how and when it won't actually work. Read More >>

drones
Is the DIY Drone Movement About to Launch a Billion-Dollar Industry?

Back in the 1970s, hobbyists like Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak built homebrew computers that eventually fuelled the lucrative PC revolution. Now, a new movement of hobbyists is trying to imitate this DIY strategy to jumpstart the drone industry. But can today's calculated drone entrepreneurialism really be considered "DIY" at all? Read More >>

drones
New Autonomous 3D Robotics Drone Follows You Wherever You Go

The Iris+ looks pretty cool. Just dream of practically anything you'd like a drone to do, and chances are the new 3D Robotics quadcopter will do it. Autonomous flight? Check. Longer flight time? Check. Dynamic LED lights for directional awareness? Check. Crazy "Follow Me" function? Check. Read More >>

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Intel Haswell Review: Can a Laptop CPU Keep Enthusiasts Happy?

Faster hardware shouldn't be this somber. Yet we can't help but furrow our brow in concern over Intel's fourth-generation Core i7 CPU, Haswell. Yes, in typical Intel fashion, it's a tour de force of technical achievement and features that's the envy of the free world. It's also, by the way, quite fast. Read More >>

computers
Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: WAIT. This is a horrible, horrible time to get a new rig. If you can hold out for just a few months, you're going to do a whole lot better for yourself. Read More >>

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Intel Iris: Integrated Graphics Are Finally Awesome

Intel's integrated graphics have taken plenty of heat over the years, and most of it deserved. But the climb to respectability that started back with Sandy Bridge is about to get a turboboost. Meet Iris, the biggest generation jump in Intel's integrated graphics to date. Get ready to game. Read More >>

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Iris App: View Your Instagrams on Your iPad

Though Instagram finally landed on Android, there isn't yet a tablet version. With its big, bright retina display, the iPad is the perfect venue to browse photos. Iris satisfies that need, letting you check out all your favourite filtered snapshots with Apple's slate. Read More >>

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Iris for Android: Kind of Like Siri, But for Android

Have an Android phone? Jealous of Siri? Probably not. But if you are, there's a new application called Iris (Siri backwards, heh) that kind of, sort of emulates what Siri does. You tap a mic, you talk and Iris responds to you. We're not sure how Google's Andy Rubin will feel about this one. Read More >>