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[Video] Windows Hello – Biometric Authentication For Instant Access On Windows 10

Despite being the most widely used authentication system of the digital world, Password based authentication have their own set of issues and challenges. Whether it be the compromised security situation due to leakage and brute-forcing of passwords or be it the inconvenience of memorizing passwords and the hassle to input them every time for access.

Microsoft has tried to tackle the issue in Windows 8 by using Picture Login Feature, their are also some third-party apps like face-recognition authentication app Blink! as an alternative. Taking things further, Microsoft will be introducing Windows Hello Biometric Authentication Technology in upcoming Windows 10 devices. The new authentication system utilizes a variety of biometric inputs like fingerprint, face, or iris scans, in addition to hardware and software fingerprinting to allow seamless, secure and instant user recognition and sign-in.

Windows Hello

According to Microsoft, Windows Hello was designed to replace insecure password based authentication and deliver enterprise grade security and privacy for it's users. The technology makes authentication a simple matter of looking at or touching a device running Windows 10 and be immediately signed in. The new technology is designed to be much safer than traditional passwords, the combination of user biometric data and the device signature are the keys to your Windows experience, apps, data and even websites and services. Do watch the video shared below for a demonstration and further introduction to the technology.

Tenorshare ReiBoot: Free iPhone/iPad/iPod Reboot Tool

iOS users have to deal with DFU mode, recovery mode and iOS stuck every now and then - there is even a redsn0w WTF mode. Maybe you need to put iDevice in recovery mode because you can’t update or restore iPhone, iPad or iPod, use recovery mode to fix Apple logo screen stuck, force iPhone to restart in case of DFU mode stuck/black screen of death, etc.

Tenorshare ReiBoot is a wonderful solution to all these problems, making it possible to induce the recovery mode and DFU mode, as well as exit either in an effortless manner, in a one-click operation. If your device is already in recovery mode or DFU mode, ReiBoot will identify it accordingly, allowing you get out of both modes with the same easy one click operation.

Exit DFU Mode

Beware This 'Killer USB' Can Literally Explode Your Computer

Cyberspace is the battle-ground of the future, we have already seen cyber-weapons like Flame and Stuxnet. Imagine what can be the outcome if technology allows someone to burn down/explode your computer just like a bomb simply by getting you to plug-in a USB drive?

Well the possibility is now a reality, 'The Killer USB' is for real and has successfully being demonstrated to burn down a computer just by inserting it in the USB port as explained ahead.

Killer USB

NFC Business Cards: Shortcuts for your favorite smartphone tasks

Connect the digital and physical worlds. Deliver digital resources & shortcuts for your favorite smartphone actions by funding NFC Business Cards on kickstarter. The PhoneHome Project is the first to deliver customized, convenient, and communicative NFC solutions with NFC Tags, NFC Keychains, and NFC Business Cards all in one package. Simplify your life with NFC - Toggle Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, start music, launch apps, set volumes, take a picture, and more.

NFC Business Cards

Near Field Communication or “NFC Tags” are programmable scannable stickers that can be programmed for almost any purpose. Control your PC, pause/play netflix, or toggle Wifi lights. Connect to a wifi network without typing a password, prompt customers to visit your website or social media page. Grow your online reputation by having satisfied customers review you on yelp with one quick scan of their smartphone. Most business cards end up in the trash, so don’t force your clients to type in your contact info, instead provide all your contact information with one tap of a NFC Card.

A Quick Video Intro To The New HTC One M9

[Video] Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge

Samsung has now officially announced their new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The successor to Galaxy S5, will be available across the world starting on April 10th. Just like every new Samsung Galaxy device these two new flagships of the company comes power-packed with latest technology, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge comes featuring an octacore Samsung Exynos 64-bit CPU with four Cortex-A57 cores ticking at 2.1GHz and four Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.5GHz, Mali-T760 GPU, 5.1-inch Quad-HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 577 ppi density, 3GB of DDR4 RAM, 32/64/128GB internal storage with new UFS 2.0 which is 2.7x faster than the eMMC 5.0, a much faster 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization capable of 4K video recording, wide-angled 5-megapixel front-camera, a new Touch fingerprint sensor built into the home button, infrared heart-rate monitor which doubles as an camera sensor for accurate white-balance, integrated support for both Qi and PMA wireless charging, faster USB charging, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Samsung Pay which relies on NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) for mobile payments, LTE Cat.6, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS with GLONASS and Beidou, IR blaster and FM radio. The Galaxy S6 is powered by a 2,550 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S6 egde has a battery capacity of 2,600 mAh. On the software front the phones are powered by Google Android 5.0 Lollipop with the latest TouchWiz UI and Material design on top of it.

Don't forget to watch the Samsung official introduction video and the MWC 2015 hands-on video shared below.

Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge

Carabinsi : The Smart Carabiners

Everything is getting smarter these days, so why not "Smart Carabiners". Carabinsi is a brand new thing on Kickstarter. These carabiners will surprise you with the usefulness and unique design, like no other carabiners.

Besides of multi-functions as carabiner, bottle opener, can-opener, cutter and wrench tool with different HEX adapters, they will also show you some magic. The magic is called NFC (near field communication) technology and it is compatible with most latest Android smartphones. NFC chip is hidden behind the logo and it is open-coded, so everyone will be able to program it with some easy steps.

Simplify your actions with NFC technology – open your favorite website, music, (social) application, camera, turn ON/OFF WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and more.


Rooting Xiaomi Mi4 Stable ROM

I switched from an Apple iPhone to Xiaomi Mi4 since past 4 months and I must say it is an excellent smartphone. Apart from power-packed hardware the Google Android 4.4 based MIUI6 ROM on the software front has been a big reason the phone is a huge success and is often compared to the likes of Apple iPhone 6 despite being cheaper almost three times to it. The company offers two versions of their official MIUI ROM - the "Stable Version" which comes pre-installed with Google services like "Google Play Store" and the "Development Version" which gets frequent updates, does not have Google services pre-installed, is tuned towards Chinese app-ecosystem but has the added advantage of being pre-rooted.

While I was enjoying my experience with the developer version of the ROM, last update MIUI6 v 5.2.13 broke Google services and re-installing using the usual "Google Installer" from the MIUI Appstore did not worked. This is when I decided to switch to the Stable version of the ROM and had to manually root my phone as shared below unlike the development version which comes pre-rooted.

Xiaomi Mi4 ROM

Swalekh : A Multilingual Keypad In 11 Indian Languages

Swalekh LogoIn earlier days of Google Android OS, one has to root and hack their way into the core operating-system files just to install additional fonts like Hindi as demonstrated in an earlier post. Nowadays, we have quite a lot of options to install additional keyboards in multiple languages like the free Hindi keyboard provided by Google.

To make things easier for Indian users we now have an excellent free app - Swalekh, the app brings power of local language expression through an easy-to-use app. Users of Swalekh can express themselves in their own language - be it while sending a text message, a Facebook update, a tweet, writing a blog, or sending an email. Supporting English, हिन्दी (Hindi), বাংলা (Bengali), తెలుగు (Telugu), मराठी (Marathi), தமிழ் (Tamil), ગુજરાતી (Gujarati), ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada), മലയാളം (Malayalam), ଓଡ଼ିଆ (Odia), ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi) and অসমীয়া (Assamese). Swalekh comes with word predictions (English and Native), auto-correct, a native language keyboard as well as an PHONETIC option to which will transliterate text to your native language using the familiar QWERTY Keypad.

Swalekh Hindi Keyboard

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