updated - August 5, 2021 Thursday EDT
When the Apple iPhone 5s was first released, it came with an exciting new technology. This was in the form of the Touch ID, a type of fingerprint sensor. Basically, it made tasks such as unlocking the latest models of iPhones and iPads not only a lot easier, but also a lot safer. However, in a recent move, it was made apparent by the Cupertino manufacturer that it has even greater plans for the Touch ID technology.
Despite all the security measures that one can take, many consumers are still very cautious when it comes to sharing private, personal, and confidential information over the phone. This is particularly true if the call is made over the telephone or a smartphone. And with hackers being ever present, this is only a logical thing to do. In fact, according to Time Magazine, almost 50 percent of Americans are wary when it comes to sharing such information over phone calls.
Nowadays, a lot of tech equipment and gadgets are already wireless, such as Internet service, smartphones, and other mobile devices. However, there are still many types of appliances that would need to be connected via an electrical cable to a wall outlet in order for them to work. Fortunately, WiTricity, has come up with an ingenious plan to create Wireless Electricity.
Ever wondered how it feels like to be Spiderman? How fast you will be able to move from one area to another? If such is the case, then you will be extremely interested to know that there is now a device that you can use to experience such things. Being able to scale walls like how the super hero does has been made possible, thanks to Gecko Tech.
As the year 2014 comes to an end, it would only be appropriate for us to recall the highlights of the technology industry, especially those that are deserving of awards and praises. While there plenty of technologies that have slightly to completely disappointed us, there are still a number of gadgets, equipment, and devices that are truly worth mentioning. Here are three of them.
There is no doubt about it; many of us consider our smartphones as an integral part of our day to day lives. A lot of us are now very dependent on these devices, with them offering us with an incomparable level of convenience and functionality. So when tech and gadget manufacturers started to develop smartwatches, a multitude of consumers believed that they will be a bit like smartphones, thus; they were really excited and looked forward to their release.
We all know that technology has made our lives a lot easier and more convenient. Some may shun the idea, but we cannot disregard the fact that it has improved the overall quality of the way people are living.
Another loss from Dish Network as the direct broadcast satellite service provider reportedly lost one of the most popular cable channel - Fox News. Modern Reader reported that both Fox News and Fox Business Network was pulled by Dish Network at 11:50pm ET on Dec. 20.
Back in December 2013, a lot of people were expecting good things to be brought by the year 2014. Some of them were delivered to the satisfaction of consumers, but others were a complete disappointment. While it is true that plenty of new technologies released this year are impressive, the others that got people really excited were failures.
It has been more than a decade since the Chernobyl incident took place. Now, it lies in desolation and has been reduced to ruins. Only authorized individuals with specialized equipment can come in under strict supervision, as the area is still believed to be covered in fatal radiation.
Social media giant Facebook is dubbed to be the most well-known social media network of all time; however, a recent study shows that it may be losing its popularity - to teenagers at least - over Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and other messaging application.
Avon Products Inc. violated Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when its Chinese subsidiary bribed local officials to sell products directly to Chinese consumers. The company pleaded guilty and will need to settle a hefty amount of $135 million.
Driver's license is one of the most important ID to verify one's identification, next to social security number. It would be very nice to have a driver's license without carrying any physical plastic, but, is this safe?
Amazon, despite its significantly high number of successes this year and the years before, is not invincible to problems. A proof of this is the strike that has been called out by a group of employees working for the company's Germany branch, specifically those working for the Amazon Bad Hersfeld fulfillment center.
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