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Spotlight: Samsung may strike a blow against passwords everywhere

Surprise, there may be a biometric scanner attached to your new Samsung smartphone; and (surprise again!) there may be a system behind it that makes it work.

Chat for free with NTT's WebRTC, if you don't mind being a bloated, dancing cat

It's one of the first live tests of P2P communications technology using only your HTML5 browser, and if you don't watch out, it could cause nightmares.

Death of cable by 'cord cutting' is greatly exaggerated

A recent survey of TV viewers states that close to one-fifth of viewers without pay TV have abandoned it in favor of Netflix or Hulu. That may be a little much, as a veteran broadband and entertainment industry analyst confirms.

New report on SDP suggests there never was a 'long tail'

Maybe with an API platform, telcos could open up hundreds of new, niche markets for others to explore. Nah, on second thought, maybe they could just do some more exploring themselves.

Dropbox VP: People's trust comes first, followed by IT security

The former Salesforce strategist argues that a hugely popular product with some security is more secure than a less popular product with IT administrator lockdowns.

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