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Health Becomes a Big Focus at the NY Consumer Electronics Show

Health Becomes a Big Focus at the NY Consumer Electronics Show

TheStreet (June 26, 2014) Technology is being applied to a wide variety of health applications for consumer devices. At the New York consumer electronics show, several companies had unique ways to measure health (good) or measure bacteria (bad) or just improve classic products. Like the The ISSA toothbrush which is made of silicone bristles and is more hygienic with a chargeable battery. TheStreet also checked out the Hexoskin, which is a workout garment that tracks body metrics. Worried about the safety of your food? There is the Penguin from BioSensor Laboratories, a mini lab that tells you if it's safe. Video provided by TheStreet
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Vein Scanning The Handy Way to Pay

Vein Scanning The Handy Way to Pay

Reuters - Business Video Online (June 12, 2014) A new biometric system of payment where shoppers pay for goods with a scan of the veins in their hand, has been launched in Sweden. The Quixter biometric device is being used at bars and restaurants on the campus of Lund University where it's proving to be a popular alternative to cash and credit cards. Jim Drury went to see Quixter in action. Video provided by Reuters
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German Researchers Crack Samsung's Fingerprint Scanner

German Researchers Crack Samsung's Fingerprint Scanner

Newsy (Apr. 16, 2014) German researchers have used a fake fingerprint made from glue to bypass the fingerprint security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone. Video provided by Newsy
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Pulse Wallet Lets Users Pay by Scanning Veins

Pulse Wallet Lets Users Pay by Scanning Veins

Buzz60 (Jan. 10, 2014) A new technology allows customers to pay for things using their veins. It works by using a biometric palm reader to save your credit card information with your veins. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has the details.
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