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Biometrics Could Soon Mean No More Passwords

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November 12, 2013
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Researchers at Purdue University say it's coming soon: Biometrics--identification by human traits--is leading the way forward, making it possible to log in with a simple scan of your iris or fingerprint. (Nov. 12)


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How to Securely Manage Your Passwords

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Howdini (Jan. 14, 2013) — It's impossible to memorize all the passwords you need to access files, apps, email, banking and other secure sites. But you probably worry about listing or keeping them in one place. (If you don't you should.) Personal tech expert Carley Knobloch reviews LastPass, an online manager.
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Tongue Tip Technology Drives Quadriplegic Independence

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Reuters (Dec. 18, 2013) — Quadriplegics may soon gain more independence with a device that allows them to steer a wheelchair and operate wireless technology with their tongue. Its developers at Georgia Institute of Technology, say the device is easy to use and could transform the lives of people paralysed from the neck down. Ben Gruber reports.
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Buzz60 (Jan. 13, 2014) — Researchers from the European Space Agency and Simon Fraser University developed a sticky-footed crawling robot which could mean safer spacewalks for astronauts. Jen Markham explains.
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