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Many Devices Will Never Be Patched to Fix Heartbleed Bug

Home automation systems and networking equipment vulnerable to a major encryption flaw are unlikely to be fixed.

Messaging App Adds an Assistant to the Conversation

Emu mines your conversations and smartphone sensors to add helpful details to messages.

Pay with Your Fingerprint

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is the first smartphone that can use a fingerprint to authorize payments in stores and online.

Microsoft Builds a Digital “Monkey” to Hunt Fraudulent Ads

A new tool roots out ads that are too easy for users to accidentally click.

A Smart Wristband with Swappable Parts

Startup Mighty Cast thinks teens may want a wearable computer with modular components.

Coming Soon: Android Apps for Wearable Devices

Developers and designers are now building apps for Google’s smart watch platform.

New Approach Could Stop Websites from Leaking or Stealing Your Data

A system called Mylar makes it possible to build online services that can never decrypt or leak your data.

Sony Joins Virtual Reality Race with New Headset for PlayStation

Inspired by Oculus Rift, Sony is adding virtual reality to the PlayStation 4.

Why Google Doesn’t Have a Research Lab

Google manages to invest in fundamental research without having a traditional lab in which to do it.

Facebook Creates Software That Matches Faces Almost as Well as You Do

Facebook’s new AI research group reports a major improvement in face-processing software.