Sunday, October 13, 2013

Samsung did not acquire Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprint Cards AB

When Apple introduced the iPhone 5S and its Touch ID fingerprint scanner, it seemed like only a matter of time before other manufacturers followed suit. But don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Contrary to the claims of an official sounding press release, Samsung did not acquire Swedish biometric security startup Fingerprint Cards AB. They most definitely did not spend $650 million on the company.

Nor is this a case of a misinterpretation of facts, as both parties have denied any sort of deal, and it doesn’t appear that Samsung has any sort of working relationship with Fingerprint Cards AB. The Swedish firm says it is investigating the matter and that legal actions could be taken against those responsible for the falsified report.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

PopCap releases RISK: Plants vs. Zombies Collector’s Edition board game

We’ve been hearing a few low-key rumblings about an official Plants vs. Zombies board game for quite some time now, and it looks like all that waiting has finally paid off this morning! In partnership with Hasbro, Inc., renowned game developer PopCap has pulled the lid off a PvZ-skinned version of the classic world domination board game RISK, and has made the wonderful blend of franchises available for purchase right at this very moment. More at Droid Stars