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Phones, Retinal Scans Could Soon Replace Your Car Keys

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Lost car keys could be a thing of the past if wireless technologies pan out and provide better security than physical keys. The possibilities include phones that would link with your car, near-field communications (NFC), and even a retinal scan of your eyes. Several automakers are working on phones as entry and ignition keys. BMW talked about such a device at the recent Frankfurt Auto Show. Gentex, the maker or rear-view mirrors and camera mirrors, ...

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Machines, not Americans, could replace immigrant workers

Fed leader: More rate hikes needed to get to ‘normal’ Jim Bogart sees a growing trend in his patch of America: Farmers are turning more and more to machines because they can’t find enough workers to harvest fruits and vegetables. It’s an issue costing California farmers millions of dollars and, they argue, it will eventuallymean higher food prices at supermarkets. “With the shortage of workers, we have to develop other means to help us grow, harvest and process our crops — robotics, mechanization, automation,” says Bogart, who is president of ...

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JetBlue, Delta Biometric Scanners May Replace Boarding Passes

JetBlue and Delta are studying whether to do away with the paper boarding pass, even the smartphone boarding pass, and replace them with biometric scanners — of the retina, face, or fingerprints. The goal is to speed passengers’ passage through some of the bottlenecks at the airport. These first steps involve the passengers’ interaction with the airlines (boarding, checking bags), and not with TSA agents doing the mandatory security screening. The airlines talk about biometric scanning reducing some of the “friction points,” as if flying commercial isn’t one giant friction ...

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How do you replace Dexter Fowler? Albert Almora Jr. and Jon Jay team up for the task

8:18 AM ET MESA, Ariz. — It’s only a coincidence that good friends Albert Almora Jr. and Jon Jay ended up on the same team. After years of working out with each other, along with fellow Miami natives such as Manny Machado and Yonder Alonso, the pair of center fielders will share time on the Chicago Cubs, replacing the popular Dexter Fowler. They’ve promised to lean on each other, which will be particularly helpful for Almora, who is a decade younger and just starting his major league career. Recently the ...

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Melo to replace injured Love in All-Star Game

10:26 PM ET New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been selected as the injury replacement for Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love for Sunday’s All-Star Game in New Orleans, the NBA said Wednesday. Sources told ESPN.com that Anthony accepted the invite from NBA commissioner Adam Silver earlier in the day, after Silver offered him the spot on the Eastern Conference roster. This will mark Anthony’s 10th All-Star nod. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Kevin Love played at least three games with a knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday. ...

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Nintendo says the Switch won’t replace the 3DS

Ever since Nintendo declared that the Switch would be a hybrid tablet/console that you can take on the go or play from home, there’s been chatter about what the new console would mean for Nintendo’s 3DS. Now that the Switch has formally been unveiled, general consensus has been that the tablet is an amazing improvement over the Nintendo 3DS or New 3DS, but only a modest step forward compared with the Wii U. Given how dramatically the 3DS has outsold the Wii U (61.6 million units vs. 13.6 million units), ...

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Nintendo says the Switch won’t replace the 3DS

Ever since Nintendo declared that the Switch would be a hybrid tablet/console that you can take on the go or play from home, there’s been chatter about what the new console would mean for Nintendo’s 3DS. Now that the Switch has formally been unveiled, general consensus has been that the tablet is an amazing improvement over the Nintendo 3DS or New 3DS, but only a modest step forward compared with the Wii U. Given how dramatically the 3DS has outsold the Wii U (61.6 million units vs. 13.6 million units), ...

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Monopoly may replace iconic pieces with emoji faces and hashtags

This ‘bank’ prints $ 300 billion in toy money Monopoly’s game pieces may look very different the next time you play. In fact, instead of fighting over the silver shoe or thimble, you could be left holding a bath tub, a dinosaur or even a hashtag symbol. For the first time in the brand’s 82-year history, Monopoly — owned by toymaker Hasbro (HAS) — is letting the public decide if they should replace all of those game pieces with something new. The company launched website VoteMonopoly.com on Tuesday to encourage ...

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Fleck leaves WMU to replace Claeys at Minnesota

11:00 AM ET ESPN.com news services P. J. Fleck has left Western Michigan and will become the next head coach at Minnesota. Fleck will receive a five-year deal at Minnesota, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and multiple reports. Fox 9 in Minneapolis was first to report a tentative agreement between Fleck and Minnesota. “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my decision to leave Western Michigan University for the head football coaching job at the University of Minnesota,” Fleck said in a statement to WMMT in Kalamazoo, Michigan. “Although ...

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Carrie Fisher: Could 'Star Wars' ever replace the irreplaceable?

Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Princess Leia, dies at 60 The following contains spoilers regarding “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” “Star Wars” fans grew up on, and with, Princess Leia. They will want to see her story told to completion. But now, with the untimely death of Carrie Fisher, the actress who so memorably brought Leia to life, that task may become harder for the people steering the next two “Star Wars” sequels. The eighth installment of “Star Wars” has completed principal photography, so there seems to be no question ...

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