3 Things: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Equipped with Iris Scanner


The new Galaxy Note 7 has a new way to unlock your phone, a STEM program is helping students at The Hockaday School gain confidence in science, and there are more services than you think available on-demand. 

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 will be released Aug. 19, with a new feature that allows you to scan your eyes instead of entering a pass code. The iris scanner was created as an easier alternative to the fingerprint, which doesn’t work all the time. Other enhancements include small changes, such as a better camera, more storage space, and a stronger glass screen.The Dallas Morning News has more about the new phone here

Students at The Hockaday School are performing research to find new, effective antibiotics. The college-level laboratory experience is part of the new Small World Initiative course. The program started at Yale University in 2012, and has since spread to schools and universities around the country. The goal of the SWI program is to encourage participation in science and other research studies. Students who participate in the program are also invited to present their work at the American Society for Microbiology conference in Boston. Preston Hollow People has more about the program.

Dallas-based Common Desk has compiled a handy list of on-demand services available in the Dallas area. From gas pumpingdoctors, and food to laundry, home cleaning/improvement, and even massages, all can be accessed with the tap of an app or click of a mouse. Check out the full list of on-demand services here

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