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Researchers have teamed up with the New York City Police Department’s Financial Crimes Task Force to deploy the “Skim Reaper,” a device that instantly detects the presence of a credit card skimmer, allowing law enforcement and merchants to...
  As more children start using virtual reality, it will be critical for parents and teachers to understand the effect it can have, experts say. A new report, Virtual Reality 101: What You Need to Know About Kids and VR, is a...
Plant-based sensors that measure the electrical capacitance of leaves can tell farmers when to activate their irrigation systems, preventing both water waste and parched plants. Continuously monitoring plant “water stress” is particularly critical in arid regions. Traditionally, water stress has...
Researchers have developed a way to prove the authenticity of a 3D-printed part by employing QR codes for unique device identification. The worldwide market for 3D-printed parts is a $5 billion business with a global supply chain involving the internet,...
Being the most popular type of wireless systems, the cellular communications continuously increase their demands for confidentiality of traffic data of mobile subscribers. The Wireless Key Distribution is one of the most promising and fast growing areas in modern...
A new computer security system uses the size and shape of your heart to let you log in instead of a password, fingerprint, or retinal scan. “Logging-in and logging-out are tedious…” The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your heart,...
In democratic societies, it is considered an obligation of researchers and politicians to inform the public about modern technologies and their potential risks. Researchers of KIT and the University of Wollongong, Australia, recently found that information about technologies and...
For around $1,000, anyone can buy online ads that could allow them to track which apps you use, where you spend money, and your location, new research suggests. Privacy concerns have long swirled around how much information online advertising networks...
  Social media use doesn’t negatively affect our social interactions or social well-being in a significant way, a new study reports. “The current assumption is that when people spend more time on apps like Facebook and Snapchat, the quality of their...
  An artificial intelligence called Libratus beat four top professional poker players in No-Limit Texas Hold’em by breaking the game into smaller, more manageable parts and adjusting its strategy as play progressed during the competition, researchers report. In a new paper...