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Using only tools already on smartphones, including the compass, engineers have created an app to stop voice hacking. While convenient, Siri, WeChat, and other voice-based smartphone apps can expose you to this growing security threat. With just a few minutes of...
Researchers have created a chip that deploys ionic memristor technology to solve the digital problem of security with an analog memory hardware solution. While we embrace the way the Internet of Things already is making our lives more streamlined and...
Researchers have devised a new type of artificially intelligent camera system that can classify images faster and more energy-efficiently. The image recognition technology that underlies today’s autonomous cars and aerial drones depends on artificial intelligence: the computers essentially teach themselves...
The new Microsoft Lumia 435 is a correct step of Microsoft in the fight for the entry level smartphones market. While other companies are fighting around the integration of more useless features or putting more megapixels in a camera,...
Transparent solar materials on windows could gather as much energy as bulkier rooftop solar units, say researchers. “Highly transparent solar cells represent the wave of the future for new solar applications…” The authors of a new paper argue that widespread use...
Scientists think they know what bats are doing with genetic material they stole some 18 million years ago from an ancient virus related to Ebola. The swiped genetic sequence—a gene called VP35— has remained largely intact in the bats despite...
When it comes to taking pictures, you’re going to want to ensure that they are the best quality. In some cases, you will be surprised at how something you have with you every day (your mobile phone) can provide...
A new algorithm could let drones independently film spectacular action scenes. Take, for example, the scene in Skyfall in which James Bond fights his adversary on the roof of a train as it races through the desert that includes a...
We may be glued to our smartphones because of an evolutionary drive for socializing, rather than a technological addiction to them, new research suggests. “…we need to start having a conversation about the appropriate way to use smartphones…” The desire to...
A group of engineers has created open-source software that allows for memory sharing among servers in a computer network, allowing for more efficient use of memory and even faster computer operations. For decades, operators of large computer clusters in both...