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How WWI codebreakers taught your gas meter to snitch on you
In the depths of night on August 5th 1914 the British Cable Ship Alert took the first significant action of World War I, severing the five German submarine cables that ran through the English Channel. This ...
Don't let personal data escape your smartphone
(Phys.org) —Two EPFL researchers have developed an application that automatically secures shared information on a mobile phone. The Android app should be available in late summer 2014.
Radio observatory helps identify missing link between solar storms and radio bursts
(Phys.org) —New research by scientists at Trinity College Dublin, University College London, and the University of Hawai'i, published online in Nature Physics, has shown for the first time a direct link b ...
Startup glasses overlay Internet on real world
While Google prepares to release eyewear that provides a window to the Web, a startup on the edge of its campus is readying glasses that overlay the Internet on the world in 3D.
Team develops a simple defense for complex smartphone malware (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers have developed simple but effective techniques to prevent sophisticated malware from secretly attacking smartphones. The Tap-Wave-Rub (TWR) methods – tapping, ...
Wikipedia targets one billion users by 2015
Wikipedia is aiming to use mobile phones to reach a billion people by 2015, a senior executive has said, doubling the present number.
Skype replaces Microsoft Messenger for online calls
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that recently-acquired Skype will replace its Messenger online chat service.
Xbox Music to offer on-demand music free on tablet
Buyers of tablets that run Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8, are in for a pleasant musical surprise: they'll be able to handpick from a selection of millions of songs and stream them for free ...
Home wifi could be used for emergency responders
Wireless routers for homes and offices could be knitted together to provide a communications system for emergency responders if the mobile phone network fails, German scientists reported on Monday.
Hackers topple Huawei routers
Hackers at an infamous Def Con gathering were shown how to easily slip into computer networks through some routers made by Chinese electronics colossus Huawei Technologies.
Hackers build mobile phone network for Def Con
A custom mobile phone network came to life in the middle of Def Con as hackers showed off their technology skills in tribute to the infamous gathering's elite "ninjas."