Tech giants scramble for lead on 'Internet of Things'
It's not just smartphones and tablets anymore. The world's tech giants are now battling over a wider array of connected devices, from refrigerators to cars to wristwatches.
Review: Wireless blood pressure monitor transmits reading to smartphone
If you've seen my mugshot, you can probably tell I can stand to lose a few pounds. It's a constant battle, and I'm trying to take it seriously. My doctor likes to remind me to monitor my blood pressure, and ...
Re-engineering Microsoft's culture: Two veterans work together to break down old barriers
For years, Joe Belfiore and David Treadwell waged their own separate battles at Microsoft Corp., with Belfiore helping to lead the upstart Windows Phone division and Treadwell heading Xbox software and services engineering.
Are squiggly lines the future of password security?
As more people use smart phones or tablets to pay bills, make purchases, store personal information and even control access to their houses, the need for robust password security has become more critical ...
Passwords no more? Researchers develop mechanisms that enable users to log in securely without passwords
(Phys.org) —Passwords are a common security measure to protect personal information, but they don't always prevent hackers from finding a way into devices. Researchers from the University of Alabama at ...
Toxic computer waste in the developing world
As the developing world continues to develop, standards of living and access to technology increases. Unfortunately, as personal computers, laptops and mobile phones become increasingly common so the problem of recycling ...
Electromobility as privacy hazard
Consumers who charge an electric vehicle on a regular basis may leave a data trail. With each charging process, the system saves when and where it took place and which customer paid for it – a privacy risk, says Tilman ...
Transformer Book V: Asus launches new 'five-mode' hybrid laptop
Leading Taiwanese tech firm Asus unveiled a hybrid device which combines a laptop, tablet and mobile phone Monday in what it hailed as a "world first".
Smartphones, tablets driving retail growth in Asia
Smartphones and tablet computers are expected to boost online retail sales in the Asia-Pacific region to more than $400 billion a year by 2018, a report said Friday.
New mobile application enables DNA analysis on the go
Researchers from A*STAR's Bioinformatics Institute (BII) have developed the first mobile application for Android phones that analyses ab1 DNA sequencing files, which enables science professionals and amateur ...
US seeks light on shadowy online data collection
US regulators called Tuesday for more transparency from data brokers, citing potential for abuse in a rapidly growing industry that buys and sells information on people's Internet and offline activities.
Forget apps, old-school mobiles ring in a comeback
They fit in a pocket, have batteries that last all week and are almost indestructible: old-school Nokias, Ericssons and Motorolas are making a comeback as consumers tired of fragile and overly-wired smartphones ...
Number of eBay users at risk from breach: 145 mn
US online giant eBay said Thursday the number of users potentially affected by a massive data breach could be as many as 145 million.
Manufacturing processes driving smartphone prices down
A change is taking place in the mobile phone market that has the potential to bring more power to the consumer. Cheaper devices are becoming an option and while they're not quite ready yet, they could revolutionise ...