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NSA planned hack of Google app store

The US National Security Agency developed plans to hack into data links to app stores operated by Google and Samsung to plant spyware on smartphones, a media report said Thursday.

date18 hours ago in Security
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Classroom acoustics for architects

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) has published a free online booklet for architects to aid in the application of ANSI/ASA S12.60-2010/Part 1-American National Standard Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements, ...

dateApr 23, 2015 in Engineering
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Sky-high refuelling for UAVs

A University of Sydney researcher has designed and successfully tested a method for autonomously docking drones for refuelling or recharging, in mid-air.

dateApr 23, 2015 in Engineering
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JRC wins competition on indoor localization

A team of JRC researchers outperformed 27 teams from academia and industry across the globe and achieved best overall result at a competition on indoor localisation in Seattle, USA. Providing accurate position ...

dateApr 23, 2015 in Engineering
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Anonymous app Secret shutting down

Secret, a smartphone app that gained notoriety for allowing users to make anonymous comments to friends and nearby people, said Wednesday it was shutting down after just 16 months.

dateApr 29, 2015 in Internet
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Device may allow sensations in prosthetic hands

To the nearly 2 million people in the U.S. living with the loss of a limb, including U.S. military veterans, prosthetic devices provide restored mobility yet lack sensory feedback. A team of engineers and ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Engineering
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