Stories by Nancy Owano

Dynamer malware sign of evolving threat landscape

Security watchers are talking about a McAfee Labs blog from its research architect Craig Schmugar. He recently reported on a type of malware which takes advantage of Windows 'GodMode.'

7 hours ago

GeoOrbital shows rethink of bicycle wheel concept

Something called the GeoOrbital wheel is live on KickStarter. This thing is worth looking at, considering that out of a $75,000 goal the makers have gathered $252,266—and with 43 days still left to go.

May 04, 2016

BeatBot designed to help make the best of a runner's time

(Tech Xplore)—The PUMA BeatBot is being promoted in a video as the future of faster. The world's fastest man and PUMA athlete Usain Bolt is featured in this video as well. The device is designed not only for world stunners ...

May 03, 2016

Fast-spinning, heat-controlling hair dryer latest Dyson opus

Sir James Dyson has built a company reputation based on pride of engineering quality focused on everyday objects, taking them to the next level of features and functions, supported all the more by sophisticated promotional ...

Apr 28, 2016

Raspberry Pi reaches for 8MP camera sky

An 8-megapixel Sony sensor upgrade has been bestowed upon the Raspberry Pi. This low-price tiny computer enjoyed by so many students and tinkerers is in the news because the official camera module for it has been upgraded.

Apr 26, 2016

Authentication may be all in your head through SkullConduct

(Tech Xplore)—There are things that are unique about you—and researchers are eager to turn those things into identification tools. They are even listening to the unique sound of the person's skull. To be sure, researchers ...

Apr 23, 2016

Boson thermal camera core offers enhanced capabilities

FLIR Systems and Movidius have pulled off a mix of a thermal imaging camera core with powerful attributes. The debut of Boson involves a hardware combo of infrared camera with a Movidius vision processing unit (VPU). Movidius ...

Apr 21, 2016

Swimming robots perform snake-like movements for subsea tasks

Mention snake-like and robot in the same sentence, and many people find the words inspire thoughts of nightmares and disgusting sights. In Norway, though, a robot development that features a snake-like structure draws positive ...

Apr 20, 2016