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Tech Xplore / Security researcher discovers hotspot finder app with leaks

Another day, another app mishap story, and it is in the Ouch range. This one is called WiFi Finder.

2 hours ago in Software
Tech Xplore / New way to 'see' objects accelerates future of self-driving cars

The laser sensors currently used to detect 3D objects in the paths of autonomous cars are bulky, ugly, expensive, energy-inefficient – and highly accurate.

7 hours ago in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / Tesla CEO plans to hand the car keys to robots next year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company's electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to create a network of robotic taxis to compete against Uber and other ride-hailing ...

13 hours ago in Hi Tech & Innovation
Tech Xplore / An ultra-stretchable triboelectric strip sensor (TSS) to control objects in 3-D space

Nanogenerators, technological tools that can convert mechanical or thermal energy into electricity, come in three key designs: piezoelectric, triboelectric and pyroelectric. While piezoelectric and triboelectric nanogenerators ...

Apr 22, 2019 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / A deep learning tool for personalized workout recommendations from fitness tracking data

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed FitRec, a recommendation tool powered by deep learning, that is able to better estimate runners' heart rates during a workout and predict and recommend ...

Apr 22, 2019 in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / New device paves the way to 3-D-printed organs, food

More than 113,000 people are currently on the national transplant list. And with a shortage of donors, this means that about 20 people will die every day while waiting for an organ, according to the U.S. Department of Health.

Apr 22, 2019 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Talos reports on new, sophisticated hacking group manipulating DNS systems

A hacking group has gone after government domains—they targeted 40 government and intelligence agencies, telecoms and internet giants in 13 countries for more than two years, said reports. This is a new, sophisticated ...

Apr 22, 2019 in Security
Tech Xplore / EpiWear: Students work up wearable to halt allergic reactions

What if, in an emergency, you reach for your epinephrine shot and it's not there? It would be if you were wearing it.

Apr 22, 2019 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism (Update)

Tesla expects to have full self-driving cars in which humans won't have to touch the steering wheel around the second quarter of next year.

Apr 22, 2019 in Automotive
Tech Xplore / Inequalities in the UK can be detected using deep learning image analysis

Social, economic, environmental and health inequalities within cities can be detected using street imagery. The findings, from scientists at Imperial College London, are published in Scientific Reports this week.

Apr 19, 2019 in Software
Tech Xplore / ExAG: An image-guessing game to evaluate the helpfulness of machine explanations

In recent years, researchers have been trying to make artificial intelligence (AI) more transparent by developing algorithms that can explain their actions and behavior, as this could encourage greater trust in machines and ...

Apr 19, 2019 in Machine Learning & AI
Tech Xplore / Using the past to shape future construction: Slabs that rock, tilt and roll

If you are interested in hearing out novel concepts about the future of construction, a must-see video is "Walking Assembly." Dependencies on the sizes of materials vis a vis the human body do not seem to apply any longer.

Apr 19, 2019 in Engineering