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Tech Xplore / Patent application looks at smart doorbell sniffing, ACLU reacts

Facial recognition tech added to video-laden doorbells to track "suspicious" people? Sounds like a thorny concept, as people are still reeling over privacy and the lack thereof in very recent times. "Face" it, facial recognition ...

4 hours ago in Security
Tech Xplore / How many passwords can you remember? Get ready to remember more

Got too many passwords to remember? Just wait. It's going to get a lot worse.

23 hours ago in Security
Tech Xplore / FastCharge prototype station shows three-minute time feat

How easily, how conveniently, how fast, will I be able to charge my electric car? Simple questions and car makers are quite busy giving us answers that will impress.

Dec 16, 2018 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Cryptocurrency manipulation schemes could be found and foiled by new algorithm

Imperial scientists have created an algorithm to predict when specific cryptocoins are at risk of 'pump-and-dump' schemes.

Dec 16, 2018 in Internet
Tech Xplore / Lyft drives patent talk on self-driving safety via messages for pedestrians, cyclists

Lyft is in the news, as the United States Patent Office has granted Lyft with a patent for an autonomous vehicle notification system. '

Dec 15, 2018 in Hi Tech & Innovation
Tech Xplore / A new technique for synthesizing motion-blurred images

Researchers at Google have recently developed a new technique for synthesizing a motion blurred image, using a pair of un-blurred images captured in succession. In their paper, pre-published on arXiv, the researchers outlined ...

Dec 14, 2018 in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook users

Facebook's privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended.

Dec 14, 2018 in Internet
Tech Xplore / Foveros, Sunny Cove are two big markers in Intel's future

Intel Architecture Day has come and gone but five hours of presentations have left lasting impressions that Intel is all fired up on innovation. "Intel covered a good amount of ground at the Architecture Day," wrote AnandTech.

Dec 14, 2018 in Hardware
Tech Xplore / How wireless recharging works – and doesn't, yet

Though the days of hardwired wall-mounted phones are ending and wireless internet connections are common at home and on the go, people are still dependent on cords to charge their mobile devices. My research, and that of ...

Dec 14, 2018 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Building a self-sustainable robot from e-scrap using renewable energy

Electrical and electronic scrap (e-scrap) is now one of the fastest growing types of waste. E-scrap includes a wide array of old electronic devices that includes large household appliances such as refrigerators or air-conditioning ...

Dec 13, 2018 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Flea-sized solar panels embedded in clothes can charge a mobile phone

Clothing embedded with tiny solar cells the size of a flea can allow wearers to generate electricity on the move and charge items like mobile phones and smartwatches.

Dec 13, 2018 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Researchers discover computer chip vulnerabilities

A Washington State University research team has uncovered significant and previously unknown vulnerabilities in high-performance computer chips that could lead to failures in modern electronics.

Dec 13, 2018 in Security