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Hacking Phones With The Touch Of A Hand

A hand that's got an implanted RFID chip, that is<p>For many of us, our smartphones are an integral part of our being, containing not just everything we need to communicate but depths of personal information, from our daily schedules to our finances. While last summer the Supreme Court ruled cell …

Personal Information

For Drone Pilots, A Real-Time Map Of All The Aircraft In The Sky

Plus live chat with air traffic control<p>It is easy to make a simple map of the sky, and incredibly hard to make a detailed one. As more and more drones enter American airspace, several maps have debuted that attempt to explain for new drone pilots where exactly the sky allows flying robots. Botlink, …

Artificial Intelligence Pinpoints Pests That Spread Disease

And, where the next outbreaks could occur<p>Lyme disease, swine flu, bubonic plague—many of humanity’s greatest scourges jumped from our animal co-habitants to make us sick. During an outbreak, researchers need to understand where the disease is coming from in order to effectively treat it and stop it …

Artificial Intelligence

How To Make Your Home Smarter, Step 1

Pick your platform<p>Different products can cause chaos when they don’t communicate. So choose a platform that uses a networking hub or an app (or both) to marry disparate devices and give your house a centralized brain from the get go.<p>For The Keyboard Banger: Belkin WeMo<p>Most WeMo devices can connect …

LightSail launch success!

Sailing on sunbeams. LightSail successfully launched May 20 at 11:05am EDT (1505 UTC). Info on how to follow from here, below.<p>The Planetary Society’s …

How hackers built software to steal naked photos from hundreds of women automatically

Brandon Bourret and Athanasios Andrianakis were arrested Friday and accused of creating a piece of software named "Photofucket" that looks through private online photo albums on the photo-sharing site Photobucket. They have not yet responded to the charges. The US Department of Justice cautions …

There's a Wild New Way to Buy Stuff on Amazon

Who needs a computer or even a phone to buy stuff online when you’ve got your voice? Amazon has just updated its new digital assistant product Echo …

Snapchat's CEO on the question he's asked the most: 'Why didn't you sell?'

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel came full circle on Friday when he gave the commencement speech at the University of Southern California's Marshall School …

Social Media

NASA competition pays you to design a 3D-printed habitat

If NASA is going to put humans on Mars and other distant worlds, it's going to need a place for explorers to stay -- and it wants your help building those extraterrestrial homes. The agency has launched the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a competition to develop the best artificial housing for space …

Space Exploration

SpaceX gets the all-clear to launch most NASA science missions

After three long years, SpaceX finally has approval to launch most of the US' scientific missions. NASA tells <i>Spaceflight Now</i> that it recently greenlit the use of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for "medium-risk" payloads, which covers all but the most valuable cargo. That rules it out of launching …

Space Exploration

Architecture Students Build A Suit That Simulates Sleeping In Zero Gravity

Sleeping in space seems great–you have an incredible view of the stars, for one thing, plus without gravity pulling you down, you probably won’t wake up up with a sore back. Architecture students at AA Visiting School Slovenia figured out a way to simulate the feeling of sleeping in space: by …