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How 1.5 Million Connected Cameras Were Hijacked to Make an Unprecedented Botnet

As many predicted, hackers are starting to use your Internet of Things to launch cyberattacks.<p>Last week, hackers forced a well-known security journalist to take down his site after hitting him for more than two days with an unprecedented flood of traffic.<p>That cyberattack was powered by something …

Cybersecurity

Unique Turns Your Dumb Watch Into A Smart Watch

The oddly named uBirds is manufacturing while Switzerland burns. Their product, called the Unique, is essentially a smartwatch hidden inside your watch band. This way you can strap on your Panerai or RGM and rock out while your band buzzes, not your watch.<p>Creating a “convertible” watch seems to be …

Tech Company Censorship – Apple Bans App Cataloguing Every U.S. Drone Strike; Facebook Blocks Ad for “Negativity”

One thing I’ve learned from my three and a half years of writing publicly on the internet, is you never know which posts are going to go viral. …

Wearables may be hot, but they've got a ways to go

"Wearables" over the last year or two has become one of those terms in technology that's such a catch-all it sometimes feels like it doesn't mean …

Next: Wearable neurotechnologies to improve sleep and circadian rhythm regulation

Under Contract with US Army Research Office, Brain State Technologies Makes Wearable Devices for Sleep Enhancement (Sleep Review):“Brain State …

Harvard Medical School

Forrester: 35 percent of millennials will buy a fitness wearable in the next year

Some 21 percent of US adults use a wearable device right now, and of those, 36 percent use a Fitbit device, according to a Forrester Research survey …

Electricity from the air - Drayson's big idea

<b>Free energy from the air. It sounds like a fantasy but that is what the entrepreneur and former science minister Lord Drayson has just unveiled at London's Royal Institution.</b><p>He claims that a technology called Freevolt can be the power source for the "internet of things", allowing low energy devices …

Internet of Things

Meet the computer scientist who just got $625K for his work that helps track down human traffickers

He's building powerful data-processing programs that are open for anyone to use for anything — from tracking down human traffickers to analyzing genes.<p>He's also just been dubbed one of 24 MacArthur Foundation 2015 'genius grant' award winners, announced on September 29. The award comes with …

Ta-Nehisi Coates