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Technology at Rio 2016 Paralympics sparks advances and controversy

Here's how good technology for prosthetic running blades has become.<p>Greek runner Michail Seitis set a world record for his division with a time of …

Terabit fiber optic speeds just came closer to reality

Sure, researchers have been showing off terabit data speeds in fiber optics for years, but they've seldom been practical. That exotic technology may work over long distances, but it can quickly fall apart when you throw typical network loads in the mix. However, it's about to become much more …

Doxly Raises Over $2.2M in Funding From Leading Legal and Software Investors

<i>Nextlaw Labs, High Alpha Capital and Hyde Park Venture Partners Participate in Doxly Seed Fundraising</i><p>INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 19, 2016–<p>Doxly, a next-generation legal transaction management software platform, today announced they have closed a $2.25M Series Seed funding round and added …

Venture Capital

Pair of PC viruses help each other survive

<b>Two computer viruses that collaborate are proving hard to clean from infected PCs, Microsoft research suggests.</b><p>The pair of viruses foil removal by regularly downloading updated versions of their malware partner.<p>The novel versions are usually unknown to anti-virus programs which let the malicious …

What does Prism tell us about privacy protection?

<b>Both international governments and the world's biggest tech companies are in crisis following the leaking of documents that suggest the US government was able to access detailed records of individual smartphone and internet activity, via a scheme called Prism.</b><p>Ed Snowden, a 29-year-old former …

Hacking Insulin Pumps And Other Medical Devices From Black Hat

One of the briefings at Black Hat this year was a session on how vulnerable medical devices are to cyber attack, given by Jay Radcliff. This was part of our company’s coverage of Black Hat and Defcon highlights sent via social media. Although the actual demonstration of an insulin pump being …

Students hijack US$80m yacht with GPS spoofing

<b>Students from the University of Texas created a custom GPS spoofing device that allowed them to take over a superyacht's navigation system, changing its course.</b><p>In a project designed to discover just how easy it is to remotely hijack a yacht, a research team at the University of Texas designed a …

When 'Smart Homes' Get Hacked: I Haunted A Complete Stranger's House Via The Internet

“I can see all of the devices in your home and I think I can control them,” I said to Thomas Hatley, a complete stranger in Oregon who I had rudely awoken with an early phone call on a Thursday morning.<p>He and his wife were still in bed. Expressing surprise, he asked me to try to turn the master …

How To Find Hidden Cameras Planted In Any Room [Infographic]

6<p>With all the talk about privacy and people snooping into our lives, whether it’s by listening to our conversations or recording us on video, it …

Doctor completes liver surgery with aid of iPad augmented reality app

A German doctor surgeon has leveraged the power of Apple's iPad and an accompanying augmented reality app to assist him in the completion of a …

Vanish from the Internet With This One-Stop Website

Even if you're not Edward Snowden, there are times when excising your social media presence is necessary. Companies usually don't make it easy, …

The Digital Divide Is Still Leaving Americans Behind

At one Newark public high school, accessible Wi-Fi can be more valuable than a bus ride home.<p>In Newark, a city with one of the highest poverty rates …

Guy Hacks Google Glass to Steer Drone

Outfitted with Google Glass, Blaine Bublitz controls a drone softly floating in the air before him with just a slight tilt of the head.<p>Bublitz, from …

WD ships new NAS-specific Red internal hard drives

WD has some great news for people with a network attached storage (NAS) server, such as the<p>Synology DS1513+or theQNAP TS-469 Pro: new Red internal hard drives.<p>These SATA hard drives are specifically designed for home and small office NAS systems that come with one to five drive bays. The new drives …

Gear & Gadgets

Forget big data — let’s talk about all data

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Matt Quinn, CTO of TIBCO.</i><p>We constantly hear people talking about big data as a monstrous mess. They usually describe it as a difficult problem to tackle, as though big data itself has a beginning and an end, or a neat solution. I’ve been to many conferences in the …

OK to use GPS to track workers: B.C. privacy watchdog

British Columbia's privacy watchdog says two elevator companies that use GPS technology to keep track of mechanics aren't breaking the law.<p>One of the companies has been ordered to temporarily stop using the technology until it provides its workers with better notice.<p>Unionized workers at …

Creepy 'baby monitor hack' possible on 40,000 vulnerable cameras

Earlier this month, a creepy dude hacked into a Houston family's Web-connected baby monitor to call a 2-year-old a "little slut." The family was using a "high quality video and audio" camera made by China-based Foscam.<p>In April and July, two separate groups of researchers revealed that these …

UK censorwall bans VPNs

UK mobile providers, including O2 and its reseller GiffGaff, are blocking commercial VPN providers that help to secure sensitive communications from …

'Brain Window' Implant May Help Doctors Treat Disorders With Lasers

A new science fiction-sounding implant could give doctors "a window to the brain" of a patient, and open the door to breakthrough laser treatments to …

McDonald's Experiments With Mobile Orders

Not lovin' waiting in line at McDonald's? There's an app for that.<p>The fast food giant is testing a mobile payment application in Salt Lake City, …

IT Hiccups of the Week: Sutter Health’s $1 Billion EHR System Crashes

After a torrid couple of months, last week saw a slowdown in the number of reported IT errors, miscalculations, and problems. We start off this …

Aerospace

This Standing Desk Knows When You Need to Sit Down

The line between robot and object is ever thinning. Computers have replaced our phones, watches and soon, our glasses — and it's possible our desks …

What happens to my phone in an RFID blocking wallet?

Greetings!<p>I'm curious about everyone's experience with using RIFD blocking fabric for blocking phone transmissions. If I put my phone in a pocket …

Speedtest Ranks The Fastest Fixed Broadband And Mobile Internet Service Providers In Mexico

The information superhighway in Mexico is rapidly diverging as a result of the 2014 Telecom Reform which was designed to promote competition among internet service providers. The slow lane is occupied by the telecom giants Telmex and Telcel who control most of Mexico’s telecommunications industry …

This New USB Stick That Anyone Can Buy Destroys Almost Anything It Is Plugged Into

Here is what you need to know about the "USB Killer" device that destroys electronic devices to which it is connected with a surge of power.<p>Last year, a hacker demonstrated a prototype of a small USB device - the size of a small USB drive - that could destroy electronics into which it was plugged. …

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Yelp is not liable for bad 'star' ratings of businesses, court rules

Yelp Inc.'s star rating system does not make the San Francisco company liable for negative reviews posted on its site because it relies on material posted by users, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, dismissing a libel lawsuit filed against Yelp by the owner of a Washington state locksmith …

Netflix wants annoying data caps to be illegal

Netflix wants you to be able to stream plenty of TV shows whether you’re at home or on a mobile connection, so it’s pushing for the US government to make some data caps illegal.<p>In a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission last week, Netflix said that the commission should consider …

You can soon pay for products and services directly through Facebook Messenger

Bots on Facebook Messenger are about to turn into cash registers. On Monday, the social network announced it is giving the chat bots the ability to …

U.S. tech firms urge Congress to allow internet domain changeover

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major technology companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter are urging Congress to support a plan for the U.S. government to cede control of the internet’s technical management to the global community, they said in a joint letter dated on Tuesday.<p>A picture shows the …

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The New York City Fire Department will start using drones

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) is currently conducting tests of drones that they will soon use as part of their fire-fighting force, according to The New York Times.<p>Officials say that the drones will likely be put to use in the coming weeks, although they did not offer a specific date …